Publisher: Margaret K. McElderry Books

ARC Review:  The Way I Am Now (The Way I Used to Be #2) by Amber Smith

ARC Review: The Way I Am Now ..

Posted November 6, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments

Blurb: Eden and Josh decide to give their relationship another chance in this much anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestseller The Way I Used to Be that explores how to move forward after trauma—in life and in love. Eden and Josh never had a fair shot at a healthy relationship. When they dated in high school, they […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #55: October 2023

L-L-L-Little Reviews #55: Octo..

Posted October 28, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 5 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. Still Hung Up On You by Liz Maverick My Review: This was a very short but very sweet and funny little romance. It was a freebie with the Audible Plus, and I saw […]

ARC Review:  The Reunion by Kit Frick

ARC Review: The Reunion by Ki..

Posted August 26, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Blurb: From the author of I Killed Zoe Spanos comes a YA thriller in the vein of The White Lotus and Karen M. McManus’s The Cousins following a doomed family reunion at a posh Caribbean resort, where old grudges and dangerous secrets culminate in murder. Eleven Mayweathers went on vacation. Ten came home. It’s been […]

Review:  Spell Bound by F.T. Lukens

Review: Spell Bound by F.T. L..

Posted April 13, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Blurb: Two rival apprentice sorcerers must team up to save their teachers and protect their own magic in this lively young adult romantic adventure from the New York Times bestselling author of In Deeper Waters and So This Is Ever After. Edison Rooker isn’t sure what to expect when he enters the office of Antonia Hex, the powerful sorceress who […]

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 […]