Monthly Archives: March 2015
By: Larissa | March 28, 2015 | (56) Comments


I have rather mixed feelings on this one. There are parts of this story which I enjoyed, and others not so much. Initially it was the premise that drew me into this one. A fairytale retelling of the Princess and The Pea? Crime family politics, in the business of black market organ transplants? It seemed like the perfect mixture, my two favorite sub-genres in YA (fairytale retellings and crime novels) coming together.  However, the execution of the aforementioned left a little bit […]

By: Celine | March 22, 2015 | (22) Comments

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This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase bits and pieces of our lives and hauls from over the past week ——— Latest Happenings Celine *waves awkardly* Hey guys! So I guess it’s just you and me this week, huh? Mel is having the time of her life in America (!!! I am still way too excited about this, considering that it isn’t even me who’s going) and Larissa is on this amazing island in Hawaii. Meanwhile I remain in the […]

By: Melanie | March 20, 2015 | (65) Comments


Hello my Midnightian Minions! If you missed my fangirling on Twitter over the past few weeks, then you wouldn’t know about the fact that I’m going to America!! By the time you’re reading this, I will probably be on the plane already. AHHHHH! Isn’t that exciting?  Along with this piece of awesomeness, Larissa will also be on vacation. She’s gonna be having the time of her life on this island in Hawaii called Kauai. We’re actually leaving and coming back from our holidays […]

By: Melanie | March 18, 2015 | (41) Comments


I was actually not aware that Suma was publishing another book so when I saw this one popping up on Netgalley, I nearly fell out of my seat. No exaggeration, peoples. Seventeen & Gone was when the author stole my heart, and tucked it away some place where I’ll never find it again. And while The Walls Around Us did not deliver the same effect, I am still amazed by Suma’s amazing writer-abilities. Her books are castles, and you’d be mad not to see it that […]

By: Melanie | March 14, 2015 | (59) Comments


I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I have a very rocky relationship with Oliver’s books. While she caught my heart with Before I Fall, Panic and the later books in her Delirium trilogy did not have me impressed. So I went into Vanishing Girls very much cautiously, and I ended up getting exactly what I was hoping for. Sometimes day and night reverse. Sometimes up goes down and down goes up, and love turns into hate, and things […]

By: Larissa | March 9, 2015 | (86) Comments


It’s no big secret that I’m totally enamored with  the historical fiction sub-genre within YA. I have read nearly all of the historical fiction out there within the YA demographic and have seen equal parts good and bad. With this in mind, consider the weighting of what I say next: Under a Painted Sky brings a diversity to the genre I haven’t seen before. As much as I adore the genre, I’ve read my share of rich white debutantes/duchesses/whatever but there really is a noticeable […]

By: Melanie | March 6, 2015 | (74) Comments


Thank you Allen and Unwin Australia for hosting this blog tour! This review is completely spoiler free for the series (and all spoilers are hidden in spoiler tags). Books like Every Move restore my faith in YA series enders. Why? Because I’ve just had the worst luck with series enders lately. *cough* Ashes to Ashes, In the Afterlight and Isla and the Happily Ever After *cough* But enough of complaining, let’s talk (or just ramble, in my case, as I’m experiencing a book […]

By: Larissa | March 5, 2015 | (42) Comments


Thank you The Unofficial Addiction Book Fan Club for organizing this tour! This one was calling my name everybody. Historical fiction? Film noir? Murder? The Golden Age of Hollywood? Sign me up. The Film noir aspect of Dead to Me was certainly not disappointing.  Shady side characters you can never trust, ambiguous morals, murder, corruption everywhere, private investigators, femme fatales were all placed within the jungle of an urban city. It felt like the perfect remembrance to Film noir, even encompassing that hard to truly […]

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