Birthday Month Author Spotlight: Review and Giveaway of the Secret Society Girl series by Diana Pete..

November 14, 2012 / 22 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Favorites, Feature, Review
Birthday Month Author Spotlight: Review and Giveaway of the Secret Society Girl series by Diana Peterfreund!

Hi guys, welcome to Part 2 of my Birthday Month Author Spotlight on Diana Peterfreund! Today I have a review of the Secret Society Girl series for you, which includes: 1. Secret Society Girl 2. Under the Rose 3. Rites of Spring (Break) 4. Tap & Gown Ok, caveat: These are some of my favorite books EVER. Basically, if you like any combination of old-school college/university settings, secret societies, feminism, and really sexy romantic scenes, I can pretty much guarantee that you’ll be sold on this. How it starts: Amy is a junior at elite Eli University (clearly modelled after Yale University, where Diana […]

Personal Friday: I think I might want to be a florist…or a party planner.

November 9, 2012 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Personal
Personal Friday: I think I might want to be a florist…or a party planner.

Check out the decor and the food for my BFF’s baby shower last weekend (And yes, Ontario book bloggers, this was the day after the Meet-Up – it was a crazy weekend)! Flowers to greet the guests – this was my favorite arrangement that I did. Each guest also brought a baby picture of themselves. I photocopied each picture, and the copy was pasted into the guestbook along with a message from the guest in question. The photo there is of me, by the way. =)   Flowers for the coffee table, along with gifts! The flowers looked better in […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

Waiting on Wednesday: Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality by Elizabeth Eulberg

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating. This week’s WoW pick sounds like a great contemporary novel with a lot of pizzazz! Revenge of the Girl with the Great Personality Author: Elizabeth Eulberg Publisher: Point Expected publication date: March 1, 2013 From Goodreads: A hilarious new novel from Elizabeth Eulberg about taking the wall out of the wallflower so she can bloom. Don’t mess with a girl with a Great Personality. Everybody loves Lexi. She’s popular, smart, funny…but she’s never been one of those girls, the […]

Birthday Month Author Spotlight: Diana Peterfreund, tons of giveaways & an interview with Ellio..

Birthday Month Author Spotlight: Diana Peterfreund, tons of giveaways & an interview with Elliot North from For Darkness Shows the Stars!

Guess what? It’s my birthday today! I’ve been hinting for the last few months that I was going to have something big for my birthday…so here’s the scoop: this month, I’ll be spotlighting one of my favorite authors, Diana Peterfreund. I’ll be doing giveaways of a bunch of her books and swag, reviews, and a special interview with her with lots of details about her Fall 2013 release ACROSS A STAR-SWEPT SEA! Author Diana Peterfreund Why am I doing this? Because Diana is one of the coolest authors of YA and New Adult writing today. I really believe this. I […]

Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

November 6, 2012 / 18 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Feature, Review
Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

  This is my second time reading this book, and it was such a different experience than the first. I had mixed feelings the first time because of my obsession love of all things Austen. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out who was who and what matched up with what. Not the best way to approach a new book – as an aside, I think that’s often the reason why a lot of people end up not liking movies of books. It’s important to have a little distance from the work at hand.I promised myself I […]

Recap: The best book blogging event ever, or the Ontario Book Bloggers Meet-Up 2012!

Recap: The best book blogging event ever, or the Ontario Book Bloggers Meet-Up 2012!

What can I say that that title doesn’t say for itself? This was hands-down the most fun event ever for a newbie book blogger. I’ve never experienced that much excitement and squealing about books. For me, the best part of the Ontario Blog Squad’s 2nd Annual Blogger Meet-Up was getting to put faces to the names of bloggers that I’ve been following for years. Yes, meeting the authors and the publishers was great, but getting to actually talk, IN PERSON with people who love YA and have read the same YAs as me? I CAN’T. EVEN. The raffle table with […]

Books for trade or giveaway at the Ontario Book Bloggers Meet-Up!

November 1, 2012 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book Events
Books for trade or giveaway at the Ontario Book Bloggers Meet-Up!

Quick post today – I have a bunch of books that I’m happy to give away or swap at the Ontario Book Bloggers Meet-Up this weekend. Please let me know in the comments or on Twitter if you would like any of these. I’ll bring a selection to the event, but I can’t bring them all, or I’ll probably lose my arms on the way there. My Name is Number 4 by Ting-Xing Ye Snow by Orhan Pamuk Self by Yann Martel Beneath a Meth Moon ARC by Jacqueline Woodson The Pox Party by M.T. Anderson Gifted by Nikita Lalwani Waiting […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald

Waiting on Wednesday: Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald

  “Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating. This week’s WoW pick shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who’s read my favorite contemporary YA authors post: Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood Author: Abby McDonald Publisher: Candlewick Press Expected Publication Date: April 9, 2013 From Goodreads: Abby McDonald gives L.A. the Jane Austen treatment in this contemporary take on Sense and Sensibility. Hallie and Grace Weston have never exactly seen life eye to eye. So when their father dies and leaves everything to his new wife, forcing […]

An apology

October 30, 2012 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blogging Life, Personal

Hi guys, Sorry the blog hasn’t had any updates lately – I’ve been steeped in coursework, work-work, party-planning and planning for this blog! I’ll definitely have a Waiting on Wednesday post tomorrow, and a special mega-giveaway starting on Thursday/Friday. Please check back soon for more reviews and giveaways! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook for shorter, faster updates! Love, Tiff

Throwback Thursday #3: The Love Stories series!

October 25, 2012 / 5 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blogging Life
Throwback Thursday #3: The Love Stories series!

Throwback Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by The Housework Can Wait and Never Too Fond of Books. It’s the nature of book blogging to focus mainly on new releases, but there are thousands of great books out there that haven’t seen the “New Releases” shelf in years. We hope to be able to bring attention to some older titles that may not be at the top of the current bestseller list, but still deserve a spot in your To-Be-Read pile. After I posted about Kieran Scott as one of my favorite contemporary YA authors, I had a bit of a conversation with […]