Monthly Archives: November 2013
By: Melanie | November 29, 2013 | (32) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— I’m going to try and keep this really quick and simple. You may have noticed that I have not been posting as much since I came back from after my hiatus. This is not because I am lazy, or just don’t feel like blogging anymore. I love blogging. However I went on holidays overseas yesterday and well, I need an actual holiday. So posts will not […]

By: Melanie | November 27, 2013 | (27) Comments

Today, I have Amie and Meagan here for an interview! Hey Amie and Meg! Welcome and thank you for sparing some time to answer my questions. Hey Mel! Nice place you got here! Ooh, are those Tim Tams…? 1. I heard that you two actually travelled around the world together. Where was the best place you’ve been? Can you name a place that helped inspire you to write These Broken Stars? We looooove to travel, particularly road trips! One of our favourite […]

By: Melanie | November 24, 2013 | (21) 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… Ello! I just came back from the cinemas, where I watched Catching Fire with my friends. My thoughts: It was pretty darn epic. They missed a few things that I wished they had included but still, awesomeness. I also came back from my bloggy hiatus on Wednesday; had a great time off writing an essay on Northanger Abbey. *sarcasm* […]

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


Sure, Ink Is Thicker Than Water was a decent read, but I failed to connect with it in pratically everyway. First glaring reason; I don’t really remember much of the happenings in the book already. Yikes. Talk about an insignificant read. Kellie has always felt the one in the middle. Lost in the crowd, completely unnoticed and nothing special. Her large, complicated family consists of an adopted overachiever sister, younger half-brother, and hippie mother and tattooist step-father. Soon this feeling expands once […]

By: Melanie | November 22, 2013 | (31) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— Hey! So this is my official ‘hello’ after going on a short blogging hiatus which ended on Wednesday. I was quite busy and glad I took a break–not sure what I’d be like right now if I didn’t! Damn that English essay on Northanger Abbey… Anywho, today I am talking about DNFing books. I’m a little not sure what to do at times, and I’m […]

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


I feel somewhat conflicted with The Killing Woods. I have heard the ongoing praise for Stolen: A Letter To My Captor so I simply assumed that Lucy Christopher’s latest had to be an exceptional read. Unfortunately, I was mistaken. Either 1) my expectations were unreachably high or 2) I failed to resonate and connect with this novel like others have. Honestly, it’s both reasons. I had expectations for a flawlessly narrated novel but then began to struggle to connect with the suddenly […]

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

Hey bibliophiles! I’ve been blogging without really ever stopping for almost a year now, so I feel like I need to take a break for a while. I will still be on Twitter and Goodreads, I won’t stop reading, but I do need to catch some time and just step away from the computer for a week or so. This means I will not be posting reviews or discussion posts, or my book haul either. I still am hosting the Under the Never Sky […]

By: Melanie | November 11, 2013 | (24) Comments


After quite a displeasing debut series by Aimee Carter (The Goddess Test) I wasn’t exactly enthused to try Pawn. However when the early reviews started to roll in, I was surprised by the constant great number of positive feedback Aimee Carter’s latest was receiving. So I hopped on that train, and was not at all dissatisfied. Kitty Doe hasn’t had the best life. After she was tested and marked as a III, one of the lowest ranks on society ever, at the […]

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