Tag: contemporary

[UPDATED] What To Read If You Don’t Like Fantasy | Lady Midnight Giveaway [Closed]

[UPDATED] What To Read If You Don’t Like Fantasy | Lady Midnight Giveaway [Closed]

Hi guys, today I’m discussing fantasy reads for contemporary readers – and I’ve got a giveaway of a special early edition of Lady Midnight by Cassandra Clare (I KNOW)! Keep reading for more! So last week, I was having dinner with a couple of book bloggers, all of whom love and read fantasy and speculative fiction much more than I do. And I, being the dissenter, said what I always say when confronted with this issue: “I’ve tried to love fantasy books, but I’ve failed.” It’s true. Fantasy – mostly YA fantasy – doesn’t seem to work for me. As […]

#WaitingonWednesday: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

#WaitingonWednesday: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

THIS BOOK COVER IS THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING FOR ME. ICE CREAM? Check. Summer? Check. DOGS? Check. Morgan Matson? Check, check, check. I already have a massive thing for books about kids in political families. So Morgan Matson writing a book about that? I’m so there. This is the Morgan Matson whose debut novel, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, got me writing again. The same Morgan who slayed my heart with the glorious realness of Emily in Since You’ve Been Gone. The same Matson whose sophomore novel, Second Chance Summer, I’m terrified of reading because I’m afraid I’ll die of feels. […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler

Waiting on Wednesday: Just Visiting by Dahlia Adler

I’ve had several of Dahlia’s books on my TBR for ages, and I’m pretty excited to read them, but this one…this synopsis really got me. Maybe because it’s a bit more grounded than her Daylight Falls series, which features Hollywood actors. Either way, I love the whole senior year visiting colleges thing – it’s something that resonated a lot with me because as a senior at my American high school in Hong Kong, figuring out the right college for me dominated my every thought (especially since I couldn’t visit myself). I can’t wait to see Reagan and Victoria figure out […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Young Widows Club by Alexandra Coutts

Waiting on Wednesday: Young Widows Club by Alexandra Coutts

I’ve been desperate for this book ever since I heard about it. The premise sounds so original: it deals with grief from the perspective of teen widows. Is it weird and wrong that I hope it includes the perspective of a teen whose husband went to war? I feel like that’s a story I want to read in YA. I’m not usually into super mopey books, but I think we could all learn a lot from the women in this book. Is Young Widows Club on your TBR? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know and I’ll […]

The Choices We Make: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

July 6, 2015 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
The Choices We Make: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  Maybe in Another Life Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid (website | twitter) Publisher: Washington Square Press (Atria/Simon & Schuster) Source/Format: eARC provided by publisher on Edelweiss Publication date: July 7, 2015 (tomorrow!) My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars. Buy It: Indigo.ca | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | Barnes and Noble | IndieBound | The Book Depository | iTunes From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Waiting on Wednesday: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  Maybe in Another Life Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid (website | twitter) Publisher: Washington Square Press (Simon & Schuster) Genre: Adult Fiction Expected publication: July 7th 2015 From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results. At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and […]

Review: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

April 14, 2015 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Royal We Authors: Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (website | twitter) Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Hachette Book Group Canada) Source/Format: eARC provided by HBG Canada via Netgalley (thank you!) Publication date: April 7, 2015 My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars. Buy It: Indigo.ca | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | B&N | IndieBound | iTunes | The Book Depository | Audible In their first adult novel, authors Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan take on a story of romance and rivalries inspired by today’s most talked-about royal couple: Will and Kate. “If I’m Cinderella today, I dread who they’ll think I am tomorrow. I guess it depends […]

$50 Gift Card GIVEAWAY + Cover Reveal/Excerpt: Losing at Love by Jennifer Iacopelli (OBX #2)

January 30, 2015 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book Extras, Uncategorized
$50 Gift Card GIVEAWAY + Cover Reveal/Excerpt: Losing at Love by Jennifer Iacopelli (OBX #2)

Hi guys! Today I’m hosting a cover reveal for Jennifer Iacopelli’s Losing at Love, the second book in a fantastic new adult series about professional tennis players. If you haven’t read the first book in the Outer Banks Tennis Academy series, Game. Set. Match – trust me when I say you’re in for a treat! It’s super sexy and full of your favourite sports-y moments. And—bonus!— I’m also revealing athe new redesign for the first book in the series AND there’s a giveaway, so read on! Losing at Love Author: Jennifer Iacopelli (website | twitter) Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: February 24, 2015 Pre order now […]

The ISLAND series by Viv Daniels: Covers Revealed!

December 3, 2014 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
The ISLAND series by Viv Daniels: Covers Revealed!

Covers created by Vania Stoyanova of VLC Productions Hi guys, today I’m helping promote Viv Daniels’ ISLAND series – this is a series of five full-length New Adult contemporary romances set on an island in the South Pacific… Having read and adored Viv’s first NA contemporary, One & Only and quite enjoyed her darker NA holiday story Hear Me, as well as her alter ego Diana Peterfreund’s many novels, I’m very, very glad to be helping reveal these smoking hot covers.  Here’s the thing, though: as hot as these covers are, I have no doubt that what’s between the sheets (ahem) will […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Whatever Life Throws At You by Julie Cross

Waiting on Wednesday: Whatever Life Throws At You by Julie Cross

“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 can’t-wait-for-it book is a sports YA! Whatever Life Throws at You Author: Julie Cross (website | twitter) Publisher: Entangled Teen Expected publication: October 7th 2014 Seventeen-year-old Annie Lucas is too young to remember her dad’s glory days as a pitcher for the Yankees. So when her father is offered a coaching position with the Kansas City Royals, Annie is intrigued to see the baseball side of her dad. Of course, knowing he’ll be a mentor to […]