Genre: YA Paranormal

E-galley Review:  My Contrary Mary by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton, and Jodi Meadows

E-galley Review: My Contrary ..

Posted June 21, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Synopsis: Welcome to Renaissance France, a place of poison and plots, of beauties and beasts, of mice and . . . queens? Mary is the queen of Scotland and the jewel of the French court. Except when she’s a mouse. Yes, reader, Mary is an Eðian (shapeshifter) in a kingdom where Verities rule. It’s a […]

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  Curse of the Specter Queen by Jenny Elder Moke

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted June 2, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 4 Comments

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the CURSE OF THE SPECTER QUEEN by  Jenny Elder Moke Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway!   About the Book: Formats: Hardcover, eBook, audiobook Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, A female Indiana Jones meets […]

ARC Review:  Lycanthropy and Other Chronic Illnesses by Kristen O’Neal

ARC Review: Lycanthropy and O..

Posted April 24, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 5 Comments

Synopsis: Teen Wolf meets Emergency Contact in this sharply observed, hilarious, and heartwarming debut young adult novel about friendship and the hairy side of chronic illness. Priya worked hard to pursue her premed dreams at Stanford, but a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease during her sophomore year sends her back to her loving but overbearing family in New […]

ARC Review:  Chosen (Slayer #2) by Kiersten White

ARC Review: Chosen (Slayer #2..

Posted December 31, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Book info: Title: Chosen Author:  Kiersten White Series:  Slayer #2 Genre: YA paranormal Release Date:  January 7th, 2020 Publisher:  Simon Pulse Source:  ARC traded for from Twitter’s Books for Trade hashtag My rating:  5 stars Synopsis:  “Will get Buffy fans up in their feels.” —Entertainment Weekly on SlayerNina continues to learn how to use her slayer powers […]

ARC Review:  The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh

ARC Review: The Beautiful by ..

Posted November 27, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Book info: Title:  The Beautiful Author:  Renee Ahdieh Genre:  YA paranormal romance Release Date:  October 8th, 2019 Publisher:  G.P. Putnam’s Sons BYR Source:  ARC won from Bookish First which did not influence my opinion My rating:  4 stars Synopsis: New York Times bestselling author Renée Ahdieh returns with a sumptuous, sultry and romantic new series set […]

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 Science Fiction/Supernatural Mini-Reviews

Three Science Fiction/Supernat..

Posted September 11, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 5 Comments

I’ve got three books that I read physical copies of that sort of fit together for this post.  One is an adult science fiction, one is more new adult paranormal romance/fiction, and the third is YA paranormal.  So I decided to group them all together.  Dark Matter by Blake Crouch: Genre:  Adult science fiction Published:  […]

Review:  Mania (The Night Walkers #3) by J.R. Johansson (Series Ender Challenge #2)

Review: Mania (The Night Walk..

Posted June 30, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

First, I have to thank the author, as well as Netgalley and Flux publishing.  I first came to love this series back in January of 2014 when I read Insomnia, the first one, after winning it in a giveaway.  I got the 2nd book, Paranoia, as an egalley from Netgalley last summer, when I was […]

Review:  Paranoia (The Night Walkers #2) by J.R. Johansson

Review: Paranoia (The Night W..

Posted July 7, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Thanks to Flux Books and Netgalley for allowing me to read an e-galley of this book.  I thought it had never downloaded, but then I had an update on my Nook and it showed up again!  So I was very glad to get a chance to read the sequel to Insomnia, a book that I […]

Review:  Insomnia by J.R. Johansson

Review: Insomnia by J.R. Joha..

Posted January 7, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 12 Comments

This was a book I’d been intrigued by for awhile, and then I was lucky enough to win a copy of it during the 2013 Debut Authors Bash from the Sleeps on Tables blog.  And it came personally autographed from the author along with some bookmarks, and a cool little “prescription” bottle of pills to […]