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Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills | Waiting on Wednesday

Foolish Hearts by Emma Mills | Waiting on Wednesday

I WILL READ ANYTHING EMMA MILLS WRITES. Emma is the lady who gave us the most gorgeous, genuine Pride & Prejudice retelling in a football setting: First & Then. Aka Ezra is my fictional boyfriend-4-eva. Emma is the lady who made us think about fandom and friendship and caring about stuff in This Adventure Ends. Aka Gabe and Sloane-5eva. And now, Emma is giving us Foolish Hearts, with enemies-turned-friends and a high school theatre production (ALWAYS my kryptonite) of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. And yeah, like the rest of her covers, this one is UNBELIEVABLY pretty. I say again…I WILL […]

“Weirdly Passionate” | This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills | Review

October 14, 2016 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Favorites, Review
“Weirdly Passionate” | This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills | Review

Review: This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills This Adventure Ends is amazing. There, I got that out of the way. Like First & Then, Emma Mills’ debut, this book continues the author’s ability to articulate teen life in the most deadpan, honest way. Sloane Finch, the MC, is funny, sarcastic, and deeply kind, able to right wrongs, but unable to break herself out of a bubble of not being engaged in things. Sloane and her family have recently relocated permanently to their summer home in a small town in Florida. When she meets the vivacious Vera Fuller and her brother Gabe, […]

9 Sporty Books for Olympics Fans | Top Ten Tuesday

9 Sporty Books for Olympics Fans | Top Ten Tuesday

Guys, I admit it. I have Olympics fever. So this week’s TTT is a bit of a cheat since sports take place in all kinds of settings…but whatever. If you’re all about the sporty books, read on! 9 Sporty Books for Olympics Fans 1) 2) 3) 4) 5) 6) 7) 8)  9) Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally | Sport: Running – a ton of Kenneally’s books could go on this list, but BAB is my fave, and it’s set on trails and streets all over Tennessee. And the romance is SMOKING. Letters to Nowhere by Julie Cross | Sport: […]

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills | Waiting on Wednesday

This Adventure Ends by Emma Mills | Waiting on Wednesday

Look, all I have to say is that that cover matches my Waiting on Wednesday image, which should tell you that this book and I are meant to be. Still not convinced? How about the fact that it includes a quest for a missing painting? How about the fact that there’s going to be romance and friendship and family? How about the fact that it’s written by Emma Mills, whose 2015 debut First & Then was one of my favourites last year (with an insanely good book boyfriend)? Here’s what I said about First & Then: “First & Then is more of an homage […]

#TopTenTuesday: Can’t-Wait-For-It Sophomore Novels

November 3, 2015 / 5 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Top Ten Tuesday
#TopTenTuesday: Can’t-Wait-For-It Sophomore Novels

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday prompt is debut authors whose sophomore novels I’m super looking forward to. Because YA publishing moves so fast, with authors releasing their sophomore novels 1-2 years after the debut, I could only get to eight authors, and they’re all from 2015! That said, these are definitely my favourite debuts of this year. Check it out: I’m Waiting Sophomore Novels From These Debut Authors: David Arnold (Mosquitoland) – Mosquitoland is on my list of favourites for 2015 – brilliant, unusual, quirky..I am DESPERATE for Kids of Appetite, David’s 2016 release. Nicola Yoon (Everything, Everything) – I was amazed […]

2015 Fierce Reads Tour: Recap!

2015 Fierce Reads Tour: Recap!

Sometimes, you go to book events, and they’re good. And then sometimes, like today, they’re great. For the final stop on the Fierce Reads Fall 2015 tour, Leigh Bardugo, Josephine Angelini, Emma Mills, and Leila Sales came up to Toronto to chat about their new books, gush about each other (seriously, they all LOVE each others’ books), and do a signing. After a great lunch with Wendy (A Cupcake and a Latte) , we headed over to Indigo Yonge-Eglinton about two hours before the event. With four authors there, we knew we had to get in early to get seats! Giselle […]

GIVEAWAY & Book Reviews: Fierce Reads 2015 Blog Tour!

October 8, 2015 / 43 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blog Tour, Interview
GIVEAWAY & Book Reviews: Fierce Reads 2015 Blog Tour!

Hi all, I’m delighted to be part of the Canadian Fierce Reads Blog Tour today (thanks to Raincoast Books for including me)! Today I’ve got reviews of Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales and First & Then by Emma Mills, the two YA contemporary (duh, it’s me) books on the tour. I also got the opportunity to ask all four of the Fierce Reads tour authors an interview question. And because the tour is coming to Canada, I’ve got an amazing opportunity to win one of the Fierce Reads books, signed to you! Read on for more! What do […]

Waiting on Wednesday: First & Then by Emma Mills

Waiting on Wednesday: First & Then by Emma Mills

First & Then Author: Emma Mills Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR) Expected publication: October 13th 2015 Devon Tennyson wouldn’t change a thing. She’s happy watching Friday night games from the bleachers, silently crushing on best friend Cas, and blissfully ignoring the future after high school. But the universe has other plans. It delivers Devon’s cousin Foster, an unrepentant social outlier with a surprising talent for football, and the obnoxiously superior and maddeningly attractive star running back, Ezra, right where she doesn’t want them first into her P.E. class and then into every other aspect of her life. Pride and Prejudice […]