Monthly Archives: December 2013
By: Melanie | December 15, 2013 | (27) Comments


I don’t normally review books the same day I read them. Especially not one hour after I’ve read them. But Rose Under Fire is a certain exception because I fear that if I wait any longer, I won’t be able connect words to form coherent and meaningful sentences. Rose Under Fire is an imperative read, certainly emotionally draining and brutal and is practically scintillating in its own brilliance. Hope is treacherous, but how can you live without it? Rose Justice is a […]

By: Melanie | December 13, 2013 | (28) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— Hola everyone! Christmas is creeping upon us! I’ve only just starting buying presents -.- On another note, I am currently in a faze where I hate reading series. There’s not much of an explanation for why, I’m just not feeling it. So today I decided to talk about stand-alone novels, and series. Stand-Alones:  What I love about stand-alones is that once you finish them, there’s […]

By: Melanie | December 12, 2013 | (45) Comments

Ello there earthlings! I have a pretty darn awesome giveaway for all you Australian citizens today which was provided by Scholastic Australia! One Australian citizen can win this beautiful boxed set of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins AS WELL AS one double pass movie ticket to Catching Fire. ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— La Rules: 1. No cheating 2. You must be the age of 13 or older 3. YA Midnight Reads is not responsible for […]

By: Melanie | December 11, 2013 | (29) Comments


The whole world darkens; my body goes limp. And then I’m gone. Here’s the thing: when you throw a big bomb in the water like that at the end of a book, you are going to get a whole lot of varying reactions. When this ‘big’ and ‘unforseen’ twist comes pummelling through, some people are going to love the book more, and some are going to hate it because, like me, I saw it coming early on in the book. And that’s […]

By: Melanie | December 9, 2013 | (24) Comments

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By: Melanie | December 8, 2013 | (24) Comments


The Geek Girl series has always been those books that I turn to when I’m feeling down or just lazy in general to work my brain with dark conspiracies and run down worlds. Model Misfit was exactly what I needed–typically fun and drama-filled. What I love about Holly Smale’s debut series is how she always starts her books with something shocking and not really in Harriet’s character. It really helps draw readers into the novel. In Geek Girl, Harriet’s story begins with […]

By: Melanie | December 6, 2013 | (35) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— Heyy bibliophiles! I’ve been reading Stacking the Shelves posts for quite some time and I’ve noticed that I don’t see many people post books they get from the library. Do you not borrow books from the library? Today, I’m going to discuss the pros and cons of buying books and borrowing books. Buying Personally, I buy books when I really want it or I have […]

By: Melanie | December 5, 2013 | (22) Comments


This tour was made possible by Xpresso Book Tours I think I’m getting to that point where I am insanely sick of contemporary romances. Six in a row is just about enough now. I’m quite sure, under different circumstances, I would have enjoyed this so much more but I wouldn’t give this more than 3.5 stars at the current situation. How willing are you to risk everything to be with the one you love? Savannah and Jack come from two different backgrounds. […]

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