Format: ARC

ARC Review:  Why We Fly by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

ARC Review: Why We Fly by Kim..

Posted October 6, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: From the bestselling authors of I’m Not Dying with You Tonight comes a compelling YA novel about the choices teens make. Two high school cheerleaders face the ultimate test when an act of solidarity spurs chaos. With a rocky start to senior year, lifelong friends Eleanor and Chanel have a lot on their mind. […]

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  Bluebird by Sharon Cameron

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted October 4, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, giveaway, Review / 0 Comments

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the Bluebird by Sharon Cameron Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Find it: Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD,  Bookshop.org Synopsis: Author of Reese’s Book Club YA Pick The Light in Hidden Places, Sharon Cameron, delivers an emotionally gripping and […]

ARC Review: For All Time by Shanna Miles

ARC Review: For All Time by Sh..

Posted September 27, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Synopsis: “An unforgettable and artfully crafted romance right down to the very last page.” —Julie Murphy, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Dumplin’ “A romance for the ages. Fresh voices and original predicaments make this one perfect little novel.”—Stacey Lee, award-winning author of The Downstairs Girl The Sun Is Also a Star meets Outlander in this vivid, utterly romantic debut novel […]

ARC Review:  The Corpse Queen by Heather Herrman

ARC Review: The Corpse Queen ..

Posted September 14, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Synopsis: In this dark and twisty feminist historical thriller, a teenage girl starts a new life as a grave robber but quickly becomes entangled in a murderer’s plans. Soon after her best friend Kitty mysteriously dies, orphaned seventeen-year-old Molly Green is sent away to live with her “aunt.” With no relations that she knows of, […]

ARC Review:  The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley

ARC Review: The Bones of Ruin..

Posted September 4, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: An African tightrope walker who can’t die gets embroiled in a secret society’s deadly gladiatorial tournament in this thrilling historical fantasy set in an alternate 1880s London, perfect for fans of The Last Magician and The Gilded Wolves. As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a strange […]

ARC Review:  The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith

ARC Review: The Witch Haven b..

Posted August 30, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

Synopsis: The Last Magician meets The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy in this thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy following a young woman who discovers she has magical powers and is thrust into a battle between witches and wizards. In 1911 New York City, seventeen-year-old Frances Hallowell spends her days as a seamstress, mourning the mysterious death of […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #33:  Two Past Due YA

L-L-L-Little Reviews #33: Two..

Posted August 14, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

So I was going to give each of these books their own post, but with school starting up, and I can’t really do any blogging at my new library like I did at my old library, I’m limited in time so this will get me staying as caught up as I can! Stepsister by Jennifer […]

ARC Review:  How Moon Fuentez Fell in Love with the Universe by Raquel Vasquez Gilliland

ARC Review: How Moon Fuentez ..

Posted August 7, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

My Review: Okay, I’m pretty sure this is going to be in the running for one of my favorite books of the year because I loved this one so much! It had me laughing, and crying, and even swooning! And the story was so much more than just a teenage girl with a crush and […]

ARC Review:  The Wild Ones by Nafiza Azad

ARC Review: The Wild Ones by ..

Posted August 2, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Synopsis: From William C. Morris Finalist Nafiza Azad comes a thrilling, feminist fantasy about a group of teenage girls endowed with special powers who must band together to save the life of the boy whose magic saved them all. Meet the Wild Ones: girls who have been hurt, abandoned, and betrayed all their lives. It […]