Monthly Archives: May 2015
By: Melanie | May 28, 2015 | (42) Comments


Thanks to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for hosting this tour! Click here to follow the rest of the tour. If I were to list all the reasons why I think everyone should read The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, we’d be here till we all were just a pile of skin and bones. Since I don’t want that to happen, here’s just 5 of the main reasons why Sarah Ockler’s new book is glorious: 1. It’s a contemporary novel that’s a loose retelling of The Little […]

By: Melanie | May 26, 2015 | (69) Comments

midnight blogging 101

Midnight Blogging 101 is a sporadic feature where we share advice, tips and tricks for your blog. ——— Considering a co-blogger? Want to know the pros and cons? This post is for you. One of the most frequently asked question I get as a blogger is something along the lines of: “How did you find your co-bloggers and what was the process?” / “Can you give me some advice on finding a co-blogger?” So, I thought it’d be only fitting to start off […]

By: Celine | May 20, 2015 | (59) Comments


Warning: this review contains untagged spoilers and unpopular opinions. Read at your own risk! Oh dear. I am so, so sad to be writing this review. You see, I love Sarah J. Maas. As in, love. Her Throne of Glass series gets more heartbreaking with every book and I’d dare call it one of my favourite series. Naturally, I was extremely excited for A Court of Thorns and Roses, so much so that I preordered it, which I almost never do. As soon as it got to my […]

By: Melanie | May 17, 2015 | (63) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase our latest hauls and what’s been going on in our lives. Latest Happenings Mel I’ve spent about 80% of my week in bed being incredibly sick, so you could say I’ve had a crappy week. I’ve come down with some kind of virus which I also passed onto my mum (sorry, mum!) and man, it is just so bad. I’ve got a blocked and runny nose, hella sore throat, fever and throbbing headache. […]

By: Larissa | May 13, 2015 | (55) Comments


Okay, I’m in a baking mood. So, let me introduce to you today’s recipe: the formulaic and completely forgettable The Night We Said Yes.  Begin by preheating your contemporary romance trope oven to a mild 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Begin mixing everything into a large glass bowl. For this recipe, you’ll need the very bland Ella™ vanilla flavoring.  The vanilla is the main ingredient and will wow you with its overwhelmingly paper like personality. Ella™ is inseparable from the next ingredient, though it’ll pale in comparison of course […]

By: Melanie | May 10, 2015 | (47) Comments


Discussion Review by Celine and Mel *This is a spoiler-free review* Mel: Liars, Inc. was exactly what I was hoping it to be – a thriller that was actually unpredictable, nail-biting and totally kickass. Celine: Yes! Liars, inc. surprised me, both in terms of plot and how much I enjoyed it. I’m usually not a fan of thrillers/mysteries because they usually choose plot over characters. Mel: Haha I’m the complete opposite, girl. I ADORE ALL ZE MYSTERY THRILLERS! It’s one of my […]

By: Larissa | May 8, 2015 | (50) Comments

discussing through midnight

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads as a weekly discussion post of all things bookish (though sometimes not-so-bookish) ——— Alright, this is me we’re talking about so by now we all know when Larissa does a discussion that it either doesn’t relate to books at all, or does so in some very roundabout way but always has some sort of feministic angle. Fuck yeah. Now that we got that established let’s get into my (inevitably long) addition to Discussing Through Midnight. Which is […]

By: Melanie | May 7, 2015 | (55) Comments


Welcome to another round of mini reviews. As you might already know, I plan to do these more often as they’re more popular and well, they’re easier for me too. (But of course, there’ll still be plenty full length reviews! Just more mini ones more often, heh.) I have dubbed this edition “The One With a Lot of Sarahs” simply because 3 out of the 6 books I’m reviewing today are by authors with the name ‘Sarah’. I KNOW. What a weird, […]

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