Monthly Archives: July 2013
By: Melanie | July 31, 2013 | (14) Comments


I wasn’t necessarily disappointed with Fairytales for Wilde Girls, I was more at loss in anything. Nevertheless, Allyse Near’s debut was rather pleasing despite a number of imperfections. A mix between fantasy and contemporary, despite the gorgeous cover, this novel reaches some grittily suspenseful scenes, with some patience. The highlight of Fairytales for Wilde Girls had to be the writing. Entirely beautiful and detailed, Near’s words seemed practically magical in a sense. A highly commendable aspect here, and definitely made me enjoy […]

By: Melanie | July 30, 2013 | (25) Comments

‘But it’s the last line that makes me scramble for the toilet in the corner of my cell. You have to kill him.’ I guess it’s no lie that I am an absolute stingy person when it comes to giving out 5 stars. To me, they are the rarest gems of the pile. Being this, I believe I should be permitted to just throw confetti across the room and say, “READ THIS BOOK AND I WILL LOVE YOU AND YOU WILL LOVE […]

By: Melanie | July 29, 2013 | (22) Comments


  ‘I’m the least brave of everyone. I never signed up for this war. Leukaemia conscripted me, the fucker.’ Zac and Mia had a John Green vibe to it- the synopsis immediately reminded me of The Fault in Our Stars. While not as fantastic, Zac and Mia has a strong story filled with wit, humour and heart felt moments. But let me stress that this book should not be in comparison to The Fault in Our Stars, Zac and Mia carries it’s […]

By: Melanie | July 26, 2013 | (39) Comments

discussing through midnight

This is a new meme to the blog- if you don’t know already, this is a meme designed for YA Midnight Reads to discuss all things bookish! I have always loved reading and commenting on them on other’s blogs so I finally decided to create my own. The main bonus is more ease in my reading and reviewing really, as I don’t need to be postinf 4 to 5 reviews then. Today, I’m going to share my bookish realated habit’s with y’all. […]

By: Melanie | July 24, 2013 | (21) Comments


From the disappointment Throne of Glass turned out to be, Crown of Midnight was somewhat scary yet exciting to dig into. After all, how can one 400 paged sequel redeem my love for Maas? Nonetheless, after just one sitting, I devoured this book and I am entirely delighted with the result in the end. Crown of Midnight reintroduces familiar themes from Throne of Glass but also accumulates senses of distrust, brutality and of most high imperativeness, epic swooning. For people who hold […]

By: Melanie | July 22, 2013 | (33) Comments


Keep an eye out for a joint discussion-review of Indelible by Kate and myself on Finding Bliss in Books at a later date. I don’t remember the last time that I have struggled so much to finish a book and write a review for it. I honestly felt like I’m slowly dying while reviewing this so I shall get straight to the point. What I liked: I found the idea of Indelible the most likeable aspect here. While the execution was horrifying, […]

By: Melanie | July 21, 2013 | (20) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase upcoming posts and hauls from over the past week. Overall: After not even a week on WordPress, I am already finding it much easier to use than Blogger. UBB plugin is the best plugin on Earth and all you fellow WordPressers better get your hands on one! Even that said, there are a few things that make my head hurt and some minor things I’ll have to drop but, hey, still 100% […]

By: Melanie | July 20, 2013 | (22) Comments


The Bone Season is a highly complex novel with an incommensurable set of characters and an intense plot line. While the first quarter can be fairly daunting- with ranges of bumps such as platitudinously boring snippets and info dumping- The Bone Season has a lot to give and promise for future instalments. But I’ll tell you now, do not expect Harry Potter. I have no idea who decided that this would be the next Harry Potter but that’s a large mouthful and […]

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