Format: ARC

ARC Review:  For Girls Who Walk Through Fire by Kim DeRose

ARC Review: For Girls Who Wal..

Posted September 4, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Blurb: Those who would suppress and destroy you stand not a chance when confronted with the power that lies within these pages . . .  Elliott D’Angelo-Brandt is sick and tired of putting up with it all. Every week, she attends a support group for teen victims of sexual assault, but all they do is […]

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  Pride & Prejudice & Pittsburgh by Rachael Lippincott

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted August 28, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, giveaway, Review / 10 Comments

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the PRIDE & PREJUDICE & PITTSBURGH by Rachael Lippincott Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Formats: Hardcover, eBook, Audiobook Blurb: From the New York Times bestselling coauthor of Five Feet Apart and She Gets the Girl comes a fresh and inventive sapphic […]

ARC Review:  The Reunion by Kit Frick

ARC Review: The Reunion by Ki..

Posted August 26, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Blurb: From the author of I Killed Zoe Spanos comes a YA thriller in the vein of The White Lotus and Karen M. McManus’s The Cousins following a doomed family reunion at a posh Caribbean resort, where old grudges and dangerous secrets culminate in murder. Eleven Mayweathers went on vacation. Ten came home. It’s been […]

ARC Review:  The Shadow Sister by Lily Meade

ARC Review: The Shadow Sister..

Posted July 4, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 11 Comments

Blurb: Sutton going missing is the worst thing to happen to Casey, to their family. She’s trying to help find her sister, but Casey is furious. And she can’t tell anyone about their argument before Sutton disappeared. Everyone paints a picture of Sutton’s perfection: the popular cheerleader with an entourage of friends, a doting boyfriend, […]

ARC Review:  Dead Eleven by Jimmy Juliano

ARC Review: Dead Eleven by Ji..

Posted June 28, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 9 Comments

Blurb: On a creepy island where everyone has a strange obsession with the year 1994, a newcomer arrives, hoping to learn the truth about her son’s death–but finds herself pulled deeper and deeper into the bizarrely insular community and their complicated rules… Clifford Island. When Willow Stone finds these words written on the floor of […]

ARC Review:  Kismat Connection by Ananya Devarajan

ARC Review: Kismat Connection..

Posted June 23, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Blurb: In this charming YA debut, a girl who’s determined to prove her star chart wrong ropes her longtime best friend into an experimental relationship—not knowing that he has been in love with her for years. Is it possible to change your fate? Madhuri Iyer is doomed. Doomed for her upcoming senior year to be a […]

ARC Review:  The Wedding Confession (Wedding Meet Cute #1) by J.J. Knight

ARC Review: The Wedding Confe..

Posted June 20, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Blurb: She sparkles. He growls. Baring their true feelings could be the start of a wild love story—or the end of it—in a sexy romantic comedy by a USA Today bestselling author. One spilled glass of wine and bridesmaid Ensley James is ejected from a country club wedding in the rain. Ensley looks on the bright side. […]

ARC Review:  The Warning (The Warning #1) by Kristy Acevedo

ARC Review: The Warning (The ..

Posted June 7, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Blurb: The end is coming. There’s no escape…or is there? The first in a compelling YA dystopian series for anyone who’s ever felt like their life-their world-is on the brink of destruction. Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder was enough to deal with before then mysterious holographic doors suddenly appeared throughout the world, heralding the end of […]

The DNF Report #18 – May 2023

The DNF Report #18 – May 202..

Posted June 3, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in The DNF Report / 8 Comments

Continuing this as a monthly post, even if I end up with none. This month though I ended up with a few, although technically some were barely started. We Don’t Swim Here by Vincent Tirado My thoughts: I was a little disappointed in this one, as I had enjoyed the other book I read by […]

ARC Review:  Her Good Side by Rebekah Weatherspoon

ARC Review: Her Good Side by ..

Posted May 28, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Blurb: A swoony, heart-melting YA romance from beloved author Rebekah Weatherspoon about two awkward teens who decide to practice dating in order to be good at the real thing. Perfect for fans of Nicola Yoon and Jenny Han. Sixteen-year-old Bethany Greene, though confident and self-assured, is what they call a late-bloomer. She’s never had a boyfriend, […]