Format: ARC

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  One Girl in All the World (In Every Generation #2) by Kendare Blake

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted January 26, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, giveaway, Review / 6 Comments

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the ONE GIRL IN ALL THE WORLD by Kendare Blake Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Find it:Goodreads, https://books2read.com/ONE-GIRL-IN-ALL-THE-WORLD Blurb: “A worthy successor to the Slayer stories.” ―Booklist (starred review for In Every Generation) […]

ARC Review:  The Love Match by Priyanka Taslim

ARC Review: The Love Match by..

Posted January 2, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Blurb: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets Pride and Prejudice in this delightful and heartfelt rom-com about a Bangladeshi American teen whose meddling mother arranges a match to secure their family’s financial security—just as she’s falling in love with someone else. Zahra Khan is basically Bangladeshi royalty, but being a princess doesn’t pay the bills in […]

ARC Review:  The Stranded by Sarah Daniels

ARC Review: The Stranded by S..

Posted December 29, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments

Synopsis: Snowpiercer meets The Hunger Games in a gripping near-future dystopian: romances, betrayals, and fights for freedom in a world turned upside-down… Welcome to the Arcadia. Once a luxurious cruise ship, it became a refugee camp after being driven from Europe by an apocalyptic war. Now it floats near the coastline of the Federated States – a leftover […]

ARC Review:  Better Than Fiction by Alexa Martin

ARC Review: Better Than Ficti..

Posted November 24, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Blurb: Love isn’t always by the books in this charming romantic comedy about a bookseller discovering how to be the main character in her story.  As a self-proclaimed book hater and a firm believer that the movie is always better, Drew Young didn’t anticipate inheriting her grandma’s bookstore, the Book Nook. She’s in way over […]

The DNF Report #13 – August 2022 through October 2022 (6 books)

The DNF Report #13 – Aug..

Posted November 19, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in The DNF Report / 4 Comments

Now one of these books was a DNF after I’d posted the last one in August, one in September, but it seems I had a bunch in October. The Mix Up (Meet Cute Book Club #6) by Rebecca Wilder My thoughts: This was part of a series that I was enjoying, but unfortunately it didn’t […]

ARC  Review:  Into the Forest Anthology

ARC Review: Into the Forest ..

Posted November 7, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Blurb: A collection of new and exclusive short stories inspired by the Baba Yaga. Featuring Gwendolyn Kiste, Stephanie M. Wytovich, Mercedes M. Yardley, Monique Snyman, Donna Lynch, Lisa Quigley, and R. J. Joseph, with a foreword by Christina Henry. Deep in the dark forest, in a cottage that spins on birds’ legs behind a fence topped […]

ARC Review:  Wait for Me by Sara Shepard

ARC Review: Wait for Me by Sa..

Posted October 29, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

Blurb: Drowning in déjà vu . . . Who is Casey Rhodes? Is she a no-nonsense realist or a hopeless romantic? A just-getting-by scholarship student or a sometimes-Cinderella dating the cool, cultured heir to a media empire and New York City’s most eligible? At seventeen years old and already in her sophomore year at NYU, Casey sheds […]

ARC Review:  When Life Gives You Vampires by Gloria Duke

ARC Review: When Life Gives Y..

Posted October 13, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments

Blurb: A paranormal Dumplin’ for adults, When Life Gives You Vampires is part a journey of body positivity, part a story about learning how to accept love at face value, and part a hysterical romcom told through a paranormal lens. Twenty-five year old Lily Baines is used to waking up hungover, overweight, and underemployed. Waking […]

ARC Review: The Second Death of Edie and Violet Bond by Amanda Glaze

ARC Review: The Second Death o..

Posted October 8, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Blurb: Deliciously chilling and edge-of-your-seat suspenseful.”—Nina LaCour, Printz Award–winning author of We Are Okay Sacramento, 1885  Edie and Violet Bond know the truth about death. The seventeen-year-old twins are powerful mediums, just like their mother—Violet can open the veil between life and death, and Edie can cross into the spirit world. But their abilities couldn’t save them […]

ARC Review:  The Sacrifice by Rin Chupeco

ARC Review: The Sacrifice by ..

Posted October 7, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Blurb: An island oasis turns deadly when a terrifying legend threatens to kill off visitors one by one in this haunting novel from the highly acclaimed author of The Girl from the Well and the Bone Witch trilogy. Pristine beaches, lush greenery, and perfect weather, the island of Kisapmata would be the vacation destination…if not […]