Monthly Archives: February 2014
By: Melanie | February 27, 2014 | (31) Comments


Lauren Oliver has been an on and off author for me. I loved both Before I Fall and Delirium, but Pandemonium and Requiem fell flat for me. So before entering this book, I was uncertain of what I’d think and what do expect from her this time around. I think Panic caused a lot of confusion for me. I went in thinking it was a dystopian novel because it’s been shelved ‘dystopian’ around 70 times. But let me confirm to you: This is […]

By: Celine | February 26, 2014 | (17) Comments


Death Sworn was such a refreshing read! If you are tired of all the clichés, Death Sworn is definitely for you. This right here was a novel without instant love, unnecessary angst, or whiny characters. This right here was a novel with an actual plot, characters that actually use their brains, and a MC who is not a special snowflake. The heroine of the story, Ileni, is nothing like your typical YA protagonist. For starters, in this story she grows out of her powers instead of into […]

By: Larissa | February 25, 2014 | (30) Comments


Don’t Even Think About It  had quite an interesting premise (which was completely unrealistic but I was willing to put that aside) to me which happened to grab my attention. After reading a lot of more serious books recently, I needed a light and fluffy contemporary to switch things up. Sadly enough Don’t Even Think About It  didn’t do that for me. Contrary to the title, thinking was very much involved with this novel. It’s told in a sole shared point of […]

By: Melanie | February 24, 2014 | (26) Comments


I had to DNF Elusion at 86%. Sure, there was only a tiny section of the book left but I just could not bear it any longer. Apart from a  refreshing idea, I can not wring out any other points which made Elusion an antithetically good book. Elusion probably failed most in creating three-dimensional characters that were strong, thoughtful and likable. This book’s main character, Regan, was neither strong, smart or a tolerable protagonist. Throughout this read, I kept on wondering whether this chick […]

By: Melanie | February 23, 2014 | (28) Comments


I haven’t read any historical fiction in a long time so this felt like a nice breath of fresh air for me. (HAH! See what I did there?) But seriously, this book was adorable. Everyone has said it already but I don’t care because it simply is. There’s no other word in the dictionary that can suffice. So if you love the adorbs, this book is totally for you. If you don’t, this book is still for you. Because I said so. […]

By: Melanie | February 21, 2014 | (36) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— Heeey people! So just a quick announcement: future discussion posts will be a rotation of Celine, Larissa and myself. So next week, Larissa will be here with a post and then Celine and so on. 😀 Perhaps, when possible we will do all three of us on a specific topic. Back in 2013, I had a truck load of time to blog. I barely had […]

By: Melanie | February 20, 2014 | (27) Comments


My belief is that if you want to write an effective story about fatal illnesses, you don’t want your story to be too short. I feel that 250 pages is too short for a book that deals with these types of topics as they do call for more detail and emotional build ups. The Summer I Found You held a lot of potential though was failed by the execution. (Read: lack of depth and unlikable narrator.) I loved the idea of a […]

By: Melanie | February 19, 2014 | (26) Comments


Parts of me enjoyed this novel, and then there are parts of me that just could not shove away the flaws. This is my second novel by Janet Gurtler, so I guess I had expected more from her, as How I Lost You was quite brilliant. Yet all other things aside, 16 Things I Thought Were True presents readers with several important morals and themes which I believe is to why I still ended up liking it in the end. Morgan was […]

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