Genre: YA Fantasy

ARC Review:  Song of the Crimson Flower (Rise of the Empress companion) by Julie C. Dao

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 […]

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  The Everlasting Rose (The Belles #2) by Dhonielle Clayton

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted March 4, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, giveaway, Review / 8 Comments

About The Book: Title: THE EVERLASTING ROSE (The Belles #2) Author: Dhonielle Clayton Pub. Date: March 5, 2019 Publisher: Freeform Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Pages: 352 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Audible, Barnes and Noble, iBooks, TBD In this sequel to the instant New York Times bestseller, Camille, her sister Edel, and her guard and new love Remy must race against time to find Princess Charlotte. Sophia’s Imperial forces […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #7:  3 YA ARCs

L-L-L-Little Reviews #7: 3 YA..

Posted December 31, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Other than an audiobook that I finished yesterday, and an e-galley that I’m part of a tour to review on Thursday, I’ll be complete with all my reviews of 2018 reads after this post.  The Dark Descent of Elizabeth Frankenstein by Kiersten White: Release Date: September 25th, 2018 Genre:  YA Retelling Publisher:  Delacorte Press Source:  […]

Three YA Mini-Reviews:  Contemporary Romance, Science Fiction, and Historical Fantasy

Three YA Mini-Reviews: Contem..

Posted July 8, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 7 Comments

You guys, I was ahead.  And now, I’m way behind!  So prepare for some catching up with mini-reviews.  Even after I post these three, I still have three more waiting on deck for a review post.  One of which I have been putting off for 3 months because I intended to read my ARC of […]

Review:  Furyborn (Empirium Trilogy #1) by Claire Legrand

Review: Furyborn (Empirium Tr..

Posted June 2, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Book info: Title:  Furyborn Author:  Claire Legrand Series:  Empirium Trilogy #1 Genre:  YA Fantasy Release Date:  May 22nd, 2018 Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire Source:  Physical ARC from publisher which did not influence my opinion in any way My rating:  4 stars Synopsis: Follows two fiercely independent young women, centuries apart, who hold the power to save […]

ARC Review with Giveaway:  The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton

ARC Review with Giveaway: The..

Posted February 18, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway, Review / 17 Comments

Book info: Title:  The Belles Author:  Dhonielle Clayton Series:  The Belles #1 Genre:  YA Fantasy Release Date:  February 6th, 2018 Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion/FreeForm Source:  ARC from Bookish First My rating:  5 stars Synopsis: Camellia Beauregard is a Belle. In the opulent world of Orléans, Belles are revered, for they control Beauty, and Beauty is a commodity […]

Three Young Adult ARC Mini-Reviews

Three Young Adult ARC Mini-Rev..

Posted January 19, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

I’m going to share the three young adult books I’ve read so far this year.  All are ones that I will recommend to students and possibly purchase for the library where I work.  Meet Cute:  Some People are Destined to Meet – an anthology edited by Jennifer L. Armentrout: Published:  January 2nd, 2018 Source:  E-galley […]

Review:  Three Dark Crowns by Kendare Blake

Review: Three Dark Crowns by ..

Posted September 25, 2016 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 11 Comments

Book info: Title:  Three Dark Crowns   Author:  Kendare Blake Genre:  YA Fantasy Published:  September 20th, 2016 Source:  ARC received from SparkPoint Studio (also through books for trade) I was contacted back in August by a publicist from SparkPoint Studio about being part of a Fall YA Blog Tour, and one of the books they […]

Three Novella Mini-Reviews

Three Novella Mini-Reviews

Posted September 2, 2016 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Okay, I’ve got some novellas that I need to review, and while I had planned to do them at different times, tonight I’m just going to get them done finally!  Trying so hard to get caught up on reviews.  So, here we go! Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard: Now, technically this is a book that […]

YA Novella Reviews:  The Crown and the Arrow (The Wrath and the Dawn #0.5) and The Mirror and the Maze (The Wrath and the Dawn #1.5) by Renee Ahdieh

YA Novella Reviews: The Crown..

Posted May 12, 2016 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

These two novellas were up for free or really cheap and so I downloaded them and had to read them right after I finished the first book in the series, The Wrath and the Dawn, last month.  I enjoyed these, although they were so short.  Yeah, I know they were novellas. But they just barely […]