Tag: ya contemporary

Early Review: Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

October 7, 2013 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Early Review: Time After Time by Tamara Ireland Stone

Time After Time (Time Between Us #2) Author: Tamara Ireland Stone (website | twitter) Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Source: eARC provided by publisher on Netgalley in exchange for an honest review Publication date: October 8, 2013 (tomorrow!) My rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars Calling Anna and Bennett’s romance long distance is an understatement: she’s from 1995 Chicago and he’s a time traveler from 2012 San Francisco. The two of them never should have met, but they did. They fell in love, even though they knew they shouldn’t. And they found a way to stay together, against all odds. It’s not a perfect arrangement, […]

Review: United We Spy by Ally Carter

September 30, 2013 / 9 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: United We Spy by Ally Carter

United We Spy (Gallagher Girls #6) Author: Ally Carter (website | twitter) Publisher: Disney-Hyperion Books Source: Pre-ordered from Chapters-Indigo Format: Hardcover, 296 pages Publication Date: September 17, 2013 My rating: 4.25 out of 5 stars Cammie Morgan has lost her father and her memory, but in the heart-pounding conclusion to the best-selling Gallagher Girls series, she finds her greatest mission yet. Cammie and her friends finally know why the terrorist organization called the Circle of Cavan has been hunting her. Now the spy girls and Zach must track down the Circle’s elite members to stop them before they implement a master plan […]

Review: The Boy on the Bridge by Natalie Standiford

September 19, 2013 / 9 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Review: The Boy on the Bridge by Natalie Standiford

The Boy on the Bridge Author: Natalie Standiford (website | twitter) Publisher: Scholastic Press Source: Toronto Public Library Format: Hardcover, 256 pages Publication date: July 30, 2013 My rating: 3.25 out of 5 stars Synopsis: Laura is a nineteen-year old college girl studying abroad in Leningrad in 1982. She’s a bit at loose ends, not really sure where she stands in a relationship back home. She comes to Russia to further her studies, but also because she wants to feel some of the passion and drama that she sees in Russian literature. It’s obviously a big culture shock to be in Leningrad, […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Waiting on Wednesday: Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating. Since You’ve Been Gone Author: Morgan Matson (website | twitter) Publisher: Simon & Schuster Expected publication date: May 13th 2014  Goodreads synopsis: The Pre-Sloane Emily didn’t go to parties, she barely talked to guys, she didn’t do anything crazy. Enter Sloane, social tornado and the best kind of best friend—the one who yanks you out of your shell. But right before what should have been an epic summer, Sloane just… disappears. No note. No calls. No texts. No Sloane. There’s […]

Top Ten Tuesday #11: Most Memorable Secondary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday #11: Most Memorable Secondary Characters

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted at The Broke and the Bookish to highlight a top ten list related to book blogging, and to get to know fellow book bloggers. This week we’re chatting about kick-arse secondary characters, who always make a book better in my opinion.  1. Bridget from the Jessica Darling series: She goes from seeming like a total bimbo to one of the smartest and sweetest people Jessica knows, proving that Notso Darling is not so right about people sometimes. Also, no spoilers, but her eventual boyfriend is also one of the most awesome people […]

Guest Review: Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

August 22, 2013 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Guest Review: Black Swan Green by David Mitchell

Hey, everyone! Today is a special day, because you’re getting a review from my husband, Evan! In case you don’t know the background…Evan is a very smart sci-fi, film, and comic book aficionado who usually reads literary stuff like Michael Chabon and Salman Rushdie. Recently, he read and reviewed Red Moon by Benjamin Percy for MYAL.  This time, he’s checking out a YA novel written by acclaimed British author David Mitchell – you might know him as “that guy who wrote Cloud Atlas.” Take it away, Evan (gifs courtesy of me again)! Black Swan Green Author: David Mitchell (website | facebook) Publisher: […]

Waiting on Wednesday: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

Waiting on Wednesday: Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill

Waiting On Wednesday” is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that book bloggers are eagerly anticipating. Being Sloane Jacobs Author: Lauren Morrill (website | twitter) Publisher: Delacorte Expected publication date: January 7, 2014 Goodreads synopsis: Meet Sloane Emily Jacobs: a seriously stressed-out figure-skater from Washington, D.C., who choked during junior nationals and isn’t sure she’s ready for a comeback. What she does know is that she’d give anything to escape the mass of misery that is her life. Now meet Sloane Devon Jacobs, a spunky ice hockey player from Philly who’s been suspended from her team […]