Format: ARC

ARC Review: The Blossom and the Firefly by Sherri L. Smith

ARC Review: The Blossom and th..

Posted February 16, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

My Review: I was lucky enough to get a copy of this book when I was attending the AASL convention back in November. I was definitely intrigued by the historical aspect of this that is not often found in YA books, at least not that I’ve noticed. At first the jumping from character to character […]

ARC Review:  Echoes Between Us by Katie McGarry

ARC Review: Echoes Between Us..

Posted February 2, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

My Review: This was my first Katie McGarry book, and I did enjoy it for sure. It makes me open to the possibility of reading other books by her in the future. I classified it as YA contemporary, even though it is left unsure as to whether there were really ghosts or not in the […]

ARC Review:  A Castle in the Clouds by Kerstin Gier

ARC Review: A Castle in the C..

Posted January 26, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

My Review: I have loved this author ever since her Ruby Red series. And I was also a big fan of her Silver Trilogy even if I haven’t quite finished it yet. So as soon as I heard of another book by her, I was psyched and wanted a copy of it as soon as […]

ARC Review:  Tweet Cute by Emma Lord

ARC Review: Tweet Cute by Emm..

Posted January 19, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments

My Review: This was such an adorable book! I loved every minute of it. Not only that, but it made me totally hungry to make my own fancy grilled cheese sandwiches. First of all, how adorable is the title? The play on the whole “meet cute” is perfect. It was fun to see teens using […]

ARC Review: The Pretenders (T..

Posted January 5, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Book info: Title:  The Pretenders Author:  Rebecca Hanover Series:  The Similars #2 Genre: YA science fiction Release Date:  December 10th, 2019 Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire Source:  ARC from publisher which did not influence my opinion My rating: 4 stars Synopsis:  In this conclusion to The Similars duology, Emma must figure out who she really is, decide […]

ARC Review: Chosen (Slayer #2..

Posted December 31, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Book info: Title: Chosen Author:  Kiersten White Series:  Slayer #2 Genre: YA paranormal Release Date:  January 7th, 2020 Publisher:  Simon Pulse Source:  ARC traded for from Twitter’s Books for Trade hashtag My rating:  5 stars Synopsis:  “Will get Buffy fans up in their feels.” —Entertainment Weekly on SlayerNina continues to learn how to use her slayer powers […]

ARC Review: Song of the Crims..

Posted December 20, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Book info: Title:  Song of the Crimson Flower Author:  Julie C. Dao Series:  Rise of the Empress companion Genre: YA fantasy Release Date:  November 5th, 2019 Publisher: Philomel Books Source:  ARC one on Bookish First which did not influence my opinion My rating:  4 stars Synopsis:  From the acclaimed author of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns comes […]

ARC Review: The Beautiful by ..

Posted November 27, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Book info: Title:  The Beautiful Author:  Renee Ahdieh Genre:  YA paranormal romance Release Date:  October 8th, 2019 Publisher:  G.P. Putnam’s Sons BYR Source:  ARC won from Bookish First which did not influence my opinion My rating:  4 stars Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set […]

ARC Review: Sick Kids in Love..

Posted November 8, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments

Book info: Title:  Sick Kids in Love Author:  Hannah Moskowitz Genre: YA Contemporary Release Date:  November 5th, 2019 Publisher:  Entangled Teen Source: Physical ARC received from publisher which did not influence my opinion My rating:  5 stars Synopsis:  Isabel has one rule: no dating. It’s easier– It’s safer– It’s better– –for the other person. She’s […]

ARC Review: The Burning Shado..

Posted October 19, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 7 Comments

Book info: Title:  The Burning Shadow Author:  Jennifer L. Armentrout Series:  Origin #2 Genre:  NA paranormal romance Release Date:  October 8th, 2019 Publisher:  Tor Teen Source:  ARC received through books for trade on Twitter My rating:  5 stars Synopsis: #1 New York Times, USA Today, and internationally bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout returns to the […]