Tag: macmillan

If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo | Review

July 4, 2016 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Diversity, Review
If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo | Review

Review: If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo I feel like an alternate title for If I Was Your Girl by Meredith Russo could be “Secrets” or “The Secrets We Keep.” Because even though it’s Amanda’s secret that is the impetus for this story of a transgender girl who moves to a new town, it’s the idea of secrets and secret-keeping that makes this story as compelling as it is. There’s a universality in being scared to show someone your true self, in moving to a new town, in first love and first real friends. In those ways, this […]

You Know Me Well & The Way to Game the Walk of Shame | Mini-Reviews

June 23, 2016 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
You Know Me Well & The Way to Game the Walk of Shame | Mini-Reviews

Hey guys! Today I’ve got reviews of YOU KNOW ME WELL by David Levithan and Nina Lacour, and THE WAY TO GAME THE WALK OF SHAME by Jenn P. Nguyen. Normally I save up a few more minis before posting, but like Jamie from The Perpetual Page-Turner says more eloquently, it’s summer, so I’m lightening the load a bit and doing more mini-reviews in shorter posts. Hope these help you decide on your next read! A fast and pretty YA read, probably great for younger readers. This book reminded me a ton of Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist – only, […]

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 […]

| 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 […]

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 […]

#TopTenTuesday: My Fall 2015 To-Be-Read List!

September 22, 2015 / 6 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Top Ten Tuesday
#TopTenTuesday: My Fall 2015 To-Be-Read List!

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday is posted on Instagram, and it’s my Fall 2015 to be read list. It’s actually a crapload longer than this, but these are the highlights, in no particularly order. 1. When We Collided by Emery Lord (pub date: April 5, 2016): I got this ARC a few weeks ago from Bloomsbury (thank you!), and it’s absolutely at the top of Mount TBR because EMERY. 2. Tonight the Streets Are Ours by Leila Sales (pub date: Sept 15, 2015): my most anticipated fall read about one crazy night and bloggers. I’m holding back on reading this for […]

#WaitingonWednesday: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

#WaitingonWednesday: The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood

I heard about The Square Root of Summer awhile back while perusing catalogues for Spring 2016 (that font treatment is perfection!), but it wasn’t until last weekend’s Raincoast Books Teen Preview that I got super excited. Physics and time travel in books is one of my auto-buy triggers, and the fact that the author wrote a thesis on Dawson’s Creek basically sold me on her forever. Is The Square Root of Summer on your TBR? Are you obsessed with science in your books, too? What are you waiting for this week? Let me know and I’ll stop by! Want to win a Sept […]

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 […]

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 […]