Genre: YA Science Fiction

ARC Review:  Snowglobe by Soyoung Park

ARC Review: Snowglobe by Soyoung Park

Blurb: In a world of constant winter, only the citizens of the climate-controlled city of Snowglobe can escape the bitter cold—but this perfect society is hiding dark and dangerous secrets within its frozen heart. Enclosed under a vast dome, Snowglobe is the last place on Earth that’s warm. Outside Snowglobe is a frozen wasteland, and […]

Posted February 24, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments
L-L-L-Little Reviews #57: December 2023

L-L-L-Little Reviews #57: December 2023

Here are the books I read and/or finished this past month that were not part of scheduled tours or requests from authors/publishers. I had hoped to get all my 2023 reviews wrapped up here, but I think a few will probably wait till a January L-L-L post just because I already have my last week […]

Posted December 23, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments
Two YA Asian Fantasy Reviews:  A Bright Heart by Kate Chenli & The Lotus Flower Champion by Pintip Dunn and Love Dunn

Two YA Asian Fantasy Reviews: A Bright Heart by Kate Chenli & The Lotus Flower Champion by Pintip Dunn and Love Dunn

A Bright Heart by Kate Chenli Blurb: What if you could avenge your own murder? A brilliant young woman gets a second chance at life in this debut YA tale of vengeance, court intrigue, and romance, inspired by classic Chinese tropes. Mingshin outsmarted three princes to help the man she loved become king. But she doesn’t […]

Posted October 31, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 3 Comments
E-galley Review:  The Fallout (The Warning #2) by Kristy Acevedo

E-galley Review: The Fallout (The Warning #2) by Kristy Acevedo

Blurb: They chose survival…but at what cost? A fast-paced, empowering YA dystopian novel for anyone who’s ever felt betrayed, then came back stronger. The sequel to The Warning. Senior year would have been stressful enough without an apocalypse. When the holograms arrived, allegedly offering safe passage to those who stepped through their vertexes, Alexandra Lucas thought […]

Posted September 1, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments
L-L-L-Little Reviews #53:  August 2023

L-L-L-Little Reviews #53: August 2023

Here are the books I read and/or finished this past month that were not part of scheduled tours or requests from authors/publishers. All My Rage by Sabaa Tahir My Review: I was blown away by this story. It had so much to it. It was really so emotional, and I even learned so much about […]

Posted August 30, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments
L-L-L-Little Reviews #51: June 2023

L-L-L-Little Reviews #51: June 2023

Here are the books I read and/or finished this past month that were not part of scheduled tours or requests from authors/publishers. Although technically the first one I finished right at the end of May, but didn’t have time to add it to last month’s post. The True Love Experiment by Christina Lauren My Review: […]

Posted June 30, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 18 Comments
ARC Review:  The Warning (The Warning #1) by Kristy Acevedo

ARC Review: The Warning (The Warning #1) by Kristy Acevedo

Blurb: The end is coming. There’s no escape…or is there? The first in a compelling YA dystopian series for anyone who’s ever felt like their life-their world-is on the brink of destruction. Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder was enough to deal with before then mysterious holographic doors suddenly appeared throughout the world, heralding the end of […]

Posted June 7, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments
L-L-L-Little Reviews #50: May 2023

L-L-L-Little Reviews #50: May 2023

Here are the books I read and/or finished this past month that were not part of scheduled tours or requests from authors/publishers. Barbarian Alien (Ice Planet Barbarian #2) by Ruby Dixon My Review: I was surprised but loved the first book in this series, Ice Planet Barbarians, and so had to get the second one […]

Posted May 30, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 22 Comments
ARC Review:  Throwback by Maurene Goo

ARC Review: Throwback by Maurene Goo

Blurb: Back to the Future meets The Joy Luck Club in this YA contemporary romance about a Korean American girl sent back to the ’90s to (reluctantly) help her teenage mom win Homecoming Queen. Being a first-generation Asian American immigrant is hard. You know what’s harder? Being the daughter of one. Samantha Kang has never […]

Posted April 7, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments
L-L-L-Little Reviews #48: March 2023

L-L-L-Little Reviews #48: March 2023

Here are the books I read and/or finished this past month that were not part of scheduled tours or requests from authors/publishers. Forging Silver Into Stars by Brigid Kemmerer My Review: This is my first book by this author. An author I’ve been saying for a long time I need to read. And I do […]

Posted March 29, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments