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By: Melanie | May 28, 2015 | (42) Comments

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Thanks to The Fantastic Flying Book Club for hosting this tour! Click here to follow the rest of the tour. If I were to list all the reasons why I think everyone should read The Summer of Chasing Mermaids, we’d be here till we all were just a pile of skin and bones. Since I don’t want that to happen, here’s just 5 of the main reasons why Sarah Ockler’s new book is glorious: 1. It’s a contemporary novel that’s a loose retelling of The Little […]

By: Larissa | April 29, 2015 | (52) Comments

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Unfortunately I seem to be the black sheep for In a World Just Right. I had high hopes for this one after reading parallel universe stories such as Pivot Point by Kasie West and the Tempest  series by Julie Cross. However, I had found myself having many issues with In a World Just Right that quite impacted my enjoyment of the novel. I’m quite the logical and scientific girl. I like reasons and the explanations for things. Connecting the dots and providing evidence […]

By: Celine | February 17, 2015 | (50) Comments

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If you’re looking for a diverse book, look no further. Not Otherwise Specified is the picture of diversity, including a black bisexual main character, gay side characters, an asian, lesbian former best friend, religious side characters, and eating disorders. Etta, our main character, feels like she doesn’t really belong anywhere. Due to a recent relationship with a boy, her former group of lesbian friends has cast her out. She once was bulimic, but is well on the way to recovery, in contrast […]

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 | October 1, 2014 | (36) Comments

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Magnolia was exactly what I needed: light, fun and undeniably cute. I saw this one on Edelweiss ages ago, but I quickly looked past it because I wasn’t so sure about it at first. But then the reviews started rolling in and I was absolutely certain that I needed this book in my life. And I was right. I totally did because this book rocked my socks off. Magnolia has been described as a reverse Romeo and Juliet story. The families are […]

By: Melanie | August 14, 2014 | (35) Comments

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HIIIIII I AM BACK FROM MY BLOGGING HIATUS! When you see us Midnightians posting about the same book in a row, that’s saying something. Do you know what that’s saying? It’s saying: YOU NEED TO HAVE THIS BOOK IN YOUR LIFE BECAUSE IT AS ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT. I mean, sure, I’ve read fabulous books during my 14 (nearly 15!!!) years alive but Dangerous Boys just takes fabulous to the next level. It’s dark and twisted and masterfully written, just like Abigail’s early novel, […]

By: Larissa | May 6, 2014 | (37) Comments

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First off, can we just take a moment to revel in the cover of To All of the Boys I’ve Loved Before? That’s truly what drove me to buy this one from my local bookstore. It’s just so cute! Sadly this story wasn’t all fluff and cuteness for me despite the cover and the summary. I found quite a few issues with To All of the Boys I’ve Loved Before. My main quibble was with the main character herself, Lara Jean. I found […]

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