Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Impressions: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Impressions: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Today for Morgan Matson Week, I’m taking you way, way back to the beginning of my love affair with Morgan Matson’s books to her debut, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour. Each part of this post was written at a different time – weeks before re-reading, right before, and after. Writing this post has been a journey into my memories and who I was five years ago – and how much I’ve changed (thank you, Morgan, as usual, for the reflective inspiration!). And, so you don’t think it’s just me who’s having a nostalgic moment, Ambur at Burning Impossibly Bright is […]

The Unexpected Everything | 5 Star Review | Blog Tour + Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWe..

The Unexpected Everything | 5 Star Review | Blog Tour + Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Hello all! Today I’m reviewing The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson for both the Canadian blog tour, and as the first post for my Unexpectedly Epic Morgan Matson Week! If you’re a fan of YA contemporary books, you really can’t go wrong with Morgan’s work. Scroll down to check out my review of this, my favourite book of the year so far, and then check out the amazing Three Scoops of Summer giveaway for Canadians – you can win a copy of The Unexpected Everything, Siobhan Vivian’s The Last Boy and Girl in the World, and Meg Leder’s The Museum of Heartbreak. […]

All Things Grow With Love | The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne

November 5, 2015 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
All Things Grow With Love | The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne

Review: The Runaway Princess by Hester Browne stars Amy Wilde as an up-and-coming garden designer in London, hailing from small-town Yorkshire. On New Year’s Eve, her fun-loving best friend and roommate throws a party where she meets Leo, a fund manager that she instantly has an attraction to. What she doesn’t know is that he’s a prince, and Amy’s middle-class life is about to be turned upside-down. I really enjoyed the romance of The Runaway Princess. Leo’s fame did seem a bit contrived considering that he came from such a small principality, but I liked how normal he was and […]

Madly Blog Tour: Q&A with author Amy Alward!

September 30, 2015 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blog Tour, Interview
Madly Blog Tour: Q&A with author Amy Alward!

Hi guys, today I’m really excited to be part of the blog tour for Amy Alward’s MADLY. I first heard about Madly from the Simon & Schuster Canada team and it sounds like a super fun magical romp. Check out more about the book and my Q&A with Amy below (if you’re interested in working in publishing, definitely read to the end)!  Q&A with Amy Alward Tiff: Firstly, can you describe Madly to me in ten words or less?  Amy: Magic, science, adventure, a touch of romance – with added unicorns! Tiff: I’m all about the playlist! What’s one song that […]

: The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley

September 21, 2015 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Webseries
: The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley

The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet is a love letter to fans of the wildly popular webseries, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. There’s no other way to put it. In the Acknowledgments, the authors say that the book would not have existed if people hadn’t voiced their love, affection, and concern for this version of Lydia Bennet. So it seems absolutely right that Lydia should finally get her own story via the voices of those who loved her…because this book, in, itself, is all about Lydia reclaiming her voice. But I’m getting ahead of myself. If you haven’t heard of The Lizzie Bennet […]

The Choices We Make: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

July 6, 2015 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
The Choices We Make: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  Maybe in Another Life Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid (website | twitter) Publisher: Washington Square Press (Atria/Simon & Schuster) Source/Format: eARC provided by publisher on Edelweiss Publication date: July 7, 2015 (tomorrow!) My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars. Buy It: Indigo.ca | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound | The Book Depository | iTunes From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly […]

“Our Love Belongs To Everyone Who Loves Us” Review: After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

August 13, 2014 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
“Our Love Belongs To Everyone Who Loves Us” Review: After I Do by Taylor Jenkins Reid

After I Do Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid (website | twitter) Publisher: Washington Square Press (Simon & Schuster) Genre: Adult Fiction Source/Format: Library eBook Publication date: July 1st 2014 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars. From the author of Forever, Interrupted—hailed by Sarah Jio as “moving, gorgeous, and at times heart-wrenching”—comes a breathtaking new novel about modern marriage, the depth of family ties, and the year that one remarkable heroine spends exploring both. When Lauren and Ryan’s marriage reaches the breaking point, they come up with an unconventional plan. They decide to take a year off in the hopes of finding […]

Giveaway & Event: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian!

October 1, 2012 / 13 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blogging Life, Book Events
Giveaway & Event: Burn for Burn by Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian!

OK, this is a super-long post – sorry! I just got excited! On Thursday, I got to meet Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian, authors of Burn for Burn. They made their first Canadian appearance at Indigo-Yorkdale here in Toronto. In celebration, I’m hosting a giveaway – check out my recap of the event and the giveaway below the cut. Me being me, the first thing I noticed was their outfits. Jenny was wearing an adorable red-and-white striped dress, and she had bright red lipstick on and her tour nails. Siobhan was wearing a black pencil skirt, a preppy-cool purple gingham […]

This is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott

July 20, 2012 / 5 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
This is So Not Happening by Kieran Scott

Someone else on Goodreads said that she knew she was going to dislike this book, but she read it anyway and love-hated it. I feel the same way. Kieran Scott really knows how to tug at your heartstrings, and how to realistically portray teenagers. This Is So Not Happening has one of the best portrayals of teen pregnancy I’ve ever read. It wasn’t from the perspective of the mother, which made it unique and interesting. I didn’t like it, I didn’t want to read about it, but Scott did a great job showing how people reacted, and how things changed […]