Tag: new adult

The Friend Zone, Superfan, The Unhoneymooners & More! | Recently in Romance

The Friend Zone, Superfan, The Unhoneymooners & More! | Recently in Romance

Hi guys! Sorry for my long hiatus, blogging always goes out the window for me when my kid isn’t sleeping well! I’ve read some AMAZING romances in the meantime, though, so I hope you’ll check out some of these fan favourites, especially if you’re looking for a beach read! Review: The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez Loved this unique story of self-discovery, love at all costs, and friendship. The Friend Zone by Abby Jimenez surprised me in the best way possible. Going into the book, I was initially super annoyed by heroine Kristin Peterson’s brashness and her prejudices against anything […]

A Must Read! Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | 5-Star Review

A Must Read! Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston | 5-Star Review

Review: Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston Red, White & Royal Blue is the year’s best romance, an intoxicating and beautifully written tale about love between the First Son and the Prince of Wales, finding and accepting your sexuality, and the politics of doing the right thing. It’s an absolute triumph of writing, angst, shippy-ness, and inspiration. Alex Claremont-Diaz is the son of US President Ellen Claremont, a biracial, wise-ass of a guy who has grand political ambitions of his own and the smarts and leadership to make it happen. He’s just finishing university at Georgetown as his […]

Serious Moonlight, You’d Be Mine, and Opposite of Always | Quick Thoughts on New Releases

May 3, 2019 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Serious Moonlight, You’d Be Mine, and Opposite of Always | Quick Thoughts on New Releases

Review: Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett Serious Moonlight was a very cute romance with a lot of hidden depths from the wonderful Jenn Bennett. This is my second Jenn Bennett book – the first was Alex, Approximately, which I absolutely loved. Compared to that book, this one was enjoyable, but a bit scattered. Birdie Lindberg is a sheltered 17 year old who is obsessed with mysteries and who is dealing with a lot of complex feelings about her family. Her mother passed away ten years ago, she’s lived with her grandparents ever since, and they had a lot of rules […]

Two Contemporary Romances To Read Immediately: 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne & Overnight Sens..

January 21, 2019 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Recently in Romance, Review
Two Contemporary Romances To Read Immediately: 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne & Overnight Sensation by Sarina Bowen

Hello all, I’ve read some crazy good romances recently (look out for more romance reviews soon) but both 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne and Overnight Sensation by Sarina Bowen are the cream of the crop. They definitely belong at the top of your To Be Read list, and should be read immediately! Read on for my thoughts! Review: 99 Percent Mine by Sally Thorne A solid sophomore effort by Sally Thorne, author of the smash hit romance The Hating Game, 99 Percent Mine has similarly well-defined characters, weird metaphors, and the same intensity of Thorne’s first work. Darcy Barrett […]

Your Next Rom-Com Reads: Man Hands and Man Card by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

January 26, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Recently in Romance, Review
Your Next Rom-Com Reads: Man Hands and Man Card by Sarina Bowen & Tanya Eby

Friends, as many of you know, I am Sarina Bowen-obsessed. So when I heard she and Tanya Eby were writing two rom-coms called Man Hands and Man Card, I leapt at the chance to review them. Sarina is a great at partnering with other authors to write the best new adult romance out there (see: the Him series; Temporary, etc, etc). Her romances are packed with loveable, relatable characters, found families and friendships, and swoony moments. Please note: These are R-rated, and you may snort laugh while reading these. I sure did. And they got me out of my first month […]

Recently in Romance #8 | New Adult Romance Picks for Everyone!

Recently in Romance #8 | New Adult Romance Picks for Everyone!

Hi guys! It’s been awhile, huh? I’m so sorry I’ve been out of touch with the book world lately – pregnancy has been taking over my life! But here are some recent romance reads that kept me going – let me know if you’ve read any of them or if you have other recs for me that are quick and enjoyable! Recently in Romance is my mini-review feature for all of you who like the X-rated books!  RECENT LOVES: If you’re into family stories and stories of unexpected/surprise pregnancy, this is totally your book. Bountiful is the fourth book in Sarina […]

Saints and Misfits & I See London, I See France | Mini-Reviews

July 19, 2017 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Saints and Misfits & I See London, I See France | Mini-Reviews

Review: Saints and Misfits by S.K. Ali Janna Yusuf is a teen who is living with a secret. She’s been sexually assaulted by her friend’s cousin, a guy who her community sees as a pillar of Muslim teenagerhood. Meanwhile, her parents are divorced, her brother is taking a year off from school and dating the local perfect Muslim girl, and she’s got a crush on a guy who isn’t Muslim at all. All of this, plus dealing with her job caring for an elderly man, the delicate girl friendships, and trying to get great grades is taking its toll. Janna’s […]

Fireworks by Katie Cotugno | Review + Playlist

April 19, 2017 / 10 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Fireworks by Katie Cotugno | Review + Playlist

Review: Fireworks by Katie Cotugno Fireworks by Katie Cotugno features Olivia and Dana, best friends who live in small town Georgia in the 90s. Dana is poor, with a mother who drinks too much, and no prospects after high school. Meanwhile, Olivia has been dreaming of being famous her whole life. When the opportunity to audition for a new girl group by a famous producer comes up, Dana accompanies Olivia to Orlando – and ends up being picked as part of Daisy Chain as well. I’m a sucker for any kind of music story, especially ones where people have to […]

Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen | Cover Reveal

February 8, 2017 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Cover Reveal
Goodbye Paradise by Sarina Bowen | Cover Reveal

I’ve written several times about my absolute love for Sarina Bowen and her wonderful new adult series. She is one of the few authors whose books I get for review and immediately start! I’m particularly in love with her work writing male/male romances, which I honestly never would have tried had it not been for her. The Understatement of the Year is one of my fave romances ever, and Him and Us are just amazing. Seriously, if you guys are hesitant on m/m, I would definitely encourage you to try one of these. So I’m very excited to be sharing with […]

Two Books About Trauma and Its Aftermath

August 30, 2016 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Two Books About Trauma and Its Aftermath

Hi guys, today I have nice, light-hearted reviews for you, perfect for sum–I’m just kidding. And I probably shouldn’t kid about this. Today I’m reviewing All We Have Left by Wendy Mills and 738 Days by Stacey Kade. These are two very different books about trauma and that deal with grief in different situations and circumstances. They’re not super easy to read, but they’re both pretty good and portray trauma with honesty and compassion. Read on for my thoughts. Two Books About Trauma and Its Aftermath A moving portrayal of the before and after of 9/11 and how it affects […]