Monthly Archives: July 2014
By: Larissa | July 30, 2014 | (12) Comments


I got this one unsolicited, so going into The Art of Getting Stared At I wasn’t sure what to except. I certainly hadn’t read anything before regarding  autoimmune diseases and their effects in YA before, so this was a very enlightening and refreshing read for me. I had a lot of difficult mixed feelings towards the main character, and at first had a lot of trouble connecting with her. She felt pretentious at times and very judgmental, she was the type to […]

By: Celine | July 28, 2014 | (29) Comments


  The Vanishing Season is a book I can best describe as one of those moments that feel very intimate and breakable, and if you change even the slightest thing – breathe too loudly, wriggle your feet – it’ll shatter. It’s a quiet and wintery book that features some of Anderson’s lovely prose. Though the synopsis may tell you otherwise, The Vanishing Season is not a ghost story. There is a ghost, but it doesn’t have a lot of space to speak. Mostly this is […]

By: Celine | July 27, 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 Celine Little happened the past week because I’m mostly just reading and enjoying the fact that I have to do nothing at all. I’m off for holiday next week though, so that’s nice 😀 We’ll be staying close to home, and I still have internet and everything, but I might comment less on everyone’s blogs because I only have my […]

By: Larissa | July 25, 2014 | (61) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— note: This post is me talking satirically about YA tropes that drive me utterly insane. I can’t stand everything in here and find some of it frankly offensive and demeaning, so please be prepared to take this as a joke.  Alright guys, come a little closer. I’m going to let you in on the holy grail of secrets. As I have read a lot, I feel like I’ve […]

By: Celine | July 24, 2014 | (20) Comments


This review is spoiler-free for the series. Siege and Storm is everything I wanted from Shadow and Bone. Though I enjoyed the first book in the Grisha series, I couldn’t help but be slightly disappointed, because I didn’t seem to feel the love everyone else did. I couldn’t connect to the characters, and it just all felt a little bit flat for me. But Siege and Storm… Whoa. This was so much better. One of my main problems with Shadow and Bone was Alina. I just couldn’t […]

By: Larissa | July 23, 2014 | (18) Comments


Before I delve into Deadly Little Sins  specifically, I’d like to address this series as a whole. Overall the Prep School Confidential series has been such a lovely surprise. It’s truly so much fun, with Anne’s dry humor narrating her life at Wheatley and the complex mysteries she discovers there.  There’s something about Taylor’s writing that will have you flipping pages at a ferocious speed, you’ll be hooked from the very beginning to the end.  I would recommend this series to anybody looking for […]

By: Celine | July 22, 2014 | (24) Comments


Shadow and Bone… Such a tricky little book. Every time I told people that I hadn’t read this series yet, their reactions were somewhat similar to “what!? WHY???”, so naturally I decided to listen to the smart bookish people and order the entire series at once, because why not? Well. I’m not saying I didn’t like this book – I did! – but I also think I could have spent that money on other books I would’ve liked more. Then again, I always […]

By: Celine | July 20, 2014 | (27) 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 Celine Well, the hot weather is keeping up! It was 35 degrees Celsius today, which, O.O. Very un-Netherlands-like (that’s a word now, fyi), and tiptoeing the line between “amazing” and “please make it stop”. I had a friend come over to basically lie in the hammocks all day and it has made me realize how much blog work you can […]

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