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


Severed Heads, Broken Hearts (or The Beginning of Everything) was one of my most highly anticipated novels of 2013. So when going into this, I had high expectations. And for what seems finally, my expectations were fulfilled. Before I go into this review I’d just like to point out that I much prefer the old name, Severed Heads, Broken Hearts which also happens to be the UK/AUS title, I mean it describes this book perfectly in the most direct and indirect ways. […]

By: Melanie | September 20, 2013 | (23) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— Like the title suggests, today I am going to be sharing about what I like (or am okay about), but not love about blogging. Reading Books I believe one of the most suckish parts of blogging would have to be reading books when I’m just not really in the mood. I have been tight on schedule lately which is why it’t been a major issue […]

By: Melanie | September 19, 2013 | (7) Comments

HEYYY! Today, I am here with a giveaway provided by the lovely people at HarperCollins 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 AUS only giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway

By: Melanie | September 18, 2013 | (23) Comments


What would you do if you could influence other people’s minds? Disappear at any moment in time? Have your senses heightened to unnatural levels? Or even super-human strength? Would you use it, or would you wane away from the new reality? In Robison Wells’ latest YA novel, Blackout explores and answers some of these questions in a virus-spreading dystopian setting, compact with action. For my first ever Robison Wells novel, I can say that I am impressed with his cast of characters. […]

By: Melanie | September 16, 2013 | (26) Comments


“Maybe growing up was really nothing more than growing away: from your old life, from your old self, from all those things that kept you tethered to your past.” What does happy look like? For me, happy looks like reading good books. I wasn’t exactly the happiest person when I finished this novel. But that’s not to claim that Jennifer’s latest was a complete disaster, I would just put it as mildly interesting and cute. I think I would’ve rated this differently […]

By: Melanie | September 15, 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. Overall: HELLO! Um… well this week I went a little bit nuts with Courtney Summers’ novels. I mean look at the posts! All of them were to do with her and her awesome ninja books. Other than that, I had a horrible week as I was sneezing and coughing everywhere I went. And headaches. Damn them headaches. Additionally, I found out that Random House on […]

By: Melanie | September 14, 2013 | (22) Comments


Zombies! Apocalypse! Fighting for survivial! Unexpectedly, This Is Not A Test wasn’t really that. It was almost the opposite. I was rather surprised to finish this book and realise how unzombielike this novel was. In some ways, Courtney Summers threw in her contemporary ninja elements into this seemingly gruesomely terrifying book. Not to say I was disappointed with the lack of zombie-ness. I was glad of it. I am not a fan of zombies; creepy, mechanical like creatures. *shudders* Yet I understand […]

By: Melanie | September 13, 2013 | (30) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— HAPPY FRIDAY 13TH! I hope y’all haven’t had bad days. 😀 And if you have had a bad day, I’m about to lighten it with some Courtney Summers epicness and a giveaway at the end. So I wasn’t going to file this under a discussion post but we are discussing the awesomeness of Courtney Summers’ books so it works well enough! So why do I […]

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