Tag: dystopian

The Hazards of Working at a Bo..

Posted October 10, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Wow, I can’t believe how long it has been since I blogged! School is so busy, 3 jobs are crazy! I also am thinking I may not be able to read the nominees for next year’s Gateway. I am going to get a friend, and maybe some students to help me. But I’m getting an […]

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe

Posted September 19, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

The Way We Fall by Megan Crewe My rating: 4 of 5 stars I was unsure whether to go ahead and post a review of this since it doesn’t come out until January, but saw that everyone else seemed to, so here goes. First I’d like to also mention that I got this as an […]

Eve by Anna Carey

Posted September 13, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 3 Comments

Eve by Anna Carey My rating: 4 of 5 stars More review later. But for now I’ll just say thank goodness I know there is going to be a 2nd part, I need to know what happens next! Above is what I first thought after finishing the book, and below this is my full review. […]

The Hazards of Working at a Bo..

Posted August 14, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

So I’m waaaaaay behind on doing one of these. I have 16 books to talk about. So I’m going to do it in 3-5 parts. I’ve sorted the books out based on age first. Then within the teen books and adult books I have 6 or more in each category. So those two may get […]

2011 Debut Author Challenge 12..

Posted July 31, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Dark Parties by Sara Grant My rating: 3 of 5 stars The main character of this book is Neva, and she is 16. She has lived her whole life under the Protectosphere, and feels like she is trapped. Part of the feeling comes from what her grandmother used to tell her, at least before her […]

Waiting on Wednesday – F..

Posted July 13, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 5 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday is sponsored by Jill @ Breaking the Spine. I haven’t done this in awhile because I felt I’d pretty much listed all the books I’d really been waiting on. But, au contraire, mon frere. It’s just that a lot of the books I’m not waiting on will not be published for another […]

Bumped by Megan McCafferty

Posted May 15, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

While I did enjoy this book, and hope that there is a sequel so I can find out what happens next, I must say it didn’t quite live up to all the hype I read about it. I think that I more enjoyed Delirium and Wither as what I consider similar dystopian themes. However, it […]

2011 Debut Author Challenge 5:..

Posted April 10, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Another ARC. And I kept hearing great things online about it, how picking it up and not being able to put it down. I have to admit, I’m not a fan of the coverwork, it doesn’t really draw me in. It’s cool looking, don’t get me wrong, just wouldn’t have grabbed me or made me […]

The Hazards of Working at a Bo..

Posted March 20, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Two new books. One I actually meant to write about in another post, because a friend reviewed it, and I’ve seen it sitting on a table at work several times. The other a teen book that I saw for the first time yesterday, and I actually had a minute to go back and read the […]

2011 Debut Author Challenge 4:..

Posted March 18, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

The funny thing about this book is that I had received an ARC several months ago I think, but it got put under some other books, I forgot about it, and actually picked up another ARC at the bookstore the other day and brought it home. It wasn’t until I was up in my office/2nd […]