Recently in Romance #5 | All the Contemporary & Historical Reviews!

Recently in Romance #5 | All the Contemporary & Historical Reviews!

Recently in Romance is my mini-review feature where I bundle my recent reads and buys for those of you who are fans of X-rated books! Wow, have I got a whopping Recently in Romance post for you guys! This one is all romance reviews because I haven’t done one of these in awhile, and I have a ton to post. I’m splitting this into a couple of sections in case you want to skip down to your favorite kind of romance. Sports/Hockey Romances Historical Romances Contemporary Romances Just wanted to note that the first two of these are ARC reviews in case […]

The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee | Review

January 2, 2017 / 5 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee | Review

Review: The Secret of a Heart Note by Stacey Lee The Secret of a Heart Note follows Mimosa and her mother, the last two aromateurs in the world. They are perfume specialists with high senses of smell who traffick in love – that is, love elixirs and potions. With this power, though, comes great responsibility. Mim and her mother must adhere to a lot of rules: to help everyone who needs help with love (within reason). To not accept payment for their services. To not divulge their secrets. And to do everything in their power not to lose their nose […]

2016 End of Year Bookish Survey | Mostly YA Lit

2016 End of Year Bookish Survey | Mostly YA Lit

Ok, so 2016? Not a great year. And yet, there were some pretty great books published this year, so I’m here today with Jamie @ The Perpetual Page-Turner‘s End of Year Bookish Survey! Read on for my stats and favourites – and let me know if yours correlate. Also, if you want to win one of my fave books this year, check out my best of 2016 post for an international giveaway! 2016 Reading Stats Number Of Books You Read: 92 and I just started two! I made my Goodreads challenge! Number of Re-Reads: 12. I’m not very good at tracking re-reads, but this […]

GIVEAWAY: Mostly YA Lit’s Best Books of 2016 | Top Ten Tuesday

GIVEAWAY: Mostly YA Lit’s Best Books of 2016 | Top Ten Tuesday

Hello all, merry Christmas, happy Hanukkah, happy holidays! Today I get to unveil one of my favorite posts of the year: my totally definitive Best Books of 2016! Read on to find out what I absolutely loved this year, and you could win one of my favorites! Mostly YA Lit’s Best Books of 2016 The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner. I don’t often have a #1 book of the year, but this year The Serpent King is it. This YA about three best friends living in a super religious town will break your heart so hard. Incredibly, perfectly voiced. Read it now. The Hating […]

Mini-Reviews: The Hating Game, Scrappy Little Nobody & Aimee and the Heartthrob

December 16, 2016 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Mini-Reviews: The Hating Game, Scrappy Little Nobody & Aimee and the Heartthrob

The Hating Game is on my favorites for this year. I read it in one day, one sitting, and I was utterly obsessed 20 percent in. Lucy and Josh work in an office together, and thanks to a merger, they have to sit across from each other and compete for the same job. As a result, the competition and hatred is at an all-time high. They throw witty,  dark insults at each other while both being great at their jobs. Things change when Lucy discovers that maybe the hate is not so hatey after all. Lucy and Josh’s banter is […]

15 Books You Need in the First Half Of 2017 | Top Ten Tuesday

15 Books You Need in the First Half Of 2017 | Top Ten Tuesday

This is the easiest Top Ten Tuesday I’ve done, like, EVER. Also, if this list is to be believed, I will be shedding vats of tears for the next six months. So, in no particular order, but actually sort of in order? 15 Books You Need in the First Half Of 2017            1.  2.  3.  4.  5. 1. The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord | May 16 – Emery Lord fangirl here. This book is about a girl going to summer camp and a struggle with faith. Basically, it’s about me. Also, it’s […]

Blog Tour: Thanks a Lot, John LeClair | Author Guest Post by Johanna Parkhurst

Blog Tour: Thanks a Lot, John LeClair | Author Guest Post by Johanna Parkhurst

Hi guys! Today I’m part of the blog tour for Thanks a Lot, John LeClair by Johanna Parkhurst. Johanna’s publicist reached out to me about this book because of my total love for sports YA books. In this YA contemporary, two gay hockey players have to deal with their relationship, secrets and more – all amidst the backdrop of the state championship. As some of you know, I’m a huge fan of M/M hockey romances by Sarina Bowen and Elle Kennedy, so I was really excited to see a YA version pop up. Thanks a Lot, John LeClair is the companion […]

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, […]

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon | Review

December 6, 2016 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon | Review

Review: The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon You guys. I don’t usually like insta-love books. I don’t normally like books where characters meet and immediately know that they are going to be together forever. Hopeless romanticism often frustrates me. But look, if you’re going to write an insta-love book, then it should damn well be written like The Sun is Also a Star. It should have layered, complex characters with crystallized beliefs who banter super well. Characters who are influenced by more than just each other, and who, in one extraordinary day, share their vulnerabilities and their […]

Recent Sci-Fi Reads: The Diabolic and The Handmaid’s Tale | Book Reviews

November 30, 2016 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Recent Sci-Fi Reads: The Diabolic and The Handmaid’s Tale | Book Reviews

The Diabolic is the story of Nemesis, a biologically engineered bodyguard programmed to protect one person against anyone around her. Nemesis is the Diabolic for Sidonia, the daughter of an intergalactic Senator under investigation for treason. The Galactic Empire decides to force Sidonia to come to their planet instead as a punishment. Scared for her life, Sidonia’s mother sends Nemesis in disguise, where Nemesis must traverse the political establishment while pretending to be human. I wanted to like The Diabolic, but unfortunately, it wasn’t for me. The main issue was that Nemesis’ voice was kind of robotic and completely devoid […]