Tag: 4.5 stars

Early Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

August 30, 2013 / 12 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Early Review: Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein

Rose Under Fire  Author: Elizabeth Wein (website | twitter) Publisher: Disney Hyperion (Doubleday Canada in my country!) Source: eARC provided by Disney Hyperion on Netgalley (thank you!) Expected publication date: September 10, 2013 My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Goodreads synopsis:  Rose Justice is a young pilot with the Air Transport Auxiliary during the Second World War. On her way back from a semi-secret flight in the waning days of the war, Rose is captured by the Germans and ends up in Ravensbrück, the notorious Nazi women’s concentration camp. There, she meets an unforgettable group of women, including a once glamorous […]

Review: Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

April 22, 2013 / 12 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Sweethearts Author: Sara Zarr Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover, 217 pages Source: Toronto Public Library Publication Date: February 1st 2008  My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars As children, Jennifer Harris and Cameron Quick were both social outcasts. They were also one another’s only friend. So when Cameron disappears without warning, Jennifer thinks she’s lost the only person who will ever understand her. Now in high school, Jennifer has been transformed. Known as Jenna, she’s popular, happy, and dating, everything “Jennifer” couldn’t be—but she still can’t shake the memory of her long-lost friend. When Cameron suddenly reappears, they […]

Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

April 12, 2013 / 28 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater

The Raven Boys Author: Maggie Stiefvater Publisher: Scholastic Press Format: eBook Source: Bought on Amazon Publication date: September 18, 2012 My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars “There are only two reasons a non-seer would see a spirit on St. Mark’s Eve,” Neeve said. “Either you’re his true love . . . or you killed him.” It is freezing in the churchyard, even before the dead arrive. Every year, Blue Sargent stands next to her clairvoyant mother as the soon-to-be dead walk past. Blue herself never sees them—not until this year, when a boy emerges from the dark and speaks […]

Review: Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

April 4, 2013 / 6 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: Perfect Scoundrels by Ally Carter

Perfect Scoundrels Author: Ally Carter Format: Hardcover, 328 pages Source: Bought from Chapters/Indigo Bay/Bloor (Toronto) Publisher: Hyperion Books for Children (HBG Canada) Publication date: February 5, 2013 My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Katarina Bishop and W.W. Hale the fifth were born to lead completely different lives: Kat comes from a long, proud line of loveable criminal masterminds, while Hale is the scion of one of the most seemingly perfect dynasties in the world. If their families have one thing in common, it’s that they both know how to stay under the radar while getting-or stealing-whatever they want. No matter […]

Review: Every Day by David Levithan

March 4, 2013 / 19 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: Every Day by David Levithan

Every Day Author: David Levithan Publication Date: August 28, 2012  Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers Source: eBook borrowed from Toronto Public Library My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars Goodreads synopsis:  Every day a different body. Every day a different life. Every day in love with the same girl. There’s never any warning about where it will be or who it will be. A has made peace with that, even established guidelines by which to live: Never get too attached. Avoid being noticed. Do not interfere. It’s all fine until the morning that A wakes up in the body of Justin […]