Monthly Archives: August 2013
By: Melanie | August 21, 2013 | (16) Comments


The amount of twists Kinslayer occupies makes me wonder how I will progress through writing this review. This book twisted my guts. (I uPUNagise) This book twisted my brain till all it could do was react with fangirling squeals. It’s no lie that I wasn’t exactly expecting a wow-factor after finishing this read; Stormdancer was difficult in terms of long descriptions and awkward sentence structure and redundancy. Nonetheless, despite a few small flaws, Kinslayer has redeemed my love for this series and […]

By: Melanie | August 19, 2013 | (16) Comments


My feet lose contact with the plank and I scream. Every Breath fell in the pit between realistic and unrealistic. Yes, this novel has no supernatural elements but the whole way it was written; the way the plot was incorporated seemed like quite a mouthful to swallow. This being said, Every Breath was an exciting whodunit read with a more action-motion side to it. Mind you, I can tell an action murder mystery is something hard to accomplish- Ellie Marney’s debut is […]

By: Melanie | August 18, 2013 | (15) 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 officially have nothing to do with my life. I got my piano exam results back recently and I passed! YAYS! And I also got my results for selective schools, and I got in YAYS! So yeah, week full of YAYS! (There I go again) So I thought I’d like to share something else I went YAYS! over in a very stalkery […]

By: Melanie | August 17, 2013 | (10) Comments


“I think I would give up movies for this feeling.” Life in Outer Space was a very average read for me. I can see why people love this- but in the end, I was looking for something a little… more. Life in Outer Space is a quirky read filled with perfect geeky nerdiness, humour and relationships. I felt a little bored at times- something that is a major fault in contemporaries- nonetheless relished the friendships that knitted this novel together the tightest […]

By: Melanie | August 16, 2013 | (14) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— Hype is one of the nastiest and best things out there in the blogging world. It can presure authors and disappoint readers. Nothing great for both sides of the scale. However, if the hype lives up, then benefit goes to both the author and readers. Today, I’m going to be sharing some badly hyped, greatly hyped and under hyped novels. Bad Hype: What can I say? […]

By: Melanie | August 15, 2013 | (15) Comments


“I wonder how many tears the ocean has swallowed, how much of the ocean is actually made of tears.” In a sense, this book is ideal for me to read at this point of the year. The reason behind this random proclamation unpretentiously is because I wanted to see how I have changed as a reader ever since I began to review books. And coincidentally, Of Poseidon, the first instalment was probably the last book I read before officially starting to review […]

By: Melanie | August 14, 2013 | (15) Comments


Even as I say it, I can hear how cliché it sounds, like I’m stuck in the nightmare of one of those trashy soaps I would watch with my mom as a kid. I swallow back hysterics, try to sound calm and collected. “You believe me, don’t you? You have to make them see.” Dangerous Girls made me feel something I have never felt so strongly before. It’s a complicated mass of jumbled words, exclamation marks and splatters of tears. Being in […]

By: Melanie | August 13, 2013 | (9) Comments

Why Do You Have To Write The Hard Stuff? It’s an ongoing fear of mine. I’m standing in front of a crowd holding a novel—I’ve just done a reading and now hands shoot into the air. They have questions—questions about my story that I don’t want to answer. They want to know which character I am. They want to know which horrible thing happened to me. I want you to close your eyes and think back on your favorite books. I can […]

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