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

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*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 […]

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

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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: Melanie | December 18, 2014 | (43) Comments

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The Young World had a lot to promise. I was immediately fascinated by the idea of teens ruling the world with no adults or little kids around to get in their way. I mean, that would make me one step closer to world domination. And that would make the world a glorious place, amirite? For me, The Young World seemed to be a character orientated read. How much you enjoy this book will most likely rely on whether or not you can connect with the […]

By: Melanie | December 9, 2014 | (48) Comments

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The movie has been out for a while now, and if you want to read my review of the movie, click here. For me, The Maze Runner failed to keep me interested. Here are my reasons. FYI, there are spoilers so if you haven’t read the book/ watched the movie, please just skip this and read my last paragraph. 1. The main character’s a Gary Stu. So when Thomas arrives at The Glade, pretty much everything starts happening. He’s the first one […]

By: Larissa | July 17, 2014 | (29) Comments

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I’ve been having a whole lot of books that I feel range between 2-3 lately, and I’m really not sure what to rate them. Though I do believe this one is closer to the 2.5 side of things, I have decided to be nice [; Also, despite faults I managed to have a lot of fun. There was also a undeniable compulsive writing style that immersed you in the story. Even at a large 400+ page story, I found myself flying through pages. […]

By: Melanie | June 21, 2014 | (24) Comments

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Once again, Paula Weston manages to throw me back into the world of the Rephaim like I was there just yesterday; when actually, it’s been more than a year since I picked up Haze. No disappointments here, my friends (not that I was expecting to be)–so if you haven’t picked up this series thus far, get your butt off your seat and head over to the bookstore right this minute. If not…you are on my hate list. *side eyes all of you* […]

By: Larissa | May 31, 2014 | (14) Comments

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I’ve read two other books by Elisa Ludwig, both part of the Pretty Crooked  series. They were enjoyable enough reads, perfect for a light summer read. I’ve read them quite a long time ago though. Still, it’s because of them that I requested  Coin Heist, excepting something similar. However, I found myself to be quite disappointed by  Coin Heist. My expectations were quickly dashed and I even found myself questioning my love for the Ludwig’s other books due to the time that has passed since […]

By: Melanie | May 8, 2014 | (32) Comments

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After the endless praise and fangirling for the Dante Walker series, I was hoping Fire & Flood would deliver correspondingly. Instead, I got a cheap version of The Hunger Games with a dash of Pokemon. No second thoughts aside, Fire & Flood was lacking originality. We got a pin, an Effie-replica, a rush to the Cornucopia (but this time for eggs). The main character’s motive to enter the game was to save her sibling, the competitors were thrown into an unknown environment […]

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