By: Melanie | December 18, 2015 | (26) Comments

Lady Helen tour

Thanks to the lovely people at HarperCollins Australia for organising this tour! Hey guys! Today I’m here with a super awesome author – she wrote award-winning duology Eon and Eona, and publising in January next year is Lady Helen and the Dark Days Club. (But for us Australians, it was already published on the 14th of December – whoop!) Her newest novel is set in the 19th century London with a paranormal twist; trust me guys, it’s super fabulous. So anyway, on […]

By: Melanie | December 16, 2015 | (46) Comments

The Guide to Surviving a Book Buying Ban

Welcome, my fellow booknerds, to the guide you’ve all been looking for… THE GUIDE TO SURVIVING A BOOK BUYING BAN. Yup, we’ve all been there. The time when you ‘accidentally’ walked right into a bookstore or ‘accidentally’ clicked on that enticing email link that The Book Depository sent you… AND BOUGHT ALL THE BOOKS. It happens. You go book crazy… and then completely broke. *nods sagely* Step 1 Set a goal for yourself. How long are you planning to be on this […]

By: Melanie | December 7, 2015 | (49) Comments

Illumicrate subscription box review

Hello, it’s me. I was wondering if after all these months you still remember me… *cue more corniness* So yes. HELLO. (from the other siiiiiiide!!!)  I’m sorry, I clearly cannot stop. Excuse me as I go take a break and sing it all out before continuing with this post. ——— Like I was saying. We’re back!! I feel like I said that on our last post which was wayyy back in October. (I’m sorry I totally lied. Please forgive me.) And this is actually […]

By: Melanie | October 3, 2015 | (63) Comments


*This review is spoiler-free* Rick Riordan’s books were some of the first novels I read as a reader, and throughout these past years, his books have always remained my all time favourites. Percy Jackson, Heroes of Olympus, Kane Chronicles, and now you can add Magnus Chase to that list of awesome. Why? BECAUSE THE SWORD OF SUMMER WAS FANTABULOUS. In fact, I loved this book so much that I bookmarked all the funny bits + my favourite parts… which was basically the […]

By: Melanie | September 29, 2015 | (84) Comments

YA Book Subscription Box Review

So it has been quite some time since our last post on here. And guys, I am super super sorry. Celine has been busy with starting Uni (!!) and well… I’ve been incredibly lazy and busy binge watching ALL THE SITCOMS. It’s a disease, I’m telling you. First it was Friends, then it was New Girl and now I am spending my school holidays hanging with Modern Family. SOMEONE SAVE ME I CAN’T STOP. I know for a fact that I’ll be bingeing How I Met Your Mother in no […]

By: Celine | September 7, 2015 | (19) Comments


When I first heard of Dumplin’, I was really excited. Self-proclaimed fat girl enters beauty pageant? Uhm, how about yes, please. It seemed like the ultimate eff-you to beauty standards and generally awesome. And, well, I must admit I did love that aspect of the book, but I wasn’t completely smitten with it as a whole. My main problem with Dumplin’ is that I just didn’t really click with it. The story is good, the characters are solid, but I just felt this sort of detachment […]

By: Melanie | September 6, 2015 | (46) Comments

melanie 16 birthday

Today is my 16th birthday. Now that… is just scary to accept. I remember just when I turned 13 years old; I probably had only read 10 ‘real’ novels, books without pictures, books that were more than 250 pages in length. Yet now, 3 years later, I’ve consumed a whole library of books – 736 books according to Goodreads – and gained knowledge that I most certainly would have not accumulated this soon without them. And for that, I am thankful. Turning […]

By: Melanie | September 2, 2015 | (9) Comments


Heeeeeeello people of the book nerd community! Thanks to the awesome people at Walker Books Aus, I am apart of the Stray blog tour! I have an exciting guest post for you guys by Rachael Craw and you know what’s awesome? SHE LOVES ANNE FROM ANNE OF GREEN GABLES TOO. Well… who doesn’t, really? Influence and Inspiration: A nod to my (fictional) heroes by Rachael Craw When I look back at the novels that impacted me in childhood it’s not hard to see how […]

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