Monthly Archives: September 2013
By: Melanie | September 30, 2013 | (26) Comments


Splintered, as the synopsis states was a book filled with grotesque madness. A kind that is so utterly amazing and magical, I am craving to jump in again so Unhinged, hurry up and show your face to the world! (Actually, not the cover. Ugh. Morpheus is on it.) Alyssa Gardner was never normal. A family curse that stretches far back to Alice Liddell, who inspired Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, Alyssa has been hearing voices from the insects ever since she was […]

By: Melanie | September 29, 2013 | (23) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase upcoming posts and hauls from over the past week. What’s been happening lately… By the time you are reading this, I am at the Melbourne Show scaring myself on the rides and wasting money on show bags. So yeah, I’m having an awesome time. Sorry for the rushed post, but I had to do this on Saturday, last minute. 😉 So, many of you follow me on Twitter and may have thought […]

By: Melanie | September 28, 2013 | (23) Comments


His chest is shredded from where Eight slashed him, he’s got a fresh black eye, and I think I notice a trickle of blood from where I struck him with his staff. The Lorien Legacies has a little bit of everything for everyone; romance, action, sci-fi elements and a diverse collection of characters. The Fall of Five, which is the fourth and second last instalment was no exception however there were some point that did make this read less enjoyable than it […]

By: Melanie | September 27, 2013 | (23) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— Recently, there has been a lot of talk about the recent Goodreads policy. If you have been hiding under a rock: basically Goodreads is censoring many reviewers’ reviews and shelves that seem offensive to authors. While I have not been censored, this is completely not okay at all so I felt like it was time to make a post about what I am planning to do […]

By: Melanie | September 26, 2013 | (24) Comments


Not being a great fan of Beautiful Creatures, I went into Unbreakable wearily and finished, rather pleased with the end result. Kennedy Waters has met a ghost and her mother has recently died. And just when things are about to move along, she meets twin brothers, Jared and Lukas Lockheart. Soon, Kennedy finds out that her mother was part of a secret group called the Legion to fight a demon that dared to harm the world; however the world is no longer […]

By: Melanie | September 25, 2013 | (24) Comments


“Time’s ticking.” “Isn’t it always?” Countdown promised a lot. However it did not deliver as much. I feel like I’m slowly falling into a reviewing slump (therefore sorry for my lame review) so I think this review will be more effective in point form. And here we go… 1. The world building was narrow. I truly value the amount of world building in dystopian novels; it’s probably one of the most important elements in a dystopian novel. Hence immediately, my view on […]

By: Melanie | September 23, 2013 | (24) Comments


I feel like such a black sheep right now, I don’t even feel like a sheep. Yeah, that’s one way to describe what I’m feeling this second. I was so so ready for this amazing, coming of age novel to wipe me off my feet but instead, I’m standing here awkwardly wondering what the hell happened. I’ve reluctantly concluded that this is an “it’s me not you” situation. Either way, when she’s ready to go, there is no arguing. There is only […]

By: Melanie | September 22, 2013 | (25) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase upcoming posts and hauls from over the past week. What’s been happening lately… And here I am, in the Spring school holidays! That means more talking to my U.S friends as they’ll actually be able to talk to me in the more godly hours of the day. I also happen to be stacked up with homework from nearly every single subject I do which sucks big time. Okay, so recently Goodreads posted […]

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