Category: Review

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, […]

Three Swoony Summer Reads That Get It Right | Ramona Blue, Coming Up for Air & When Dimple Met ..

June 27, 2017 / 5 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Three Swoony Summer Reads That Get It Right | Ramona Blue, Coming Up for Air & When Dimple Met Rishi

Review: RAMONA BLUE by Julie Murphy Beautifully intersectional, Ramona Blue is equal parts complex family dynamics, small-town poverty, friendship goals, and swoony romance. Julie Murphy has an incredible gift of being able to bring all of these pieces together in a way that never feels forced, but always lyrical. Ramona Leroux is 17, entering her senior year of high school, with no plans for the future other than staying in Eulogy, Mississippi. She’s got her part-time jobs, her friends, and her sister Hattie, who is pregnant at 19. And she has a summer romance with Grace, a vacationer who’s not […]

Recently in Romance #7 | New Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy & all the Kennedy Fox!

Recently in Romance #7 | New Sarina Bowen, Elle Kennedy & all the Kennedy Fox!

Since becoming a romance reader a few years ago, I’ve struggled to figure out where romance reviews belong on my site. I don’t usually write full reviews of romance books, and I’m not sure if all of you like the X-rated books! Recently in Romance is my mini-review feature where I bundle my recent reads and buys for those of you who are fans. Recently Read: Stay is all about Matt Eriksson, star forward on the Toronto hockey team, and teammate of Ryan Wesley (from HIM and US), and Blake Riley (from US and GOOD BOY). Matt’s been burned by […]

Blog Tour: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

June 16, 2017 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blog Tour, Review
Blog Tour: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

Hi guys! It’s been awhile, huh? I’m delighted to end my blog hiatus with a review of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, as part of the Canadian blog tour for the book. As some of you know, Taylor (or TJR) is one of my auto-buy authors, and this latest book of hers is, in my opinion, her most ambitious work to date. Read on for my thoughts on this unique, feminist take on TJR’s fascinating Hollywood diva. About the Book: Review:The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Most of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books […]

The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | Blog Tour + Review

May 17, 2017 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blog Tour, Review
The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | Blog Tour + Review

Hi guys, I’m delighted to be part of the Canadian blog tour for THE NAMES THEY GAVE US by Emery Lord. As some of you know, Emery is one of my all-time favorite, auto-buy authors. I love her so much that I hosted a week-long celebration of her work a few years ago! For this blog tour, I got to ask Emery one question, and I’ve also got a review of this wonderful book. Check it out. Review: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord THE NAMES THEY GAVE US was a unique and personal read for me, and […]

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han | #3DaysofLaraJean

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han | #3DaysofLaraJean

Hi guys! I’m back today with Day 2 of #3DaysofLaraJean, in which I celebrate all things pretty, lacey, and sweet about Lara Jean Song Covey, the heroine of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. And, in case you forgot, there’s a Canada-wide giveaway for all of you Lara Jean lovers. If you comment on today’s post, you’ll get a few extra entries! Today, I’m reviewing the amazing, incredible final book in the series: Always and Forever, Lara Jean. Here we go! REVIEW: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han PERFECTION. To me, Always and Forever, […]

Five Reasons to Read PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han | #3DaysofLaraJean | Giveaway

Five Reasons to Read PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han | #3DaysofLaraJean | Giveaway

Hi guys! Welcome to #3DaysofLaraJean, in which I celebrate all things pretty, lacey, and sweet about Lara Jean Song Covey, the heroine of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. For the next three days, I’ll be reviewing the final two books of the trilogy and sharing some of my favorite moments and thoughts about what has become one of my favorite contemporary series. Also! Jenny Han will be stopping by the blog for a Q&A in which I talk all things Lara Jean (and Belly-Conrad-Jeremiah) with her! Schedule: Day 1 – 5 Reasons to Read PS […]

Noteworthy by Riley Redgate | Review

May 2, 2017 / 6 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Noteworthy by Riley Redgate | Review

Review: Wow, wow, wow. If you are not putting Noteworthy on your to-be-read list right now, you are missing out. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I adored this a cappella-themed diverse, contemporary YA novel. It’s way WAY more than I expected it to be. I mean, yes, it’s a cute premise (cross-dressing to join a boys a cappella group? GIVE IT TO ME). Yes, it has an incredibly diverse and honest cast. Yes, it’s #ownvoices. But all of that doesn’t tell you just how deep author Riley Redgate goes to create rounded characters – characters who […]

Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery by Melanie J. Fishbane | Review

April 25, 2017 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery by Melanie J. Fishbane | Review

Review: Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane I’ve already told you all about my wild excitement at Maud, as well as my obsession with all things Anne of Green Gables. So let’s dive right into Maud. =p My first thoughts when reading MAUD: This reads like Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books! There’s something very simple, direct, and 19th century about the prose in Maud, and it instantly brought me back to all my moments learning about pioneer life as a child. Here’s the thing, though: this is not an idyllic time. Unlike L.M. Montgomery’s whimsical Anne of Green Gables, teen Lucy Maud […]