Tag: ya contemporary

Serious Moonlight, You’d Be Mine, and Opposite of Always | Quick Thoughts on New Releases

May 3, 2019 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Serious Moonlight, You’d Be Mine, and Opposite of Always | Quick Thoughts on New Releases

Review: Serious Moonlight by Jenn Bennett Serious Moonlight was a very cute romance with a lot of hidden depths from the wonderful Jenn Bennett. This is my second Jenn Bennett book – the first was Alex, Approximately, which I absolutely loved. Compared to that book, this one was enjoyable, but a bit scattered. Birdie Lindberg is a sheltered 17 year old who is obsessed with mysteries and who is dealing with a lot of complex feelings about her family. Her mother passed away ten years ago, she’s lived with her grandparents ever since, and they had a lot of rules […]

The Art of Losing, Cold Day in the Sun & Comics Will Break Your Heart | New Release Reviews

March 7, 2019 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
The Art of Losing, Cold Day in the Sun & Comics Will Break Your Heart | New Release Reviews

Hi guys, I’ve got some reviews of new releases up today – all contemporary romances, all good, but missing a little something for me. Would love to hear your opinions on these! Review: The Art of Losing by Lizzy Mason A moving novel about finding yourself in the midst of failure and tragedy, and the consequences of addiction and alcohol, The Art of Losing stars Harley Langston, a 17-year old who is super close with her sister Audrey. On the night of a party at her best friend’s place, Harley catches Audrey with her boyfriend Mike and races out of […]

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 […]

The Field Guide to the North American Teenager & Slayer | Reviews

January 14, 2019 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
The Field Guide to the North American Teenager & Slayer | Reviews

Review: The Field Guide to the North American Teenager by Ben Philippe A unique voice, a strong story thread, and a well-developed cast of characters made The Field Guide to a North American Teenager a fun but not fluffy read. Main character Norris Kaplan is forced to leave his hometown of Montreal (a tragedy for a hockey fan) to move to the boiling hot city of Austin when his mother gets a tenure-track position there. Norris’ wise-cracking mouth and even more sardonic mind are challenged right away by his entry as a student at Anderson High, a huge place that […]

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 […]

What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera | Review

October 11, 2018 / 2 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera | Review

Review: What If It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera The cutest meet-cute of all time, What If It’s Us might seem like the fluffiest book ever. Penned by the queen of cute gay romances, Becky Albertalli, and the king of sob-fest gay romances, Adam Silvera, this sweet book offers sauce and substance to pack a romance punch. It starts at a post office, with Ben Alejo about to mail a break-up box to his ex-boyfriend, and running into Arthur Seuss, a Georgia boy who’s in town for the summer. Their eyes meet. They have an adorable chat. A […]

Giveaway + Review: The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

July 5, 2018 / 13 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Giveaway, Giveaways, Review
Giveaway + Review: The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen

Hi friends, I’m so, so excited to be reviewing The Accidentals by Sarina Bowen! As some of you know, I’m a huge fan of Sarina’s new adult work, so when I heard she was working on a YA book, I was basically over the moon. I first read The Accidentals a year ago, when I beta read it for Sarina. So I’m coming to this book with a very different perspective than usual. The first time I read it, it was longer, but good, enjoyable, somewhat angsty read. I’m happy to say that this time, The Accidentals is not only […]

“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, […]

5-Star Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

March 28, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
5-Star Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman

Review: I Have Lost My Way by Gayle Forman Remarkable and absolutely stunning, I Have Lost My Way is an incredible book about believing in human connection and good in the world. It’s my favourite book Gayle Forman has written since Just One Day. And that’s saying something, since Just One Day is my favourite YA book ever, and Gayle my favorite YA author. There’s no one else out there who understands and believes so deeply in the power and magic of relationships like Gayle. I Have Lost My Way is a book that will resonate and carry you through […]

GIVEAWAY CONTEST: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Review

August 25, 2017 / 29 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Favorites, Giveaways, Review
GIVEAWAY CONTEST: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | Review

Hi guys! I know I’ve been away for a bit (just resting and taking it easy with my pregnancy!), but I’m back today with a review of The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas. This book is definitely going on my top 5 for this year, so it gets a full review, and I hope you guys will pick it up. I hope that so much that I’m giving away a copy! Check out my review and sign up below! Review: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas The Hate U Give is probably one of the best and most […]