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What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera | Review

October 11, 2018 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera | Review

Review: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera The cutest meet-cute of all time, What If It’s Us might seem like the fluffiest book ever. Penned by the queen of cute gay romances, Becky Albertalli, and the king of sob-fest gay romances, Adam Silvera, this sweet book offers sauce and substance to pack a romance punch. It starts at a post office, with Ben Alejo about to mail a break-up box to his ex-boyfriend, and running into Arthur Seuss, a Georgia boy who’s in town for the summer. Their eyes meet. They have an adorable chat. A […]

“Banana Split For My Baby” Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian | 4.5 Star Review

May 11, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
“Banana Split For My Baby” Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian | 4.5 Star Review

Review: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian Stay Sweet is a book all about teens and ice cream that belies it’s true feminist nature. Siobhan Vivian has put together a fantastic read that is just fluffy enough, just feminist enough, just romantic enough, and just nostalgic enough to make you feel all the summer feels. Stay Sweet centres on 17 year old Amelia Van Hagen, who’s been working at the local ice cream stand, Meade Creamery, for the last four summers. The stand is run entirely by girls, and steeped in girl-power traditions. Working at Meade Creamery means you work hard, […]

Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Going Rogue by Marissa Meyer | Review

March 22, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Going Rogue by Marissa Meyer | Review

Review: WIRES and NERVE, Vol 2: Going Rogue Warning: this review will have some spoilers for Marissa Meyer’s other Lunar Chronicles books (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, Fairest, Stars Above, Wires and Nerve, Vol 1), so if you haven’t read those and you want to, please skip! I was totally excited for the second volume in Marissa Meyer’s Wires and Nerve graphic novel. If you missed the first one, Wires and Nerve is part of the Lunar Chronicles series and focuses on the android Iko, who is Cinder’s best friend. In this installment, Iko is working with Liam Kinney, a Lunar […]

Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery by Melanie J. Fishbane | Review

April 25, 2017 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Maud: A Novel Inspired by the Life of L.M. Montgomery by Melanie J. Fishbane | Review

Review: Maud by Melanie J. Fishbane I’ve already told you all about my wild excitement at Maud, as well as my obsession with all things Anne of Green Gables. So let’s dive right into Maud. =p My first thoughts when reading MAUD: This reads like Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House books! There’s something very simple, direct, and 19th century about the prose in Maud, and it instantly brought me back to all my moments learning about pioneer life as a child. Here’s the thing, though: this is not an idyllic time. Unlike L.M. Montgomery’s whimsical Anne of Green Gables, teen Lucy Maud […]

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 […]

| Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany | Play Review

August 4, 2016 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
| Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany | Play Review

Review: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Disclaimer: Light spoilers in this for the beginning of the play and its concept. If you don’t want to know ANYTHING at all, please stop reading now. If you don’t mind a bit more than the synopsis, read on. Reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is strange thing. On the one hand, it was a complete and total joy to be back in the wizarding world again, to see all my old favorites and to see brand new characters really spring to life. On the other hand, it’s a very strange to […]

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo | Review

July 4, 2016 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Diversity, Review
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo | Review

Review: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo I feel like an alternate title for If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo could be “Secrets” or “The Secrets We Keep.” Because even though it’s Amanda’s secret that is the impetus for this story of a transgender girl who moves to a new town, it’s the idea of secrets and secret-keeping that makes this story as compelling as it is. There’s a universality in being scared to show someone your true self, in moving to a new town, in first love and first real friends. In those ways, this […]

Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee | Review

March 7, 2016 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Under A Painted Sky by Stacey Lee | Review

Review: Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee Under a Painted Sky by Stacey Lee was on so many bloggers’ favorites lists for 2015, and was on my own highly anticipated reads…and then I didn’t read it for ages. Thank goodness for my book club having it as the pick for Jan/Feb, because I really, really needed to read this one, and I think you will, too. Under A Painted Sky is the story of Samantha Young, a Chinese girl living in Missouri on a border town to the Oregon Trail in 1849. She’s been pretty sheltered for most of […]

[Giveaway] Open Road Summer: Why It Ain’t Slut Shaming

July 29, 2015 / 36 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Feature, Review
[Giveaway] Open Road Summer: Why It Ain’t Slut Shaming

Open Road Summer was a library read right before BEA14 for me. It stuck with me totally – it was one of those books I just didn’t want to end, where every page there was a moment that made me suck in my breath because it was so perfect. Interestingly, I remember chatting in a line with another blogger, and discussing how she couldn’t deal with the slut-shaming. So when I came home, I started writing this review, and I realized that I needed to address this. Because while the character Reagan does slut-shame girls, there is never an instance where […]

[GIVEAWAY] Lessons from Paige: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

[GIVEAWAY] Lessons from Paige: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Hi guys, for my first post for The Start of Em and You Week, I decided to talk about how Paige and her story made me have a kind of revelation – one that’s made me more accepting and fearless about my own life. Read on for my thoughts about The Start of Me and You, Emery’s latest novel, and for an AMAZING handpainted book tote giveaway! TELL ME, WHAT IS IT YOU PLAN TO DO WITH YOUR ONE WILD & PRECIOUS LIFE? -Mary Oliver In the past year, I’ve continually noticed this quote in the footer of Emery Lord’s website, and […]