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Mini-Reviews: Illustrated Fantasy, Dark Realities

April 7, 2016 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Mini-Reviews: Illustrated Fantasy, Dark Realities

Beautifully illustrated and executed, this latest (and possibly last?) installment of the Griffin & Sabine series really belongs somewhere within the third book of the trilogy, The Golden Mean. It is, as described, additional letters and correspondence between Griffin and Sabine as they try to make their way towards each other to Alexandria. For those who have not read the series, I think it will be a little difficult to follow this piece – it’s almost like an added novella to the series. That said, since the reading experience of these books is so delightful, I would go ahead and […]

When We Collided by Emery Lord | Book Review

March 30, 2016 / 9 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Favorites, Review
When We Collided by Emery Lord | Book Review

Review: When We Collided by Emery Lord When We Collided is Emery Lord’s best book. I just have to lay this out there. It’s her tightest, most impassioned, most honest and raw piece of fiction, a book about a girl, Vivi, a seventeen year old who wants to live in the small moments in life and soak in all the beauty and fire of first love, but is hampered by her own mental health issues. Vivi and her mother move to a small California town for a summer and there, Vivi meets Jonah, a boy who is responsible for more […]

La Vie En Rose: The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt

January 15, 2016 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
La Vie En Rose: The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt

REVIEW: The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt SWOONS. BOOK BOYFRIENDS. What else can I say to get your attention? Because The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt has both of those things in epic amounts. We’re talking full-on butterflies in your stomach, tears in your eyes, Anna and the French Kiss levels of swoons. When I first heard about The Distance from A to Z by Natalie Blitt, I really liked the idea of a girl being in an intensive language course over the summer and falling for her language partner. I thought that The Distance from […]

: Review: The Distance From Me To You by Marina Gessner

October 16, 2015 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
: Review: The Distance From Me To You by Marina Gessner

Review: The Distance From Me To You is a book for people who like no-nonsense writing and fast pacing. It’s a straightforward look at stubborn, independent McKenna, a 17-year old who decides to hike the entire Appalachian Trail after high school. Without her parents knowing, McKenna decides to go it alone after being abandoned at the last moment by her best friend. Along the way, she meets and falls in love with thru hiker, Sam, who is trying to outrun his very broken home life. The bulk of this book deals with Sam’s and McKenna’s relationship and his belief that […]

Guest Review: Red Moon by Benjamin Percy

May 5, 2013 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Guest Review: Red Moon by Benjamin Percy

You’ve heard me talk about my fiance – well, today you finally get to meet him! Since I’ve been super-busy with my wedding and various other ARCs, my fiance is doing today’s review! Evan is the love of my life – and he’s also very smart sci-fi, film, and comic book aficionado who usually reads literary stuff like Michael Chabon and Salman Rushdie. He’s a big supporter of me and my blog, even though he doesn’t usually read YA. He did really like The Hunger Games, so when I got an ARC of Red Moon at the Ontario Blog Squad […]

Giveaway + Review: Game. Set. Match by Jennifer Iacopelli [INT]

May 2, 2013 / 5 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Giveaway + Review: Game. Set. Match by Jennifer Iacopelli [INT]

Game. Set. Match. (Outerbanks Tennis Academy #1) by Jennifer Iacopelli Publisher: Coliloquy, LLC Source: eBook sent by author; part of the OBX blog tour Publication date: May 1st 2013 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars Buy it: Amazon | Barnes & Noble Nestled along the coastline of North Carolina, the Outer Banks Tennis Academy is the best elite tennis training facility in the world. Head Coach, Dominic Kingston has assembled some of the finest talent in the sport. From the game’s biggest stars to athletes scraping and clawing to achieve their dreams, OBX is full of ego, drama and […]

Early Review: You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle

April 30, 2013 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Early Review: You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle

You Look Different in Real Life Author: Jennifer Castle Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Digital ARC on Edelweiss Publication Date: June 4, 2013 My rating: 4 out of 5 stars For the rest of the world, the movies are entertainment. For Justine, they’re real life. The premise was simple: five kids, just living their lives. There’d be a new movie about them every five years, starting in kindergarten. But no one could have predicted what the cameras would capture. And no one could have predicted that Justine would be the star. Now sixteen, Justine doesn’t feel like a star anymore. In fact, when she […]

ARC Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

April 1, 2013 / 10 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
ARC Review: The Elite by Kiera Cass

The Elite Author:  Kiera Cass Publisher: HarperTeen Source: ARC borrowed from a very kind book buddy (I also pre-ordered a copy!) Format: Paperback, 336 pages Expected publication date: April 23, 2013  My rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars Goodreads synopsis:  The hotly-anticipated sequel to the New York Times bestsellerThe Selection. Thirty-five girls came to the palace to compete in the Selection. All but six have been sent home. And only one will get to marry Prince Maxon and be crowned princess of Illea. America still isn’t sure where her heart lies. When she’s with Maxon, she’s swept up in their new […]

Review: Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

March 11, 2013 / 15 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson

Strands of Bronze and Gold Author: Jane Nickerson Publisher: Albert A Knopf Books for Young Readers/Random House Children’s Books Source: eARC requested through Netgalley Publication Date: March 12, 2013 (tomorrow!) My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Goodreads synopsis:  A sweeping Gothic thriller based on the spine-chilling “Bluebeard” fairytale 17-year-old Sophia Petheram has been sheltered by her doting family all her life, until the day her father dies. It’s 1855, and with no money and few options, she goes to live with her guardian, the mysterious Bernard de Cressac, at the astonishingly lavish Wyndriven Abbey in Mississippi. Sophie has always longed […]

ARC Review: Being Henry David by Cal Armistead

March 1, 2013 / 7 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
ARC Review: Being Henry David by Cal Armistead

Being Henry David Author: Cal Armistead Publisher: Albert Whitman Teen Publication Date: March 1, 2013 Source: eARC provided by publisher through Netgalley My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Seventeen-year-old “Hank” has found himself at Penn Station in New York City with no memory of anything –who he is, where he came from, why he’s running away. His only possession is a worn copy of Walden, by Henry David Thoreau. And so he becomes Henry David-or “Hank” and takes first to the streets, and then to the only destination he can think of–Walden Pond in Concord, Massachusetts. Cal Armistead’s remarkable debut […]