Tag: YA sci-fi

Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | 5 Star Review

May 24, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Obsidio by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | 5 Star Review

SPOILERS FOR BOOKS 1 and 2: Obsidio is the third book in the Illuminae series, so I’m not going to hold back on spoilers for the first two books. If you’re interested in the series but haven’t read the first two, this is where you should leave (and immediately go get Illuminae or Gemina because let me tell you, this series is epic and ends spectacularly. You won’t be disappointed). Review: OBSIDIO by AMIE KAUFMAN & JAY KRISTOFF Obsidio. Whoa. My mind was BLOWN, guys.  We start Obsidio a few months after the crazy end of Gemina. There’s a tribunal […]

Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Going Rogue by Marissa Meyer | Review

March 22, 2018 / 1 Comment / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Wires and Nerve, Volume 2: Going Rogue by Marissa Meyer | Review

Review: WIRES and NERVE, Vol 2: Going Rogue Warning: this review will have some spoilers for Marissa Meyer’s other Lunar Chronicles books (Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, Winter, Fairest, Stars Above, Wires and Nerve, Vol 1), so if you haven’t read those and you want to, please skip! I was totally excited for the second volume in Marissa Meyer’s Wires and Nerve graphic novel. If you missed the first one, Wires and Nerve is part of the Lunar Chronicles series and focuses on the android Iko, who is Cinder’s best friend. In this installment, Iko is working with Liam Kinney, a Lunar […]

GIVEAWAY + Author Guest Post: On The X-Files & THE WINNOWING by Vikki VanSickle

September 7, 2017 / 12 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blog Tour, Giveaways, Guest Post
GIVEAWAY + Author Guest Post: On The X-Files & THE WINNOWING by Vikki VanSickle

Hi guys, I’m delighted today to be part of the blog tour for The Winnowing by Vikki VanSickle! If you are a Stranger Things or X-Files fan, this book is TOTALLY your jam. 90s conspiracy theories + teens? YES. If you’re following me on Instagram (if not, why not do so now?! ), you’ll know that I attended Vikki’s launch last week. Vikki is one of the coolest people I’ve met through blogging. She’s a Toronto author of children’s and middle grade books, a publicist for Penguin Random House Canada, a former bookseller, a true champion of YA and children’s lit, and […]

A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray | Mini-Review (& A Note on Consent and Rape)

January 16, 2017 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Mini-Reviews, Review
A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray | Mini-Review (& A Note on Consent and Rape)

Mini-Review: A Million Worlds With You by Claudia Gray Spoilers for the first two books, but not for this one. Easily the most action-packed of this trilogy, A Million Worlds with You takes us on a roller-coaster of emotion and movement. After discovering Triad and Home Office’s plans for destruction of many worlds in order to save a loved one, Marguerite is in a race with the most evil version of herself – the Wicked Marguerite, a girl whose “art” is sadism and destruction. Chasing her from parallel universe to parallel universe in order to try to prevent the loss […]

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 […]

GEMINA by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Review

October 31, 2016 / 3 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
GEMINA by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff | Review

Review: GEMINA by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff I’m not sure what I can say about GEMINA that I didn’t already say in my review of Illuminae last year. Like Illuminae, Gemina is a fast-paced, sci-fi thriller with brutal death toll, a shippy romance, and twists at every turn. And like Illuminae, Gemina is also told completely in gorgeous source documents that get you right into the action. While Illuminae is set on two spaceships just outside the Kerenza colony after an attack by a corporation trying to cover up their illegal mining operation, Gemina is set on a space […]

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate | Waiting on Wednesday

Wires and Nerve, Volume 1 by Marissa Meyer and Douglas Holgate | Waiting on Wednesday

If you know me, you know I’m a huge The Lunar Chronicles fan. Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, and Winter are on my list of best YA sci-fi ever. (I also really loved Fairest and Stars Above!). Marissa Meyer is a master at blending young adult feels with spaceships, misfits, and fairy tales. I was so excited to find out that we’d be hearing more from one of my favorite characters in the Lunar Chronicles, Iko the android, via this new graphic novel, Wires and Nerve. In the novels, I loved how well Meyer managed to blend Iko’s fun personality with the unique issues that come […]

The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood | Review + Blog Tour

May 19, 2016 / 4 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Blog Tour, Review
The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood | Review + Blog Tour

Hi guys, today I’m excited to be part of the Canadian Blog Tour for The Square Root of Summer by Harriet Reuter Hapgood. This is a really unusual young adult novel, chock full of science and heartbreak, but with beautiful and quirky writing. Read on for a short Q&A with Harriet (about Dawson’s Creek, because Harriet did her Ph.D on it!), and then my review! Who is your favorite Dawson’s Creek character and why? Harriet Reuter Hapgood: Jen Lindley. Without question. I loved her from the get-go. She had such an awful time of it – sexualized way too young, […]

Dreamology by Lucy Keating | Review

April 12, 2016 / 6 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Review
Dreamology by Lucy Keating | Review

Review: Dreamology by Lucy Keating Dreamology by Lucy Keating is an unusual, lushly romantic YA sci-fi novel that surprised me with its pitch perfect voice. I read the first 100 pages with a lot of breaks in between, and then the rest of it all in one fell swoop because I had to know what would happen. If you’re into sci-fi or fantasy YA, and you’re looking for a contemporary transition, this might be a good one for you. Alternately, if you’re into contemporary or romance and you’re looking for something a little bit more speculative, this would be a great […]

Sea Monsters and Pirates, Oh My! Author Interview: The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

January 22, 2016 / 0 Comments / Posted by Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit in Exclusive Content, Interview
Sea Monsters and Pirates, Oh My! Author Interview: The Abyss Surrounds Us by Emily Skrutskie

Hi guys, today I’m pleased to welcome Emily Skrutskie, author of The Abyss Surrounds Us, to the blog to discuss her debut novel! Guys, I think a lot of you are really going to like this one – it’s got pirates, a kick-arse heroine who’s Chinese (yay, diversity!), and sea monsters – all in a sci-fi setting. Fun, right? Read on to find out more about the novel & Emily!  Please welcome Emily Skrutskie, author of The Abyss Surrounds Us! Tiff at Mostly YA Lit: Hi Emily! Thanks for stopping by! First of all, can you describe The Abyss Surrounds Us […]