Tag: realistic fiction

Review: Cut Me Free by J.R. Johansson

I am a big fan of Johansson ever since I first read the copy of Insomnia that I won.  When I saw her post about how we could contact her publisher about possible getting an early e-galley of this title, Cut Me Free, I immediately had to contact and see about getting a copy. Then […]

Posted August 16, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in Review / 2 Comments

The Living by Matt de la Pena

First of all, thanks to Delacorte Press and Edelweiss for allowing me to read an e-galley of this.  I’ve read one book by this author before, We Were Here, when I was reading to help select one of my state library association’s book award nominees for the year.  And it was a good book.  But […]

Posted November 6, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins

I got a free copy of this book at the RT Convention back in May.  I think I saw the author there, but didn’t get an autograph, although now that I’ve finished the book, I wish I had!  I’d heard so many other bloggers talk about this book.  But I really don’t read that much […]

Posted August 1, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 14 Comments

Gateway 9: Liar by Justine Larbalestier

All I can say about this book is WOW! It started out as what seemed to be a total realistic fiction type YA novel. Our main character Micah, is a liar, hence the title. She lied when she came to her new school, or just let a misconception spread without correcting it. And when that […]

Posted October 2, 2010 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments