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“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 […]

Girls With Guts: Girl Mans Up and Overdrive | Gritty Canadian YA

September 21, 2016 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
Girls With Guts: Girl Mans Up and Overdrive | Gritty Canadian YA

Hi all, I’m back from Asia! I know I promised more reviews than I managed to post – the vacation totally sapped all my reading and blogging time. To make up for it, today I have two mini-reviews of two gritty Canadian YA contemporaries – both are contemporaries, and both deal with kick-arse girls – girls with guts who take on some really hardcore situations. Hope you enjoy, and I promise I will have more reviews and a recap of my awesome vacation soon! I was really excited to read Girl Mans Up by M.E. Girard because I’ve never read a […]

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 […]

What Do Morgan Matson Books Mean To You? | Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

What Do Morgan Matson Books Mean To You? | Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Hi guys! Welcome to Day 4 of #MorganMatsonWeek! Today I’ve got some serious Morgan Matson fans here to tell you what Morgan’s work means to them. And one of them, Gabi @ Let’s Gab About Books, has a special giveaway for you US readers: mini-The Unexpected Everything book necklaces (I SO want one of these!). Also today, check out my interview with the lady herself: Morgan Matson! We’re talking summer, grief, friendship, George R.R. Martin, and more. What do Morgan Matson Books Mean to You? Morgan Matson is hands down one of my personal favorite YA authors. Ever since I read […]

Second Chance Summer | Review | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

May 11, 2016 / 11 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Feature, Review
Second Chance Summer | Review | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Hi guys, welcome to Day 3 of Morgan Matson Week! Today I’m reviewing Second Chance Summer, Morgan’s sophomore novel, which I read for the first time just a few weeks ago. And WOW, do I have feels. Read on for more, and then, when you’re done feeling all the feels, check out Alexa Loves Books and Hello, Chelly for some lighter Morgan Matson fun with fashion! Review: Second Chance Summer by Morgan Matson I had a deep, deep fear of reading this book because I knew it was going to be heart-breaking. I’d heard that from all of my favorite […]

Impressions: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Impressions: Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Today for Morgan Matson Week, I’m taking you way, way back to the beginning of my love affair with Morgan Matson’s books to her debut, Amy & Roger’s Epic Detour. Each part of this post was written at a different time – weeks before re-reading, right before, and after. Writing this post has been a journey into my memories and who I was five years ago – and how much I’ve changed (thank you, Morgan, as usual, for the reflective inspiration!). And, so you don’t think it’s just me who’s having a nostalgic moment, Ambur at Burning Impossibly Bright is […]

The Unexpected Everything | 5 Star Review | Blog Tour + Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWe..

The Unexpected Everything | 5 Star Review | Blog Tour + Giveaway | #UnexpectedlyEpic #MorganMatsonWeek

Hello all! Today I’m reviewing The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson for both the Canadian blog tour, and as the first post for my Unexpectedly Epic Morgan Matson Week! If you’re a fan of YA contemporary books, you really can’t go wrong with Morgan’s work. Scroll down to check out my review of this, my favourite book of the year so far, and then check out the amazing Three Scoops of Summer giveaway for Canadians – you can win a copy of The Unexpected Everything, Siobhan Vivian’s The Last Boy and Girl in the World, and Meg Leder’s The Museum of Heartbreak. […]