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 […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

Waiting on Wednesday: Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund

“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 doesn’t even have an official release date yet, much less a cover, but I was so excited about it that I couldn’t resist posting about it! Across a Star-Swept Sea  Author: Diana Peterfreund Publisher: Balzer & Bray Expected publication date: Fall 2013 From the author’s website:  Centuries after wars nearly destroyed civilization, the two islands of New Pacifica stand alone, a terraformed paradise where even the Reduction—the devastating brain disorder that sparked the wars—is a distant […]

Personal Friday: Work, work, work…and party!

October 19, 2012 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Personal Friday: Work, work, work…and party!

Hi y’all, sorry I haven’t been around much this week. I’ve been working on stuff for a course I’m taking, work has been really busy, and I’m behind on this month’s books already! In particular, I’m planning a bunch of parties coming up. My bff’s baby shower is really soon, and so is my big 3-0 birthday bash! Not to mention, my wedding… So this week for Personal Friday, you get some of my party inspiration: via Style Me Pretty For my BFF’s baby shower – little vases with little flowers, a simple table runner, and lots of colour! via […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

Waiting on Wednesday: Just One Day by Gayle Forman

“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 is eagerly awaited by many bloggers: Just One Day Author: Gayle Forman Publisher: Dutton Juvenile Expected publication: January 8, 2013 From Goodreads: A breathtaking journey toward self-discovery and true love, from the author of If I Stay. When sheltered American good girl Allyson “LuLu” Healey first meets laid-back Dutch actor Willem De Ruiter at an underground performance of Twelfth Night in England, there’s an undeniable spark. After just one day together, that spark bursts into […]

Top Ten Tuesday #2: My Top Ten Favorite Contemporary YA Authors

Top Ten Tuesday #2: My Top Ten Favorite Contemporary YA Authors

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish to highlight a top ten list related to book blogging, and to get to know fellow book bloggers. October 16: Top Ten Favorite Authors In X Genre (Ex- Top Ten Favorite Science Fiction Authors, Top Ten Fave Contemporary YA authors) Contemporary YA rarely gets the spotlight that it deserves beside all of the dystopian, sci-fi, fantasy and paranormal stuff that’s out there right now. Since this blog is mainly contemporary, I thought I’d assist you by giving a list of my personal favorite contemporary YA authors. […]