Monthly Archives: March 2014
By: Melanie | March 18, 2014 | (27) Comments


I’ve sat at my desk for a good twenty minutes just pondering on how the heck I am going to write a coherent review. My thoughts are awfully conflicting so let’s get right to it! The Good: Half Bad isn’t exactly about witches and all the paranormal crap, it zones in on our main character, Nathan, and his life story. As a child of a White Witch (good) and a Black Witch (bad), Nathan’s life is not easy at all–especially since his […]

By: Celine | March 17, 2014 | (20) Comments


I didn’t hate My Life Next Door, but I didn’t love it either. That makes me very sad, because it seems that everyone and their mother absolutely LOVES this book. Probably people will want to know, why didn’t I love this book? The thing is, all the ingredients were there. So why didn’t I love this book? I have no idea. Don’t ask me. Maybe it’s because I completely failed to form a connection with this book. It felt like my emotions were […]

By: Melanie | March 16, 2014 | (29) 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 Hey! This week was pretty exciting for YA Midnight Reads because we got a REDESIGN! We went for a lighter look, but tried to be true to its name simultaneously. I am in love with the colour scheme–it’s similar to the old one (purples and silvers) but much lighter and has a watercolour type of theme. I was a […]

By: Celine | March 15, 2014 | (33) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— Hello there, Midnightians! (Yes, I’m totally using the nickname Mel came up with. It sounds pretty cute, actually!) Today I’d like to discuss reading reviews of books with you. Or rather, NOT reading reviews with books. It regularly happens that I’m scrolling through my feed and click ‘mark as read’ without actually reading the post, even though they’re from my favorite blogs. Not because I’m […]

By: Melanie | March 14, 2014 | (29) Comments

So yesterday, the redesign happened! I was actually expecting the new look to be installed in a few days, but Livia (@ Butterfly-O-Meter Designs) was ready to get cracking! I was more than happy to go with because seriously, I just could not wait to see it on the blog. The entire time while Livia was doing her magic, I was rolling on my bed hyperventilating in excitement. Emily @ The Loony Teen Writer  was on Twitter with me to share my craziness. We […]

By: Melanie | March 13, 2014 | (22) Comments


I’m feeling rather conflicted on how I feel about The Summer I Wasn’t Me. You see, throughout the entire time I was reading this, I was a ball of rage. Yet at the same time, I found it interesting to take a look at a perspective that I find absolutely foul. The book opens up with Lexi and her mum on their way to a heavily religious influenced de-gaying camp. After her father died, Lexi’s mother discovered Lexi’s secret and immediately took […]

By: Melanie | March 11, 2014 | (23) Comments


Alas, another mediocre and disappointing novel. I sometimes want to believe that I just generally expect too much from books. But seriously. How on earth do you make light of a book that had a stupid and painful protagonist, predictable story line, poor world building, ridiculous romance and pretty much no plot progression? Answer: you can’t. The Main Character: Most crappy books are crappy because they have crappy lead characters. Tandem, was definitely not an exception. It was raining heavily a few […]

By: Melanie | March 9, 2014 | (26) 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… Greetings! I had a pretty horrible week since I was sick for half of it, but am slowly recovering! I still went to school and battled against my headache, sore throat and occasional fever with some Panadol because I couldn’t bear missing out on tonnes of school work. (Meaning more homework -.-) On the other hand, there’s my poor […]

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