Monthly Archives: September 2014
By: Melanie | September 19, 2014 | (22) Comments


When reading a book, one expects the following: 1) an original storyline and 2) one that will not make you fall asleep one chapter in. The Iron Trial, despite being co-written by two totally capable authors, just didn’t make 1) or 2) happen. Harry Potter, anyone? I bet we all saw this one coming, regardless whether you’ve read the book yet or not. It’s about tweens, it’s got magic, it’s got 3 freaking kids on the front cover and in the background, […]

By: Celine | September 17, 2014 | (15) Comments


Different. Diverse. Amazing. Just three words I’d use to describe Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel, hereafter known as Tell Me Again because that title is way too long to type out every time. The basic concept of this book isn’t exactly unique: high school girl falls in love. Except that in this book, “high school girl” is of Persian descent and the person she falls in love with is also a girl. Two simple twists to an even simpler concept and you’ve […]

By: Celine | September 16, 2014 | (20) Comments


Discussion review by Melanie and Celine *this review is spoiler-free* Celine: Okay, so… Heir of Fire. I think this is going to be an interesting discussion because it’s pretty much the first time we’ve had differing opinions on a book! 😛 Melanie: Right? I did enjoy it overall, but when I look back and think about it, I didn’t love it that much. One of the main reasons being because it felt really boring for me. This book felt so much slower and the plot […]

By: Celine | September 14, 2014 | (32) 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 We have been rather quiet on the blog this week. But never fear! I will certainly be throwing posts up almost everyday next week because SCHOOL HOLIDAYS ARE COMING. WHOOT! Two weeks of rest and freedom…gosh it sounds like paradise. But firstly, I must get through this week in which I must suffer through editing my essay, doing an […]

By: Melanie | September 10, 2014 | (8) Comments


It always breaks my heart when I find out that a standalone which I loved and was satisfied with, has a sequel coming out. Not a Drop to Drink was one of my favourite science-fiction books of 2013 and when I found out that there was a sequel coming out this year, I was quite confused. I mean, what else do you want to write about? Just to clear up some things, this book is a mix between a sequel and a […]

By: Melanie | September 7, 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 Firstly… No seriously, thank you for all the birthday wishes from yesterday! I am so grateful to be part of this blogging world and know so many lovely people, those happy b’day messages all left a huge smile on my face. *sends you all my love* Also, I just realised that Celine, Larissa and I are all one year apart consecutively 15, 16 […]

By: Celine | September 6, 2014 | (22) Comments

TODAY IS AN AWESOME DAY. Do you want to know why? Of course you do. You probably already guessed it from the title but oh well. Anyway, today is an awesome day because it is MELANIE’S BIRTHDAY!!!!! YAYYYY!!!!!! *parties*   5 Reasons Melanie is awesome and you should all wish her a happy birthday: 1. She is the best and funniest person to talk to and we can talk about ANYTHING. For some strange reason, our conversations always tend to lead to one […]

By: Celine | September 5, 2014 | (28) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— I’m currently reading Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas – or possibly just finished reading, by the time this goes up. The Throne of Glass series started out as enjoyable and already pretty dang awesome with the first installment, but Crown of Midnight really upped the game and made me add this series to my favourites. I’d been waiting for Heir of Fire such a long time, with extreme jealousy of […]

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