Tag: dystopian

Dark Life (Dark Life #1) by Ka..

Posted December 17, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

This book is one on the current Truman nominees list that my students are reading and voting on this school year.  It was one that looked really good to me, and I’d been excited to read for awhile.  I was able to get a copy for pretty cheap at the school book fair back in […]

2013 Truman Possibility 16: L..

Posted November 23, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 6 Comments

This is a book that I’ve seen bouncing around the Book  Blogosphere for awhile now.  I was very excited to get a copy of it at BEA this summer.  It’s not signed, and I didn’t get to meet the author unfortunately.   And I put it off reading until I got the list of the […]

Reached (Matched #3) by Ally C..

Posted November 18, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

I was so eager to read the conclusion to this series that I checked it out from the bookstore where I worked and read the over 500 page thing in just a smidge over 3 days.  And I wasn’t disappointed at all.  We learn soooooo much more about the society, as well as the Pilot, […]

2013 Truman Possibility 12: M..

Posted October 31, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

Okay, this will be my last Truman book for about 3 more books.  I’ve got 3 e-galleys that are expiring in the next 2 weeks from Netgalley, and of course I must re-read Breaking Dawn before the movie comes out in about two weeks!  So, once those 4 are done, back to speeding through the […]

Stitch by Samantha Durante

Posted October 24, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 20 Comments

I have to say I was very excited to get to participate in the Stitch Blog tour.  I was able to get an e-book copy of the book and read it, and it was very good!  First, let me share the synopsis of the book from the author: Stitch Synopsis Her heart races, her muscles […]

2013 Truman Possibility 4: Th..

Posted October 8, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Okay, I must admit that once again, I was bad, I pre-judged a book by its cover.  And that was this book.  I had been a fan of the author with her teen books, The Wake Series, and Cryer’s Cross.  But, the cover on this was just too fantasy for me.  Honestly, I am not […]

Truth (XVI #2) by Julia Karr

Posted September 23, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

I got this book as a stripped cover from the bookstore where I work.  I had read the first book, XVI, as part of doing the Debut Author Challenge through The Story Siren back in 2011, in fact, I think it might have been the first one I read for that challenge.  The story picks […]

Diverse Energies – Edite..

Posted September 15, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

First of course I must thank Netgalley and Lee and Low Books for allowing me to read the egalley of this book in August.  I was really excited to read this, as I really do love dystopian books, and this was really touted as a book of short dystopian stories.  And it is.  The “Diverse” […]

Waiting on Wednesday – F..

Posted August 29, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 5 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. The book I’ve chosen to discuss this week is one that is a sequel to a unique dystopian called Pure, and you can read my review of it HERE.   Here is the summary […]

The Eleventh Plague by Jeff Hi..

Posted May 21, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

I had this sitting in my classroom since last October when our school had its bookfair and I was able to get a hard cover copy for only $8.99!  But it’s like I forgot it was there.  I pulled it out about a month ago when I was doing some cleaning in my classroom, and […]