Monthly Archives: June 2015
By: Melanie | June 30, 2015 | (110) Comments

things to say to piss off a ya reader

Believe it or not, being a reader of YA books is hard. Why? Because sometimes the smallest of things that the people around you say just make you wanna go… DON’T DIS MA YA FICTION, YO. So, what exactly makes me want to set fire to my head like Anger from Inside Out up there? Comments like these: I don’t read YA, they’re all the same thing… Okay. I get it. There are some similar YA novels out there. So yes, I […]

By: Melanie | June 23, 2015 | (66) Comments


Fangirl Discussion Review by Mel and Celine *This is a spoiler-free review* Celine: Can I just say how much I loved this one?! Mel: Yes omg I cannot get over how brilliant this one is. Buying myself a hardcover for sure! Celine: I loved pretty much everything about this. Its uniqueness, the voice, the amazing characters, the bonds different characters have, the fantastic ship, the twisty revelations… This book just has it all. Mel: Yes girl!! That pretty much sums up all of […]

By: Larissa | June 20, 2015 | (48) Comments


This novel had quite the premise, it appealed to me on every level. I mean come on, historical fiction coupled up with a complex blackmail scenario? Sign me up. Unfortunately with Tangled Webs I found myself simply unable to finish it. I ended up marking it as DNF at 30 percent just because I was so, so, so detached and bored out of my mind. The biggest issue for me was definitely the writing in this one. It just read as so bland and typical, […]

By: Larissa | June 19, 2015 | (42) 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) ——— Throughout your life, you’re gonna have a whole lot of haters. So why be one to yourself too? STOP the self-hate and START loving yourselves, y’all. No prince in shining armor is going to notice how much you’re hurting and how “beautifully broken” you are and rescue you. You have to be your own hero in this story. And you should […]

By: Melanie | June 18, 2015 | (84) Comments

midnight blogging 101

Midnight Blogging 101 is a sporadic feature where we share advice, tips and tricks for your blog. ——— Hey guys! So last time when I wrote a blog post about the pros and cons to co-blogging as well as some tips on searching for one, I placed a Google form at the end of the post and out of the responses, three of them were all along the lines of: how do you get more viewers? Alas, I do not have a […]

By: Melanie | June 16, 2015 | (42) Comments


The Improbable Theory of Ana and Zak is one of those laugh out loud, quirky contemporaries with fantastic underlying messages that every contemporary junkie needs to read. It’s definitely a book that I enjoyed, and apparently a spider agrees with me (it’s now dead though). Oh yes, I went to the bathroom the other day and when I came back to my desk, there was a huge ugly spider resting on my book. The horrors. I legit screamed and spent the next […]

By: Melanie | June 14, 2015 | (65) Comments


Every Last Word is one of those books that had me wanting to smash it into a pulp from page 1, but had me sobbing my eyes out sniffling a bit during the last few chapters. This story follows Sam, a girl dealing who was diagnosed with Purely Obsessional OCD (aka Pure-O) at the age of 11. While she may look perfectly fine on the outside, each day she is battling with the uncontrollable thoughts that consume her. I wasn’t quite sure I picked up […]

By: Melanie | June 12, 2015 | (69) Comments

Mel's American Trip

So you’re probably thinking… didn’t Melanie go to America back in March/April? Wasn’t that like ages ago? And you’re quite right. It’s been a whole two months since I came back from America, and I have finally gotten all my shit together in order to give you guys a recap of what shenanigans I was up to while on my trip. Just some background knowledge: I went to America as a school ‘study tour’ so the aim of the trip was for us […]

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