Tag: new adult

Recently in Romance: Sarina Bowen edition, Part 2!

Recently in Romance: Sarina Bowen edition, Part 2!

Hi guys, I’m back today with Part 2 of my Sarina Bowen love fest! If you missed Part 1, Sarina is a new adult romance author whose books I’ve absolutely fallen in love with. Check out yesterday’s post for reviews of hockey romance series The Ivy Years and her upcoming book Rookie Move! Today I’ll be reviewing the Him series, her male/male hockey romance collaboration with Elle Kennedy, as well as her newest books, and my personal favorites, Bittersweet and Steadfast, from her True North series set in Vermont. The True North series by Sarina Bowen LOVE LOVE LOVE. Sarina […]

Recently in Romance: Sarina Bowen Edition, Part 1!

Recently in Romance: Sarina Bowen Edition, Part 1!

Since becoming a romance reader two years ago, I’ve struggled to figure out where romance reviews belong on my site. I don’t usually write full reviews of romance books, and I’m not sure if all of you like the X-rated books! Recently in Romance is my mini-review feature where I bundle my recent reads and buys for those of you who are fans. —- Guys, what do you do when you’re book slumping? In my case, when I’m burnt out on reading, I often turn to romance. And for the next two days, I’ll be giving you some serious recommendations […]

Top Ten Books To Read While Waiting for the Gilmore Girls Revival

Top Ten Books To Read While Waiting for the Gilmore Girls Revival

This week’s Top Ten Tuesday theme is “books to read if you’re in the mood for…” and I knew exactly what I wanted to talk about. GILMORE GIRLS IS COMING BACK. I realize it’s not YA, more book-adjacent, but guys, I’m SO EXCITED FOR THIS REVIVAL! And don’t lie to me and tell me you didn’t watch it, you booklover, you. I know you totally fist-punched every time Rory had her nose in a book, sniffed a book, or pretended to be organizing books but was secretly just reading them. See this quote from Rory’s high school valedictorian speech: “I […]

Giveaway Contest: Win a December 2015 New Release!

Giveaway Contest: Win a December 2015 New Release!

Hey guys, it’s been awhile since I’ve done this, but since it’s the holiday, I wanted to share the book love by having a giveaway/contest to win a December 2015 new release – and yes, it’s open internationally! You know the drill: I’m giving away one young adult, middle grade, or new adult book released this month, under $20 CAD (I also included on adult romance title that I’m going to read, so you’re allowed to ask for that if you want it). In the interest of not making myself crazy, I’m only posting covers for the ones I’m super interested […]

: 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 […]

Mini-Reviews: Meet the Austins, When the Stars Align & Scarlet

September 7, 2015 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Mini-Reviews: Meet the Austins, When the Stars Align & Scarlet

Despite my enduring love for Madeleine L’Engle and my obsession with her lesser-known heroine Vicky Austin, for some reason I never quite got to Meet the Austins. Maybe because I knew that it didn’t involve any of the scientific elements that feature in so many of her later novels, maybe because Vicky is only 12 in this novel. I’m grateful that my book club forced me to finally read it! Meet the Austins is a very sweet middle-grade, and a great introduction to the loving, warm Austin family. Chapters are essentially episodes in the Austins’ lives as they bring spoiled orphan […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Waiting on Wednesday: Maybe in Another Life by Taylor Jenkins Reid

  Maybe in Another Life Author: Taylor Jenkins Reid (website | twitter) Publisher: Washington Square Press (Simon & Schuster) Genre: Adult Fiction Expected publication: July 7th 2015 From the acclaimed author of Forever, Interrupted and After I Do comes a breathtaking new novel about a young woman whose fate hinges on the choice she makes after bumping into an old flame; in alternating chapters, we see two possible scenarios unfold—with stunningly different results. At the age of twenty-nine, Hannah Martin still has no idea what she wants to do with her life. She has lived in six different cities and […]

Review: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

April 14, 2015 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan

The Royal We Authors: Heather Cocks & Jessica Morgan (website | twitter) Publisher: Grand Central Publishing (Hachette Book Group Canada) Source/Format: eARC provided by HBG Canada via Netgalley (thank you!) Publication date: April 7, 2015 My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars. Buy It: Indigo.ca | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | B&N | IndieBound | iTunes | The Book Depository | Audible In their first adult novel, authors Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan take on a story of romance and rivalries inspired by today’s most talked-about royal couple: Will and Kate. “If I’m Cinderella today, I dread who they’ll think I am tomorrow. I guess it depends […]

BLOG TOUR + Review: Losing at Love by Jennifer Iacopelli

March 5, 2015 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
BLOG TOUR + Review: Losing at Love by Jennifer Iacopelli

Hi all, today I’m part of the blog tour for Jennifer Iacopelli’s Losing at Love – the second book in her Outer Banks Tennis Academy series. Check out my thoughts on Game. Set. Match, the first book, and scroll down for my review of LaL! Losing at Love (Outer Banks Tennis Academy #2) Author: Jennifer Iacopelli (website | twitter) Publisher: Coliloquy Source/Format: eARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review (thank you!) Publication date: February 24, 2015 My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars.  Grass courts, tennis whites and the fiercest competition in the world. Wimbledon. After two crazy […]

$50 Gift Card GIVEAWAY + Cover Reveal/Excerpt: Losing at Love by Jennifer Iacopelli (OBX #2)

January 30, 2015 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book Extras, Uncategorized
$50 Gift Card GIVEAWAY + Cover Reveal/Excerpt: Losing at Love by Jennifer Iacopelli (OBX #2)

Hi guys! Today I’m hosting a cover reveal for Jennifer Iacopelli’s Losing at Love, the second book in a fantastic new adult series about professional tennis players. If you haven’t read the first book in the Outer Banks Tennis Academy series, Game. Set. Match – trust me when I say you’re in for a treat! It’s super sexy and full of your favourite sports-y moments. And—bonus!— I’m also revealing athe new redesign for the first book in the series AND there’s a giveaway, so read on! Losing at Love Author: Jennifer Iacopelli (website | twitter) Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: February 24, 2015 Pre order now […]