Monthly Archives: April 2014
By: Larissa | April 30, 2014 | (27) Comments


I found myself completely enamoured with this retelling and I can only hope that this review will do my love for this book justice. Dorothy Must Die  takes the original tale of Oz and spins it on its head. It adds in unique features that allows you to differentiate it from the original and Danielle definitely managed to make this story her own. However, Dorothy Must Die is still faithful to the original as it retains core themes and values, the ‘definitely not in […]

By: Celine | April 29, 2014 | (23) Comments


Major disappointment. Those are the words I’d use to sum up my feelings for Royally Lost. I picked it up looking for a fun and fluffy read. Unfortunately, it just ended up making me angry. Honestly, I wasn’t even looking for something extremely good and meaningful, just a fun, summer read. It seems that that was too much to ask, though. Oh yeah, there will be mild spoilers in this review, but you know, who cares? Let’s start with the biggest problem I […]

By: Melanie | April 28, 2014 | (22) Comments


Boys Like You isn’t a bad read. It’s gratifying and the characters are not particularly irksome, the story line is engaging enough to keep you till the very end and the romance is relatively sweet. Not particulary, engaging enough, relatively: I use these words because nothing here is really meeting the full potential. I have quibbles with every aspect in Boys Like You, but taking a step back and under a less critical eye, this is a decent novel about two broken teens who […]

By: Melanie | April 27, 2014 | (23) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase upcoming posts and hauls from over the past week. Latest Happenings Mel Heyas! I had a pretty boring week back at school. I got a surprise test on the first day back, which is the best welcome back gift I’ve ever gotten. (I kid, I kid.) But how are all of you? I didn’t have much in the mail this week either because of so many public holidays this week (still waiting […]

By: Larissa | April 26, 2014 | (26) Comments


The Dark World  is a very difficult book for me to review. There were times in the story where I could easily give it 4 stars, and other times I could easily give The Dark World one stars. It’s because of this that I would take this rating with a grain of salt. Of course all reading is subjective and I’d love to hear your own opinions of this one (: One thing I loved in this story was Dottie! She’s a […]

By: Celine | April 25, 2014 | (40) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— One lonely star: the most dreaded rating throughout the blogosphere. For authors it means someone hated the book they wrote, for bloggers it means they had to suffer through something they really hated. One star ratings aren’t fun to give out: some people just don’t give them out altogether. There have been many posts on one star ratings and how they are “hurtful” and shouldn’t […]

By: Celine | April 24, 2014 | (14) Comments


I really didn’t know what to expect when I started After the End. I’ve read and enjoyed Amy Plum’s Die for Me series, but that was the ultimate guilty pleasure read for me. I’m happy to say that in this book, Plum has grown much and it’s now simply a ‘pleasure’ to read – skip the ‘guilty’ part. As I’ve come to expect from Amy Plum by now, After The End is definitely original. It may be just me, but I don’t know any books about someone […]

By: Melanie | April 23, 2014 | (22) Comments


For so long, I had seen myself in terms of who I dated. First it was as Seth’s camp girlfriend, and then as Matt’s cheerleader girlfriend. Maybe I needed to be on my own to see who I was and what I really wanted. I’m all for fluffy and summer-day reads. They have their flaws such as clichés and melodrama, but at the core, it’s a book written for a relaxing day at the beach. But there are instances where these fluffy […]

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