Tag: YA fantasy

March 2017 Uppercase Box Review (& Unboxing Video)!

April 4, 2017 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Product Review
March 2017 Uppercase Box Review (& Unboxing Video)!

Hi all, happy April! I’m delighted to be showing you the March 2017 Uppercase Box! This is my last review of Uppercase Box, and I have to tell you: I’m super sad that it’s not continuing. I’ve ADORED working with Uppercase Box founder Lisa Parkin, and obviously, the boxes have been amazing. In case you don’t know the drill, Uppercase Box is a YA exclusive book subscription box. In each box, you get: A new hardcover YA book The book will be signed, or there will be a signed bookplate Signed Book or Bookplate Signed by the Author 1-2 exclusive […]

“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 […]

GIVEAWAY CONTEST: Heartless by Marissa Meyer | Blog Tour: Queen of Hearts Excerpt + Review!

GIVEAWAY CONTEST: Heartless by Marissa Meyer | Blog Tour: Queen of Hearts Excerpt + Review!

Hi guys, I’m delighted to be the first stop on the Canadian blog tour for Heartless by Marissa Meyer! Heartless comes out tomorrow, and to celebrate, I’ve got an excerpt focused on the future Queen of Hearts herself, Lady Catherine Pinkerton, and my review. Oh, and I’m also giving away a copy of the book – internationally! As many of you know, I’m a HUGE fan of Ms. Meyer’s Lunar Chronicles series, which are four connected sci-fi fairy tale retellings. Marissa has an incredible talent for making fairy tale characters realistic and making us care about them. At the same time, she plays […]

Madly Blog Tour: Q&A with author Amy Alward!

September 30, 2015 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blog Tour, Interview
Madly Blog Tour: Q&A with author Amy Alward!

Hi guys, today I’m really excited to be part of the blog tour for Amy Alward’s MADLY. I first heard about Madly from the Simon & Schuster Canada team and it sounds like a super fun magical romp. Check out more about the book and my Q&A with Amy below (if you’re interested in working in publishing, definitely read to the end)!  Q&A with Amy Alward Tiff: Firstly, can you describe Madly to me in ten words or less?  Amy: Magic, science, adventure, a touch of romance – with added unicorns! Tiff: I’m all about the playlist! What’s one song that […]

Sexual Violence, Bad Boys and A Court of Thrones and Roses

July 3, 2015 / 81 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
Sexual Violence, Bad Boys and A Court of Thrones and Roses

WARNING: Major spoilers for A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas, and I will be quoting from some of the explicit, 18+ scenes in this essay.  I know I’m going to be hated for this post, but I can’t not write it, because, very few people are talking about the sexual violence in Sarah J. Maas’ latest bestseller, A Court of Thorns and Roses. So here we go. Way back in the day, I talked about my love for Good Boys, and how Bad Boys are problematic, especially in YA. I’m not one of those people who […]

“Blood Stains, Ball Gowns” Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

February 11, 2015 / 14 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review, Uncategorized
“Blood Stains, Ball Gowns” Review: Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard

Red Queen (Red Queen Trilogy #1) Author: Victoria Aveyard (website | twitter) Publisher: Harper Teen (Harper Collins Canada) Source/Format: eARC provided by publisher via Edelweiss (thank you!) Publication date: February 10, 2015 (yesterday!) My rating: 3 out of 5 stars. Buy It: Indigo.ca | Amazon.ca | Amazon.com | B&N | IndieBound | iTunes | Google Books | The Book Depository | Audible Mare Barrow’s world is divided by blood—those with red and those with silver. Mare and her family are lowly Reds, destined to serve the Silver elite whose supernatural abilities make them nearly gods. Mare steals what she can to help […]

Top Ten Tuesday #18: Paranormal/Fantasy YA Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read Yet

Top Ten Tuesday #18: Paranormal/Fantasy YA Books I Can’t Believe I Haven’t Read Yet

You guys, I am the worst at getting out of my favourite genre. In fact, just last week, book buddy Sarah of You Should Read This looked at my GR read shelves and text-yelled at me for having so few para/fantasy books on there. I literally do not have words for how much of a fail I am for not getting to these sooner. Please, shame me into action on the non-contemporary YA front! 1. Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas | 2. The Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare | 3. Princess Academy by Shannon Hale | 4. (The rest of the) […]