Format: ARC

ARC Review: Girl, Unframed by Deb Caletti

ARC Review: Girl, Unframed by ..

Posted June 21, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Synopsis: A teen girl’s summer with her mother turns sinister in this gripping thriller about the insidious dangers of unwanted attention, from Printz Honor medal–winning and National Book Award finalist author Deb Caletti—perfect for fans of Courtney Summers’s Sadie. Sydney Reilly has a bad feeling about going home to San Francisco before she even gets […]

ARC Review:  If We Were Us by K.L. Walther

ARC Review: If We Were Us by ..

Posted May 31, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: Everyone at the prestigious Bexley School believes that Sage Morgan and Charlie Carmichael are meant to be….that it’s just a matter of time until they realize that they are actually in love. When Luke Morrissey shows up on the Bexley campus his presence immediately shakes things up. Charlie and Luke are drawn to each […]

ARC Review:  Finding Balance by Kati Gardner

ARC Review: Finding Balance b..

Posted May 9, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: Jase Ellison doesn’t remember having Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia when he was three years old. His cancer diagnosis only enters his mind twice a year. Once at his yearly checkup at the oncology clinic and when he attends Camp Chemo in the summer. No one in his “real” life knows about his past, especially his […]

ARC Review:  Four Days of You and Me by Miranda Kenneally

ARC Review: Four Days of You ..

Posted May 3, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

A new swoon-worthy romance following a couple’s love story on the same date over four years.  Every May 7, the students at Coffee County High School take a class trip. And every year, Lulu’s relationship with Alex Rouvelis gets a little more complicated. Freshman year, they went from sworn enemies to more than friends after […]

ARC Review:  The Burning by Laura Bates

ARC Review: The Burning by La..

Posted April 5, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

A rumour is like a fire. You might think you’ve extinguished it but one creeping, red tendril, one single wisp of smoke is enough to let it leap back into life again. Especially if someone is watching, waiting to fan the flames … New school.Tick.New town.Tick.New surname.Tick.Social media profiles?Erased. There’s nothing to trace Anna back to […]

ARC Review: The Best Laid Plans by Cameron Lund

ARC Review: The Best Laid Plan..

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

High school senior Keely Collins takes on firsts, lasts, and everything in between in this sweet, sex-positive rom-com for fans of Meg Cabot and Jenny Han. It seemed like a good plan at first. When the only other virgin in her group of friends loses it at Keely’s own eighteenth birthday party, she’s inspired to […]

ARC Review:  The Perfect Escape by Suzanne Park

ARC Review: The Perfect Escap..

Posted April 3, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

Nate Jae-Woo Kim wants to be rich. When one of his classmates offers Nate a ridiculous amount of money to commit grade fraud, he knows that taking the windfall would help support his prideful Korean family, but is compromising his integrity worth it? Luck comes in the form of Kate Anderson, Nate’s colleague at the […]

ARC Review – A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope by Patrice Caldwell (Editor)

ARC Review – A Phoenix F..

Posted March 8, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

My Review: I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this from the publisher at the AASL conference last November. I was very excited to read it because of all the hype around it, as well as how I believe it is something perfect for the students at my school. Overall it was […]

ARC Review:  Salty, Bitter, Sweet by Mayra Cuevas

ARC Review: Salty, Bitter, Sw..

Posted March 5, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

My Review: So honestly, I really adored this book! It was such an easy read, I mean I couldn’t stop turning pages. And with no page numbers in the ARC, I was unsure if that would make it seem like it took longer to read, like e-books do when they don’t have page numbers, but […]

ARC Review: When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey

ARC Review: When We Were Magic..

Posted March 1, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

My Review: This book was very unique, and definitely one not to miss. While it had its magical world that was at the heart of the story, it was more than just that. It was a story about friendship, first loves, family, the high school world, and so much more. There were lessons in it […]