Genre: YA Historical Fiction

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  Rise of the Snake Goddess (Samantha Knox #2) by Jenny Elder Moke

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted June 9, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, giveaway, Review / 2 Comments

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the RISE OF THE SNAKE GODDESS by Jenny Elder Moke Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Find it: Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org Blurb: Samantha Knox is back for another adventure in this 1920s […]

ARC Review:  Bright Ruined Things by Samantha Cohoe

ARC Review: Bright Ruined Thi..

Posted February 14, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Blurb: The only life Mae has ever known is on the island, living on the charity of the wealthy Prosper family who control the magic on the island and the spirits who inhabit it. Mae longs for magic of her own and to have a place among the Prosper family, where her best friend, Coco, […]

YA Review:  Blood and Silver by Vali Benson

YA Review: Blood and Silver b..

Posted December 21, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

Blurb: What is a twelve year old girl to do when she finds herself in the silver boom town of Tombstone, Arizona, in 1880, and her only home is a brothel and her only parent is a drug-addicted mother? If she is Carissa Beaumont, she outsmarts the evil madam and figures a way out. After […]

ARC Review:  Our Violent Ends (These Violent Delights #2) by Chloe Gong

ARC Review: Our Violent Ends ..

Posted November 15, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 7 Comments

Synopsis: Shanghai is under siege in this captivating and searingly romantic sequel to These Violent Delights, which New York Times bestselling author Natasha Ngan calls “deliciously dark.” The year is 1927, and Shanghai teeters on the edge of revolution. After sacrificing her relationship with Roma to protect him from the blood feud, Juliette has been a girl […]

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  Bluebird by Sharon Cameron

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted October 4, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, giveaway, Review / 0 Comments

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the Bluebird by Sharon Cameron Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Find it: Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD,  Bookshop.org Synopsis: Author of Reese’s Book Club YA Pick The Light in Hidden Places, Sharon Cameron, delivers an emotionally gripping and […]

ARC Review:  The Corpse Queen by Heather Herrman

ARC Review: The Corpse Queen ..

Posted September 14, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Synopsis: In this dark and twisty feminist historical thriller, a teenage girl starts a new life as a grave robber but quickly becomes entangled in a murderer’s plans. Soon after her best friend Kitty mysteriously dies, orphaned seventeen-year-old Molly Green is sent away to live with her “aunt.” With no relations that she knows of, […]

Review:  So Many Beginnings (Remixed Classics #2) by Bethany C. Morrow

Review: So Many Beginnings (R..

Posted September 7, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: Four young Black sisters come of age during the American Civil War in So Many Beginnings, a warm and powerful YA remix of the classic novel Little Women by national bestselling author Bethany C. Morrow.  North Carolina, 1863. As the American Civil War rages on, the Freedmen’s Colony of Roanoke Island is blossoming, a haven for the recently […]

ARC Review:  The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley

ARC Review: The Bones of Ruin..

Posted September 4, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: An African tightrope walker who can’t die gets embroiled in a secret society’s deadly gladiatorial tournament in this thrilling historical fantasy set in an alternate 1880s London, perfect for fans of The Last Magician and The Gilded Wolves. As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a strange […]

ARC Review:  The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith

ARC Review: The Witch Haven b..

Posted August 30, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

Synopsis: The Last Magician meets The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy in this thrilling and atmospheric historical fantasy following a young woman who discovers she has magical powers and is thrust into a battle between witches and wizards. In 1911 New York City, seventeen-year-old Frances Hallowell spends her days as a seamstress, mourning the mysterious death of […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #33:  Two Past Due YA

L-L-L-Little Reviews #33: Two..

Posted August 14, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 7 Comments

So I was going to give each of these books their own post, but with school starting up, and I can’t really do any blogging at my new library like I did at my old library, I’m limited in time so this will get me staying as caught up as I can! Stepsister by Jennifer […]