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Your New Comic Obsession: Check, Please! Book #1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu | Review

September 12, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Your New Comic Obsession: Check, Please! Book #1: #Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu | Review

Hello, hello, I’m back with my thoughts on Check, Please, the amazing webcomic turned book! I know it has been a very long time since I posted, but baby stuff has been keeping me busy. I’m back at work this week, though, so I think (hope?) blogging should be more consistent. In the meantime, friends, this latest book is an absolute MUST-READ. Review: Check, Please! Book #1: Hockey by Ngozi Ukazu A captivating graphic novel about hockey, friendship, and love. Told in little episodes based on a baker-turned-hockey player’s personal vlog, Eric “Bitty” Bittle’s is a former figure skater starting at […]

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. […]

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 […]

Book Spine Poetry | Loveathon 2016

February 21, 2016 / 16 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Book Spine Poetry | Loveathon 2016

Hi guys, this is always my favorite post of Loveathon – I love making book spine poetry and half the time I forget it exists! So here we go (the first one is my favorite, it’s almost a haiku and I love that it tells a story). Mostly YA Lit’s 2016 Book Spine Poetry Better off friends We were liars (P.S. I still love you)   When we collided small bones, lost stars This is where the world ends.  Let the sky fall.    Under a painted sky, we all looked up.  Rush.  Ignite me.  Everything…everything.  I was here.  —– […]

All Things Grow With Love | The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne

November 5, 2015 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
All Things Grow With Love | The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne

Review: The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne stars Amy Wilde as an up-and-coming garden designer in London, hailing from small-town Yorkshire. On New Year’s Eve, her fun-loving best friend and roommate throws a party where she meets Leo, a fund manager that she instantly has an attraction to. What she doesn’t know is that he’s a prince, and Amy’s middle-class life is about to be turned upside-down. I really enjoyed the romance of The Runaway Princess. Leo’s fame did seem a bit contrived considering that he came from such a small principality, but I liked how normal he was and […]

Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

October 23, 2015 / 10 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

Review: By now you’ve probably heard the flails, the gasps, the “OMG NONONONONOs” that come from reading Illuminae, the 600-page sci-fi brick by Aussie writers Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff – if not from me, then hopefully from the rest of the book community. And if you’re coming here looking for an extremely well-written review, well… Reason being that this book is all feels, guys. It starts with a bang, then a character/world building section, and then THE ENTIRE WORLD FALLS APART. Ok, let me rewind. Illuminae, as you probably know, is told all in found documents, sent by a secretive […]

: Review: The Distance From Me To You by Marina Gessner

October 16, 2015 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
: Review: The Distance From Me To You by Marina Gessner

Review: The Distance From Me To You is a book for people who like no-nonsense writing and fast pacing. It’s a straightforward look at stubborn, independent McKenna, a 17-year old who decides to hike the entire Appalachian Trail after high school. Without her parents knowing, McKenna decides to go it alone after being abandoned at the last moment by her best friend. Along the way, she meets and falls in love with thru hiker, Sam, who is trying to outrun his very broken home life. The bulk of this book deals with Sam’s and McKenna’s relationship and his belief that […]

“Like You’re My Mirror”: Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

October 15, 2015 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
“Like You’re My Mirror”: Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray

Review: Spoilers for A Thousand Pieces of You, the first book in the series. Don’t you dare read on if you haven’t read the first one – go check out my review for ATPOY instead.  Claudia Gray, you brilliant, evil genius, you. In A Thousand Pieces of You, I raced through the different worlds with Marguerite, fell in love with Paul right with her, and learned about how to traverse the universes. Descriptive world-building and a fast-pace kept things going, but left me wanting more character development. Ten Thousand Skies Above You has Marguerite whipping through worlds with a lot more […]

Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

October 2, 2015 / 11 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Warning: There is some profanity in this book and this review – it’s not extreme, but it might be something that puts some parents off.  I’m gonna tell it to you straight: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness is bit of a roast. It’s funny, it’s snarky, and it doesn’t hold back on making fun of some of the conventional concepts and ideas in YA books right now. This is only my second Patrick Ness book (my first was The Knife of Never Letting Go), but it’s vastly different from the one I read before, which […]

: Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings

September 28, 2015 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
: Juniors by Kaui Hart Hemmings

Review: I admit it: I wanted to read Juniors because I fell in love with the movie The Descendants, which is based on Kaui Hart Hemmings’ eponymous novel. I loved the way that the screenplay perfectly captured the conflict of the teenage daughter and the protagonist father, and I liked how we got a glimpse of some of the cultural and class issues in Hawaii. Juniors expands on those issues, this time fully from the perspective of a teenage girl. Lea Lane is a part-Hawaiian girl who has just moved back to Oahu after several years in California. She’s been enrolled […]