Tag: bloomsbury children’s

Waiting on Wednesday | The Names They Gave Us | Emery Lord

September 28, 2016 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book Memes, Waiting on Wednesday
Waiting on Wednesday | The Names They Gave Us | Emery Lord

I mean. It’s Emery Lord. Emery Lord, who is one of my all-time fave authors. So much so that I did a week of posts about her work. Emery Lord, who writes about complex females and femship and  feminism and grief and mental health in the best, most illuminating ways. Emery Lord, writing about a religious girl who goes to Bible camp (my life as a tween) questioning her faith (also me). Auto-buy, obviously. Also, will you look at that watercolour cover? Is THE NAMES THEY GAVE US on your TBR? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know […]

Two Geektastic Reads for the Avenger in All of Us

August 12, 2016 / 5 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Two Geektastic Reads for the Avenger in All of Us

Summer, to me, is usually always about the beach and the lake and sunshine and contemporary romances. But, let’s be honest, we can’t be on vacation all the time. Summer is also all about the blockbuster movie – you know, that geeky DC or Marvel movie with exploding stuff that you watch in a too-air-conditioned theatre. Or the sci-fi one where the world is ending and there’s a tiny group of humans who have to save the day. I haven’t watched a ton of those movies this summer, but I have been reading a few books that are kind of similar, […]

Learning to Swear in America | Giveaway + Guest Post by Author Katie Kennedy

Learning to Swear in America | Giveaway + Guest Post by Author Katie Kennedy

Hi guys, today I have the lovely Katie Kennedy here to talk about her upcoming debut, LEARNING TO SWEAR IN AMERICA. If you know me, you know I really love science in my YA and I’m especially partial to physics, so this book has been on my to-be-read list since I first heard about it. I love that there’s this 17-year-old physics prodigy who’s going to learn how to be a teenager from this normal kid…with a backdrop of living your life to the fullest. SO my kind of book. Read on to find out more about the book, then […]

[GIVEAWAY + Guest Post] 5 Reasons to Put When We Collided on Your To Be Read List

[GIVEAWAY + Guest Post] 5 Reasons to Put When We Collided on Your To Be Read List

Hi guys, today I’ve got a fantastic guest post from the wonderful Ginger of GReads! on Emery Lord’s 2016 release, When We Collided. Ginger is one of Emery’s biggest fans, and she got to read this book when it was still going through revisions (seriously, how jealous are you?). When she offered to help out with this week, I knew I needed to get her to talk about what she loved about WWC – spoiler-free, of course! Read on for her thoughts, and for an international ARC giveaway! Opening up an Emery Lord book is like taking a plunge; the […]

[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 […]

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

July 3, 2015 / 82 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 […]

“You’ve Changed”: Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

May 19, 2015 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
“You’ve Changed”: Hold Me Like a Breath by Tiffany Schmidt

Win a copy of Hold Me Like A Breath! Hold Me Like a Breath (Once Upon a Crime Family #1) Author: Tiffany Schmidt (website | twitter) Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Source/Format: eARC provided by publisher via Netgalley (thank you!) Publication date: May 19, 2015 (today!) My rating: 2 out of 5 stars. Buy It: Indigo.ca | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | Barnes and Noble | iBooks | IndieBound | The Book Depository  Penelope Landlow has grown up with the knowledge that almost anything can be bought or sold—including body parts. She’s the daughter of one of the three crime families that control the […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

Waiting on Wednesday: Because You’ll Never Meet Me by Leah Thomas

Because You’ll Never Meet Me Author: Leah Thomas  Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books Expected publication: July 2nd 2015 In a stunning literary debut, two boys on opposite ends of the world begin an unlikely friendship that will change their lives forever. Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie is allergic to electricity. Contact with it causes debilitating seizures. Moritz’s weak heart is kept pumping by an electronic pacemaker. If they ever did meet, Ollie would seize. But Moritz would die without his pacemaker. Both hermits from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become […]

Waiting on Wednesday: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

Waiting on Wednesday: The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating. The Start of Me and You Author: Emery Lord  Publisher: Bloomsbury (Penguin Canada) Expected publication date: March 31, 2015  Following her pitch-perfect debut Open Road Summer, Emery Lord pens another gorgeous story of best friends, new love, & second chances. It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for a year, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has […]

Harry Potter and the 2014 Re-Read: Books 1-4 (SPOILERS)

September 9, 2014 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Harry Potter and the 2014 Re-Read: Books 1-4 (SPOILERS)

At the beginning of the year, Michele from Just A Lil Lost and a few other bloggers decided to do a Harry Potter re-read. I started with the first book, but never got around to reviewing or doing any of the subsequent months. Then, last week, Melissa from YA Bookshelf started reading the Harry Potter books for the first time. I can’t tell you how jealous I was – you only get to read for the first time once, after all! So I decided to read along (at last!), and give a few of my thoughts, since Goodreads and my […]