Monthly Archives: October 2014
By: Larissa | October 9, 2014 | (53) Comments

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I wasn’t the hugest fan of Condie’s matched series, so I was a little dubious with Atlantia. However, I must now admit: I was really impressed and taken aback by how much I really enjoyed Atlantia. One of the best parts of Atlantia  was the world building. I thought it was very well explained and coupled with Condie’s beautiful prose it just flowed naturally. You get descriptions of both the ‘Above’ and the ‘Below.’ I felt as if by the end of […]

By: Melanie | October 8, 2014 | (62) Comments

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This review has ALL The Blood of Olympus spoilers hidden under spoiler tags. For people who have not read The House of Hades, please only read the first and last paragraphs. EDIT 11/10/14 – My thoughts on the rushed ending, lack of all main characters and the ending in general: I cried last night after finishing The Blood of Olympus. I had ran from school straight to the closest bookstore and snagged the book. I might have squealed and flailed a bit, and maybe […]

By: Melanie | October 6, 2014 | (30) Comments

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Here we have a beautiful and badass cover as well as an amazing story beneath it. I dunno about you guys, but THIS IS TOTAL AWESOMENESS. Spark is a work of science-fiction set in today’s world. Basically, there are these genetic mutations in some people’s DNA that make them have special abilities. Evie is one of those people. Her aunt had it and so did her grandmother, and now, Evie has it as well. She’s a Shield, bound to protect her Spark, […]

By: Melanie | October 5, 2014 | (33) Comments

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This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase upcoming posts and hauls from over the past week ——— Latest Happenings Mel I’m feeling so conflicted right now. On one hand, I don’t want school to start, but on the other hand, THE BLOOD OF OLYMPUS IS COMING OUT ON TUESDAY CAN YOU PLEASE MOVE YOUR BUTT, TIME? I NEED IT NOOOOW. I actually went to the bookstore yesterday to see if they accidentally put it out early (shush, I know, […]

By: Celine | October 4, 2014 | (24) Comments

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To those of you thinking that the premise of this book sounds an awful lot like Shepard’s previous series Pretty Little Liars; you’re right. The Perfectionists is reminiscent of Pretty Little Liars in almost every way. I don’t intend  for this review to become a comparison of The Perfectionists and Pretty Little Liars, but I won’t be suprised if it does turn out like that. Truth be told, there is just so much to compare. The Perfectionists is set in a town […]

By: Larissa | October 3, 2014 | (48) Comments

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This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— As a lot of you are YA bloggers, I’m sure almost all of you have experienced or witnessed the stigma of YA before. “You read that?” “Surely, you’d like something with more depth.” “You’re reading YA? You must be reading something to do with vampires.” YA has been definitely given a bad reputation over the years. It’s been called mindless, devoid of any deep meaning, […]

By: Melanie | October 2, 2014 | (32) Comments

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Eeeeeh. I’m honestly feeling disappointed with Love and Other Unknown Variables because more than half the Goodreads reviews have rated this book 5 stars. Sadly, I just don’t see the appeal. The book follows Charlie, a boy who attends Brighton School of Mathematics and Science and has his entire future planned out. He wants to go to MIT and he’s crazy good at maths. In fact, everyone in his school is pretty darn good at maths and/or science. They all hate literature […]

By: Melanie | October 1, 2014 | (36) Comments

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Magnolia was exactly what I needed: light, fun and undeniably cute. I saw this one on Edelweiss ages ago, but I quickly looked past it because I wasn’t so sure about it at first. But then the reviews started rolling in and I was absolutely certain that I needed this book in my life. And I was right. I totally did because this book rocked my socks off. Magnolia has been described as a reverse Romeo and Juliet story. The families are […]

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