Lately on Mostly YA Lit | Summer & Fall 2017

September 29, 2017 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blogging Life, Personal
Lately on Mostly YA Lit | Summer & Fall 2017

Hi guys, you may have noticed that things have been a bit slow around here. I wanted to give you an update on what’s been happening. It’s been a massively busy and emotional last few months, especially since I first announced that I was pregnant. So here’s what I’ve been up to. My grandmother: Without a doubt, the single thing that has defined the last few weeks has been my grandmother’s death. She passed away on September 1, and I’m still mourning and trying to process that last week with her. I’m so grateful that we were able to be […]

GIVEAWAY CONTEST: Go Viral with Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone!

September 27, 2017 / 11 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Giveaways, Promo
GIVEAWAY CONTEST: Go Viral with Click’d by Tamara Ireland Stone!

Hi guys! I’m delighted today to be helping to promote CLICK’D by Tamara Ireland Stone. Click’d is a middle grade contemporary with a fun, techy concept about a girl who creates an app that goes viral – but also has a few glitches. Thanks to Disney-Hyperion, I got to check out this book, and they’re partnering with me for a giveaway! So if you know me, you know I ADORE Tamara’s YA books, including the Time Between Us series and Every Last Word. Her writing is always emotional, but clean and honest, and I can’t wait to explore this middle […]

Blog Tour: There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins | Author Q & A + Giveaw..

Blog Tour: There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins | Author Q & A + Giveaway

Hi guys, I’m delighted to be kicking off the official blog tour for THERE’S SOMEONE INSIDE YOUR HOUSE by Stephanie Perkins! This YA horror book comes out on Sept 26 – perfect timing for your Halloween or October reads! Today I’ve got a Q&A with Steph, as well as a giveaway for you US readers. A few things to know: Steph is an auto-buy author for me – you’ll know her from her wonderful contemporary romances Anna and the French Kiss (swoon), Lola and The Boy Next Door (sigh), and Isla and the Happily Ever After (.) She’s also edited a couple of […]

Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry | Review + Author Interview

Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry | Review + Author Interview

Hi guys! Today is the official release date for TEMPORARY by Sarina Bowen and Sarah Mayberry! This is a fantastic new adult novel, and to celebrate, I’ve got a review and interview with the authors for you! Read on for more. Review: TEMPORARY by SArina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry Swoony but family-oriented, TEMPORARY is one of the most rounded millionaire new adult romances I’ve read. It’s the first collaboration between my romance fave Sarina Bowen and Australia romance author Sarah Mayberry, and I am delighted that their styles meld effortlessly. A warm-hearted romance that hits all the right notes.  Grace […]

GIVEAWAY + Author Guest Post: On The X-Files & THE WINNOWING by Vikki VanSickle

September 7, 2017 / 12 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blog Tour, Giveaways, Guest Post
GIVEAWAY + Author Guest Post: On The X-Files & THE WINNOWING by Vikki VanSickle

Hi guys, I’m delighted today to be part of the blog tour for The Winnowing by Vikki VanSickle! If you are a Stranger Things or X-Files fan, this book is TOTALLY your jam. 90s conspiracy theories + teens? YES. If you’re following me on Instagram (if not, why not do so now?! ), you’ll know that I attended Vikki’s launch last week. Vikki is one of the coolest people I’ve met through blogging. She’s a Toronto author of children’s and middle grade books, a publicist for Penguin Random House Canada, a former bookseller, a true champion of YA and children’s lit, and […]

GIVEAWAY CONTEST: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Review

August 25, 2017 / 28 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Favorites, Giveaways, Review
GIVEAWAY CONTEST: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Review

Hi guys! I know I’ve been away for a bit (just resting and taking it easy with my pregnancy!), but I’m back today with a review of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This book is definitely going on my top 5 for this year, so it gets a full review, and I hope you guys will pick it up. I hope that so much that I’m giving away a copy! Check out my review and sign up below! Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas The Hate U Give is probably one of the best and most […]

CONTEST: Vote & Win an ARC of Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry!

CONTEST: Vote & Win an ARC of Temporary by Sarina Bowen & Sarah Mayberry!

Hi guys, coming at you really quickly today with a surprise cover reveal and contest from my romance fave Sarina Bowen. Sarina and new collaborator Sarah Mayberry have co-written TEMPORARY, an incredibly sexy M/F romance coming out September 12th, and I couldn’t be more excited! If you know me and my romance tastes, you know that Sarina is at the top of my fave romance authors list. I read everything she writes. And I’ve been very assured that Aussie Sarah Mayberry’s work will be just as steamy and heart-warming. So here’s the thing: Sarina and Sarah can’t decide between two […]

In Which I Attempt to Read Too Many Books & Inevitably Fail | ARC August 2017

In Which I Attempt to Read Too Many Books & Inevitably Fail | ARC August 2017

I’m woefully behind, you guys, and I hope you’re still with me. Between summer and baby and nursery planning, friends and family, I’ve been pretty slow on the blogging. I’ve been reading steadily, but very lazy about posting. That’s why ARC August is, as always, a way for me to catch up and try to get my anticipated books and reviews up for the fall. Let me just say this: I’ve only done ARC August once before and I pretty much failed immediately. But sometimes, the journey is not about the destination. It’s about setting goals and just having them, […]

Saints and Misfits & I See London, I See France | Mini-Reviews

July 19, 2017 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Saints and Misfits & I See London, I See France | Mini-Reviews

Review: Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali Janna Yusuf is a teen who is living with a secret. She’s been sexually assaulted by her friend’s cousin, a guy who her community sees as a pillar of Muslim teenagerhood. Meanwhile, her parents are divorced, her brother is taking a year off from school and dating the local perfect Muslim girl, and she’s got a crush on a guy who isn’t Muslim at all. All of this, plus dealing with her job caring for an elderly man, the delicate girl friendships, and trying to get great grades is taking its toll. Janna’s […]

The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Paper Hearts & Tell Me Three Things | Mini-Revi..

July 11, 2017 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue, Paper Hearts & Tell Me Three Things | Mini-Reviews

Review: The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue by Mackenzi Lee Henry Montague (Monty) and his best friend Percy – whom he is most certainly NOT in love with – are embarking on their Grand Tour. Monty has been the disappointment of his family for years – with a carefree spirit, he’s always been the rake of the family. Along with them on their tour is Felicity, Monty’s sister, who wants to be more than what her family expects of a lady. Percy, meanwhile, is being sent to Holland after his tour, so Monty is looking at this as one final, […]