Genre: YA Science Fiction

ARC Review:  Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah

ARC Review: Monsters Born and..

Posted September 3, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Koral and her older brother Emrik risk their lives each day to capture the monstrous maristags that live in the black seas around their island. They have to, or else their family will starve. In an oceanic world swarming with vicious beasts, the Landers―the ruling elite, have indentured Koral’s family to provide the […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #41: Five Romances, a YA Sci-Fi, and a Paranormal Romance.

L-L-L-Little Reviews #41: Five..

Posted June 25, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

So I’m behind on some reviews of paperback books from March and April, and then I’ve got three audiobook reviews from last month, and one from this month I may as well add in as well! And then as I was typing this up I finished a review book I was behind on, and decided […]

ARC Review:  Gone Dark by Amanda Panitch

ARC Review: Gone Dark by Aman..

Posted April 11, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Blurb: Dry meets Hatchet in this thrilling tale of survival following a teen girl who must lead her friends across country to the safety of her estranged father’s survivalist compound after a mass power failure leaves the country in chaos. When seventeen-year-old Zara escaped her father’s backwoods survivalist compound five years ago, she traded crossbows and skinning hides […]

ARC Review: Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson

ARC Review: Survive the Dome b..

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

Blurb: Jamal Lawson just wanted to be a part of something. As an aspiring journalist, he packs up his camera and heads to Baltimore to document a rally protesting police brutality after another Black man is murdered. But before it even really begins, the city implements a new safety protocol…the Dome. The Dome surrounds the […]

ARC Review:  At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp

ARC Review: At the End of Eve..

Posted January 3, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Blurb: The Hope Juvenile Treatment Center is ironically named. No one has hope for the delinquent teenagers who have been exiled there; the world barely acknowledges that they exist. Then the guards at Hope start acting strange. And one day…they don’t show up. But when the teens band together to make a break from the […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #35:  5 Audiobooks and a Sampler

L-L-L-Little Reviews #35: 5 A..

Posted November 26, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Looks like I haven’t done one of these posts since August. Partly because of my crazy new job. Also partly because most of what I’ve read has been for blog tours, so had specific days I had to post reviews on. However I have most of my audiobooks I’ve listened to since then that were […]

ARC Review: For All Time by Shanna Miles

ARC Review: For All Time by Sh..

Posted September 27, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 5 Comments

Synopsis: “An unforgettable and artfully crafted romance right down to the very last page.” —Julie Murphy, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Dumplin’ “A romance for the ages. Fresh voices and original predicaments make this one perfect little novel.”—Stacey Lee, award-winning author of The Downstairs Girl The Sun Is Also a Star meets Outlander in this vivid, utterly romantic debut novel […]

E-galley Review:  The Cost of Knowing by Brittney Morris

E-galley Review: The Cost of ..

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

Synopsis: Dear Martin meets They Both Die at the End in this gripping, evocative novel about a Black teen who has the power to see into the future, whose life turns upside down when he foresees his younger brother’s imminent death, from the acclaimed author of SLAY. Sixteen-year-old Alex Rufus is trying his best. He tries to be the […]

ARC Review:  Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson

ARC Review: Yesterday is Hist..

Posted February 2, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Synopsis: A romantic, heart-felt, and whimsical novel about letting go of the past, figuring out what you want in your future, and staying in the moment before it passes you by. Weeks ago, Andre Cobb received a much-needed liver transplant. He’s ready for his life to finally begin, until one night, when he passes out […]

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  Terraformer by Colleen Houck

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted June 19, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, giveaway, Review / 0 Comments

Synopsis: A new dystopian sci-fi YA series from the New York Timesbestselling author Colleen Houck Warning all Astronauts:COLONY BOUNDARY WARNING!PERMISSION TO ENTER ALIEN FOREST IS REQUIREDNOTE: NO RESCUE ATTEMPTS WILL BE MADE In the future, a terraforming ship lands on a perfectly green planet. Two perfect young men, one a budding colony leader, the other an engineer, […]