5-Star Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

March 28, 2018 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
5-Star Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman Remarkable and absolutely stunning, I Have Lost My Way is an incredible book about believing in human connection and good in the world. It’s my favourite book Gayle Forman has written since Just One Day. And that’s saying something, since Just One Day is my favourite YA book ever, and Gayle my favorite YA author. There’s no one else out there who understands and believes so deeply in the power and magic of relationships like Gayle. I Have Lost My Way is a book that will resonate and carry you through […]

Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Going Rogue by Marissa Meyer | Review

March 22, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Going Rogue by Marissa Meyer | Review

Review: WIRES and NERVE, Vol 2: Going Rogue Warning: this review will have some spoilers for Marissa Meyer’s other Lunar Chronicles books (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, Fairest, Stars Above, Wires and Nerve, Vol 1), so if you haven’t read those and you want to, please skip! I was totally excited for the second volume in Marissa Meyer’s Wires and Nerve graphic novel. If you missed the first one, Wires and Nerve is part of the Lunar Chronicles series and focuses on the android Iko, who is Cinder’s best friend. In this installment, Iko is working with Liam Kinney, a Lunar […]

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer | Review

March 7, 2018 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer | Review

Review: More than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer More Than We Can Tell is an unputdownable read for people who love mysterious good boys and angst that has a lot of context. It’s the sequel to one of my favorite books from last year, the sleeper hit (at least among bloggers) Letters to the Lost. More Than We Can Tell is a standalone, though, so you don’t have to read the two books together, but MAN. If you do, get ready for some emotional reading. The novel features Rev, a boy who has been emotionally and physically abused by […]

Recent DNFs: American Panda and Meet Cute

February 21, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Recent DNFs: American Panda and Meet Cute

Hey guys, hope you’re doing well. Today I have a couple of reviews for books that just didn’t work for me: American Panda by Gloria Chao and Meet Cute, a YA anthology. Check them out and let me know if you agree with my thoughts or not! ***** REVIEW: American Panda by Gloria Chao Oh man. American Panda is one I seriously wish I’d loved more. It’s got an Asian-American protagonist going to college with the baggage of a tiger mom, jilted dreams of being a dancer, tons of Mandarin, and a cute Japanese-American love interest. And yet, Mei’s story […]

The Slow Burn Office Romance You Need: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

The Slow Burn Office Romance You Need: Brooklynaire by Sarina Bowen

I think this is my highest rating ever for a Sarina Bowen novel, and that’s saying something. Sarina writes some of my favorite new adult romances, and every single one of her books is an immediate must-read for me. The reason this one struck me so hard? It’s the slow burn of the century. If you’ve read the rest of the books in Sarina’s Brooklyn Bruisers series, you’ll know that she’s already hinted at the romance between billionaire tech guru Nate Kattenberger, owner of the Brooklyn Bruisers hockey team, and his office manager, the sassy Rebecca Rowley. Those glimpses were […]

A 2017 Must-Read: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

February 2, 2018 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Favorites, Review
A 2017 Must-Read: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills

Review: Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills This book. THIS BOOK. This book made me want to hug it to my chest, sigh, and start all over again. Emma Mills has done it again with Foolish Hearts. In fact, I would argue that Foolish Hearts surpasses her last two excellent books, First & Then and This Adventure Ends – and that’s saying a lot. Foolish Hearts is definitely one of my favorite contemporaries of 2017. The plot features Claudia Wallace, a high school junior who ends up accidentally overhearing the school’s premier couple, Iris and Paige, breaking up. Claudia’s always been well-liked, […]

Your Next Rom-Com Reads: Man Hands and Man Card by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

January 26, 2018 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Recently in Romance, Review
Your Next Rom-Com Reads: Man Hands and Man Card by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Friends, as many of you know, I am Sarina Bowen-obsessed. So when I heard she and Tanya Eby were writing two rom-coms called Man Hands and Man Card, I leapt at the chance to review them. Sarina is a great at partnering with other authors to write the best new adult romance out there (see: the Him series; Temporary, etc, etc). Her romances are packed with loveable, relatable characters, found families and friendships, and swoony moments. Please note: These are R-rated, and you may snort laugh while reading these. I sure did. And they got me out of my first month […]

Hello, Baby! 4 Favorite Baby Books to Read To Your Newborn | BabyLit

Hello, Baby! 4 Favorite Baby Books to Read To Your Newborn | BabyLit

Hello, it’s been awhile, hasn’t it? I’m so happy to be back to blogging again! It feels great to be reading and reviewing again since my baby has taken over my life. In case you missed it, this is my daughter, Gemma. She was born in mid-November.  She’s now 9 weeks old, 8.5 lbs, and an absolute joy. We had quite a ride with her – a lot of extra hospital visits, tears, breastfeeding issues. I’m happy to say that things have levelled out a bit and we’ve gotten into a bit of a routine. Getting to know Gemma has […]

Blog Hiatus | Baby Time (+ Nursery Photos!)

November 18, 2017 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blogging Life, Personal
Blog Hiatus | Baby Time (+ Nursery Photos!)

Hi all! It feels a little bit weird to be writing a blog hiatus post when I’ve already been gone so long. But I wanted to let you know, officially, that I’m being induced this weekend! I’m nervous and excited for this new chapter of our lives to begin – and to meet our new little reader. Here are some photos of our nursery – we’ve worked really hard at getting it ready and crafty and pretty for our little girl: Isn’t it cute? I made the ice cream mobile in the leftmost picture, and the wall hangings were made […]

Recently in Romance #8 | New Adult Romance Picks for Everyone!

Recently in Romance #8 | New Adult Romance Picks for Everyone!

Hi guys! It’s been awhile, huh? I’m so sorry I’ve been out of touch with the book world lately – pregnancy has been taking over my life! But here are some recent romance reads that kept me going – let me know if you’ve read any of them or if you have other recs for me that are quick and enjoyable! Recently in Romance is my mini-review feature for all of you who like the X-rated books!  RECENT LOVES: If you’re into family stories and stories of unexpected/surprise pregnancy, this is totally your book. Bountiful is the fourth book in Sarina […]