Six Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics & Six on my TBR | Top Ten Tuesday

January 31, 2017 / 14 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book Memes, Top Ten Tuesday
Six Favorite Graphic Novels/Comics & Six on my TBR | Top Ten Tuesday

Pretty embarrassed by the lack of graphic novels/comics in the last few year, guys. But here are six favorite graphic novels, and six on my TBR. Six Favorite Graphic Novels: 1. Blankets by Craig Thompson – my all-time favorite. It just spoke to me. And it was the first present I ever gave to my husband. 2. Spider-Man Loves Mary Jane, Vo1 1-4 by Sean McKeever and Takeshi Miyzawa – This is my favorite “real comic” series ever. Don’t be fooled by the cute title – this is a really amazing, addictive, realistic take on teen Mary Jane and what […]

January 2017 Uppercase Box | Book Subscription Box Review!

January 2017 Uppercase Box | Book Subscription Box Review!

Hi all, I’ve got something really special for you today – a review of the January 2017 Uppercase Box! When founder Lisa Parkin reached out to me asking if I would review her book subscription box for the next few months, I jumped at the chance. Uppercase Box is a YA exclusive book subscription box. In each box, you get: A new hardcover YA book The book will be signed, or there will be a signed bookplate Signed Book or Bookplate Signed by the Author 1-2 exclusive and custom bookish items The Uppercase Reading Experience with exclusive content for that […]

Presenting…the Lunar New Year Book Tag!

Presenting…the Lunar New Year Book Tag!

Hello all! As some of you may know, Sat, Jan 28, 2017 is Lunar New Year. Happy Year of the Rooster! This is the biggest celebration in Chinese culture, and as a proud Chinese-Canadian, I’ll be celebrating with red pockets, a couple of feasts, and family. Millions of people around the world celebrate Lunar New Year, mostly in Asian cultures. As a teenager, however, I went to an American international school, so lots of my friends are also big fans of Lunar New Year. To celebrate the Year of the Rooster this year, I’ve teamed up with my pal Joey @ Thoughts […]

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | On Lara Jean, The Realistically Immature Teen

January 25, 2017 / 10 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Discussion, Review
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | On Lara Jean, The Realistically Immature Teen

Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han I am a thousand years late to the Lara Jean love fest, but better late than never, right? This is a true story for dreamers, and it’s one that I fell for, hard and fast. Lara Jean Covey is the middle sister in a loving family, with a busy obstetrical surgeon of a dad, perfect older sister Margot, and fun younger sister Kitty. Lara Jean is a homebody; she loves baking, scrapbooking, and being cozy. Lara Jean is also a bit boy-crazy. What the synopsis doesn’t tell you, though,  is that […]

History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera | Review

January 19, 2017 / 6 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera | Review

Review: History is All You Left Me by Adam Silvera Reading an Adam Silvera book is like putting yourself into the laundry emotionally; every bump, twist and turn there could be was in History is All You Left Me. Like his debut, More Happy Than Not, the characters in this book were honest and real, but heartbreaking. Griffin and Theo were everything to one another – they were deeply in love. And then Theo moved away, moved on with another guy, and Griffin was devastated. But not as devastated as now – because Theo is dead now, and Griffin has […]

A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray | Mini-Review (& A Note on Consent and Rape)

January 16, 2017 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray | Mini-Review (& A Note on Consent and Rape)

Mini-Review: A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray Spoilers for the first two books, but not for this one. Easily the most action-packed of this trilogy, A Million Worlds with You takes us on a roller-coaster of emotion and movement. After discovering Triad and Home Office’s plans for destruction of many worlds in order to save a loved one, Marguerite is in a race with the most evil version of herself – the Wicked Marguerite, a girl whose “art” is sadism and destruction. Chasing her from parallel universe to parallel universe in order to try to prevent the loss […]

You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando | Mini-Review

January 11, 2017 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando | Mini-Review

Review: You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando I came into You Don’t Know My Name hoping for an Ally Carter like spy story. And knowing Swoon Reads, I expected a fast-paced book with a lot of romance. This book is definitely not Ally Carter, but it does do an okay job with the whole “normal girl who is secretly a spy” idea. I liked Reagan and her friendships, and I enjoyed the romance with her neighbour Luke. I also appreciated that the author took her time showing us Reagan’s teen life and what she leaves behind every time […]

2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year | Top Ten Tuesday

2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year | Top Ten Tuesday

I’m a little embarrassed about the number of 2016 books I meant to read last year but just didn’t get to. Especially the ones that are solicited ARCs. 😳 In other words, this is my guilty list. Or my naughty list. 2016 Books I Meant To Read Last Year, But I’m Making a Priority in 2017: The Museum of Heartbreak by Meg Leder. Super cute romance and Canadian and on all my friends’ best-of lists. Tell Me Three Things by Julie Buxbaum. Super cute epistolary romance. And I meant to read it with people! Suffer Love by Ashley Herring Blake. This […]

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 […]