Monthly Archives: July 2015
By: Melanie | July 27, 2015 | (39) Comments

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Thanks to Kismet Book Touring for hosting this tour! Hi everyone! I am so very excited to share this super fun guest post by Adi Alsaid, who is the author of Let’s Get Lost and upcoming Never Always Sometimes. His upcoming book features two teenage best friends, Julia and Dave, who are reaching their last months of high school that are planning to do all the things on their ‘Never’ list. Rules for reading Never Always Sometimes and any other book by Adi Alsaid […]

By: Melanie | July 24, 2015 | (51) Comments


It has been a long time since I’ve read a book featuring ballet so the synopsis for this book attracted me instantly. Unfortunately, this one turned out to not be my cup of tea. Why I didn’t like Tiny Pretty Things: – The multiple perspectives. It’s always a hard task to get multiple POVS pat down, and while I had no trouble distinguishing the voices of the three main characters, I felt no emotional attachment towards any of them. Charaipotra and Clayton’s novel follows three […]

By: Larissa | July 20, 2015 | (50) Comments


Discussion Review by Melanie and Larissa *this review is spoiler-free*  Growing up, I believed in miracles. I guess I don’t anymore. Larissa: The author’s ability to immerse me in this story was incredible. I could definitely feel the claustrophobic nature of both the cult and prison setting. For me it elevated the novel in a way that can only be described as harrowing. Melanie: Yes!! I absolutely adored Oakes’ writing. I read it in one sitting because it’s one of those books that suck […]

By: Melanie | July 19, 2015 | (51) Comments

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This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase our latest hauls and what’s been going on in our lives. Latest Happenings HELLO, PEOPLE OF THE INTERNET. It has been an incredibly long time since we’ve done a Midnight Madness, so firstly, my apologies. While the majority of you are having the time of your lives underneath the sun us Aussies are totally suffering in the cold. Honestly, this winter has been one of the coldest yet. Just this morning we were […]

By: Melanie | July 18, 2015 | (64) Comments


I’d firstly like to point out that Emmy & Oliver is a really misleading title. While the title screams a romance-dominated story, I would say it’s anything but that. Sure, there is a hella adorable romance… but at it’s core, Benway’s story is one about friendship, growing up, making your own path in life, and more importantly, family.  “Sometimes love isn’t something you say, it’s something you do.” At it’s surface, this book is about Oliver who is finally found 10 years later after being kidnapped […]

By: Melanie | July 15, 2015 | (107) Comments

When You Need to Cry Over a Book in Public

C’mon… we’ve all had that one time. (Or… if you’re like me… MULTIPLE times.) Most of the time, reading in public is no trouble at all. It’s almost as if you were still back at home all snuggled up in bed with a cup of tea reading. Almost. But sometimes… we’ve all had those moments where things just get all kinds of awkwaaaaard. Because awkward is forever. Like that time when you’re reading along happily and you reach an incredibly EMOTIONAL scene, and you can’t help […]

By: Melanie | July 11, 2015 | (63) Comments


Thanks Xpresso Book Tours for hosting this tour! Click here for the rest of the tour. Miranda Kenneally’s Hundred Oaks is one of those super cute, swoon-worthy contemporaries that you can pick up at any point in the series, and love them just as much as the next person. For me, I started reading her books since Racing Savannah (book 4) and this book, Jesse’s Girl is undoubtedly my favourite one up to date. While the first 5 books have all been about sports, this one is different […]

By: Melanie | July 8, 2015 | (56) Comments


*This review is spoiler-free for the entire series. Spoilers are hidden in spoiler tags* It is Paula Weston’s fault that I haven’t done anything productive lately. Yup that’s right, I’m putting ALL the blame on her. I’ve been stuck inside this world that Weston’s created and just can’t seem to get out. SEND HELP.  So. If you haven’t heard of/read The Rephaim series, I highly recommend you reconsider all your life choices and ask yourself: what am I doing with my life? I clearly […]

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