Publisher: Scholastic Press

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  Coming Up Cuban by Sonia Manzano

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted July 27, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, giveaway, Review / 6 Comments

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the COMING UP CUBAN by Sonia Manzano Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Formats: Hardcover, Paperback, eBook, Audiobook Pages: 320 Find it: Goodreads, Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD, Bookshop.org Blurb: From Pura Belpré Honoree and Emmy-award winning actor Sonia […]

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  Bluebird by Sharon Cameron

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted October 4, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, giveaway, Review / 0 Comments

I am thrilled to be hosting a spot on the Bluebird by Sharon Cameron Blog Tour hosted by Rockstar Book Tours. Check out my post and make sure to enter the giveaway! Find it: Amazon, Kindle, Audible, B&N, iBooks, Kobo, TBD,  Bookshop.org Synopsis: Author of Reese’s Book Club YA Pick The Light in Hidden Places, Sharon Cameron, delivers an emotionally gripping and […]

L-L-L-Little Reviews #33:  Two Past Due YA

L-L-L-Little Reviews #33: Two..

Posted August 14, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 7 Comments

So I was going to give each of these books their own post, but with school starting up, and I can’t really do any blogging at my new library like I did at my old library, I’m limited in time so this will get me staying as caught up as I can! Stepsister by Jennifer […]

Guest ARC Review:  Muted by Tami Charles

Guest ARC Review: Muted by Ta..

Posted February 15, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in promo post / 1 Comment

I was very excited when the publisher sent me an ARC of this book. It sounded really good. But I hadn’t realized it was a story in verse, and I have so much trouble getting through those. For some reason poetry takes me longer to read? So I thought how could I still give it […]

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway:  Poisoned by Jennifer Donnelly

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway..

Posted October 17, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Blog Tour, giveaway, Review / 11 Comments

Synopsis: From Jennifer Donnelly, author of the acclaimed New York Times bestseller Stepsister, comes a fairytale retelling that’ll forever change the way you think about strength, power, and the real meaning of “happily ever after.” Once upon a time, a girl named Sophie rode into the forest with the queen’s huntsman. Her lips were the color of ripe […]

Three YA ARCs, One YA Audiobook, and One YA Finished Copy Mini-Reviews

Three YA ARCs, One YA Audioboo..

Posted September 17, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Finally, finally getting around to posting a review on a book I read clear back in April, because I was waiting until I finished its sequel, an ARC I had, so I could review them together.  Then another book that I just finished reading this past week, an ARC that was top of my list […]

Book Review 4:  The Boy Who Dared by Susan Campbell Bartoletti

Book Review 4: The Boy Who Da..

Posted August 29, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 0 Comments

The Boy Who Dared is actually a novel based on a true story of a German boy. He actually belonged to the Hitler Youth. He wasn’t really a Nazi, he didn’t agree with most of what they did, especially once he started seeing friends and neighbors being mistreated for seemingly no reason. The story begins […]

Book Review 1:  Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

Book Review 1: Hunger Games b..

Posted August 25, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

So, I finished the first book I chose from the Truman list in 2 days, which is about the time I have to read each book in order to get it done in time to meet the deadline. The book was Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins. The main character is named Katniss. They live in […]