Tag: dystopian

Review: Cured (Stung #2) by B..

Posted March 4, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

As usual I must first thanks Bloomsbury USA Children’s Books and Netgalley for allowing me to read an e-galley of this title.  I got to read the first book as an e-galley as well and really enjoyed it.  You can read my review of Stung HERE.  I enjoyed it so much that it is one of […]

Review: Viral Nation by Shaunt..

Posted February 27, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

I won this book during the Debut Authors blog hop from Sandy at Magical Manuscripts.  I finally got around to it this past month.  This is a very interesting dystopian story.  And one of the big selling points is that it has an autistic main character.  I also like that it uses a service dog […]

Independent Study (The Testing..

Posted January 2, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 8 Comments

First, thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss for allowing me to read this e-galley.  Especially if they read my not so stellar review of the first book HERE.  Now the first book was good, it was just so similar to The Hunger Games that I had trouble reading it.  But I knew it […]

The Rule of Three by Eric Walt..

Posted December 26, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

First I will thank Netgalley, FSG, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group for allowing me to read an e-galley of this.  As anyone who follows my blog probably knows, I am a huge fan of dystopian stories.  So this sounded like one of those, although, really more of a post-apocalyptic, but similar.  And it was.  However, […]

November is for Novellas Chall..

Posted November 4, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

These are two e-galleys that I purchased with my birthday gift card, and also are part of my November is for Novellas Challenge.  Since they go with the same series, and were both pretty short, I’m going to review them together. A really quick read.  You get a glimpse into what life is like in […]

Crewel (Crewel World #1) by Ge..

Posted October 8, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 5 Comments

I got this book last May for free at the Romantic Times Convention Teen Day Event.  And I finally picked it up to read because the author will be coming to my town in November as part of the Fierce Reads tour, along with Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody, and Ann Aguirre.  So far I’d only […]

The Elite (The Selection #2) b..

Posted September 12, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

I finally got to read the first book in this series, The Selection, back in May, around the time I got to meet the author.  And as I expected, I fell in love with it.  I’d heard some bad things about the sequel, and while one of them I can see why people said it, […]

The Shade of the Moon (The Las..

Posted July 18, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Before I begin, I have to say thank you to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt and Edelweiss for allowing me to read an e-galley of this book.  I had been looking forward to this book since I heard there was going to be another book in what I had called the Life As We Knew It series. […]

Proxy (Proxy #1) by Alex Londo..

Posted June 20, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

First thanks to Penguin Young Readers and Netgalley for allowing me to read an e-galley of this book.  This is a dystopian type of thriller, one for boys, with the main characters being boys.  However, and though I have no problem with it, something that might be an issue for some people is that the […]

Replica by Jenna Black

Posted June 16, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

I have to thank Tor Teen for the first time for allowing me to read this e-galley in April.  I think this was one of my first downloads from Edelweiss once I finally figured out how to do it!  And what a great choice to read!  I really did enjoy this book. At first the […]