Format: ARC

Unnatural Creatures: Stories ..

Posted April 9, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Thanks to HarperCollins Children’s Books and Epic Reads, I won this ARC from a contest in the Shelf Awareness email newsletter.  I haven’t read a lot of Neil Gaiman books, American Gods was one that I read and did really like though.  So I knew that I was interested in this.  The really cool thing […]

All These Things I’ve Do..

Posted March 4, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Can I just say, WOW?  Why in the world have I waited so long to read yet another ARC that was sitting on my shelf since before it was published?  I mean this came out in September 2011, so I  got the ARC before then, and it sat on my shelf.  I’d only wanted it […]

2013 Truman Possibility 16: L..

Posted November 23, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

This is a book that I’ve seen bouncing around the Book  Blogosphere for awhile now.  I was very excited to get a copy of it at BEA this summer.  It’s not signed, and I didn’t get to meet the author unfortunately.   And I put it off reading until I got the list of the […]

ARC Review: Daughter of Smoke..

Posted August 16, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor My rating: 5 of 5 stars I was lucky enough to get a copy of this at BEA this year. When I first saw the cover, I did a bad thing, I judged it. And not that the cover isn’t really neat looking, it just didn’t look […]

Wake (Watersong #1) by Amanda ..

Posted July 18, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 9 Comments

As always I’d like to thank the people who made it possible for me to read an advanced copy of this.  I was fortunate enough to walk into work at Barnes and Noble and see this sitting on the break room table.  As I had fallen in love with the Trylle series by Amanda Hocking, […]

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Posted May 12, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi My rating: 5 of 5 stars First, I have to say, WOW!! Why didn’t I read this when I first got the ARC at the bookstore where I work back in October? How stupid am I? This book was sooooo good. I think I waited because at first I was […]

Pure by Julianna Baggott

Posted January 30, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 1 Comment

Pure by Julianna Baggott My rating: 4 of 5 stars I saw this ARC on the table at the Barnes & Noble where I work, and at first didn’t think it could be YA as big of a book as it was. But I picked it up and read about it, and thought it sounded […]

Revolution by Jennifer Donnell..

Posted February 3, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 3 Comments

I got this book as an advanced reader’s copy back in October, right before the author was coming to our bookstore to do a signing. I didn’t get to go to the signing because it was right when our parent teacher conferences are, so didn’t feel the urge to pick it up and get it […]