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By: Celine | August 13, 2015 | (70) Comments

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The Rest of Us Just Live Here was my first ever Patrick Ness read, and I have to say I’m very impressed. In a letter to the reader, Ness explains that he wanted to explore how it is not to be the chosen one. You know, the people who just live in that one town where strange things always seem to be happening. They’re not exploring alternate dimensions or saving the world – they’re trying to figure out their lives and they hope the […]

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: Celine | May 20, 2015 | (59) Comments

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Warning: this review contains untagged spoilers and unpopular opinions. Read at your own risk! Oh dear. I am so, so sad to be writing this review. You see, I love Sarah J. Maas. As in, love. Her Throne of Glass series gets more heartbreaking with every book and I’d dare call it one of my favourite series. Naturally, I was extremely excited for A Court of Thorns and Roses, so much so that I preordered it, which I almost never do. As soon as it got to my […]

By: Melanie | March 18, 2015 | (41) Comments

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I was actually not aware that Suma was publishing another book so when I saw this one popping up on Netgalley, I nearly fell out of my seat. No exaggeration, peoples. Seventeen & Gone was when the author stole my heart, and tucked it away some place where I’ll never find it again. And while The Walls Around Us did not deliver the same effect, I am still amazed by Suma’s amazing writer-abilities. Her books are castles, and you’d be mad not to see it that […]

By: Larissa | January 28, 2015 | (60) Comments

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*this review ended up quite lengthy, so I ended up bolding important points for those who don’t want/don’t have the time to read everything This is my first read by Holly Black, and I’m most certainly impressed. She has an undeniable and unique writing style. It’s one that fits the magical and wondrous, yet, creepy and dark world of this novel to a tee. With her words she’ll hook you, alike how a will-o’-the-wisp lures entranced and unsuspecting humans from safe paths. …..Okay, […]

By: Melanie | January 6, 2015 | (43) Comments

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I’m going to keep this review real short and sharp because in all honesty, this book is not worth my time. 1. The main character is basically everything you don’t want in a person. Introducing Aidan Flood, whiny, rude and absolutely inept. I get that Aidan was bullied a lot, but maaaaan I was getting sick of Aidan and his constant whining about LITERALLY EVERYTHING. His narrative voice was most definitely not like a 17 year old because he felt more immature than my eight year […]

By: Melanie | December 6, 2014 | (38) Comments

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This is another book that I read on my hiatus way back in July, but once again, a novel that really stuck to the back of my mind. The Year of Shadows is a MG novel, and a particularly beautiful one. It explored some pretty dark themes–literally and non-literally, and had the best characters. I honestly loved all the characters in the end. The book starts with Oliva, and she’s had a really tough year–her mother left her without a word, and money started […]

By: Melanie | November 29, 2014 | (30) Comments

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“There is no ending to this story because, as I’ve realised, stories don’t have endings, only beginnings.” Amy hasn’t had the easiest life. She lives with her superstitious single Chinese mother with barely enough money to feed themselves. Her ‘best friend’, Rebecca doesn’t exactly help either; her mood changes as rapidly as her hair colour. Rebecca seems to attract all the boys, and Amy has always just been that nameless girl who follows Rebecca around at school. Yet, when Amy finds and […]

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