Tag: older releases

Which Morgan Matson character are you? | Quiz + Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Which Morgan Matson character are you? | Quiz + Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Hi guys, today for #MorganMatsonWeek, Morgan has written a character quiz for you to take – find out whether you’re an Amy, an Emily, or an Andie below (Taylor is not included because Morgan thought she was too sad 💔)! Let me know in the comments which character you are for a chance to win an epic The Unexpected Everything prize pack! Also on the blog today, best friends Estelle and Magan from Rather Be Reading discuss their friendship, and how their lives have changed since first picking up Morgan Matson’s books. QUIZ: Which Morgan Matson character are you? I’ve teamed […]

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

August 11, 2015 / 16 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book List, Top Ten Tuesday
Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

This week’s TTT is all about the authors you’ve read the most books from. In the interest of not making my list too long, I’m only doing unrequired reading (otherwise, my whole list would be Virginia Woolf, Shakespeare, Alice Munro, George Orwell, Charles Dickens, etc – and even though I love those guys, this is a primarily a YA blog!).  1.  2.  3.  4.  5. 1. Diana Peterfreund – 10 books + 8-10 novellas/short stories; Viv Daniels – 1 book + 2 novellas: Unsurprising. She is my fave. If you haven’t read her work, you ABSOLUTELY should. 2.  Kieran Scott – 10; […]

That One Book…

February 6, 2015 / 10 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Discussion, Personal
That One Book…

Everyone has that one book. You know, that book that you absolutely loved but no one else seems to know anything about. The book that almost seems like your best-kept secret, even though you’ve told a ton of people to read it. And maybe it was a series that didn’t get the best pick-up so it might have been shelved. Or maybe the people around you don’t read in the same genre. Or maybe they do and they just didn’t like it as much as you did. And you don’t know why people don’t love it as much as you […]

Review: North of Beautiful by Justina Chen

January 20, 2014 / 8 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: North of Beautiful by Justina Chen

North of Beautiful Author: Justina Chen (website | twitter) Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Source: Gift from my lovely book buddy, @SarahO97 (thanks!) Format: Paperback, 373 pages Publication date: January 6, 2009  My rating: 4 out of 5 stars It’s hard not to notice Terra Cooper. She’s tall, blond, and has an enviable body. But with one turn of her cheek, all people notice is her unmistakably “flawed” face. Terra secretly plans to leave her stifling small town in the Northwest and escape to an East Coast college, but gets pushed off-course by her controlling father. When an unexpected collision puts Terra directly […]

Guest Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

September 26, 2013 / 9 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Guest Review: The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness

Hi everyone! Today I have another awesome guest review from my husband, Evan! In case you don’t know the background…Evan is a very smart sci-fi, film, and comic book aficionado who usually reads literary stuff like Michael Chabon and Salman Rushdie. Sometimes he reads and reviews YA sci-fi and dystopian books for my blog. Today, he’s looking at an older, but very popular YA series by Patrick Ness, which will soon be a movie. All gifs courtesy of him! The Knife of Never Letting Go (Book #1 in the Chaos Walking series) Author: Patrick Ness (website | twitter) Publisher: Candlewick Press Format: […]

Guest Review: Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

August 22, 2013 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Guest Review: Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

Hey, everyone! Today is a special day, because you’re getting a review from my husband, Evan! In case you don’t know the background…Evan is a very smart sci-fi, film, and comic book aficionado who usually reads literary stuff like Michael Chabon and Salman Rushdie. Recently, he read and reviewed Red Moon by Benjamin Percy for MYAL.  This time, he’s checking out a YA novel written by acclaimed British author David Mitchell – you might know him as “that guy who wrote Cloud Atlas.” Take it away, Evan (gifs courtesy of me again)! Black Swan Green Author: David Mitchell (website | facebook) Publisher: […]

Review: Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

April 22, 2013 / 12 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: Sweethearts by Sara Zarr

Sweethearts Author: Sara Zarr Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers Format: Hardcover, 217 pages Source: Toronto Public Library Publication Date: February 1st 2008  My rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars As children, Jennifer Harris and Cameron Quick were both social outcasts. They were also one another’s only friend. So when Cameron disappears without warning, Jennifer thinks she’s lost the only person who will ever understand her. Now in high school, Jennifer has been transformed. Known as Jenna, she’s popular, happy, and dating, everything “Jennifer” couldn’t be—but she still can’t shake the memory of her long-lost friend. When Cameron suddenly reappears, they […]

Top Ten Tuesday #10: Best Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger

Top Ten Tuesday #10: Best Books I Read Before I Was A Blogger

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. GREAT topic. It took me a long time to jump on the blogging bandwagon, so this is a great one for me to spotlight all of my old favourites! I still recommend these to people a lot: 1. Secret Society Girl series by Diana Peterfreund – finding SSG and Diana’s blog was a big part of my descent (or ascent?) into book obsession/bloggerdom. I know I recommend these […]

Review: An Abundance of Katherines

April 8, 2013 / 6 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: An Abundance of Katherines

An Abundance of Katherines Author: John Green Source: Bought a LONG time ago, I don’t remember where because it’s been on my shelf for YEARS Format: Paperback, 229 pages Published September 21, 2006 Publisher: Dutton Juvenile  My rating: 4 out of 5 stars I read this for Just a Lil Lost in a Great Book’s Brunch Book Club – check out photos of the brunch and some of our thoughts in the links above! My synopsis:  Colin Singleton is a child prodigy who struggles with the idea that what he’s doing matters. He’s really smart, but he still works incredibly hard at school […]

Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver [Delirium Week 3/25-39]

March 25, 2013 / 12 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: Delirium by Lauren Oliver [Delirium Week 3/25-39]

Delirium Week runs from March 25-29 here on Mostly YA Lit. Come by and watch me binge read/review the entire Lauren Oliver series in one week! Delirium Author: Lauren Oliver Publisher: Harper Teen Publication Date: February 3, 2011 Format: Hardcover, 441 pages Source: Borrowed from Toronto Public Library My rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars Synopsis:  They say that the cure for Love will make me happy and safe forever. And I’ve always believed them. Until now. Now everything has changed. Now, I’d rather be infected with love for the tiniest sliver of a second than live a hundred years […]