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Waiting on Wednesday: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

Waiting on Wednesday: The Rest of Us Just Live Here by Patrick Ness

The Rest of Us Just Live Here Author: Patrick Ness Publisher: Walker Books / Harper Teen Expected publication date: August 27, 2015 / October 6, 2015 What if you weren’t the Chosen One? What if you’re not the one who’s so often the hero in YA fiction; who’s supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows […]

Halloween Reads: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

October 31, 2014 / 7 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Halloween Reads: Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

Anna Dressed in Blood Author: Kendare Blake (website | twitter) Publisher: Tor Teen Source: Toronto Public Library Format: Hardcover, 316 pages Publication date: October 17, 2011 My rating: 2.5 out of 5 stars. Buy it:  Indigo.ca | Indiebound | B&N | The Book Depository | Amazon Cas Lowood has inherited an unusual vocation: He kills the dead. So did his father before him, until he was gruesomely murdered by a ghost he sought to kill. Now, armed with his father’s mysterious and deadly athame, Cas travels the country with his kitchen-witch mother and their spirit-sniffing cat. They follow legends and local […]

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 […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller

Waiting on Wednesday: Triangles by Kimberly Ann Miller

“Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating. This week’s WoW pick is a debut YA contemp: Triangles Author: Kimberly Ann Miller Publisher: Spencer Hill Press Expected publication date: June 18, 2013 Goodreads synopsis: A cruise ship. A beautiful island. Two sexy guys. What could possibly go wrong? In the Bermuda Triangle—a lot. Hoping to leave behind the reminders of her crappy life–her father’s death years ago, her mother’s medical problems, and the loser who’s practically stalking her–seventeen-year-old Autumn Taylor hops on a ship with her sister […]

TIFF 2012: Review of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing

September 27, 2012 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Movies, Personal
TIFF 2012: Review of Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing

I haven’t had a chance to blog about books in awhile because real life is getting in the way. Real life including the three movies I recently saw at the Toronto International Film Festival! So, lucky you, you get a few movie mini-reviews before I get back to our regularly scheduled YA features: Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing Look, if you like Shakespeare, you should totally watch this movie. If you don’t like Shakespeare? You should still totally watch this movie. If you’re a Whedon fan? You should DEFINITELY watch this movie. This is Joss Whedon and Shakespeare stripped […]