Tag: romance

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 […]

All The New Romance Reviews! The Bride Test // Top Secret // Pride, Prejudice & Other Flavors /..

All The New Romance Reviews! The Bride Test // Top Secret // Pride, Prejudice & Other Flavors // The Flatshare // The Austen Playbook

Well friends, I am back in the reviewing game and I have an EPIC all-romance reviews post for you! These are some of the most anticipated books of the spring/summer (like The Bride Test, whee!), so do take a look and let me know what you are dying to read and what’s next on your romance radar! Review: The Bride Test by Helen Hoang Unputdownable like her first novel The Kiss Quotient, Helen Hoang is doing some of the best, most diverse, intersectional work in romance that I’ve seen. The Bride Test features Khai Diep, the autistic cousin of Michael […]

Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner | Review

February 25, 2019 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner | Review

Review: Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by Jeff Zentner Note: I received this advanced reader’s copy free from Indigo Teen for review, but I promise, that in no way influenced my review! Thoughts and opinions are my own.  Quirky trivia-filled humour and perfect teen voices keep Rayne & Delilah’s Midnite Matinee by King of Tears Jeff Zentner from being too melancholy. Josie and Delia are best friends who are so close that people often mistake them for sisters. Brought together by a mutual friend who moved (Jesmyn from Goodbye Days), Josie has the goal of being on television, while Delia […]

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 […]

On Reading Mindfully: What Kinds of Books Are You Reading This Year? | 2019 Reading Challenges

On Reading Mindfully: What Kinds of Books Are You Reading This Year? | 2019 Reading Challenges

Every year, I participate in a few reading challenges. Usually very quietly, because I hate reading pressure and I’m more of a mood reader, especially now that I have a kid who takes up a lot of time. Usually I don’t even track them very well. However, this year, I decided to give you guys a little preview into the themes I’ll be looking into for 2019. 2019 YEAR OF THE ASIAN READING CHALLENGE I just heard about the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge and I’m absolutely delighted to see it out there. In the past few years, I’ve […]

Top 5 Books of 2018

January 3, 2019 / 9 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Book List, Personal
Top 5 Books of 2018

Hello all! Welcome to 2019 on Mostly YA Lit. Happy New Year and thanks for sticking with me through all the hiatuses. It’s been a long time, I know. Mommying is friggin hard and busy, and I thought I would have more time for blogging, but alas. But I’m back for a bit and trying to get my blogging legs in order. There may be some changes here – fewer reviews, more quick thoughts – as I try to make this blog work for me. And in the spirit of that, I decided to do a top 5 books of the […]

The Good Luck Charm, Boy Toy, Making Up, and Sweet & Wild | Recently in Romance #9

The Good Luck Charm, Boy Toy, Making Up, and Sweet & Wild | Recently in Romance #9

Hi all, it’s summer, so I’ve been reading a ton of romance! I’ve got a couple of new romances for you to consider – two releasing this month, a couple from fave authors, and one that I read and re-read because it was so darn good. Give them a look! REVIEW: THE GOOD LUCK CHARM BY HELENA HUNTING You guys know how much I love my hockey romances, so when The Good Luck Charm by Helena Hunting (Toronto author, yay!) was pitched to me, I was an immediate yes. The Good Luck Charm is a second chance contemporary romance starring […]

The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang | 5-Star Review

July 16, 2018 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Uncategorized
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang | 5-Star Review

Review: The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang Wow. WOW. The Kiss Quotient is easily my favorite romance of this year and it will definitely be on my best of 2018. For those of you who have heard the hype for this book, it’s ALL TRUE. This is a diverse, Asian-American, #ownvoices for autism, reverse-Pretty Woman romance. It’s all of that and so much more. Author Helen Hoang draws you into the world of Stella Lane, an econometrician (think statistics for marketing) who is devoted to her work, wealthy, extremely independent – but isn’t great with socializing or recognizing social cues. […]

More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer | Review

March 7, 2018 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
More Than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer | Review

Review: More than We Can Tell by Brigid Kemmerer More Than We Can Tell is an unputdownable read for people who love mysterious good boys and angst that has a lot of context. It’s the sequel to one of my favorite books from last year, the sleeper hit (at least among bloggers) Letters to the Lost. More Than We Can Tell is a standalone, though, so you don’t have to read the two books together, but MAN. If you do, get ready for some emotional reading. The novel features Rev, a boy who has been emotionally and physically abused by […]