Genre: YA Fantasy

ARC Review:  A Drop of Venom by Sajni Patel

ARC Review: A Drop of Venom by Sajni Patel

Blurb: Circe goes YA in this unapologetically feminist retelling of the Medusa myth steeped in Indian mythology, a YA epic fantasy addition to the Rick Riordan Presents imprint. All monsters and heroes have beginnings. This is mine. Sixteen-year-old Manisha is no stranger to monsters—she’s been running from them for years, from beasts who roam the […]

Posted January 12, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments
ARC Review:  Somewhere in the Deep by Tanvi Berwah

ARC Review: Somewhere in the Deep by Tanvi Berwah

Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Krescent Dune is buried under the weight of her dead parents’ debt and the ruinous legacy they left behind. The only way she can earn enough money to escape her unforgiving island is by battling monstrous creatures in an underground fighting pit. After a fight goes terribly wrong, she’s banned from the pits. […]

Posted January 4, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 16 Comments
Two YA Asian Fantasy Reviews:  A Bright Heart by Kate Chenli & The Lotus Flower Champion by Pintip Dunn and Love Dunn

Two YA Asian Fantasy Reviews: A Bright Heart by Kate Chenli & The Lotus Flower Champion by Pintip Dunn and Love Dunn

A Bright Heart by Kate Chenli Blurb: What if you could avenge your own murder? A brilliant young woman gets a second chance at life in this debut YA tale of vengeance, court intrigue, and romance, inspired by classic Chinese tropes. Mingshin outsmarted three princes to help the man she loved become king. But she doesn’t […]

Posted October 31, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 3 Comments
Two YA Historical Fantasy Reviews:  Night of the Witch (Witch and Hunter #1) by Sara Raasch and Beth Revis & Wrath Becomes Her by Aden Polydoros

Two YA Historical Fantasy Reviews: Night of the Witch (Witch and Hunter #1) by Sara Raasch and Beth Revis & Wrath Becomes Her by Aden Polydoros

Night of the Witch (Witch and Hunter #1) by Sara Raasch and Beth Revis Blurb: A witch and a hunter. Vengeance is their mission. Love is their destiny. Fritzi is a witch. A survivor of a brutal attack on her coven, she’s determined to find her only surviving family member and bring the hexenjägers—zealot witch […]

Posted October 12, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments
The DNF Report #18 – May 2023

The DNF Report #18 – May 2023

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 […]

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