Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

ARC Review:  Monsters Born and Made by Tanvi Berwah

ARC Review: Monsters Born and..

Posted September 3, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Synopsis: Sixteen-year-old Koral and her older brother Emrik risk their lives each day to capture the monstrous maristags that live in the black seas around their island. They have to, or else their family will starve. In an oceanic world swarming with vicious beasts, the Landers―the ruling elite, have indentured Koral’s family to provide the […]

ARC Review:  Don’t Go To Sleep by Bryce Moore

ARC Review: Don’t Go To..

Posted August 5, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Blurb: A seventeen-year old girl goes up against the notorious axeman murderer in 1918 in this suspenseful historical fiction story from the author of The Perfect Place to Die. Gianna is the average seventeen-year-old girl living in 1918 New Orleans. She worries about her family’s store, the great war, and a mysterious illness that’s about to […]

ARC Review:  Burn Down, Rise Up by Vincent Tirado

ARC Review: Burn Down, Rise U..

Posted May 5, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 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. […]