Tag: audiobook review

5-Star Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

April 17, 2017 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
5-Star Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli The Upside of Unrequited is my favorite read of 2017 so far. You know how all the rest of you felt about Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda? That it was perfect and wonderful and so so cute? So, bookish confession here: I really liked Simon, but it didn’t completely blow me away. I know, I know. I loved Simon and Blue, and it was really fun. But it wasn’t like, completely and totally my book. This book, though. The Upside of Unrequited is MY Simon Vs. For me, it was utterly […]

Audiobook Narrators: Are You Picky As I Am?

Audiobook Narrators: Are You Picky As I Am?

Guys, am I the only one who is extremely and utterly picky about who narrates my books to me? So lately I’ve been really on the audiobook train. It used to be that I couldn’t “read” audiobooks unless they were books I’d already read (e.g. Harry Potter). But I’ve been finding it incredibly soothing to get things read to me. And audiobooks are especially helpful if I’m doing something boring like dishes or laundry and I just need to get it done, but I don’t want to waste precious reading time. That said…it takes a lot for me to borrow, […]

Sexual Violence, Bad Boys and A Court of Thrones and Roses

July 3, 2015 / 81 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Sexual Violence, Bad Boys and A Court of Thrones and Roses

WARNING: Major spoilers for A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, and I will be quoting from some of the explicit, 18+ scenes in this essay.  I know I’m going to be hated for this post, but I can’t not write it, because, very few people are talking about the sexual violence in Sarah J. Maas’ latest bestseller, A Court of Thorns and Roses. So here we go. Way back in the day, I talked about my love for Good Boys, and how Bad Boys are problematic, especially in YA. I’m not one of those people who […]

“Psycho Killer…Run, Run, Run Away” Review: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

October 17, 2014 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
“Psycho Killer…Run, Run, Run Away” Review: The Naturals by Jennifer Lynn Barnes

The Naturals (The Naturals #1) Author: Jennifer Lynn Barnes (website | twitter) Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Format: eAudiobook Source: Toronto Public Library Publication date: Nov 5, 2013; Paperback release: Oct 7, 2014 My rating: 3 out of 5 stars. Buy it: Indigo | IndieNext | Amazon | BookDepository | B&N  Seventeen-year-old Cassie is a natural at reading people. Piecing together the tiniest details, she can tell you who you are and what you want. But it’s not a skill that she’s ever taken seriously. That is, until the FBI come knocking: they’ve begun a classified program that uses exceptional teenagers to crack […]