Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

ARC Review:  The Poisons We Drink by Bethany Baptiste

ARC Review: The Poisons We Drink by Bethany Baptiste

Blurb: In a country divided between humans and witchers, Venus Stoneheart hustles as a brewer making illegal love potions to support her family. Love potions is a dangerous business. Brewing has painful, debilitating side effects, and getting caught means death or a prison sentence. But what Venus is most afraid of is the dark, sentient […]

Posted May 6, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 7 Comments
ARC Review:  Somewhere in the Deep by Tanvi Berwah

ARC Review: Somewhere in the Deep by Tanvi Berwah

Blurb: Seventeen-year-old Krescent Dune is buried under the weight of her dead parents’ debt and the ruinous legacy they left behind. The only way she can earn enough money to escape her unforgiving island is by battling monstrous creatures in an underground fighting pit. After a fight goes terribly wrong, she’s banned from the pits. […]

Posted January 4, 2024 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 16 Comments
Two YA Historical Fantasy Reviews:  Night of the Witch (Witch and Hunter #1) by Sara Raasch and Beth Revis & Wrath Becomes Her by Aden Polydoros

Two YA Historical Fantasy Reviews: Night of the Witch (Witch and Hunter #1) by Sara Raasch and Beth Revis & Wrath Becomes Her by Aden Polydoros

Night of the Witch (Witch and Hunter #1) by Sara Raasch and Beth Revis Blurb: A witch and a hunter. Vengeance is their mission. Love is their destiny. Fritzi is a witch. A survivor of a brutal attack on her coven, she’s determined to find her only surviving family member and bring the hexenjägers—zealot witch […]

Posted October 12, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments
E-galley Review:  The Fallout (The Warning #2) by Kristy Acevedo

E-galley Review: The Fallout (The Warning #2) by Kristy Acevedo

Blurb: They chose survival…but at what cost? A fast-paced, empowering YA dystopian novel for anyone who’s ever felt betrayed, then came back stronger. The sequel to The Warning. Senior year would have been stressful enough without an apocalypse. When the holograms arrived, allegedly offering safe passage to those who stepped through their vertexes, Alexandra Lucas thought […]

Posted September 1, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments
ARC Review:  The Shadow Sister by Lily Meade

ARC Review: The Shadow Sister by Lily Meade

Blurb: Sutton going missing is the worst thing to happen to Casey, to their family. She’s trying to help find her sister, but Casey is furious. And she can’t tell anyone about their argument before Sutton disappeared. Everyone paints a picture of Sutton’s perfection: the popular cheerleader with an entourage of friends, a doting boyfriend, […]

Posted July 4, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 11 Comments
ARC Review:  The Warning (The Warning #1) by Kristy Acevedo

ARC Review: The Warning (The Warning #1) by Kristy Acevedo

Blurb: The end is coming. There’s no escape…or is there? The first in a compelling YA dystopian series for anyone who’s ever felt like their life-their world-is on the brink of destruction. Alexandra Lucas’ anxiety disorder was enough to deal with before then mysterious holographic doors suddenly appeared throughout the world, heralding the end of […]

Posted June 7, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments
The DNF Report #18 – May 2023

The DNF Report #18 – May 2023

Continuing this as a monthly post, even if I end up with none. This month though I ended up with a few, although technically some were barely started. We Don’t Swim Here by Vincent Tirado My thoughts: I was a little disappointed in this one, as I had enjoyed the other book I read by […]

Posted June 3, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in The DNF Report / 8 Comments
ARC Review:  Four Found Dead by Natalie D. Richards

ARC Review: Four Found Dead by Natalie D. Richards

Blurb: At the movie theater where Jo works, the last show has ended. But the nightmare is just beginning. Tonight, Tempest Theaters is closing forever, the last remaining business in a defunct shopping mall. The moviegoers have left, and Jo and her six coworkers have the final shift, cleaning up popcorn and mopping floors for […]

Posted May 4, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments