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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 | 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 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 | September 19, 2014 | (22) Comments

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When reading a book, one expects the following: 1) an original storyline and 2) one that will not make you fall asleep one chapter in. The Iron Trial, despite being co-written by two totally capable authors, just didn’t make 1) or 2) happen. Harry Potter, anyone? I bet we all saw this one coming, regardless whether you’ve read the book yet or not. It’s about tweens, it’s got magic, it’s got 3 freaking kids on the front cover and in the background, […]

By: Celine | August 7, 2014 | (21) Comments

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Amy Ewing’s The Jewel had such a beautiful cover and such an intruiging synopsis. Yes, it reminded me of The Selection. I think it reminded everyone of The Selection. To me that means I went in with not much hope for a quality book, but with expectations of a fun and quick story. I’m sad to say that despite my low expectations, I didn’t enjoy The Jewel. The Jewel had so much potential. I think that’s what disappointed me most. It really has an intruiging plot: girls with special abilities […]

By: Melanie | July 3, 2014 | (26) Comments

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It’s moments like these when I need to take a minute and check my temperature to make sure there’s nothing wrong with me. Because looking at this high average Goodreads rating, I’m pretty shocked. Like, really shocked. I had high hopes for Let’s Get Lost: it’s said to be a fun road trip book about finding yourself, finding love, finding hope and just getting lost for a while. It definitely has that, though very basically. Throw in a moral, throw in a […]

By: Melanie | May 8, 2014 | (32) Comments

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After the endless praise and fangirling for the Dante Walker series, I was hoping Fire & Flood would deliver correspondingly. Instead, I got a cheap version of The Hunger Games with a dash of Pokemon. No second thoughts aside, Fire & Flood was lacking originality. We got a pin, an Effie-replica, a rush to the Cornucopia (but this time for eggs). The main character’s motive to enter the game was to save her sibling, the competitors were thrown into an unknown environment […]

By: Celine | April 7, 2014 | (25) Comments

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Don’t Call Me Baby left me with very conflicted feelings. For the majority of the book, I was perfectly content with giving it one star, since I pretty much hated it. But when I reached the ending, I felt much better about the book and I thought the ending was worth three stars. The logical thing would be to give this book 2 stars, then, but the first part was longer than the second, so I’m giving this 1.5 stars. Since I felt […]

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