Author: Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit

A Must Read! Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | 5-Star Review

A Must Read! Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | 5-Star Review

Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Red, White & Royal Blue is the year’s best romance, an intoxicating and beautifully written tale about love between the First Son and the Prince of Wales, finding and accepting your sexuality, and the politics of doing the right thing. It’s an absolute triumph of writing, angst, shippy-ness, and inspiration. Alex Claremont-Diaz is the son of US President Ellen Claremont, a biracial, wise-ass of a guy who has grand political ambitions of his own and the smarts and leadership to make it happen. He’s just finishing university at Georgetown as his […]

All The New Romance Reviews! The Bride Test // Top Secret // Pride, Prejudice & Other Flavors /..

All The New Romance Reviews! The Bride Test // Top Secret // Pride, Prejudice & Other Flavors // The Flatshare // The Austen Playbook

Well friends, I am back in the reviewing game and I have an EPIC all-romance reviews post for you! These are some of the most anticipated books of the spring/summer (like The Bride Test, whee!), so do take a look and let me know what you are dying to read and what’s next on your romance radar! Review: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang Unputdownable like her first novel The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang is doing some of the best, most diverse, intersectional work in romance that I’ve seen. The Bride Test features Khai Diep, the autistic cousin of Michael […]

Serious Moonlight, You’d Be Mine, and Opposite of Always | Quick Thoughts on New Releases

May 3, 2019 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Serious Moonlight, You’d Be Mine, and Opposite of Always | Quick Thoughts on New Releases

Review: Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett Serious Moonlight was a very cute romance with a lot of hidden depths from the wonderful Jenn Bennett. This is my second Jenn Bennett book – the first was Alex, Approximately, which I absolutely loved. Compared to that book, this one was enjoyable, but a bit scattered. Birdie Lindberg is a sheltered 17 year old who is obsessed with mysteries and who is dealing with a lot of complex feelings about her family. Her mother passed away ten years ago, she’s lived with her grandparents ever since, and they had a lot of rules […]

The Art of Losing, Cold Day in the Sun & Comics Will Break Your Heart | New Release Reviews

March 7, 2019 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
The Art of Losing, Cold Day in the Sun & Comics Will Break Your Heart | New Release Reviews

Hi guys, I’ve got some reviews of new releases up today – all contemporary romances, all good, but missing a little something for me. Would love to hear your opinions on these! Review: The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason A moving novel about finding yourself in the midst of failure and tragedy, and the consequences of addiction and alcohol, The Art of Losing stars Harley Langston, a 17-year old who is super close with her sister Audrey. On the night of a party at her best friend’s place, Harley catches Audrey with her boyfriend Mike and races out of […]

Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner | Review

February 25, 2019 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner | Review

Review: Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner Note: I received this advanced reader’s copy free from Indigo Teen for review, but I promise, that in no way influenced my review! Thoughts and opinions are my own.  Quirky trivia-filled humour and perfect teen voices keep Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by King of Tears Jeff Zentner from being too melancholy. Josie and Delia are best friends who are so close that people often mistake them for sisters. Brought together by a mutual friend who moved (Jesmyn from Goodbye Days), Josie has the goal of being on television, while Delia […]

Two Contemporary Romances To Read Immediately: 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne & Overnight Sens..

January 21, 2019 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Recently in Romance, Review
Two Contemporary Romances To Read Immediately: 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne & Overnight Sensation by Sarina Bowen

Hello all, I’ve read some crazy good romances recently (look out for more romance reviews soon) but both 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne and Overnight Sensation by Sarina Bowen are the cream of the crop. They definitely belong at the top of your To Be Read list, and should be read immediately! Read on for my thoughts! Review: 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne A solid sophomore effort by Sally Thorne, author of the smash hit romance The Hating Game, 99 Percent Mine has similarly well-defined characters, weird metaphors, and the same intensity of Thorne’s first work. Darcy Barrett […]

On Reading Mindfully: What Kinds of Books Are You Reading This Year? | 2019 Reading Challenges

On Reading Mindfully: What Kinds of Books Are You Reading This Year? | 2019 Reading Challenges

Every year, I participate in a few reading challenges. Usually very quietly, because I hate reading pressure and I’m more of a mood reader, especially now that I have a kid who takes up a lot of time. Usually I don’t even track them very well. However, this year, I decided to give you guys a little preview into the themes I’ll be looking into for 2019. 2019 YEAR OF THE ASIAN READING CHALLENGE I just heard about the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge and I’m absolutely delighted to see it out there. In the past few years, I’ve […]

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager & Slayer | Reviews

January 14, 2019 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager & Slayer | Reviews

Review: The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe A unique voice, a strong story thread, and a well-developed cast of characters made The Field Guide to a North American Teenager a fun but not fluffy read. Main character Norris Kaplan is forced to leave his hometown of Montreal (a tragedy for a hockey fan) to move to the boiling hot city of Austin when his mother gets a tenure-track position there. Norris’ wise-cracking mouth and even more sardonic mind are challenged right away by his entry as a student at Anderson High, a huge place that […]

Top 5 Books of 2018

January 3, 2019 / 9 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book List, Personal
Top 5 Books of 2018

Hello all! Welcome to 2019 on Mostly YA Lit. Happy New Year and thanks for sticking with me through all the hiatuses. It’s been a long time, I know. Mommying is friggin hard and busy, and I thought I would have more time for blogging, but alas. But I’m back for a bit and trying to get my blogging legs in order. There may be some changes here – fewer reviews, more quick thoughts – as I try to make this blog work for me. And in the spirit of that, I decided to do a top 5 books of the […]

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

October 11, 2018 / 2 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 […]