Category: Review

Throwback Thursdays: Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty – review!

October 4, 2012 / 7 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Throwback Thursdays: Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty – review!

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books. It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile. This week’s oldie-but-goodie is one I’ve mentioned several times in the last few weeks: Review: This book is part […]

Stacking the Shelves: Burn for Burn, Throne of Glass and more!

September 28, 2012 / 8 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book Memes, Review, Uncategorized
Stacking the Shelves: Burn for Burn, Throne of Glass and more!

Stacking The Shelves is a weekly book meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews to share the books you’ve got piling up, whether they be virtual, paper, or audio! Read on for my first Stacking the Shelves post…  For review:  Eldritch Manor by Kim Thompson – a middle-grade book about time travel, oldsters and weird things. Can’t wait to read this – thank you, Dundurn Press! Bought:  Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian – signed! Check back soon for a giveaway and more on meeting these lovely, ADORABLE ladies! Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas – I’d read so […]

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

September 14, 2012 / 6 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen

The Fine Art of Truth or Dare by Melissa Jensen My rating: 3 of 5 stars Review: The Fine Art of Truth or Dare was one of the 2012 releases I was most looking forward to. Unfortunately, I felt that its peculiar structure and its pacing made it a confusing and frustrating read. Plot: Ella Marino is a smart, sassy, 16-year old who is interested in art and art history. In particular, she’s obsessed with Edward Willing, a post-Impressionist artist who was the nephew of the lady who founded her school, the Willing School. Ella comes from a large Italian family […]

Belles by Jen Calonita

August 29, 2012 / 7 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Belles by Jen Calonita

Review: Jen Calonita has a way of getting into your head and making her books can’t-put-down-ers. Belles is no exception. While the premise is a predictable fish-out-of-water story (poor girl suddenly gets rich and has to deal with snobby people), Calonita never lets that stop her from creating a rich characters or a world that is easy to believe in. Izzie and Mira feel real even if the Emerald Cove world that they live in is a fantasy for most people. Izzie is smart, determined and fights for what she wants. Mira is smart, sweet, and a little confused about […]

Insurgent by Veronica Roth

July 19, 2012 / 5 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Insurgent by Veronica Roth

Check out my review of Divergent, the first book in this series Review: I rushed out to get Insurgent after I stayed up all night reading Divergent, so that tells you something about my state of mind when I started it. That said, I didn’t find Insurgent quite as compelling as Divergent – it was compelling, don’t get me wrong, but the pacing was different as a lot of it had to do with Tris planning and figuring out what was going on around her. I liked this better in a lot of ways, though – I thought it better […]