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Sexual Violence, Bad Boys and A Court of Thrones and Roses

July 3, 2015 / 79 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Sexual Violence, Bad Boys and A Court of Thrones and Roses

WARNING: Major spoilers for A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, and I will be quoting from some of the explicit, 18+ scenes in this essay.  I know I’m going to be hated for this post, but I can’t not write it, because, very few people are talking about the sexual violence in Sarah J. Maas’ latest bestseller, A Court of Thorns and Roses. So here we go. Way back in the day, I talked about my love for Good Boys, and how Bad Boys are problematic, especially in YA. I’m not one of those people who […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Off the Ice by Julie Cross

Waiting on Wednesday: Off the Ice by Julie Cross

Off the Ice Author: Julie Cross Publisher: Simon & Schuster Publication date: 2016 Junior Tate Tanley hasn’t made it off the bench since joining the hockey team as a freshman. But after the Otters’ star goalie leaves during a huge game, Tate’s got the attention of the entire town. Including Claire O’Connor, who’s mysteriously back in Juniper Falls and who he hasn’t seen in a year. But Tate hasn’t stopped thinking about Claire or what happened the night before she left. Claire O’Connor should be enjoying college life in the big city. Instead, she’s serving drinks to handsy fishermen and […]

(Tiny, Mini) Blog Break

June 22, 2015 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
(Tiny, Mini) Blog Break

Hi all, just a quick note to let you know that I won’t be doing any posting this week as I have a huge, ginormous show that I’m in until Sunday (1,000 performers! 12 choirs! 12 string quartets! Dancers, actors, performance artists!). The good news is that I’m getting tons of reading done when I’m not singing in rehearsals, and I’m tweeting and Instagramming about it all! Feel free to follow and comment so that I don’t get too bored while counting measures until my next entrance. I couldn’t even properly get a photo of the massive number of choir […]

“Say What You Want to Say” Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

June 19, 2015 / 7 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
“Say What You Want to Say” Every Last Word by Tamara Ireland Stone

  Every Last Word Author: Tamara Ireland Stone (website | twitter) Publisher: Disney Hyperion (HBG Canada) Source/Format: ARC provided by Hachette Book Group Canada (thank you!) Publication date: June 16, 2015 My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars. Buy It: Indigo.ca | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound | The Book Depository | Audible | iTunes | Google Books If you could read my mind, you wouldn’t be smiling.Samantha McAllister looks just like the rest of the popular girls in her junior class. But hidden beneath the straightened hair and expertly applied makeup is a secret that her […]

Waiting on Wednesday: When We Collided by Emery Lord

Waiting on Wednesday: When We Collided by Emery Lord

When We Collided Author: Emery Lord Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens Expected publication: April 5th 2016 Meet Vivi and Jonah: A girl and a boy whose love has the power save or destroy them. Vivi and Jonah couldn’t be more different. Vivi craves anything joyful or beautiful that life can offer. Jonah has been burdened by responsibility for his family ever since his father died. As summer begins, Jonah resigns himself to another season of getting by. Then Vivi arrives, and suddenly life seems brighter and better. Jonah is the perfect project for Vivi, and things finally feel right for Jonah. […]

#BEA15 Recap: Day 2

June 13, 2015 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
#BEA15 Recap: Day 2

Hi guys, I’m back with my recap of #BEA15: Day 2! Let’s get to it! THURSDAY We got up super early on Thursday to join a line-up to get into BEA and get Alexandra Bracken’s Passenger! In line, we saw Andi, Sarah, and Danielle (Love at First Page) as well as several other bloggers. Yay bloggers! Me & Danielle (Source: Danielle) When we finally got in, there was a massive rush to get to the Hyperion booth. Sarah laughed at me attempting to run with my still-healing sprained ankle (it was more of a limp-walk?). I was cranky until I […]

BEA15 Recap: Pre-BEA and BEA Day 1!

June 12, 2015 / 5 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
BEA15 Recap: Pre-BEA and BEA Day 1!

Hey guys! As some of you know, last week, I attended Book Expo America for the second time. If you don’t know about it, BEA is the mecca of authors, publishers, industry people, and yes, bloggers held in New York each year (well, next year, it’ll be in Chicago). So without further ado, here’s what happened this year for me (along with some tips – tips in bold). PRE-BEA This year I knew how BEA was going to go, so I started packing a bit early and decided that I would try to take my books home with me on […]

Waiting on Wednesday: First & Then by Emma Mills

Waiting on Wednesday: First & Then by Emma Mills

First & Then Author: Emma Mills Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Expected publication: October 13th 2015 Devon Tennyson wouldn’t change a thing. She’s happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon’s cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn’t want them first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life. Pride and Prejudice […]

“I Don’t Want To Get Over You”: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

June 5, 2015 / 6 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
“I Don’t Want To Get Over You”: More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

  More Happy Than Not Author: Adam Silvera (website | twitter) Publisher: Soho Teen Source/Format: eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss (thank you!) Publication date: June 2, 2015 My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.  Buy It: Indigo.ca | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound | The Book Depository | Audible | iTunes | Google Books Part Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, part Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe, Adam Silvera’s extraordinary debut novel offers a unique confrontation of race, class and sexuality during one charged near-future summer in the Bronx. When it first gets announced, the […]

GIVEAWAY + Interview with We All Looked Up Author Tommy Wallach!

May 29, 2015 / 21 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
GIVEAWAY + Interview with We All Looked Up Author Tommy Wallach!

Hi guys! Today I have something very special for you: an interview with author Tommy Wallach on his recent debut, We All Looked Up, about an asteroid that is about to hit Earth and four teens who try to deal with what that means to them and the world. If you read my review, you know that I loved WALU, and I felt like I learned a ton just from reading it – partly because the very concept of death and annihilation scare me and I needed to hear from others who felt the same way as I did. After […]