Format: ARC

ARC Review: The Darkest Star (Origin #1) by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Book info: Title:  The Darkest Star Author:  Jennifer L. Armentrout Series:  Origin #1 Genre:  YA/NA science fiction, romance Release Date: October 30th, 2018 Publisher:  Tor Teen Source:  ARC picked up from publisher at ALA convention, which did not influence my opinion My rating:  5 stars Synopsis: When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a […]

Posted October 28, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments

Review: Furyborn (Empirium Trilogy #1) by Claire Legrand

Book info: Title:  Furyborn Author:  Claire Legrand Series:  Empirium Trilogy #1 Genre:  YA Fantasy Release Date:  May 22nd, 2018 Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire Source:  Physical ARC from publisher which did not influence my opinion in any way My rating:  4 stars Synopsis: Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save […]

Posted June 2, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Review: My So-Called Bollywood Life by Nisha Sharma

Book info: Title:  My So-Called Bollywood Life Author:  Nisha Sharma Genre:  YA Contemporary Release Date:  May 15th, 2018 Publisher:  Crown BFYR Source:  Physical ARC from publisher which did not affect my opinion in any way My rating:  5 stars The romance of Stephanie Perkins meets the quirk of Maureen Johnson, then gets a Bollywood twist […]

Posted May 24, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 11 Comments

ARC Review with Giveaway: The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

Book info: Title:  The Belles Author:  Dhonielle Clayton Series:  The Belles #1 Genre:  YA Fantasy Release Date:  February 6th, 2018 Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion/FreeForm Source:  ARC from Bookish First My rating:  5 stars Synopsis: Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity […]

Posted February 18, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway, Review / 17 Comments

Three Young Adult ARC Mini-Reviews

I’m going to share the three young adult books I’ve read so far this year.  All are ones that I will recommend to students and possibly purchase for the library where I work.  Meet Cute:  Some People are Destined to Meet – an anthology edited by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Published:  January 2nd, 2018 Source:  E-galley […]

Posted January 19, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

ARC Review: Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

Book info: Title:  Before I Let Go Author:  Marieke Nijkamp Genre:  YA Contemporary Release Date:  January 2nd, 2018 Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire Source:  ARC received from publisher My rating:  3 stars Synopsis: Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to […]

Posted January 1, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments