Publisher: Inkyard Press

Review:  The Name Drop by Susan Lee

Review: The Name Drop by Susa..

Posted September 9, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments

Blurb: From the author of Seoulmates comes a story of mistaken identities, the summer of a lifetime, and a love to risk everything for.  When Elijah Ri arrives in New York City for an internship at his father’s massive tech company, Haneul Corporation, he expects the royal treatment that comes with being the future CEO—even […]

ARC Review:  Kismat Connection by Ananya Devarajan

ARC Review: Kismat Connection..

Posted June 23, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Blurb: In this charming YA debut, a girl who’s determined to prove her star chart wrong ropes her longtime best friend into an experimental relationship—not knowing that he has been in love with her for years. Is it possible to change your fate? Madhuri Iyer is doomed. Doomed for her upcoming senior year to be a […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #49: April 2023

L-L-L-Little Reviews #49: Apri..

Posted April 29, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments

Here are the books I read and/or finished this past month that were not part of scheduled tours or requests from authors/publishers. One For All by Lillie Lainoff My Review: This was a fun historical retelling with a reimagining, or extra storyline added to the musketeers of history. It made me dig into some French […]

Review:  The Wrong Kind of Weird by James Ramos

Review: The Wrong Kind of Wei..

Posted December 26, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Blurb: “Sweet, snarky, and delightfully dorky.” —Elise Bryant, author of Happily Ever Afters  Cameron Carson has a secret. A secret with the power to break apart his friend group. Cameron Carson, member of the Geeks and Nerds United (GANU) club, has been secretly hooking up with student council president, cheerleader, theater enthusiast, and all-around queen bee Karla Ortega since […]

Review:  Salt and Sugar by Rebecca Carvalho

Review: Salt and Sugar by Reb..

Posted November 5, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 14 Comments

Blurb: The grandchildren of two rival Brazilian bakeries fall in love despite their families’ feud. Trust neither thin-bottomed frying pans nor Molinas. Lari Ramires has always known this to be true. In Olinda, Brazil, her family’s bakery, Salt, has been at war with the Molinas’ bakery across the street, Sugar, for generations. But Lari’s world […]

ARC Review: Seoulmates by Susan Lee

ARC Review: Seoulmates by Susa..

Posted September 7, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Blurb: “The perfect childhood friends-to-lovers story—full stop.” —Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling authors of The Unhoneymooners and The Soulmate Equation Her ex-boyfriend wants her back. Her former best friend is in town. When did Hannah’s life become a K-drama? Hannah Cho had the next year all planned out—the perfect summer with her boyfriend, Nate, and then a fun senior year with […]

ARC Review:  All Signs Point to Yes – A Love Story for Every Sign

ARC Review: All Signs Point t..

Posted May 31, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Blurb: A literal star-studded anthology that delivers a love story for every star sign straight from the hearts of thirteen multicultural YA authors. A haunted Aquarius finds love behind the veil. An ambitious Aries will do anything to stay in the spotlight. A foodie Taurus discovers the best eats in town (with a side of […]

ARC Review:  You Truly Assumed by Laila Sabreen

ARC Review: You Truly Assumed..

Posted February 6, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Blurb: In this compelling and thought-provoking debut novel, after a terrorist attack rocks the country and anti-Islamic sentiment stirs, three Black Muslim girls create a space where they can shatter assumptions and share truths.  Sabriya has her whole summer planned out in color-coded glory, but those plans go out the window after a terrorist attack […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #31: One Old and One  Newish by Jennifer L. Armentrout

L-L-L-Little Reviews #31: One ..

Posted July 29, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Trying to get caught up on my past due reviews, and this will really help! I thought since I’d read two JLA books this summer, neither as part of a tour, I’d just combine them into one review post together. One is the final book in a series, and the other is the first book […]

ARC Review:  Come On In – 15 Stories about Immigration and Finding Home – Edited by Adi Alsaid

ARC Review: Come On In –..

Posted November 15, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: This exceptional and powerful anthology explores the joys, heartbreaks and triumphs of immigration, with stories by bestselling and beloved YA authors who are themselves immigrants and the children of immigrants. WELCOME From some of the most exciting bestselling and up-and-coming YA authors writing today…journey from Ecuador to New York City and Argentina to Utah, […]