Tag: bullying

Review: Neanderthal Opens the..

Posted June 4, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Book info: Title:  Neanderthal Opens the Door to the Universe Author:  Preston Norton Genre:  YA Contemporary Release Date:  June 5th, 2018 Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion Source:  Physical ARC received from publisher which affected my opinion in no way My rating:  5 stars Synopsis: Cliff Hubbard is a huge loser. Literally. His nickname at Happy Valley High School […]

YA Review: Aftermath by Kelle..

Posted May 28, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

Book info: Title:  Aftermath Author:  Kelley Armstrong Genre:  YA contemporary thriller Release Date:  May 22nd, 2018 Publisher:  Crown Books for Young Readers – Random House Children’s Books Source:  Physical ARC from publisher which had no influence on my opinion My rating:  5 stars Synopsis: Three years after losing her brother Luka in a school shooting, […]

ARC Review: This is Not a Lov..

Posted January 28, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

Book info: Title:  This is Not a Love Letter Author:  Kim Purcell Genre:  YA contemporary Release Date:  January 30th, 2018 Publisher:  Disney Hyperion Source: ARC received from Publisher My rating:  5 stars Synopsis: One week. That’s all Jessie said. A one-week break to get some perspective before graduation, before she and her boyfriend, Chris, would […]

ARC Review: Before I Let Go b..

Posted January 1, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 8 Comments

Book info: Title:  Before I Let Go Author:  Marieke Nijkamp Genre:  YA Contemporary Release Date:  January 2nd, 2018 Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire Source:  ARC received from publisher My rating:  3 stars Synopsis: Best friends Corey and Kyra were inseparable in their snow-covered town of Lost Creek, Alaska. When Corey moves away, she makes Kyra promise to […]

Review: Protected by Claire Z..

Posted September 30, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Book info: Title:  Protected Author:  Claire Zorn Genre: YA Contemporary Release Date:  October 3rd, 2017 Publisher:  Sourcebooks Fire Source:  ARC from publisher for honest review My rating:  5 stars Synopsis:I have three months left to call Katie my older sister. Then the gap will close and I will pass her. I will get older. But […]

Blog Tour with Review and Give..

Posted June 5, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway / 6 Comments

Book info: Title:  What I Lost Author:  Alexandra Ballard Genre:  YA Contemporary, Eating disorders, Anorexia Release Date:  June 6th, 2017 Publisher:  Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) Pages: 304 Formats:  Hardcover, ebook Source:  E-galley from Publisher Synopsis: What sixteen-year-old Elizabeth has lost so far: forty pounds, four jean sizes, a boyfriend, and her peace of mind. […]

Review: The Pain Eater by Bet..

Posted March 19, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in / 3 Comments

Book info: Title:  The Pain Eater Author:  Beth Goobie Genre:  YA Contemporary, rape, bullying Published:  September 13th, 2016 Source: Received copy in exchange for honest review My rating:  5 stars I tend to read certain types of what many people may call “trigger” subject stories.  These are the types of things that totally cause me […]

Blog Tour and Giveaway: invis..

Posted July 22, 2016 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway / 6 Comments

invisible-i-am by Gregg DavisHarriet ShowmanPublication date: August 18th, 2015Genres: Contemporary, Young Adult An experimental, literary YA multimedia narrative centered on the experiences of 16-year-old Gregg Davis, who undergoes brutal bullying and sexual violence by her peers. Spanning the mediums of the printed page, online social media and the screen, this story offers a wrenching, empathetic […]

Review: Messenger of Fear by ..

Posted June 19, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 12 Comments

I was lucky enough to get an ARC of this at BEA in the summer of 2014.  I also got to meet the author last summer, who I have been a huge fan of ever since I first read his book Gone. Unfortunately, I’m not quite sure I was a big fan of this book. […]

Review: Get Dirty (Don’..

Posted June 8, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

First, thanks to Balzer and Bray and Edelweiss for allowing me to read an egalley of this title.  I love reading this author, and really liked the first book, Get Even.  So as soon as I saw this available I immediately requested it.  I don’t know that I loved this one as much as I […]