Genre: YA Magical Realism

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  Spells for Lost Things by Jenna Evans Welch

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted September 21, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, giveaway, Review / 16 Comments

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the SPELLS FOR LOST THINGS by Jenna Evans Welch Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Find it:Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, From the New York Times bestselling author of Love & Gelato comes a poignant […]

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 […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #40: Two Bookish First Reviews

L-L-L-Little Reviews #40: Two ..

Posted May 30, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Since Bookish First is mostly sending out finished copies, I don’t usually get them in time to fit the reading and review into my blog schedule. So I am a little bit behind on these two, one came out in mid-April, the other mid-May. Flirting With Fate by J.C. Cervantes: My Review: This was a […]

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:  The Witch Haven by Sasha Peyton Smith

ARC Review: The Witch Haven b..

Posted August 30, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 1 Comment

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 […]

ARC Review – A Phoenix First Must Burn: Sixteen Stories of Black Girl Magic, Resistance, and Hope by Patrice Caldwell (Editor)

ARC Review – A Phoenix F..

Posted March 8, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

My Review: I was lucky enough to get an advanced copy of this from the publisher at the AASL conference last November. I was very excited to read it because of all the hype around it, as well as how I believe it is something perfect for the students at my school. Overall it was […]

ARC Review: When We Were Magic by Sarah Gailey

ARC Review: When We Were Magic..

Posted March 1, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

My Review: This book was very unique, and definitely one not to miss. While it had its magical world that was at the heart of the story, it was more than just that. It was a story about friendship, first loves, family, the high school world, and so much more. There were lessons in it […]

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 […]

Four YA Mini-Reviews (Including an Audiobook and two ARCs)

Four YA Mini-Reviews (Includin..

Posted December 20, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 16 Comments

You know the drill, I’m behind, trying to get caught up before next year, if that is at all possible.  Also, I didn’t have any blog posts scheduled for today.  So here you go! Fire and Ash (Rot and Ruin #4) by Jonathan Maberry: Published:  August 13th, 2013Source:  Checked out from my libraryGenre:  YA horror/zombiesMy […]