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By: Melanie | July 5, 2014 | (26) Comments

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I’ve read all of Sarah Crossan’s novels now, and in my opinion, Apple and Rain is her best work so far. This book is filled with emotions, and is bound to make anyone feel. A tale of coming of age, learning what real love is and different forms of love, Apple and Rain transcended my high expectations. On Christmas Eve eleven years ago, Apple’s mother left Apple. Apple has always hoped that one day, she would come back to save her from […]

By: Melanie | June 7, 2014 | (21) Comments

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There’s something really exciting about reading a book that was written by a teenager. I mean, how awesome is that? A nineteen year old wrote a book at the age of sixteen got her book published. While I ended up DNFing this book, it’s still amazing to think of how Lucy Saxon managed to do this. I hadn’t really heard of this book until late May where all the hype started to brew, and I think that this is a good example […]

By: Melanie | April 19, 2014 | (24) Comments

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THAT ENDING. It should be illegal to end books like that. *sobs in the corner* The Winner’s Curse doesn’t disappoint to provide an outstanding fantasy tale with strong, relatable protagonists, a highly swoon-worthy forbidden romance, flawless world building and a riveting and well plotted story line. Even though it’s been a day since I’ve read this, my thoughts haven’t left this novel. Kestrel’s life has never been the most intriguing. She’s the general’s daughter and is given two choices: either join the […]

By: Melanie | February 23, 2014 | (28) Comments

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I haven’t read any historical fiction in a long time so this felt like a nice breath of fresh air for me. (HAH! See what I did there?) But seriously, this book was adorable. Everyone has said it already but I don’t care because it simply is. There’s no other word in the dictionary that can suffice. So if you love the adorbs, this book is totally for you. If you don’t, this book is still for you. Because I said so. […]

By: Melanie | December 23, 2013 | (22) Comments

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After reading Where The Stars Still Shine and hating it with all my might, I still ended up wanting to read Something Like Normal as it sounded like nothing I’ve read before. I am glad I gave Trish Doller’s works another try because her debut in my opinion; was a huge success. Ever since Travis Stephenson joined the Marines, his life has been everything but normal. Suffocated with grief, guilt and confusion when he finally comes home for 30 days from Afghanistan, […]

By: Melanie | October 14, 2013 | (24) Comments

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Even though Resist was not as stunning as Crossan’s first instalment, Breathe, Resist was still a thoroughly enjoyable book compact with action, survival and persistence. I just was hoping for a little more from everything. While we are welcomed back to the characters, Bea, Alina and Quinn, we also have a new addition of a voice–the mayor’s son, Ronan. Each of these are all tested and stretched to the maximums of their abilities as they attempt to strive in the writhing, oxygen-deprived […]

By: Melanie | October 1, 2013 | (26) Comments

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“I’m tryin’ to push you away when all I want to do is hold you. I know you say you don’t want a hero, but damn I’d like to be that guy who’ll save you from spiders and whatever and whoever else hurts you.” Despite the glaringly large number of flaws Wild Cards held, I still couldn’t bear to give this anything under 3 stars. Why? Because there’s this thing called: I-couldn’t-stop-grinning-like-a-fool-the-whole-time so it’s definitely saying I enjoyed this book to some […]

By: Melanie | September 23, 2013 | (24) Comments

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I feel like such a black sheep right now, I don’t even feel like a sheep. Yeah, that’s one way to describe what I’m feeling this second. I was so so ready for this amazing, coming of age novel to wipe me off my feet but instead, I’m standing here awkwardly wondering what the hell happened. I’ve reluctantly concluded that this is an “it’s me not you” situation. Either way, when she’s ready to go, there is no arguing. There is only […]

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