Genre: YA LGBTQ

L-L-L-Little Reviews #46: January 2023

L-L-L-Little Reviews #46: Janu..

Posted January 31, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Here are the books I read this past month that were not part of scheduled reviews. The Hunger Between Us by Marina Adair: My Review: All I can really say about this is wow! This was such a dark story. The main character had a lot of unlikable actions and characteristics. But the world she […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #44: December 2022 – Part One

L-L-L-Little Reviews #44: Dece..

Posted December 8, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

So I finally got around to making a button for this post. We’ll see. I feel like maybe I made it a little too busy. I might re-do it next year for December. I also decided I was going to start posting one of these a month. So what I’ll do is as I read […]

The DNF Report #13 – August 2022 through October 2022 (6 books)

The DNF Report #13 – Aug..

Posted November 19, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in The DNF Report / 4 Comments

Now one of these books was a DNF after I’d posted the last one in August, one in September, but it seems I had a bunch in October. The Mix Up (Meet Cute Book Club #6) by Rebecca Wilder My thoughts: This was part of a series that I was enjoying, but unfortunately it didn’t […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #43: 5 Audiobooks and a Hardback

L-L-L-Little Reviews #43: 5 Au..

Posted October 31, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

It’s been another couple of busy months with school, so I’ve got September overdue reviews and a few from this month as well! Four of these are actually possible nominees for the Gateway Award, the library committee I’m on. And once this post is up, I’m all caught up on reviews! Eat Your Heart Out […]

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  The Honeys by Ryan LaSala

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

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

Find it:Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org Blurb: From Ryan La Sala, the wildly popular author of Reverie, comes a twisted and tantalizing horror novel set amidst the bucolic splendor of a secluded summer retreat. Mars has always been the lesser twin, the shadow to his sister Caroline’s radiance. But when Caroline dies under horrific […]

ARC Review:  All Signs Point to Yes – A Love Story for Every Sign

ARC Review: All Signs Point t..

Posted May 31, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Blurb: A literal star-studded anthology that delivers a love story for every star sign straight from the hearts of thirteen multicultural YA authors. A haunted Aquarius finds love behind the veil. An ambitious Aries will do anything to stay in the spotlight. A foodie Taurus discovers the best eats in town (with a side of […]

ARC Review:  So This is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

ARC Review: So This is Ever A..

Posted March 26, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Blurb: Carry On meets Arthurian legend in this funny, subversive young adult fantasy about what happens after the chosen one wins the kingdom and has to get married to keep it…and to stay alive. Arek hadn’t thought much about what would happen after he completed the prophecy that said he was destined to save the Kingdom […]

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, […]

ARC Review:  Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

ARC Review: Be Dazzled by Rya..

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

Synopsis: Who’s ready to sparkle?? Project Runway goes to Comic Con in an epic queer love story about creativity, passion, and finding the courage to be your most authentic self. Raffy has a passion for bedazzling. Not just bedazzling, but sewing, stitching, draping, pattern making–for creation. He’s always chosen his art over everything–and everyone–else and […]