Tag: World War II

Review: Within These Lines by..

Posted March 3, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

Book info: Title:  Within These Lines Author:  Stephanie Morrill Genre:  YA Historical Fiction Release Date:  March 5th, 2019 Publisher:  Blink YA Source:  ARC received from publisher which did not influence my opinion My rating:  5 stars Synopsis: Evalina Cassano’s life in an Italian-American family in 1941 is everything it “should be” until she falls in […]

Cleaning Up My TBR: Down the ..

Posted January 26, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway / 6 Comments

This meme was started by Lost in a Story.  Here is how it works: Go to your goodreads to-read shelf. Order on ascending date added. Take the first 5 (or 10 if you’re feeling adventurous) books Read the synopses of the books Decide: keep it or should it go? Because I have so many to do, I’m […]

Promo Post: With Ballet in My..

Posted March 21, 2017 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

Book info: Title:  With Ballet in My Soul – Adventures of a Globetrotting Impresario   Author:  Eva Maze Published:  April 1st, 2017 Publisher:  Moonstone Press LLC Source:  Received from Book Publicity Services for promo and possible review  Synopsis: A life spanning close to 100 years is noteworthy, if only because of its longevity. The rich […]

Audio Book Review: Passion (F..

Posted September 22, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 5 Comments

Once again I downloaded the audio book from the library to go on with this story. And I really enjoyed a lot about this next part in the series.  It was filled with so many different periods in history, which was a lot of fun.  We didn’t get to see all of the characters that […]

Review: The Port Chicago 50: ..

Posted July 20, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

This book is one from the Battle of the Books list for the school district where I am a librarian.  I have to write the questions for the competition for this book, so I picked it up to read.  I’m glad I picked this book, because it really opened my eyes to things I wasn’t […]

Review and Blog Tour: Conspir..

Posted April 17, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in giveaway / 6 Comments

First, thanks to Balzer and Bray and Edelweiss for allowing me to read an e-galley of this book.  I requested it clear back in November, as soon as I saw it available because I LOVED the first book, Prisoner of Night and Fog, and you can go read my review of that one HERE.  What […]

Review: Echo by Pam Munoz Rya..

Posted January 26, 2015 by Lisa Mandina in / 2 Comments

I’m not sure exactly who to thank for the ARC of this that I received in the mail about a month ago.  I don’t know if I requested it through a Shelf Awareness giveaway, or if I have maybe got a contact in Scholastic since I emailed last fall and requested Blue Lily, Lily Blue […]

Waiting on Wednesday – C..

Posted November 12, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 32 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.  This week I’ve picked the sequel to a book I LOVED!!  Prisoner of Night and Fog got me really thinking about a period of history I hadn’t really thought about before.  Between World War […]

Review: Flawed (Perfection #2..

Posted July 30, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

Once again thanks to both Spencer Hill Press and Netgalley for allowing me to read an e-galley of this book.  And it was good to read it almost right after I finished the first one, Perfection, which I reviewed HERE.  And I don’t know if it was because I had just finished the first one […]

Review: Code Name Verity by E..

Posted May 6, 2014 by Lisa Mandina in / 4 Comments

This is the book I handed out on World Book Night.  I actually hadn’t read it yet, so I kept one of those copies for myself, which I will now donate to the high school library where I work part time.  I knew it had won awards, and was about World War II, but had […]