Tag: The Hunger Games

Review: #murdertrending by Gretchen McNeil #DRBC

Book info: Title:  #murdertrending Author:  Gretchen McNeil Series: ????  Goodreads shows a sequel next year maybe? Genre: YA contemporary thriller Release Date:  August 7th, 2018 Publisher:  Freeform Books/Disney Publishing Source:  ARC received from publisher which did not influence my opinion My rating:  5 stars Synopsis: WELCOME TO THE NEAR FUTURE, where good and honest 8/18 […]

Posted August 3, 2018 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

Review: Need by Joelle Charbonneau

First, thanks to Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Children’s Book Group and Netgalley for allowing me to read an e-galley of this.  I got to this a little bit after it was published, as you know I’ve been behind on my e-galleys, although I’m hoping to get back ahead this month. I enjoyed this author’s Testing trilogy, […]

Posted December 7, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

Waiting on Wednesday: Alive by Scott Sigler

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’ve chosen a book by an author that I don’t think of with YA normally, but I’m pleased to see one.  I’ve really enjoyed his Infected series, and was so excited when I got […]

Posted May 6, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 33 Comments

Book Life Tag

I’ve been tagged by Ellen at Random Smiles to complete this fun Book Life Tag. If I tag you, I’ll let you know.  Don’t forget to link me back so I can see your answers! If you want to participate even if I didn’t tag you, feel free to join right in and link me […]

Posted September 26, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 11 Comments

The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

I’d wanted to read this book since I first saw the ad for the movie that came out earlier this year with Leonardo DiCaprio.  But just never got around to it.  Plus, I’d also decided lately not to read books right before the movies, just because I’d been disappointed so often, e.g. The Hunger Games […]

Posted July 21, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

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 […]

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

The Selection by Kiera Cass

I’ve been interested in reading this book for a long time.  Of course it has such a pretty cover, so that pulled me in at first.  Then I heard lots of great reviews of it.  I guess there are negative ones out there, but I didn’t see them.  And I don’t plan to go look […]

Posted May 5, 2013 by Lisa Mandina in / 16 Comments