Monthly Archives: June 2014
By: Melanie | June 30, 2014 | (27) Comments


Unfortunately, another beautiful cover gone to waste. Be prepared for the over-usage of the word ‘boring’, because that’s the only word that I can use to describe everything. Ellis, the main character, was boring. I definitely had an incentive to like this Ellis, to prove Ellis @ The Random Transliterator that her other life was so much better. Alas, I can come up with nothing to prove that her other life was better no matter how hard I try to whip up something. Why? […]

By: Celine | June 29, 2014 | (18) 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 I HAVE A LIFE AGAIN. :O It’s the school holidays and I have EVERYTHING planned out. Basically, I will do all the homework these days then just binge watch TV shows (such as Sherlock and Hannibal), sleep and eat and read. In other words, PARADISE. Sorry for the absence on the blog, I feel like I’ve been rather ‘out […]

By: Celine | June 27, 2014 | (29) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— This week’s Discussing Through Midnight is about a topic I’ve been thinking about for a while now. I’m talking about friendships between boys and girls in books. Lately I’ve really noticed this, but why is it that in the bookish world, these friendships do not seem to exist? The main character (in this post I’m just going to assume the MC is a girl, though […]

By: Larissa | June 23, 2014 | (26) Comments


Every child knows how the story ends. The wicked pirate captain is flung overboard, caught in the jaws of the monster crocodile who drags him down to a watery grave. But it was not yet my time to die. It’s my fate to be trapped here forever, in a nightmare of childhood fancy, with that infernal, eternal boy. Alias Hook  was after the events of the tale of Peter Pan, which many know and love. Lisa Jensen manages to carefully construct what […]

By: Melanie | June 21, 2014 | (24) Comments


Once again, Paula Weston manages to throw me back into the world of the Rephaim like I was there just yesterday; when actually, it’s been more than a year since I picked up Haze. No disappointments here, my friends (not that I was expecting to be)–so if you haven’t picked up this series thus far, get your butt off your seat and head over to the bookstore right this minute. If not…you are on my hate list. *side eyes all of you* […]

By: Celine | June 18, 2014 | (26) Comments


I don’t quite know how to review The Things You Kiss Goodbye. Not because it’s confusing or a mindfuck or anything, I just don’t really know what to say about it. I did like it, though, but it didn’t blow me away. I think the main problem with The Things You Kiss Goodbye is my lack of connection to it. I liked the characters, but I didn’t really feel anything for them. I’m not sure whether it’s because of the book or because of me, […]

By: Melanie | June 16, 2014 | (23) Comments


Huge thanks to Allen and Unwin Australia for hosting this tour! Wow. Every Word was definitely not what I expected. If you are a little unsure about whether you want to read this book–especially if you weren’t a crazy fan of book 1, let me persuade you otherwise. Every Word is powerfully absorbing and possesses just the perfect amount of intrigue, action and romance. If you love crime novels, this book is most certainly for you. The book starts off not long […]

By: Celine | June 15, 2014 | (17) 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 Hiiiii guys 😀 We Midnightians are coming back and will be posting more frequently soonish! *fingers crossed* Looks like we all end the term around the same time (though I’m quite certain I have to suffer one extra week). BUT GOOD NEWS IS NO MORE EXAMS AND ASSIGNMENTS (not major ones at least.) I’ve just come home from Winter […]

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