Monthly Archives: January 2015
By: Celine | January 31, 2015 | (37) Comments


We all know our fairy tales, and we all know how they end: the heroine ends up with the prince, her one true love, and they live happily ever after. Have you ever thought about that? At the start of the story, the heroine and the prince have never met, and by the end they’re living together. Sometimes they spend time together throughout the story, sometimes, say, a princess is woken up by the kiss of a handsome stranger and is then […]

By: Larissa | January 28, 2015 | (61) Comments


*this review ended up quite lengthy, so I ended up bolding important points for those who don’t want/don’t have the time to read everything This is my first read by Holly Black, and I’m most certainly impressed. She has an undeniable and unique writing style. It’s one that fits the magical and wondrous, yet, creepy and dark world of this novel to a tee. With her words she’ll hook you, alike how a will-o’-the-wisp lures entranced and unsuspecting humans from safe paths. …..Okay, […]

By: Celine | January 26, 2015 | (31) Comments


I had high expectations for My Heart and Other Black Holes. Generally books about these kind of issues really get to me and make me really emotional, so My Heart (not going to type it out every time) had a lot to live up to. Did it deliver? Yes and no. My main problem was that it didn’t really move me. I cared, but it just never got to the point where I couldn’t stop reading and everything had to be okay. I just didn’t get really emotional like I’d […]

By: Melanie | January 24, 2015 | (67) Comments

I swear, I should probably just move my birthday to January as well because it’s clearly birthday month here at YMR. Anyhoo, today is Larissa’s EIGHTEENTH birthday and it’s totally a big deal. WHY? BECAUSE SUDDENLY YOU CAN DO ALL THE THINGS. No really, I’ve done my research and seriously girl, ENJOY THE AWESOMENESS OF THIS DAY AND EMBRACE ALL THE AMAZING THINGS YOU CAN NOW DO . Top 3 Things a 18 Year Old Canadian Can Now Do You can buy […]

By: Celine | January 23, 2015 | (39) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a discussion post of all things bookish. ——— Two days ago, I published my review of The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand. It’s a book about suicide, grief and healing – and it got me thinking. More specifically, all the comments on that review (all of which were awesome and I love you guys) got me thinking*. The Last Time, obviously, will be a tough book for some due to personal […]

By: Melanie | January 22, 2015 | (96) Comments

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The other day I was just staring at my shelves, as one does, when I noticed that on my read pile, I had a lot of review copies that I never ever ended up reviewing. Like A LOT of unreviewed books. So two things happened after that: 1) I freaked out because my gawd Mel you are a terrible terrible blogger and then 2) I came to my senses and thought… I’LL JUST SPAM EVERYONE WITH A REVIEW POST FEATURING ALL THE […]

By: Celine | January 21, 2015 | (63) Comments


Years ago, I walked into school and something was different. I was, as usual, a bit early for my classes (I like being on time) and slowly walked to the stairwell, my thoughts already with today’s lessons and my friends and the ridiculous amount of homework I still had to do. But the moment I left the lockers and walked into the hall, I knew something was different. There were only a few fellow students in that hall, and some teachers, wearing […]

By: Melanie | January 20, 2015 | (67) Comments


To make the cake batter, throw in an incredibly flawed and rule-breaking girl, and then mix it in with a strong sibling dynamic slowly then chuck it in the oven and bake it in a sci-fi backdrop. Serve the cake with a heavy dollop of bad romance and a sprinkle of headache ensuing info-dumps, and there you have it: Dissonance. Delancey Sullivan is a Walker. It’s not that she’s special and skilled enough to become one, but because this ability runs in […]

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