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To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | On Lara Jean, The Realistically Immature Teen

January 25, 2017 / 13 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Discussion, Review
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | On Lara Jean, The Realistically Immature Teen

Lara Jean-obsessed? Check out my “Three Days of Lara Jean” series! Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han I am a thousand years late to the Lara Jean love fest, but better late than never, right? This is a true story for dreamers, and it’s one that I fell for, hard and fast. Lara Jean Covey is the middle sister in a loving family, with a busy obstetrical surgeon of a dad, perfect older sister Margot, and fun younger sister Kitty. Lara Jean is a homebody; she loves baking, scrapbooking, and being cozy. Lara Jean is also […]

A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray | Mini-Review (& A Note on Consent and Rape)

January 16, 2017 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray | Mini-Review (& A Note on Consent and Rape)

Mini-Review: A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray Spoilers for the first two books, but not for this one. Easily the most action-packed of this trilogy, A Million Worlds with You takes us on a roller-coaster of emotion and movement. After discovering Triad and Home Office’s plans for destruction of many worlds in order to save a loved one, Marguerite is in a race with the most evil version of herself – the Wicked Marguerite, a girl whose “art” is sadism and destruction. Chasing her from parallel universe to parallel universe in order to try to prevent the loss […]

I DON’T Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie | Bookish Confessions #1

I DON’T Like Big Books and I Cannot Lie | Bookish Confessions #1

Bookish Confessions is a new feature on Mostly YA Lit. Inspired by The Broke and the Bookish’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt on blogging confessions, I realized I had so many bookish or blogger confessions that I needed more time to explore them all. Once every two weeks, I’ll share one shameful truth about me as a reader, blogger and booklover. Ready? Let’s go! Yup, it’s true. I don’t like big books, and I cannot lie. I know I’m supposed to be like, “Yay, big tomes! Yay, more words! Yay, more of living in this book’s world!” I am, after all, […]

What Do Morgan Matson Books Mean To You? | Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

What Do Morgan Matson Books Mean To You? | Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Hi guys! Welcome to Day 4 of #MorganMatsonWeek! Today I’ve got some serious Morgan Matson fans here to tell you what Morgan’s work means to them. And one of them, Gabi @ Let’s Gab About Books, has a special giveaway for you US readers: mini-The Unexpected Everything book necklaces (I SO want one of these!). Also today, check out my interview with the lady herself: Morgan Matson! We’re talking summer, grief, friendship, George R.R. Martin, and more. What do Morgan Matson Books Mean to You? Morgan Matson is hands down one of my personal favorite YA authors. Ever since I read […]

[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 […]

Eleanor & Park read-along: Chapters 37-45!

May 20, 2013 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Eleanor & Park read-along: Chapters 37-45!

Hi guys! Welcome to the Chapter 37-45 post on Eleanor & Park for our readalong! Thoughts from our read-along participants: The things that happen to her at gym are just so awful I could barely stand to read it. Even worse, I understood exactly how she felt. (Not that I’ve been through that exactly but close). I was right there for every ounce of humiliation and hopelessness and shame that she felt.  – Rachel @ Reading Timbits [“Those little bitches…” Mrs. Burt sighed.] LOL. That was hilarious.  –Ardo @A.A. Omer I was almost crying over the intimacy/sexual scenes…And the fact […]

Eleanor & Park Read-Along: Chapters 11-19 discussion!

May 9, 2013 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Eleanor & Park Read-Along: Chapters 11-19 discussion!

Hey guys, welcome to our Eleanor & Park read-along discussion post for Chapters 11-19. Apologies for getting this up so late! First, some thoughts from read-along participants:  “I loved the line on 71 where Park compares Eleanor’s hands to a heartbeat and butterflies which I thought was so good.” – Ardo @ A. A. Omer The HAND-HOLDING. Holy cow. I felt like my pages were bursting into flames at that moment. – Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit Park is just so sweet- almost to the point of being too perfect. – Rachel @ Reading Timbits Those first phone convos as […]

Eleanor & Park readalong: Chapters 1-10

May 6, 2013 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
Eleanor & Park readalong: Chapters 1-10

Hey guys, for our first discussion of Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, hop over to Rachel @ Reading Timbits! We’re discussing Eleanor’s home life, the 80s setting and more with a bunch of awesome authors and bloggers, including:  Angela & Loretta @ Reading AngelsChrista @ More Than Just MagicAndrea @ Cozy Up With A Good ReadJoanne LevyTura @ Reading Writers On Thursday, I’ll be hosting our discussion of Chapters 11-19, so if you’re reading along at home, stop by then! More info on our Eleanor & Park readalong

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 […]