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


We were once like you, only our world wasn’t like yours. You have no idea how close to death you came. A generation or two earlier, you might be here with us. We resent you. You astonish us. I have never read a GLBT book in my life. I have never had an opinion on gay people. I have never needed to. I have never really thought about gay people. I have never. So I thought it was time to read a […]

By: Melanie | August 30, 2013 | (20) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— Hype has really been getting to me lately. Here is a list of books that I really need to read from all the positive reviews I’ve seen. I feel like everyone has read this book but me. So therefore, I must have this book in my life! 2. Under the Never Sky by Veronica Rossi Apparently this one produces a lot of gushing. I love […]

By: Melanie | August 29, 2013 | (21) Comments

Hey guys! Today, I am here with a giveaway provided by the lovely people at Bloomsbury Australia. This is a finished, paperback copy. La Rules: 1. No cheating 2. You must be the age of 13 or older 3. YA Midnight Reads is not responsible for lost items This is an international giveaway! Come and check out my giveaway for any Courtney Summers novel and for All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry a Rafflecopter giveaway

By: Melanie | August 28, 2013 | (17) Comments


I remember, when I was younger, I would imagine what it would be like to be completely mute. The idea didn’t seem awfully outrageous. Back then, I was quiet, shy. Anathematized talking. However now, the thought horrifies me. Not only would not having a tongue would mean no ice-cream, but also because I am a crazy chatter-box. If I was mutilated, the world be a reticent, monotonous place. All The Truth That’s In Me, to be labelled as different, would be one of the […]

By: Melanie | August 27, 2013 | (12) Comments

Excerpt: “What time do you get off work?” he asked. I turned and narrowed my eyes at him. “I close at six. Then I have to balance the register, so around six thirty.” Ethan looked down at his hands for a second, then glanced up at me through his thick lashes. “You want to get something to eat when you’re done?” I licked my lips, his dark brown eyes pulling me in. I tore my gaze away and tried to focus on […]

By: Melanie | August 25, 2013 | (16) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase upcoming posts and hauls from over the past week. Overall: I am being bullied by homework lately. It’s really awful- as I am getting less time to read and everything. Other than that, an epic post went up on my co-blog, Finding Bliss in Books about Blythe, Kate and my own craziness, the answers to the Getting Tio Know You post! Drop by and leave a comment here. And a shout out […]

By: Melanie | August 24, 2013 | (12) Comments


I can see why The Elite can be enjoyable. For people into angsty, romancey dominant dystopians. Heck, I don’t even get why people believe that this is a dystopian at times. The development of Kiera Cass’ world is so minimal it may as well not be there at all. Then dystopian lovers won’t get mislead into some fail of a gag-worthy love story. Even things that seemed a little likable turned out to be fails as the romance is like a disease, […]

By: Melanie | August 23, 2013 | (12) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— This post is a brief look at how I review books etc. Which books do I review? I review basically anything from the YA genre. A couple of MG, an occasional NA and a rare Adult. Do I review every book I read? Reviewing every single book I read, including non-ARCs can be tedious or time-consuming for some people but currently, I review nearly everything […]

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