Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire

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

E-galley Review: The Fallout ..

Posted September 1, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

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 […]

ARC Review:  The Shadow Sister by Lily Meade

ARC Review: The Shadow Sister..

Posted July 4, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 11 Comments

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, […]

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

ARC Review: The Warning (The ..

Posted June 7, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

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 […]

The DNF Report #18 – May 2023

The DNF Report #18 – May 202..

Posted June 3, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in The DNF Report / 8 Comments

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 […]

ARC Review:  Four Found Dead by Natalie D. Richards

ARC Review: Four Found Dead b..

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

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 […]

ARC Review:  This Delicious Death by Kayla Cottingham

ARC Review: This Delicious De..

Posted April 22, 2023 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Blurb: Four best friends, one music festival, and a cooler filled with human organs: this summer is about to get gory. ​​​ Jennifer’s Body fans will clamor for this new sapphic horror standalone from New York Times bestselling author Kayla Cottingham. Three years ago, the melting of arctic permafrost released a pathogen of unknown origin into the atmosphere, […]

ARC Review:  The Stranded by Sarah Daniels

ARC Review: The Stranded by S..

Posted December 29, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 10 Comments

Synopsis: Snowpiercer meets The Hunger Games in a gripping near-future dystopian: romances, betrayals, and fights for freedom in a world turned upside-down… Welcome to the Arcadia. Once a luxurious cruise ship, it became a refugee camp after being driven from Europe by an apocalyptic war. Now it floats near the coastline of the Federated States – a leftover […]

ARC Review:  The Sacrifice by Rin Chupeco

ARC Review: The Sacrifice by ..

Posted October 7, 2022 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

Blurb: An island oasis turns deadly when a terrifying legend threatens to kill off visitors one by one in this haunting novel from the highly acclaimed author of The Girl from the Well and the Bone Witch trilogy. Pristine beaches, lush greenery, and perfect weather, the island of Kisapmata would be the vacation destination…if not […]

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 […]