Category: Waiting on Wednesday

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills | Waiting on Wednesday

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills | Waiting on Wednesday

I WILL READ ANYTHING EMMA MILLS WRITES. Emma is the lady who gave us the most gorgeous, genuine Pride & Prejudice retelling in a football setting: First & Then. Aka Ezra is my fictional boyfriend-4-eva. Emma is the lady who made us think about fandom and friendship and caring about stuff in This Adventure Ends. Aka Gabe and Sloane-5eva. And now, Emma is giving us Foolish Hearts, with enemies-turned-friends and a high school theatre production (ALWAYS my kryptonite) of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And yeah, like the rest of her covers, this one is UNBELIEVABLY pretty. I say again…I WILL […]

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart | Waiting on Wednesday

Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart | Waiting on Wednesday

Waiting on Wednesday: Genuine Fraud by E. Lockhart If you’ve been in the YA world for awhile, you know that E. Lockhart writes fierce femmes who aren’t afraid to assert their authority over men. See: Ruby Oliver. See: Frankie Landau-Banks. See: Cadence Sinclair (P.S. We Were Liars deluxe edition coming out in May!!) Ms. Lockhart takes her time with her YA books, only publishing every few years. And the books are usually short. But they are packed with perfect diction, brilliant prose, and twists and turns that slay you. In my opinion, it is very, very hard to write a believable, […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

Waiting on Wednesday: Ramona Blue by Julie Murphy

RAMONA BLUE. *grabby hands* As some of you may know, I ADORED Julie Murphy’s last book, DUMPLIN.  It’s about a fat girl living in a pageant-obsessed Texan small-town who gets the guy. And it’s so much more than what I just wrote, and one of the best contemporary YA books out there. So obviously, Ramona Blue and ANYTHING JULIE MURPHY WRITES is on my auto-buy list. I already love how complex Ramona’s sexual orientation is going to be. DUMPLIN was also weighty with responsibility and expectations placed on teens, so I’m excited to see how Ramona deals with these pressures. Basically, […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone

Waiting on Wednesday: Changes in Latitudes by Jen Malone

Guys, it’s been a hard week over here, what with the American election and just general in-shock-in-mourning feelings. I haven’t felt much like blogging, but I’m here again to cheer you with an upcoming release! And if you need even more happy frivolity, head over to Andi’s ABCs today, where I’m guest-posting about my recent favorite (mostly cat-related) things. Jen Malone’s Wanderlost was one of my surprise favorite summer books this year. A European vacation, unexpected self-discovery, and a cute boy…it’s pretty much everything you could want from a summer romance. So when I saw Changes in Latitudes on Epic […]

Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane | Waiting on Wednesday

Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane | Waiting on Wednesday

Guys. Gather round. Let me tell you a story. So it’s no secret that Anne of Green Gables is one of my favorite heroines of all time. I’ve been fascinated with her and with author L.M. Montgomery for a very long time. So when I first heard about MAUD, a YA novel based on Montgomery’s teen life a few years ago? I freaked out. Not only did I hear about it, but I heard about it from a friend. My friend Melanie Fishbane, who I met through book blogging. And the reason she was telling me about it? Because she wrote […]

Waiting on Wednesday | The Names They Gave Us | Emery Lord

September 28, 2016 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book Memes, Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday | The Names They Gave Us | Emery Lord

I mean. It’s Emery Lord. Emery Lord, who is one of my all-time fave authors. So much so that I did a week of posts about her work. Emery Lord, who writes about complex females and femship and  feminism and grief and mental health in the best, most illuminating ways. Emery Lord, writing about a religious girl who goes to Bible camp (my life as a tween) questioning her faith (also me). Auto-buy, obviously. Also, will you look at that watercolour cover? Is THE NAMES THEY GAVE US on your TBR? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know […]

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate | Waiting on Wednesday

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate | Waiting on Wednesday

If you know me, you know I’m a huge The Lunar Chronicles fan. Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter are on my list of best YA sci-fi ever. (I also really loved Fairest and Stars Above!). Marissa Meyer is a master at blending young adult feels with spaceships, misfits, and fairy tales. I was so excited to find out that we’d be hearing more from one of my favorite characters in the Lunar Chronicles, Iko the android, via this new graphic novel, Wires and Nerve. In the novels, I loved how well Meyer managed to blend Iko’s fun personality with the unique issues that come […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

Waiting on Wednesday: Goodbye Days by Jeff Zentner

A few months ago, I read and fell completely in love with The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. It’s one of those books that you don’t expect to be a contemporary or even a YA book, and even then, I didn’t expect it to be MY book. It was. It totally, totally was. I loved the characters, the writing, the banter in The Serpent King SO much, and I’ve been shoving it into people’s hands all over. When I gushed about it to my contact at Penguin Random House Canada a few months ago, her response? “Just wait for Goodbye Days. It’s […]

Waiting on Wednesday | The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Waiting on Wednesday | The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Yes, this is Becky Albertalli’s (she of Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda fame) next book. Yes, I am more excited about it than Simon Vs. Yes, it is about a girl who crushes on boys but does nothing about it. Yes, it does seem to have Shakespearean levels of mistaken love interests. Yes, it is pretty much my high school existence. And yes, I will be dying a slow death until 2017. (Also, just in case you missed it, my friend Jen from Pop! Goes the Reader did the cover reveal of THE UPSIDE OF UNREQUITED and has an […]

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner | Waiting on Wednesday

You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner | Waiting on Wednesday

Sometimes I find out about books on my own. Sometimes I get recs. But most often, I add books to my TBR based on WoW picks and posts like this one by my friend Jen from Pop! Goes the Reader: Not only is this an incredibly unique story about a graffiti artist, but it also has elements of friendship, of diversity and inclusion, and hot damn, it’s an illustrated YA. The author, Whitney Gardner, even did some of the cover art herself! This promises to be one of the most groundbreaking books I’ll pick up in 2017 (thank you, Jen, […]