Monthly Archives: May 2014
By: Melanie | May 8, 2014 | (32) Comments


After the endless praise and fangirling for the Dante Walker series, I was hoping Fire & Flood would deliver correspondingly. Instead, I got a cheap version of The Hunger Games with a dash of Pokemon. No second thoughts aside, Fire & Flood was lacking originality. We got a pin, an Effie-replica, a rush to the Cornucopia (but this time for eggs). The main character’s motive to enter the game was to save her sibling, the competitors were thrown into an unknown environment […]

By: Larissa | May 6, 2014 | (37) Comments


First off, can we just take a moment to revel in the cover of To All of the Boys I’ve Loved Before? That’s truly what drove me to buy this one from my local bookstore. It’s just so cute! Sadly this story wasn’t all fluff and cuteness for me despite the cover and the summary. I found quite a few issues with To All of the Boys I’ve Loved Before. My main quibble was with the main character herself, Lara Jean. I found […]

By: Melanie | May 5, 2014 | (25) Comments


Thank you Itching For Books for hosting this tour! Jennifer Brown, where have you been all my life? Torn Away takes the YA genre to the next level. It’s predominantly a story about finding hope, which was written in the most realistic and heartbreaking-ly beautiful manner. I found myself crying for the sad and dark sections, but I was also chocking up in the happy parts. We had drills twice a year, every year, in school. We talked about it in class. We […]

By: Melanie | May 4, 2014 | (24) 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 Hello blogglings! This week has been a week of ups and downs for the blogging world; I’ve been having some self-esteem issues with school work lately–which started off when I got my creative essay response back and was not happy with my result. Mainly because I KNOW I could do better than that, and I was not expecting the score […]

By: Melanie | May 3, 2014 | (22) Comments


After adoring How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True, I was expecting another entertaining and cute novel with the addition of intrigue and suspense. Unfortunately, The Secrets of Lily Graves did not turn out as good as I has hoped. Erin is dead. And everyone thinks it’s Lily and Matt’s fault. First it was said to be a suicide, after Erin believed that Matt was going behind her back to be with Lily. But they were wrong, it was murder. Here […]

By: Larissa | May 2, 2014 | (40) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— This may be a very jumbled, ranty and confusing post. I just have a lot of feelings and I hope anybody reading this can at least understand what I’m trying to say haha (: So I’ve recently read books that have heroines which seem to stand out from the norm in YA. One of them was Rebel Belle  by Rachel Hawkins, with Harper (the main […]

By: Celine | May 1, 2014 | (22) Comments


Ooh, boy. This book and I did not get along well. How to Meet Boys is the example of useless drama. This will not be a happy review, that’s for sure. The thing with How to Meet Boys is the following: there is no real conflict, but the characters are making it one. The big problem is that there’s this girl, Lucy, who used to crush on a guy, Jackson. That was years ago, and he rejected her then. Ever since, Lucy’s disliked Jackson and wants nothing to do with […]

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