Divergent by Veronica Roth

July 18, 2012 / 11 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Divergent by Veronica Roth

What is there to say about Divergent that hasn’t already been said? Like a lot of other readers, I felt the plot was very similar to The Hunger Games, but that the writing and world-building didn’t feel quite as strong. That said, I can’t deny that I was completely drawn into this story. The character of Tris was extremely well drawn, and though there were moments that some of the writing tripped me up (particularly the times when Tris repeats things over and over), I loved her spirit and fighting nature. She was strong-willed and physical without losing her humanity. […]

Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker

July 17, 2012 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Unbreak My Heart by Melissa C. Walker

This is one of my favorite summer 2012 reads. It has heart, it has depth, it has lightness, and it has the sweetest romance ever. Walker has absolutely triumphed with this book. What really got me was how REAL everything seemed, especially the characters. Clementine, the protagonist, felt very much like me as a teenager. James, the love interest, was the perfect complement to her rawness – he was joyful and jovial, but in a way that felt both masculine and flawed. The secondary characters of her family and the other boating people were so full and rich and authentic […]

The experiment…finally…and some notes

July 16, 2012 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blogging Life, Personal

After three to five years of saying I should start a book blog, I’m finally doing it. This is, in large part, because Goodreads is super easy to use and I’m basically just cut and pasting my reviews from there to here. Nevertheless, it’s nice to have a pretty place to post my musings on (mostly) YA books with a few adult books, movies, TV shows, and fashion stuff, no? Disclaimer and Mission I don’t purport to have the best reviews on anything, or even to have great thoughts to share, but I do think that the authors I read […]