Monthly Archives: September 2014
By: Larissa | September 30, 2014 | (23) Comments


I’ve read this book a little bit ago and remember enjoying it, but now when it comes to writing this review right now I can’t remember really much about the book. I suppose that’s something to note about Chasing Power, though it’s a whole lot of adventurous fun it’s not particularly impactful nor memorable. At first my reaction to this book wasn’t entirely positive as I found myself not getting into the book for a solid 20 percent. However when Kayla meets Daniel, the story […]

By: Melanie | September 29, 2014 | (28) Comments


After all the positive 4-5 star reviews that started rolling in for Masquerade, I definitely was expecting something that was going to blow me right off my feet. I think, I set myself up for too much because after reading this book, I felt rather underwhelmed. However, this is not to say I didn’t enjoy Masquerade–the setting and plot line were brilliantly written. Masquerade centres around 7 teenagers in Venice of the year 1750 during the Carnevale. For the 335 pages this […]

By: Melanie | September 28, 2014 | (39) 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 While Celine and Larissa are suffering I am here wasting my life away on YouTube because that’s all there really is to do on the holidays. Well, and sleep. And eat. And do my holiday homework. And try to get ahead on my maths exercises. And play piano. And exercise because my mum is always at my throat about […]

By: Melanie | September 27, 2014 | (36) Comments


After finishing this book at around 2am last night, I spent the next hour contemplating on whether I should get out of bed and walk across the hallway to go to the bathroom. Why did I spend an hour? Because this book left me totally freaked out about my own house. Yep, that’s right. This book is scared the crap out of me. And no jokes, I nearly pissed my pajama pants because I didn’t have the guts to get out of […]

By: Celine | September 26, 2014 | (49) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— Recently, HarperCollins put a bunch of galleys on Edelweiss. Because I have truly no self-control whatsoever, I dowloaded basically all a few of them. One of those coveted galleys, one I was actually really looking forward to, was Jodi Meadow’s The Orphan Queen. I started reading, I liked it, I became absorbed… And BAM. There was the strangest, most open ending ever. So of course I headed […]

By: Melanie | September 25, 2014 | (38) Comments


Kiss Kill Vanish was a total bust right from the beginning. Honestly, I don’t know how I even made it to the end, but I did and I have a lot of criticisms. 1. The beginning is boring as hell. The stuff they write on cereal boxes are more interesting than what this book had to offer me. I’m told in the synopsis that Valentina Cruz no longer exists and that she just witnessed her father and boyfriend commit a murder. THAT […]

By: Celine | September 23, 2014 | (25) Comments


If I have to sum up Exquisite Captive with one word, it would be “disappointed”. I had high hopes for this one, since I’d heard such great things about Demetrios’ other novel, Something Real. I’m still interested in that one, but it’s always a sad day when a book you had high hopes for didn’t deliver. Exquisite Captive is not all bad. Its concept, that of jinnis, was highly original and I loved that aspect. Demetrios obviously put quite some research in this novel and the world […]

By: Larissa | September 22, 2014 | (23) Comments


Snow Like Ashes immediately caught my attention with its gorgeous cover. I found the insides of Snow Like Ashes  just as beautiful as the outside. The descriptions of the kingdoms in Snow Like Ashes  easily created pictures of mind. By the end of the story I had a pretty clear picture of the worlds described in the story, along with the complex magic interwoven with the kingdoms. I can’t wait to see more of the worlds Sara has created in future installments. However […]

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