Tag: Simon and Schuster

“Banana Split For My Baby” Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian | 4.5 Star Review

May 11, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
“Banana Split For My Baby” Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian | 4.5 Star Review

Review: Stay Sweet by Siobhan Vivian Stay Sweet is a book all about teens and ice cream that belies it’s true feminist nature. Siobhan Vivian has put together a fantastic read that is just fluffy enough, just feminist enough, just romantic enough, and just nostalgic enough to make you feel all the summer feels. Stay Sweet centres on 17 year old Amelia Van Hagen, who’s been working at the local ice cream stand, Meade Creamery, for the last four summers. The stand is run entirely by girls, and steeped in girl-power traditions. Working at Meade Creamery means you work hard, […]

Blog Tour: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

June 16, 2017 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blog Tour, Review
Blog Tour: The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

Hi guys! It’s been awhile, huh? I’m delighted to end my blog hiatus with a review of The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, as part of the Canadian blog tour for the book. As some of you know, Taylor (or TJR) is one of my auto-buy authors, and this latest book of hers is, in my opinion, her most ambitious work to date. Read on for my thoughts on this unique, feminist take on TJR’s fascinating Hollywood diva. About the Book: Review:The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid Most of Taylor Jenkins Reid’s books […]

Recently in Romance #6 | New Sarina Bowen, Lucy Parker, and More!

Recently in Romance #6 | New Sarina Bowen, Lucy Parker, and More!

Since becoming a romance reader a few 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. Recently Read: 4 stars. As a lot of you know, I am a huge, ginormous Sarina Bowen fan. I love all of her books, but her male/male romance writing is where she really shines. This romance […]

Recent Sci-Fi Reads: The Diabolic and The Handmaid’s Tale | Book Reviews

November 30, 2016 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Recent Sci-Fi Reads: The Diabolic and The Handmaid’s Tale | Book Reviews

The Diabolic is the story of Nemesis, a biologically engineered bodyguard programmed to protect one person against anyone around her. Nemesis is the Diabolic for Sidonia, the daughter of an intergalactic Senator under investigation for treason. The Galactic Empire decides to force Sidonia to come to their planet instead as a punishment. Scared for her life, Sidonia’s mother sends Nemesis in disguise, where Nemesis must traverse the political establishment while pretending to be human. I wanted to like The Diabolic, but unfortunately, it wasn’t for me. The main issue was that Nemesis’ voice was kind of robotic and completely devoid […]

“Always Starting Over”: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

June 6, 2016 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
“Always Starting Over”: One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid | Review

Review: Holy moly. ONE TRUE LOVES by Taylor Jenkins Reid answers one of my biggest questions – and I think a lot of people’s questions – about whether you can have more than one “love of your life.” I’ve always wondered what would happen and how I would feel if something like this happened to me. Even now, I can’t even fathom it, but I feel like Taylor Jenkins Reid, with her brilliant, sensitive, emotional writing, has given me a glimpse into a little bit of how I would feel. I’m not even going to try to summarize this, because […]

Favorite 80s and 90s Movies | Guest Post by The Museum of Heartbreak Author Meg Leder | Blog Tour + ..

Favorite 80s and 90s Movies | Guest Post by The Museum of Heartbreak Author Meg Leder | Blog Tour + Giveaway

Hi guys! I’m thrilled to be back on Three Scoops of Summer, Simon & Schuster Canada’s fantastic summer blog tour. Today I’ve got Meg Leder here, author of The Museum of Heartbreak, an adorable-sounding YA contemporary releasing June 7th. Meg is here to talk about her favorite 80s and 90s romance movies – many of which she shares with her protagonist! Read on for more about the book, Meg, and these movies. If you’re Canadian, don’t forget to sign up for the giveaway – you could win The Museum of Heartbreak, The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson, or The Last Boy […]

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 […]

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 […]

2 YA Books To Read On Sexual Assault : The Way I Used To Be & Exit, Pursued by a Bear

March 25, 2016 / 9 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Discussion, Review
2 YA Books To Read On Sexual Assault : The Way I Used To Be & Exit, Pursued by a Bear

Hi everyone, today I have reviews of two recent YA books to read on sexual assault: The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith and Exit, Pursued by a Bear by E.K. Johnson.If you’ve read this blog recently or follow me on Twitter at all in the last year, you know that consent and sexual abuse are issues that I care very deeply about. I’ve chosen to bundle these reviews together because they deal with the rape of teenage girls in two vastly different, but equally honest and thought-provoking ways. It’s fascinating to read them together and to see just how wide the range of […]

#WaitingonWednesday: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

#WaitingonWednesday: The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson

THIS BOOK COVER IS THE UNEXPECTED EVERYTHING FOR ME. ICE CREAM? Check. Summer? Check. DOGS? Check. Morgan Matson? Check, check, check. I already have a massive thing for books about kids in political families. So Morgan Matson writing a book about that? I’m so there. This is the Morgan Matson whose debut novel, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour, got me writing again. The same Morgan who slayed my heart with the glorious realness of Emily in Since You’ve Been Gone. The same Matson whose sophomore novel, Second Chance Summer, I’m terrified of reading because I’m afraid I’ll die of feels. […]