Tag: Gateway award

Top Ten Tuesday: 10 authors I..

Posted September 16, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 28 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday is sponsored by The Broke and The Bookish.   The ten authors that I can’t believe I’ve only read 1 book by are: Andrew Smith – I just learned about this author with all the fuss being made over Grasshopper Jungle this year.  Now I must read all his books!  And get them for […]

Gated by Amy Christine Parker

Posted July 30, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

First I will say thanks to Random House books for Young Readers and Edelweiss for allowing me to read an e-galley of this title.  This was a good book about a young person in what would most likely be called a cult situation.  In a way reminded me of the book The Chosen One by […]

Dust and Decay by Jonathan Mab..

Posted December 22, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I loved Rot and Ruin when I read it a year ago to help pick it for the current Gateway Award nominees.  So last summer when I was at BEA and I got to meet Jonathan Maberry, I got the 2nd book, Dust and Decay, autographed by him.  I had planned to get to it […]

Suck It Up and Die by Brian Me..

Posted July 14, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

I got this book thanks to Netgalley and Random House Children’s Books. It’s been a while since I read the first one, Suck it Up. That I read for a possible book on the Gateway or Truman book list a couple years ago. I enjoyed it, but it wasn’t one of my top picks that […]

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Posted May 12, 2012 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 4 Comments

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi My rating: 5 of 5 stars First, I have to say, WOW!! Why didn’t I read this when I first got the ARC at the bookstore where I work back in October? How stupid am I? This book was sooooo good. I think I waited because at first I was […]

Gateway 2012-2013 Nominee 5: ..

Posted November 3, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

The Other Side of Dark by Sarah Smith My rating: 5 of 5 stars I really enjoyed this book. It is not really historical fiction, but it goes back and does get into some history and it is a ghost type story as well. In a way it reminds me just a little bit of […]

Gateway 2012-2013 Nominee 4: ..

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

The Last Summer Of The Death Warriors by Francisco X. Stork My rating: 4 of 5 stars This is one of the books I read to help with selecting next year’s Gateway Award nominees. I did really enjoy it. Didn’t think I would, again, like many of the titles on the list this year, it […]

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 […]

Gateway 2012-2013 Nominee 3: ..

Posted October 2, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 1 Comment

Rot & Ruin by Jonathan Maberry My rating: 5 of 5 stars I had been wanting to read this book for a long time. The whole zombie book trend has really hooked me I think. And this book did not disappoint. In fact, you’ll notice I gave it 5 stars, and lately, even books that […]

Gateway 2012-2013 Nominee 2: ..

Posted September 24, 2011 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver My rating: 4 of 5 stars So, as I started this book, I really didn’t think I was going to like it because the main character, Sam, is just so unlikable. And I know that was the whole point of it, but still, I just didn’t think I’d ever […]