Tag: riveted lit

Three Swoony Summer Reads That Get It Right | Ramona Blue, Coming Up for Air & When Dimple Met ..

June 27, 2017 / 5 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Three Swoony Summer Reads That Get It Right | Ramona Blue, Coming Up for Air & When Dimple Met Rishi

Review: RAMONA BLUE by Julie Murphy Beautifully intersectional, Ramona Blue is equal parts complex family dynamics, small-town poverty, friendship goals, and swoony romance. Julie Murphy has an incredible gift of being able to bring all of these pieces together in a way that never feels forced, but always lyrical. Ramona Leroux is 17, entering her senior year of high school, with no plans for the future other than staying in Eulogy, Mississippi. She’s got her part-time jobs, her friends, and her sister Hattie, who is pregnant at 19. And she has a summer romance with Grace, a vacationer who’s not […]

Q & A with Jenny Han | #3DaysofLaraJean

Q & A with Jenny Han | #3DaysofLaraJean

Hi guys! It’s the last day of #3DaysofLaraJean, in which I celebrate all things pretty, lacey, and sweet about Lara Jean Song Covey, the heroine of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. Today I have a very special Q & A with Jenny Han, who is just as lovely and sweet (but possibly more calculating!) as her characters. And, in case you missed it, there’s a Canada-wide giveaway for all of you Lara Jean lovers. If you comment on today’s post as well, you’ll get a few extra entries! Just a note: when I sent these […]

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han | #3DaysofLaraJean

Review: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han | #3DaysofLaraJean

Hi guys! I’m back today with Day 2 of #3DaysofLaraJean, in which I celebrate all things pretty, lacey, and sweet about Lara Jean Song Covey, the heroine of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. And, in case you forgot, there’s a Canada-wide giveaway for all of you Lara Jean lovers. If you comment on today’s post, you’ll get a few extra entries! Today, I’m reviewing the amazing, incredible final book in the series: Always and Forever, Lara Jean. Here we go! REVIEW: Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han PERFECTION. To me, Always and Forever, […]

Five Reasons to Read PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han | #3DaysofLaraJean | Giveaway

Five Reasons to Read PS I Still Love You by Jenny Han | #3DaysofLaraJean | Giveaway

Hi guys! Welcome to #3DaysofLaraJean, in which I celebrate all things pretty, lacey, and sweet about Lara Jean Song Covey, the heroine of Jenny Han’s To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before series. For the next three days, I’ll be reviewing the final two books of the trilogy and sharing some of my favorite moments and thoughts about what has become one of my favorite contemporary series. Also! Jenny Han will be stopping by the blog for a Q&A in which I talk all things Lara Jean (and Belly-Conrad-Jeremiah) with her! Schedule: Day 1 – 5 Reasons to Read PS […]

To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | On Lara Jean, The Realistically Immature Teen

January 25, 2017 / 13 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Discussion, Review
To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han | On Lara Jean, The Realistically Immature Teen

Lara Jean-obsessed? Check out my “Three Days of Lara Jean” series! Review: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before by Jenny Han I am a thousand years late to the Lara Jean love fest, but better late than never, right? This is a true story for dreamers, and it’s one that I fell for, hard and fast. Lara Jean Covey is the middle sister in a loving family, with a busy obstetrical surgeon of a dad, perfect older sister Margot, and fun younger sister Kitty. Lara Jean is a homebody; she loves baking, scrapbooking, and being cozy. Lara Jean is also […]

“Fighting Evil by Moonlight” Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley | Review

November 24, 2016 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
“Fighting Evil by Moonlight” Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley | Review

Review: Fate of Flames by Sarah Raughley Is Fate of Flames is sci-fi or fantasy? I’m not sure it matters. The book has elements from both genres, with a lot about celebrity, teamwork, and memory thrown in. In the near future, the world has been overrun by phantoms, shadowy beasts who wreak havoc wherever they go. Most major cities on Earth have anti-shadow technology that keeps the phantoms outside of the atmosphere. Sometimes, though, they break through, and that’s where the Effigies – four girl superheroes who can each control an element – come in. The Effigies are able to battle […]

Two Geektastic Reads for the Avenger in All of Us

August 12, 2016 / 5 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Two Geektastic Reads for the Avenger in All of Us

Summer, to me, is usually always about the beach and the lake and sunshine and contemporary romances. But, let’s be honest, we can’t be on vacation all the time. Summer is also all about the blockbuster movie – you know, that geeky DC or Marvel movie with exploding stuff that you watch in a too-air-conditioned theatre. Or the sci-fi one where the world is ending and there’s a tiny group of humans who have to save the day. I haven’t watched a ton of those movies this summer, but I have been reading a few books that are kind of similar, […]

Unexpectedly Epic Morgan Matson Week Wrap-Up & Dares! #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

May 15, 2016 / 7 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Feature, Wrap-Up
Unexpectedly Epic Morgan Matson Week Wrap-Up & Dares! #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

I can’t believe it, but we’re at the end of Mostly YA Lit’s Unexpectedly Epic Morgan Matson Week! This week has been a whirlwind of tweets, reviews, interviews, essays, giveaways, and more. It started out with my extreme passion for Morgan’s work, but I’m so glad to have been able to engage fans and new friends with all kinds of posts.  I am floored by everyone’s enthusiasm for this week; it’s just been a joy to share our love for Morgan in this special way. So thank you if you’ve stopped by or checked in on Morgan Matson Week. I hope […]

I Double Dog Dare You: Morgan Matson x Dogs + Favorites Poll! #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

I Double Dog Dare You: Morgan Matson x Dogs + Favorites Poll! #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Hi guys, welcome to Day 6 of Morgan Matson Week! It’s the weekend, so today, I’m all about the fun – and what’s more fun than Morgan Matson x dogs? We all know that Morgan adores dogs. She has her own little mutt, Murphy (not to be confused with Second Chance Summer’s Murphy!), and as she’s continued to own him, we’ve seen everything from Instagram posts to videos of Murphy (is he not adorable, OMG 🐶😍). Nowhere is Morgan’s love of dogs more apparent than in her new book The Unexpected Everything. Andie, the main character, ends up taking a job […]

In Which I Interview Morgan Matson + Signed Book Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

In Which I Interview Morgan Matson + Signed Book Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Guys! I got to interview Morgan Matson for #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek and it was, as expected, THE BEST. Morgan is so fun and well-spoken, and I loved talking to her about everything from fantasy novels to secondary characters to Starbucks! Want more thoughts on Morgan’s work? Bloggers and readers are weighing in today on what Morgan means to them, and one of them is giving away a mini-book necklace! Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit: Hi Morgan, welcome to Mostly YA Lit and thanks so much for joining me on the blog today! Let’s talk about your books, starting with the latest, The […]