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By: Celine | August 24, 2015 | (10) Comments

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What is the point of a book? Most books, when you finish reading them, leave some kind of mark on you. You know what it was about; you have a feeling about the theme(s). Whether you liked it or not, you usually take something away from a book. A lesson of some kind, even if you disagree with it. But with Don’t Ever Change I just didn’t get that. I closed the book and thought, what was the point? Don’t Ever Change follows Eva, a […]

By: Melanie | July 24, 2015 | (51) Comments

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It has been a long time since I’ve read a book featuring ballet so the synopsis for this book attracted me instantly. Unfortunately, this one turned out to not be my cup of tea. Why I didn’t like Tiny Pretty Things: – The multiple perspectives. It’s always a hard task to get multiple POVS pat down, and while I had no trouble distinguishing the voices of the three main characters, I felt no emotional attachment towards any of them. Charaipotra and Clayton’s novel follows three […]

By: Melanie | July 18, 2015 | (64) Comments

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I’d firstly like to point out that Emmy & Oliver is a really misleading title. While the title screams a romance-dominated story, I would say it’s anything but that. Sure, there is a hella adorable romance… but at it’s core, Benway’s story is one about friendship, growing up, making your own path in life, and more importantly, family.  “Sometimes love isn’t something you say, it’s something you do.” At it’s surface, this book is about Oliver who is finally found 10 years later after being kidnapped […]

By: Larissa | May 13, 2015 | (55) Comments

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Okay, I’m in a baking mood. So, let me introduce to you today’s recipe: the formulaic and completely forgettable The Night We Said Yes.  Begin by preheating your contemporary romance trope oven to a mild 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Begin mixing everything into a large glass bowl. For this recipe, you’ll need the very bland Ella™ vanilla flavoring.  The vanilla is the main ingredient and will wow you with its overwhelmingly paper like personality. Ella™ is inseparable from the next ingredient, though it’ll pale in comparison of course […]

By: Melanie | May 10, 2015 | (47) Comments

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Discussion Review by Celine and Mel *This is a spoiler-free review* Mel: Liars, Inc. was exactly what I was hoping it to be – a thriller that was actually unpredictable, nail-biting and totally kickass. Celine: Yes! Liars, inc. surprised me, both in terms of plot and how much I enjoyed it. I’m usually not a fan of thrillers/mysteries because they usually choose plot over characters. Mel: Haha I’m the complete opposite, girl. I ADORE ALL ZE MYSTERY THRILLERS! It’s one of my […]

By: Melanie | April 11, 2015 | (45) Comments

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Golden was one of my favourite novels that I read in 2014, so naturally, I was expecting many things for Things We Know by Heart. Unfortunately, I don’t see this novel getting on my 2015 favourites list; but that being said, it won’t be sitting on my most-hated-novels-of-2015 either. Instead, Things We Know by Heart will be somewhere in the middle; somewhat unremarkable in my eyes. When Quinn’s boyfriend (Trent) dies in an accident, his organs are donated. Five of Trent’s organs are given away, and […]

By: Celine | January 31, 2015 | (37) Comments

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We all know our fairy tales, and we all know how they end: the heroine ends up with the prince, her one true love, and they live happily ever after. Have you ever thought about that? At the start of the story, the heroine and the prince have never met, and by the end they’re living together. Sometimes they spend time together throughout the story, sometimes, say, a princess is woken up by the kiss of a handsome stranger and is then […]

By: Celine | January 21, 2015 | (63) Comments

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Years ago, I walked into school and something was different. I was, as usual, a bit early for my classes (I like being on time) and slowly walked to the stairwell, my thoughts already with today’s lessons and my friends and the ridiculous amount of homework I still had to do. But the moment I left the lockers and walked into the hall, I knew something was different. There were only a few fellow students in that hall, and some teachers, wearing […]

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