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By: Melanie | December 10, 2014 | (36) Comments

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The Darkest Minds was one of the first ever books I reviewed on this blog. No, I’m not going link it up because it’s god awful and the only reason why I keep it on the blog is so I can look back and laugh at myself. I really enjoyed The Darkest Minds for the brilliant characters and world that Alexandra Bracken constructed, and Never Fade was just as fantastic. But, In the Afterlight seems to be a dud for me. Whether this is the reading slump speaking or not, I […]

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: Melanie | November 10, 2014 | (31) Comments

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It’s never a good sign when I take a week to finish a book. Because in most cases, that means I’m making no progress with the book because it’s boring my eyeballs out. This was exactly the case here. There’s been a lot of hype surrounding this book, as well as a lot of positive reviews from some of my trusted bloggy friends. But, don’t forget the huge amount of disappointed reviews that also followed. I’m one of those disappointed people. I was expecting big things from Red […]

By: Melanie | July 10, 2014 | (20) Comments

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Amy Tintera’s Reboot is one of those rare dystopian series that are actually REALLY good. I’ve read multiple dystopian novels, and the Reboot Duology definitely stands near the top of my favourites. While Reboot is narrated only by Wren, Tintera’s sequel is narrated by both the main characters, Wren and Callum. And unlike some novels that have dual-perspectives, I could tell the difference between the two voices. Both are very distinct from the other and I loved both Wren and Callum’s perspective equally. […]

By: Celine | April 24, 2014 | (14) Comments

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I really didn’t know what to expect when I started After the End. I’ve read and enjoyed Amy Plum’s Die for Me series, but that was the ultimate guilty pleasure read for me. I’m happy to say that in this book, Plum has grown much and it’s now simply a ‘pleasure’ to read – skip the ‘guilty’ part. As I’ve come to expect from Amy Plum by now, After The End is definitely original. It may be just me, but I don’t know any books about someone […]

By: Melanie | March 26, 2014 | (22) Comments

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DNF at 27% After the recent bad luck I’ve been having with all genres other than contemporary, Salvage is no exception. So after just a little over a fifth in, I decided that there is probably no point. And by the looks of my friend’s reviews, I am correct. Duncan is by no means a bad author. In fact, I quite enjoyed her writing–it’s very sophisticated yet easy to read through. Nonetheless, a series of major turn-offs in the first few chapters […]

By: Melanie | February 24, 2014 | (26) Comments

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I had to DNF Elusion at 86%. Sure, there was only a tiny section of the book left but I just could not bear it any longer. Apart from a  refreshing idea, I can not wring out any other points which made Elusion an antithetically good book. Elusion probably failed most in creating three-dimensional characters that were strong, thoughtful and likable. This book’s main character, Regan, was neither strong, smart or a tolerable protagonist. Throughout this read, I kept on wondering whether this chick […]

By: Melanie | January 17, 2014 | (26) Comments

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Into The Still Blue is the final conclusion to the Under the Never Sky trilogy and delivered a lot of kick-assery, sweet romance, unforgettable friendships and higher stakes for all the characters. And as a last instalment does, Veronica Rossi adds to this mix with some heartbreak, second chances and sacrifices. Our two main characters, Perry and Aria were both fantastic narrators and have both come so far. Perry’s bravery and leadership is strong and I enjoyed his determination to get to […]

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