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Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Going Rogue by Marissa Meyer | Review

March 22, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Going Rogue by Marissa Meyer | Review

Review: WIRES and NERVE, Vol 2: Going Rogue Warning: this review will have some spoilers for Marissa Meyer’s other Lunar Chronicles books (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, Fairest, Stars Above, Wires and Nerve, Vol 1), so if you haven’t read those and you want to, please skip! I was totally excited for the second volume in Marissa Meyer’s Wires and Nerve graphic novel. If you missed the first one, Wires and Nerve is part of the Lunar Chronicles series and focuses on the android Iko, who is Cinder’s best friend. In this installment, Iko is working with Liam Kinney, a Lunar […]

Mini-Reviews: Wires and Nerve, Lessons in Falling, Romeo and What’s Her Name, The Inside of Ou..

February 6, 2017 / 5 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Mini-Reviews: Wires and Nerve, Lessons in Falling, Romeo and What’s Her Name, The Inside of Out

What a delight to finally get a story from Iko’s perspective. I really enjoyed Wires and Nerve, Vol 1, the first installment of Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles graphic novel series. Even though it’s the first book in the series, I would not recommend reading these without reading the Lunar Chronicles books. You won’t have the emotional attachment or the backstory needed to get into this graphic novel. That said, if you’ve read Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter, you will really enjoy this extra story. Set between the end of Winter and the final story in Stars Above, Iko takes […]

GIVEAWAY CONTEST: Heartless by Marissa Meyer | Blog Tour: Queen of Hearts Excerpt + Review!

GIVEAWAY CONTEST: Heartless by Marissa Meyer | Blog Tour: Queen of Hearts Excerpt + Review!

Hi guys, I’m delighted to be the first stop on the Canadian blog tour for Heartless by Marissa Meyer! Heartless comes out tomorrow, and to celebrate, I’ve got an excerpt focused on the future Queen of Hearts herself, Lady Catherine Pinkerton, and my review. Oh, and I’m also giving away a copy of the book – internationally! As many of you know, I’m a HUGE fan of Ms. Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series, which are four connected sci-fi fairy tale retellings. Marissa has an incredible talent for making fairy tale characters realistic and making us care about them. At the same time, she plays […]

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate | Waiting on Wednesday

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate | Waiting on Wednesday

If you know me, you know I’m a huge The Lunar Chronicles fan. Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter are on my list of best YA sci-fi ever. (I also really loved Fairest and Stars Above!). Marissa Meyer is a master at blending young adult feels with spaceships, misfits, and fairy tales. I was so excited to find out that we’d be hearing more from one of my favorite characters in the Lunar Chronicles, Iko the android, via this new graphic novel, Wires and Nerve. In the novels, I loved how well Meyer managed to blend Iko’s fun personality with the unique issues that come […]

| Giveaway + Review | Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

| Giveaway + Review | Stars Above by Marissa Meyer

Guys, I am SO excited to be able to give you this review of Stars Above by Marissa Meyer. Last week, I got the most amazing news: Fierce Reads and Raincoast Books (distributor of tons of amazing books in Canada, including Macmillan titles) were sending me a bound galley copy of STARS ABOVE! To say I was excited is a complete understatement. There was much screaming and dancing around in my house because I really, REALLY needed a few extra chapters at the end of Winter. I needed to make sure my babies were still okay =P In addition, Fierce Reads […]

[No Spoilers] Review | Winter by Marissa Meyer

November 22, 2015 / 13 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Wrap-Up
[No Spoilers] Review | Winter by Marissa Meyer

Review: Spoilers for Cinder, Scarlet, and Cress in this review, but NO SPOILERS for Winter. I can’t tell you really ANYTHING that happens in this Winter because it’s all so damn glorious and if you haven’t read the other books, it just won’t make sense anyway. It’s like going into Return of the Jedi never having seen Luke Skywalker struggle with The Force. This book does not even pretend that you haven’t read the rest of The Lunar Chronicles – in fact, it demands that you read the others. And let’s face it, you wouldn’t be picking up the 800+ page […]

Way Better Than Lassie: Early Review – Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

October 3, 2014 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Way Better Than Lassie: Early Review – Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Rain Reign Author: Ann M. Martin (website | twitter) Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (Raincoast Books in Canada!) Source/Format: ARC from BEA14 Expected publication date: October 7, 2014 (next week!) My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars In her most powerful novel yet, Newbery Honor author Ann M. Martin tells the story of girl with mental/emotional challenges and the dog she loves. Rose Howard has OCD, Asperger’s syndrome, and an obsession with homonyms (even her name is a homonym). She gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms (Reign, Rein), which, according to Rose’s rules of homonyms, is very special. Rain was a […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

Waiting on Wednesday: Rain Reign by Ann M. Martin

“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 need-it-now book is by YA royalty! Rain Reign Author: Ann M. Martin Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (Raincoast Books in Canada!) Expected publication: October 7th 2014  In her most powerful novel yet, Newbery Honor author Ann M. Martin tells the story of girl with mental/emotional challenges and the dog she loves. Rose Howard has OCD, Asperger’s syndrome, and an obsession with homonyms (even her name is a homonym). She gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms […]

Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

February 11, 2014 / 25 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: Cinder by Marissa Meyer

Cinder  Author: Marissa Meyer (website | twitter) Publisher: Feiwel & Friends (Raincoast Books in Canada) Source/Format: ARC from ALAN Conference 2011 Publication date: January 3, 2012 My rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars Humans and androids crowd the raucous streets of New Beijing. A deadly plague ravages the population. From space, a ruthless lunar people watch, waiting to make their move. No one knows that Earth’s fate hinges on one girl.Cinder, a gifted mechanic, is a cyborg. She’s a second-class citizen with a mysterious past, reviled by her stepmother and blamed for her stepsister’s illness. But when her life becomes intertwined with […]