Tag: dystopian

Free e-book of Stitch by Saman..

Posted June 7, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Unfortunately as far as I know it is only available on Kindle, and I am a Nook person, but, I still want to promote it! Stitch by Samantha Durante is FREE on Kindle this Friday (June 7th) to Tuesday (June 11th) A college ghost romance with a SURPRISING dystopian sci-fi twist, Part 1 of this […]

The Testing by Joelle Charbonn..

Posted May 18, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

First, thanks to Houghton Mifflin for letting me read an e-galley of this.  First let me say that this was a pretty good book.  It is one I will definitely recommend to anyone who enjoyed The Hunger Games and wants to read more stories like that. This is a future America after many horrible wars […]

Rise (Eve #3) by Anna Carey

Posted May 12, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

I finished up the trilogy this afternoon.  And I wasn’t disappointed.  I will say the ending seemed a bit, um, don’t know how to put it.  Kind of an “oh yeah, here you go.”  But not in a bad way.  And I won’t tell you what I’m talking about, because I don’t want to spoil […]

Once (Eve #2) by Anna Carey

Posted May 10, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is one of the books I actually paid for at the Romantic Times Convention Book Fair last Saturday.  I was lucky enough to get the first one that I’d read as an e-galley, Eve, at the Avon Red Slipper party the night before for free.  And then, I got the third and final book […]

After: Nineteen Stories of Ap..

Posted May 7, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This is an ARC I received last summer at BEA, and I got to meet Ellen Datlow, one of the editors! I started reading it in February, put it in my master bathroom, for when I took bubble baths.  And then I finished the last few stories on Saturday finally.  It’s not that it was […]

Because it is My Blood (Birthr..

Posted March 6, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

You know how sometimes I’ve talked about how the 2nd book in a series is slow and hard to get through?  Not true in any way, shape, or form for this book!!  I was sucked right back in!  I just love Gabrielle Zevin’s writing style I guess!  And of course, if you haven’t read the […]

All These Things I’ve Do..

Posted March 4, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

Can I just say, WOW?  Why in the world have I waited so long to read yet another ARC that was sitting on my shelf since before it was published?  I mean this came out in September 2011, so I  got the ARC before then, and it sat on my shelf.  I’d only wanted it […]

Dualed by Elsie Chapman

Posted January 26, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 8 Comments

     First let me thank both Netgalley and Random House for letting me read this egalley, and read it WAY before the book comes out.  I’m writing this review in July 2012, and as of now it isn’t due to be published till February 2013.      The book is kind of marketed to […]

UnWholly (Unwind #2) by Neal S..

Posted January 16, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Wow, what a sequel.  The ending of the first book, Unwind, kind of left off at a hanging point, but at the time I believe it was still a stand alone book.  When I found out there was going to be a sequel I was very excited!  And not just a sequel, it is going […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Prodigy..

Posted January 9, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 14 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases that we’re eagerly awaiting.  I haven’t participated since last October!  Wow!  But then the last few months have been pretty busy.  The book I’ve chosen this week is a sequel to a book that I can’t believe took me […]