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March 2017 Uppercase Box Review (& Unboxing Video)!

April 4, 2017 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Product Review
March 2017 Uppercase Box Review (& Unboxing Video)!

Hi all, happy April! I’m delighted to be showing you the March 2017 Uppercase Box! This is my last review of Uppercase Box, and I have to tell you: I’m super sad that it’s not continuing. I’ve ADORED working with Uppercase Box founder Lisa Parkin, and obviously, the boxes have been amazing. In case you don’t know the drill, Uppercase Box is a YA exclusive book subscription box. In each box, you get: A new hardcover YA book The book will be signed, or there will be a signed bookplate Signed Book or Bookplate Signed by the Author 1-2 exclusive […]

Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld | Book Review

April 21, 2016 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld | Book Review

Review: Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld Eligible by Curtis Sittenfeld is a witty and enjoyable, if long, retelling of Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen. Clocking in at 512 pages, Sittenfeld takes her time establishing the characters, the city of Cincinnati, and the society in which they live. This is a book for people who like to fall in love with a city and who, like Elizabeth Bennet herself, tend to hold onto first impressions of books and characters. At first glance, Liz Bennet and her family seem like pretty despicable people. They’re old money Cincinnati folk, born with and continuing […]

: The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley

September 21, 2015 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Webseries
: The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet by Kate Rorick and Rachel Kiley

The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet is a love letter to fans of the wildly popular webseries, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. There’s no other way to put it. In the Acknowledgments, the authors say that the book would not have existed if people hadn’t voiced their love, affection, and concern for this version of Lydia Bennet. So it seems absolutely right that Lydia should finally get her own story via the voices of those who loved her…because this book, in, itself, is all about Lydia reclaiming her voice. But I’m getting ahead of myself. If you haven’t heard of The Lizzie Bennet […]

Early Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

June 16, 2014 / 7 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Early Review: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet Authors: Bernie Su (twitter), Kate Rorick (twitter) Publisher: Touchstone Source/Format: An eARC was provided by the publisher through Edelweiss (thank you!) Expected publication date: June 24, 2014 (next week!) My rating: 4 out of 5 stars A modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice based on the Emmy Award-winning phenomenon, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her year-long video diary project. The Lizzie Bennet Diaries chronicled Lizzie’s life as a twenty-four-year-old grad student, […]

Early Review: The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik

April 19, 2014 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Early Review: The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik

The Last Best Kiss Author: Claire LaZebnik (twitter | website) Publisher: HarperTeen Source/Format: eARC from publisher on Edelweiss (thank you!) Expected publication date: April 22, 2014  My rating: 3 out of 5 stars Anna Eliot is tired of worrying about what other people think. After all, that was how she lost the only guy she ever really liked, Finn Westbrook. Now, three years after she broke his heart, the one who got away is back in her life. All Anna wants is a chance to relive their last kiss again (and again and again). But Finn obviously hasn’t forgotten how she treated […]

Waiting on Wednesday: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

Waiting on Wednesday: The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick

“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 another cult series adaptation…from YouTube! The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel Authors: Bernie Su (website | twitter), Kate Rorick (website | twitter) Publisher: Touchstone Expected publication: July 1st 2014 A modern adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice based on the Emmy Award-winning phenomenon, The Lizzie Bennet Diaries. There is a great deal that goes into making a video blog. Lizzie Bennet should know, having become a YouTube sensation over the course of her […]

Review: Another Little Piece of My Heart by Tracey Martin

February 20, 2014 / 7 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: Another Little Piece of My Heart by Tracey Martin

Another Little Piece of My Heart Author: Tracey Martin (website | twitter) Publisher: Harlequin Teen Source/Format: eBook provided by publisher on Netgalley Publication date: December 1, 2013  My rating: 3.75 out of 5 stars What if your devastating break-up became this summer’s hit single? In this rock-and-roll retelling of Jane Austen’s Persuasion, music can either bring you together or tear you apart. At her dying mother’s request, Claire dumps Jared, the only boy she’s ever loved. Left with a broken family and a broken heart, Claire is furious when she discovers that her biggest regret became Jared’s big break. While Jared is […]

Top Ten Tuesday #4: Top Ten Favorite Characters In the Contemporary (YA/MG/Adult) Genre

February 19, 2013 / 8 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Top Ten Tuesday, Uncategorized
Top Ten Tuesday #4: Top Ten Favorite Characters In the Contemporary (YA/MG/Adult) Genre

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish to highlight a top ten list related to book blogging, and to get to know fellow book bloggers. This week’s theme is favourite characters in X genre. Guys, I tried not to choose all contemps, but I just couldn’t. They’re not all YAs, though! In no particular order…(I’ve taken a lot of images from movies, because I feel like I need faces!) 1. Ginny Weasley from the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling – still my fave character from HP. She’s so strong and sassy and […]

Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

November 6, 2012 / 18 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Feature, Review
Review: For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund

  This is my second time reading this book, and it was such a different experience than the first. I had mixed feelings the first time because of my obsession love of all things Austen. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out who was who and what matched up with what. Not the best way to approach a new book – as an aside, I think that’s often the reason why a lot of people end up not liking movies of books. It’s important to have a little distance from the work at hand.I promised myself I […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald

Waiting on Wednesday: Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald

  “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 shouldn’t be a surprise to anyone who’s read my favorite contemporary YA authors post: Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood Author: Abby McDonald Publisher: Candlewick Press Expected Publication Date: April 9, 2013 From Goodreads: Abby McDonald gives L.A. the Jane Austen treatment in this contemporary take on Sense and Sensibility. Hallie and Grace Weston have never exactly seen life eye to eye. So when their father dies and leaves everything to his new wife, forcing […]