Monthly Archives: July 2013
By: Melanie | July 17, 2013 | (18) Comments


This was a readalong with Belle, Eleanor, Mel and Mandee! ‘”Luck favours the prepared, I guess.”‘ The First Third is substantially a book of beginnings, not endings. It’s about the first third of life, and how to jump- not stumble- to the second third. It’s a book about coming of age even. It’s a book filled with a multifarious characters, diverse personalities and aspects. Homosexuality, disabilities, family, friendship and love are all addressed throughout in a manner that reflects reality and in […]

By: Melanie | July 15, 2013 | (11) Comments


‘A doll that looked remarkably like me. With a hangman’s noose around it’s neck.’ Despite the colourful mix of genres, Banish was not quite the entertaining read I was in search for. A little dark and light, mysterious and fun, the romance and movement of this novel was lacking. Admittedly, I skimmed the last half, maybe partially due to my headed-ness, but on whole, the last half became predictable and inadequate. In hope to get away from the craziness at home, like […]

By: Melanie | July 13, 2013 | (33) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase upcoming posts and hauls from over the past week. Overall: If you have been hiding under a rock, here is what’s happening. I AM MOVING TO WORDPRESS! The move is happening sometime this coming week so sorry if there aren’t many posts going up this week. (Though I aim to post everyday possible). Moreover, school is starting for me this week as well, meaning less reading time. *sad face* Just Finished Reading… […]

By: Melanie | July 11, 2013 | (36) Comments

Hey people, like the title suggests, I have some news. I AM MOVING TO WORDPRESS!! *cue flailing and squealing* I, for one is very nervous about this change but I have dragged the lovely Ashley @ Nose Graze to basically… do all the work. Some of you may recall me pondering whether I should move or not a few months back but then I gave in as I had mid year exams. I have decided now is the time to take action. The […]

By: Melanie | July 10, 2013 | (29) Comments


That feeling of ice-cold water being splashed onto your face is a pretty horrible feeling. Throne of Glass is a bit like that, symbolically, I was ready for nice warmth, but I was shocked with the harsh cold that pushed me over. Disappointed and dismayed could be a way to put it. However, that did not mean I detested this novel, for a debut in a worn and wrung out genre, Maas accomplished with some great results, yet the hype had already […]

By: Melanie | July 8, 2013 | (23) Comments


Title: Second Chance Summer Author: Morgan Matson Publisher: Simon & Schuster Australia Genre: YA, contemporary, romance NOT IN SERIES Release Date: June 7, 2012 Pages: 468 Source: Borrowed it Taylor Edwards’ family might not be the closest-knit—everyone is a little too busy and overscheduled—but for the most part, they get along just fine. Then Taylor’s dad gets devastating news, and her parents decide that the family will spend one last summer all together at their old lake house in the Pocono Mountains. Crammed into […]

By: Melanie | July 7, 2013 | (24) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase upcoming posts and hauls from over the past week. Overall: For my first week of school holidays, they were rather productive and fun. I recently saw Monsters University with my friends and trust me people, no disappointment here! Loved every bit of it. Also, I have noticed that ever since the 1st of July, I have read a book a day, and pretty much reviewed a book a day. *wipes sweat* It meant A LOT of late […]

By: Melanie | July 6, 2013 | (16) Comments


Title: The Zigzag Effect Author: Lili WilkinsonPublisher: Allen & Unwin Genre: YA, contemporary, mystery NOT IN SERIES Release Date: April 1, 2013 Pages: 360 Source: Borrowed it Sage is delighted to land a holiday job with a magician. It will earn her the money she needs for the photography course she’s coveted since she first picked up a camera – and working for the The Great Armand should be interesting, right? Plus there’s a cute stagehand named Herb, who could make it […]

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