Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

ARC Review:  Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado

ARC Review: Burn Down, Rise U..

Posted May 5, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: Stranger Things meets Get Out in this Sapphic Horror debut from nonbinary, Afro-Latine author Vincent Tirado. Mysterious disappearances. An urban legend rumored to be responsible. And one group of teens determined to save their city at any cost.  For over a year, the Bronx has been plagued by sudden disappearances that no one can explain. Sixteen-year-old […]

ARC Review: Survive the Dome by Kosoko Jackson

ARC Review: Survive the Dome b..

Posted March 14, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Blurb: Jamal Lawson just wanted to be a part of something. As an aspiring journalist, he packs up his camera and heads to Baltimore to document a rally protesting police brutality after another Black man is murdered. But before it even really begins, the city implements a new safety protocol…the Dome. The Dome surrounds the […]

ARC Review:  At the End of Everything by Marieke Nijkamp

ARC Review: At the End of Eve..

Posted January 3, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Blurb: The Hope Juvenile Treatment Center is ironically named. No one has hope for the delinquent teenagers who have been exiled there; the world barely acknowledges that they exist. Then the guards at Hope start acting strange. And one day…they don’t show up. But when the teens band together to make a break from the […]

ARC Review:  The Midnight Girls by Alicia Jasinska

ARC Review: The Midnight Girl..

Posted December 6, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: The Wicked Deep meets House of Salt and Sorrows in this new standalone YA fantasy set in a snow-cloaked kingdom where witches are burned, and two enchantresses secretly compete for the heart of a prince, only to discover that they might be falling for each other. It’s Karnawał season in the snow-cloaked Kingdom of Lechija, and from […]

ARC Review:  Why We Fly by Kimberly Jones and Gilly Segal

ARC Review: Why We Fly by Kim..

Posted October 6, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Synopsis: From the bestselling authors of I’m Not Dying with You Tonight comes a compelling YA novel about the choices teens make. Two high school cheerleaders face the ultimate test when an act of solidarity spurs chaos. With a rocky start to senior year, lifelong friends Eleanor and Chanel have a lot on their mind. […]

ARC Review:  Yesterday is History by Kosoko Jackson

ARC Review: Yesterday is Hist..

Posted February 2, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Synopsis: A romantic, heart-felt, and whimsical novel about letting go of the past, figuring out what you want in your future, and staying in the moment before it passes you by. Weeks ago, Andre Cobb received a much-needed liver transplant. He’s ready for his life to finally begin, until one night, when he passes out […]

ARC Review:  The Obsession by Jesse Q. Sutanto

ARC Review: The Obsession by ..

Posted January 30, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 7 Comments

Synopsis: A classic sort of love story… except somebody might wind up dead. Nobody knows Delilah like Logan does. Nobody. He makes sure of it by learning everything he can through her social media and watching her through a hidden camera he has trained on her house. Some might call him a stalker. Logan prefers […]

ARC Review:  Be Dazzled by Ryan La Sala

ARC Review: Be Dazzled by Rya..

Posted January 2, 2021 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 7 Comments

Synopsis: Who’s ready to sparkle?? Project Runway goes to Comic Con in an epic queer love story about creativity, passion, and finding the courage to be your most authentic self. Raffy has a passion for bedazzling. Not just bedazzling, but sewing, stitching, draping, pattern making–for creation. He’s always chosen his art over everything–and everyone–else and […]

ARC Review:  We Were Restless Things by Cole Nagamatsu

ARC Review: We Were Restless ..

Posted October 8, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Synopsis: From debut author Cole Nagamatsu comes an atmospheric contemporary fantasy about three teens coming of age in the wake of a mysterious death. Last summer, Link Miller drowned on dry land in the woods, miles away from the nearest body of water. His death was ruled a strange accident, and in the months since, […]