Publisher: HarperTeen

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:  The Life Below (The Final Six #2) by Alexandra Monir

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted February 21, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, Review / 6 Comments

BOOK LINKS Amazon Barnes and Noble Book Depository (CD) iTunes Google Books My Review: When I finally got a copy of this one I was swept right into the story. There was a lot of tension and exciting science ideas in this. I loved how our characters had things to do on their long journey, […]

Three End of Series Mini-Reviews

Three End of Series Mini-Revie..

Posted February 11, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

As I keep mentioning, I’m so far behind on reviews!  So, to speed things up, you should continue to expect mini-reviews like what I’m posting today.  I finished up three series finally over the past two months, so let’s do a quick reflection on them, and then the blurb from Goodreads.  Ashes (Seeds of America […]

Three Novella Mini-Reviews

Three Novella Mini-Reviews

Posted September 2, 2016 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Okay, I’ve got some novellas that I need to review, and while I had planned to do them at different times, tonight I’m just going to get them done finally!  Trying so hard to get caught up on reviews.  So, here we go! Cruel Crown by Victoria Aveyard: Now, technically this is a book that […]

Review:  The Replaced (The Taking #2) by Kimberly Derting

Review: The Replaced (The Tak..

Posted April 22, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

First, thanks to HarperTeen and Edelweiss for allowing me to read an e-galley of this title.  I was happy to get this early since I got to read the first one, The Taking, as an e-galley as well.  If you haven’t read the first one, this will definitely have some spoilers.  The last one left […]

Review:  Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Review: Red Queen by Victoria..

Posted December 21, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

I have to thank my manager at the Barnes and Noble where I work part time for saving this ARC for me.  I guess I have to thank HarperTeen and Epic Reads for sending it to the store as well.  I had been hearing a lot about the book on other blogs, Waiting on Wednesday […]

Review:  The Taking by Kimberly Derting

Review: The Taking by Kimberl..

Posted March 15, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 5 Comments

First of all thanks to Edelweiss and Harper Teen for allowing me to read an e-galley of this book.  I thought it sounded really good, and then was even more excited to read it when I found out Kimberly Derting is supposed to be one of the authors at the panel I might be getting […]