Genre: YA Retelling

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Bravely by Maggie Stiefvater

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted May 13, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, giveaway, Review / 7 Comments

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the BRAVELY by Maggie Stiefvater 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, Bookshop.org Blurb: What if you had one year to save everything you loved? ONE PRINCESS. Merida of DunBroch […]

ARC Review:  Debating Darcy by Sayantani DasGupta

ARC Review: Debating Darcy by..

Posted April 2, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Blurb: This Pride & Prejudice retelling brings New York Timesbestselling Sayantani DasGupta’s trademark wit and insight to her bright and funny YA debut! It is a truth universally acknowledged that Leela Bose plays to win. A life-long speech competitor, Leela loves nothing more than crushing the competition, all while wearing a smile. But when she meets the incorrigible […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #30:  2 from 2017, 3 adult romance, and 2 YA

L-L-L-Little Reviews #30: 2 f..

Posted June 17, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Still behind as you can see from the number of books I’m sharing again. And even this post got started at the beginning of June, but didn’t get finished until later in the month. But let’s get on with the reviews, shall we? Retreat (Getaway #1) by Jay Crownover: My review: So I actually read […]

Very Late ARC Review – Pride:  A Pride and Prejudice Remix by Ibi Zoboi

Very Late ARC Review – P..

Posted March 6, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: Pride and Prejudice gets remixed in this smart, funny, gorgeous retelling of the classic, starring all characters of color, from Ibi Zoboi, National Book Award finalist and author of American Street. Zuri Benitez has pride. Brooklyn pride, family pride, and pride in her Afro-Latino roots. But pride might not be enough to save her rapidly gentrifying […]

Very Late ARC Review:  The Evil Queen (The Forest of Good and Evil #1) by Gena Showalter

Very Late ARC Review: The Evi..

Posted January 23, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: Classic fairy tales are turned on their heads as strong heroines take charge and save the princes and the world in this magical action and romance-filled trilogy from the New York Times bestselling author of the Everlife novels and the White Rabbit Chronicles, beginning with a teen prophesied to become the Evil Queen from […]

Blog Tour Review:  A Curse of Roses by Diana Pinguicha

Blog Tour Review: A Curse of ..

Posted December 17, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: With just one touch, bread turns into roses. With just one bite, cheese turns into lilies. There’s a famine plaguing the land, and Princess Yzabel is wasting food simply by trying to eat. Before she can even swallow, her magic—her curse—has turned her meal into a bouquet. She’s on the verge of starving, which only […]