Format: ARC

ARC Review: Eventide by Sarah Goodman

ARC Review: Eventide by Sarah ..

Posted October 4, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

Synopsis: “Eventide is an evocative YA historical fantasy thriller by debut author Sarah Goodman, for fans of Jennifer Donnelly and Libba Bray. MADNESS, SECRETS, AND LIES Wheeler, Arkansas, 1907 When their father descends into madness after the death of their mother, Verity Pruitt and her little sister Lilah find themselves on an orphan train to rural […]

ARC Review:  The Midnight Circus by Jane Yolen

ARC Review: The Midnight Circ..

Posted September 27, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 1 Comment

Synopsis: “Jane Yolen is the Hans Christian Andersen of America” –Newsweek Welcome to the Midnight Circus – and watch your step. The dark imaginings of fantasy icon Jane Yolen are not for the faint of heart. In these sixteen brilliantly unnerving tales and poems, Central Park becomes a carnival where you can – but probably […]

ARC Review:  Shine by Jessica Jung

ARC Review: Shine by Jessica ..

Posted September 27, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Synopsis: A Korean American teen is thrust into the competitive, technicolor world of K-pop, from Jessica Jung, K-pop legend and former lead singer of Girls Generation. What would you give for a chance to live your dreams? For seventeen-year-old Korean American Rachel Kim, the answer is almost everything. Six years ago, she was recruited by […]

ARC Review:  Recommended for You by Laura Silverman

ARC Review: Recommended for Y..

Posted August 30, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 13 Comments

Synopsis: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before meets You’ve Got Mail in this charming and hilarious rom-com following two teen booksellers whose rivalry is taken to the next level as they compete for the top bookseller bonus. Shoshanna Greenberg loves working at Once Upon, her favorite local bookstore. And with her moms fighting at home and her […]

Review:  It Came From the Sky by Chelsea Sedoti

Review: It Came From the Sky ..

Posted August 23, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Synopsis: From the author of The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett and As You Wish comes the unforgettable story of the one small town’s biggest hoax and the two brothers who started it all. This is the absolutely true account of how Lansburg, Pennsylvania was invaded by aliens and the weeks of chaos that followed. There were sightings of […]

Blog Tour Review: The Black Kids by Christina Hammonds Reed

Blog Tour Review: The Black Ki..

Posted August 8, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 4 Comments

Synopsis: “Infused with honesty, heart, and humor, The Black Kids is a true love letter to Los Angeles, highlighting the beauty and flaws of the city, and the people who call it home.” —Brandy Colbert, award-winning author of Little & Lion Perfect for fans of The Hate U Give, this unforgettable coming-of-age debut novel explores issues of race, class, […]

ARC Review:  Romeantically Challenged by Marina Adair

ARC Review: Romeantically Cha..

Posted August 2, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

My Review: I got this a little late thanks to all the Covid-craziness with the mail, but when it came and I was able to pick it up, I was just as hooked as I’d been with the first look from the Bookish First website. The story had a lot of different aspects. You had […]

ARC Review:  The Dark Tide by Alica Jasinska

ARC Review: The Dark Tide by ..

Posted July 25, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: The Wicked Deep meets A Curse So Dark and Lonely in this gripping, dark fairy-tale fantasy about two girls who must choose between saving themselves, each other, or their sinking island city. Every year on St. Walpurga’s Eve, Caldella’s Witch Queen lures a boy back to her palace. An innocent life to be sacrificed on the full […]

ARC Review:  Today Tonight Tomorrow by Rachel Lynn Solomon

ARC Review: Today Tonight Tom..

Posted July 19, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Synopsis: The Hating Game meets Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist by way of Morgan Matson in this unforgettable romantic comedy about two rival overachievers whose relationship completely transforms over the course of twenty-four hours. Today, she hates him. It’s the last day of senior year. Rowan Roth and Neil McNair have been bitter rivals for all of high […]