Monthly Archives: November 2014
By: Melanie | November 15, 2014 | (27) Comments


How well DO you know your YA novels? Do you know them so well that you can remember all the books’ first sentences off the top of your head? Below, we have 15 first sentences of some relatively well-known YA books. Let’s see how many of them you can recognize and name the title and author of! Anyone who guesses all 15 of them gets a cookie. Promise. *prepares virtual jar of cookies* AND, if you can’t guess some of the books because you haven’t […]

By: Celine | November 13, 2014 | (23) Comments


Top Seven Things I Thought While Reading This Book 1. “This is adorable!” Because seriously, IT WAS. It was written with a similar tone to Ask Again Later, which was just completely adorable and fluffy, and Top Ten Clues was no different. I just love the happy, cutesy feel of Czukas’ books. 2. “These characters are amazing.” Top Ten Clues follows a group of teenagers, working at a store called GoodFoods. All of these teens had just such unique personalities, and I loved it. Put these people […]

By: Celine | November 11, 2014 | (15) Comments


I’m afraid No Place to Fall ended up being… not my sort of book. I liked its original premise, but ultimately the book and I just ended up not working together. I think it’s a little bit of it’s-not-you-it’s-me and also a little bit it’s-also-a-bit-you. That’s not to say I’m entirely negative about No Place to Fall. In the end, I mostly felt “meh” about it. One thing I liked: In No Place to Fall, out protagonist Amber has a lot of casual sexual relationships. During the […]

By: Melanie | November 10, 2014 | (31) Comments


It’s never a good sign when I take a week to finish a book. Because in most cases, that means I’m making no progress with the book because it’s boring my eyeballs out. This was exactly the case here. There’s been a lot of hype surrounding this book, as well as a lot of positive reviews from some of my trusted bloggy friends. But, don’t forget the huge amount of disappointed reviews that also followed. I’m one of those disappointed people. I was expecting big things from Red […]

By: Melanie | November 9, 2014 | (33) 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 Yes, I’m all on my lonesome today because Celine and Larissa are crazy busy with exams and homework and looking at universities. This week has been relatively more relaxing than others because I had us Melbournians had a long weekend due to Melbourne Cup Day. I’ve spent it wisely reading a lot as well as redoing my bookshelves and […]

By: Melanie | November 7, 2014 | (42) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— Welcome to YA Midnight Reads’ edition of: How to Make a Great Book to Movie Adaptation. Today, we are going to tell you all the “dos” when making a fantastic book to movie adaption. Learn from us now, thank us later. To give you a good idea how successful these types of book to movie adaptations are, we’re going to use an example for this post. 5.9/10 […]

By: Melanie | November 5, 2014 | (20) Comments

the gif tag

Like promised, we’re getting on with those tags! This is the GIF tag, and it honestly looks like so much fun. We were tagged by Amanda @ Book Badger. Rules are very simple, you sum up your feelings towards 10 books that the person who tagged you set for you in GIFs. Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief by Rick Riordan Celine J’approve. Larissa This has got to be one of my favorite middle grade series of all time. I LOVE IT […]

By: Melanie | November 3, 2014 | (24) Comments


Before I go into my review, let me just clear up that this is a new adult novel. The characters have finished high school and most of them are twentyish, there’s a bit of sex that was described a little more than what you’d find in a YA novel. Just mentioning this because Goodreads has it shelved most as YA and that’s definitely not correct. I would have liked to know beforehand, y’know? Nonetheless, that didn’t affect my enjoyment. Anyway. I’m quite […]

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