Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

ARC Review:  Delicious Monsters by Liselle Sambury

ARC Review: Delicious Monster..

Posted February 28, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments

Blurb: The Haunting of Hill House meets Sadie in this evocative and mind-bending psychological thriller following two teen girls navigating the treacherous past of a mysterious mansion ten years apart. Daisy sees dead people—something impossible to forget in bustling, ghost-packed Toronto. She usually manages to deal with her unwanted ability, but she’s completely unprepared to be dumped by […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #45: December 2022 – Part Two

L-L-L-Little Reviews #45: Dece..

Posted December 27, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Okay, did two of these this month since I ended up having quite a few reviews to share that weren’t part of tours. And I have quite a few holiday books as part of this post! Going ahead and posting this a little before the end of the month as I don’t think I have […]

ARC Review: Moon Dark Smile (Night Shine #2) by Tessa Gratton

ARC Review: Moon Dark Smile (N..

Posted August 30, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: The fate of an Empire lies with a headstrong Heir and a restless demon in this lush YA fantasy for fans of Laini Taylor and Girl, Serpent, Thorn. Ever since she was a girl, Raliel Dark-Smile’s best friend has been the great demon that lives in the palace. As the daughter of the Emperor, Raliel […]

Review:  Blood Like Fate (Blood Like Magic #2) by Liselle Sambury

Review: Blood Like Fate (Bloo..

Posted August 13, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Blurb: Voya fights to save her witch community from a terrible future. Voya Thomas may have passed her Calling to become a full-fledged witch, but the cost was higher than she’d ever imagined. Her grandmother is gone.Her cousin hates her.And her family doesn’t believe that she has what it takes to lead them. What’s more, […]

ARC Review:  Bad Things Happen Here by Rebecca Barrow

ARC Review: Bad Things Happen..

Posted June 25, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Blurb: I Killed Zoe Spanos meets The Cheerleaders in this haunting mystery about an island town with a history of unsolved deaths—and a girl desperate to uncover the mystery behind it all. Luca Laine Thomas lives on a cursed island. To the outside world, Parris is an exclusive, idyllic escape accessible only to the one percent. There’s nothing […]

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:  So This is Ever After by F.T. Lukens

ARC Review: So This is Ever A..

Posted March 26, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Blurb: Carry On meets Arthurian legend in this funny, subversive young adult fantasy about what happens after the chosen one wins the kingdom and has to get married to keep it…and to stay alive. Arek hadn’t thought much about what would happen after he completed the prophecy that said he was destined to save the Kingdom […]

ARC Review:  All the Right Reasons by Bethany Mangle

ARC Review: All the Right Rea..

Posted February 12, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Blurb: The Bachelor meets Gilmore Girls in this laugh-out-loud young adult romance about a girl who joins her mother on a reality dating show for single parents—only to fall for a contestant’s son. Cara Hawn’s life fell apart after her father cheated on her mother and got remarried to a woman Cara can’t stand. When Cara accidentally posts […]

ARC Review:  The Bones of Ruin by Sarah Raughley

ARC Review: The Bones of Ruin..

Posted September 4, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: An African tightrope walker who can’t die gets embroiled in a secret society’s deadly gladiatorial tournament in this thrilling historical fantasy set in an alternate 1880s London, perfect for fans of The Last Magician and The Gilded Wolves. As an African tightrope dancer in Victorian London, Iris is used to being strange. She is certainly a strange […]