What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera | Review

October 11, 2018 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera | Review

Review: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera The cutest meet-cute of all time, What If It’s Us might seem like the fluffiest book ever. Penned by the queen of cute gay romances, Becky Albertalli, and the king of sob-fest gay romances, Adam Silvera, this sweet book offers sauce and substance to pack a romance punch. It starts at a post office, with Ben Alejo about to mail a break-up box to his ex-boyfriend, and running into Arthur Seuss, a Georgia boy who’s in town for the summer. Their eyes meet. They have an adorable chat. A […]

Your New Comic Obsession: Check, Please! Book #1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu | Review

September 12, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Your New Comic Obsession: Check, Please! Book #1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu | Review

Hello, hello, I’m back with my thoughts on Check, Please, the amazing webcomic turned book! I know it has been a very long time since I posted, but baby stuff has been keeping me busy. I’m back at work this week, though, so I think (hope?) blogging should be more consistent. In the meantime, friends, this latest book is an absolute MUST-READ. Review: Check, Please! Book #1: Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu A captivating graphic novel about hockey, friendship, and love. Told in little episodes based on a baker-turned-hockey player’s personal vlog, Eric “Bitty” Bittle’s is a former figure skater starting at […]

Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan | Review

August 13, 2018 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Diversity, Review
Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan | Review

Review: Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan A ritzy, glitzy book full of outrageous descriptions of the ultra glamorous lives of the rich in Singapore, Crazy Rich Asians is SO MUCH FUN. There are definitely fish-out-of-water vibes when outsider and New York professor Rachel Chu decides to come to Asia for a summer holiday with her two-year boyfriend Nicholas Young. Unbeknownst to her, Nick is actually one of the richest men in Asia and she’s walking into a lion’s den of ladies who want to marry him. The Rachel-Nick part of the story is, indeed, the main plot line, but […]

The Good Luck Charm, Boy Toy, Making Up, and Sweet & Wild | Recently in Romance #9

The Good Luck Charm, Boy Toy, Making Up, and Sweet & Wild | Recently in Romance #9

Hi all, it’s summer, so I’ve been reading a ton of romance! I’ve got a couple of new romances for you to consider – two releasing this month, a couple from fave authors, and one that I read and re-read because it was so darn good. Give them a look! REVIEW: THE GOOD LUCK CHARM BY HELENA HUNTING You guys know how much I love my hockey romances, so when The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting (Toronto author, yay!) was pitched to me, I was an immediate yes. The Good Luck Charm is a second chance contemporary romance starring […]

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang | 5-Star Review

July 16, 2018 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang | 5-Star Review

Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang Wow. WOW. The Kiss Quotient is easily my favorite romance of this year and it will definitely be on my best of 2018. For those of you who have heard the hype for this book, it’s ALL TRUE. This is a diverse, Asian-American, #ownvoices for autism, reverse-Pretty Woman romance. It’s all of that and so much more. Author Helen Hoang draws you into the world of Stella Lane, an econometrician (think statistics for marketing) who is devoted to her work, wealthy, extremely independent – but isn’t great with socializing or recognizing social cues. […]

Giveaway + Review: The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

July 5, 2018 / 13 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Giveaway, Giveaways, Review
Giveaway + Review: The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

Hi friends, I’m so, so excited to be reviewing The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen! As some of you know, I’m a huge fan of Sarina’s new adult work, so when I heard she was working on a YA book, I was basically over the moon. I first read The Accidentals a year ago, when I beta read it for Sarina. So I’m coming to this book with a very different perspective than usual. The first time I read it, it was longer, but good, enjoyable, somewhat angsty read. I’m happy to say that this time, The Accidentals is not only […]

Recap: Morgan Matson in Toronto!

June 27, 2018 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book Events
Recap: Morgan Matson in Toronto!

As some of you know, I had the opportunity to interview one of my all-time favorite authors, Morgan Matson in Toronto a few weeks ago as part of her tour for her fifth book, Save the Date. Was it one of my favorite book events ever? Yes. Was it a highlight of my blogging career? YES. Would it have been amazing even if I hadn’t been moderating? I think so? Here’s what went down at the event for those of you who couldn’t attend or just want to hear what it was like to be an event host! Since this is […]

I’m interviewing Morgan Matson LIVE in Toronto on Friday, June 15!

June 12, 2018 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book Events
I’m interviewing Morgan Matson LIVE in Toronto on Friday, June 15!

Hey friends, quick post in case you missed it on Twitter and Instagram! I’m delighted to let you know that I’ll be interviewing one of my all-time favourite authors, Morgan Matson, onstage at Indigo Yorkdale this Friday, June 15 at 7pm! We’ll be chatting about her new book, Save the Date, and I’ve got some fun questions to ask her about themes in her books, donuts, and more. This is definitely one of my blogger dreams come true, and I’m so thankful to Chapters Indigo, Morgan & the team at Simon & Schuster Canada for giving me the opportunity to […]

From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon | 4-Star Review

June 8, 2018 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
From Twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon | 4-Star Review

Review: From twinkle, With Love by Sandhya Menon From Twinkle, with Love stars Twinkle Mehra, an Indian-American girl who’s dreamed of being a filmmaker for her whole life. At the beginning of the book, she’s done a few YouTube videos, but nothing big. That all changes when Sahil Roy – the nerdy brother of her crush, Neil – suggests that she create a movie for the upcoming Midsummer Night festival at school. He’ll produce, she’ll direct. It’s perfect – Twinkle will get to put herself out there (yikes) and she’ll also get to get closer to Neil – and to […]

Mega Giveaway + Review: Save the Date by Morgan Matson | Canadian Blog Tour

Mega Giveaway + Review: Save the Date by Morgan Matson | Canadian Blog Tour

Hi all, today is the release day for SAVE THE DATE by Morgan Matson! I’m so excited to be part of the Canadian blog tour for this wonderful book, which made me laugh, tear up, and feel all the feels. As many of you know, I’m just a LITTLE of a Morgan Matson fan (see: entire feature week devoted to her work), so I’m delighted to say that Save the Date is another amazing – and hilarious read from one of my faves. Read on for my review, and a huge Canadian giveaway!  Review: Save the Date by Morgan Matson […]