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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 […]

Speakeasy by Sarina Bowen | True North #5

May 28, 2018 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Speakeasy by Sarina Bowen | True North #5

REVIEW: SPEAKEASY by SArina Bowen Speakeasy is the fifth installment in Salina Bowen’s fabulous Vermont-set romance series. This book features May Shipley, sister to Griffin of Bittersweet, the first book. May is a recovering alcoholic, a lawyer, and at the beginning of the book, in a bad relationship with a woman. That relationship ends, coincidentally, at the Gin Mill, Alec Rossi’s bar. Alec is the brother of Zara Rossi, who was featured in Bountiful, book 4 of the series. Because of their peripheral connection, Alec ends up taking May home after the very public break-up. A friendship blooms between them […]

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | 5 Star Review

May 24, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | 5 Star Review

SPOILERS FOR BOOKS 1 and 2: Obsidio is the third book in the Illuminae series, so I’m not going to hold back on spoilers for the first two books. If you’re interested in the series but haven’t read the first two, this is where you should leave (and immediately go get Illuminae or Gemina because let me tell you, this series is epic and ends spectacularly. You won’t be disappointed). Review: OBSIDIO by AMIE KAUFMAN & JAY KRISTOFF Obsidio. Whoa. My mind was BLOWN, guys.  We start Obsidio a few months after the crazy end of Gemina. There’s a tribunal […]

“Banana Split For My Baby” Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian | 4.5 Star Review

May 11, 2018 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
“Banana Split For My Baby” Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian | 4.5 Star Review

Review: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian Stay Sweet is a book all about teens and ice cream that belies it’s true feminist nature. Siobhan Vivian has put together a fantastic read that is just fluffy enough, just feminist enough, just romantic enough, and just nostalgic enough to make you feel all the summer feels. Stay Sweet centres on 17 year old Amelia Van Hagen, who’s been working at the local ice cream stand, Meade Creamery, for the last four summers. The stand is run entirely by girls, and steeped in girl-power traditions. Working at Meade Creamery means you work hard, […]

“Sarcasm, Thy Name Is Jane” | Review: Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

May 2, 2018 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
“Sarcasm, Thy Name Is Jane” | Review: Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke

Review: Nice Try, Jane Sinner by Lianne Oelke Nice Try, Jane Sinner is probably one of the most unique, sarcastic, and philosophical YA books I’ve read. It follows the titular character as she drops out of high school, enrolls at goofy Elbow River Community College, and ends up on House of Orange, a Big Brother-style reality webseries where the contestants (all Elbow River students) must compete for scholarship money and a car. That synopsis alone might make the book seem fun and light, but author Lianne Oelke has a lot more to say than just the fluffy. Told entirely through […]