Tag: bad boys

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 […]

Top Ten Tuesday #13: Book Turn-Offs

Top Ten Tuesday #13: Book Turn-Offs

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish to highlight a top ten list related to book blogging, and to get to know fellow book bloggers. This week’s TTT is all about bookish turn-offs, the things that happen when you’re reading and then suddenly, something totally throws you off. So here we go – not quite ten, and they’re mainly just products of poor writing or editing skills… 1. Suddenly We’re in Love! This is probably my biggest bookish turn-off, when writers just shove characters together without developing their relationship or friendship, so that […]

Friday Rants: Let’s Hear It for the Good Boys!

March 8, 2013 / 16 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Friday Rants: Let’s Hear It for the Good Boys!

Friday Rants is a new YA discussion series I’m starting here on Mostly YA Lit. It’s a discussion post, but it will start with a question or idea that’s been brewing in my mind for awhile, and I can’t get rid of. Thus, the rant! Come discuss with me and let’s get some of these issues out in the open! Look, I get it. Bad boys are sexy. They smolder, they seem dangerous, and if you’re the one person who can change them…that’s something special. Jordan Catalano, ultimate bad boy. NOT good for you! Lately I’ve noticed a pretty crazy […]

ARC Review: Mind Games by Kiersten White

February 19, 2013 / 14 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
ARC Review: Mind Games by Kiersten White

Mind Games Author: Kiersten White Publisher: HarperTeen Source: eARC from Edelweiss Expected publication date: February 19, 2013 (tomorrow!) My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Synopsis:  Fia can’t make a wrong decision, because she’s got perfect instincts. Her older sister, Annie, is blind, but has the ability to see into the future, and she’s one of the only people who can “see” Fia. At the beginning of the novel, Fia is tasked with killing a guy named Adam. As someone with perfect instincts, she can easily fight off any guy, and has the ability to manipulate anyone around her to twist them […]