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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: 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: 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: Melanie | February 2, 2015 | (59) Comments

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When Joss Met Matt is not a type of book I’d normally pick up at the bookstore. I do not read much NA at all, due to several reasons. One of them being that the majority of NA novels I’ve encountered seem to follow the same recipe each time. The same tropes, the same clichés; you get the point. Anyway, when I found out that this book was actually written by one of my favourite contemporary authors—Liz Czukas (under the pen name […]

By: Melanie | January 13, 2015 | (51) Comments

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Only read the first and last paragraphs of this review if you haven’t read Fire with Fire Burn for Burn and Fire with Fire are some of the best high school revenge stories I’ve ever read. Han and Vivian manage to create drama that doesn’t feel aimless or overly melodramatic and characters with incredible depth and growth. It’s safe to say that yes, I loved this series up until this very last instalment which has pretty much tainted my feelings towards the entire series. Words […]

By: Melanie | January 12, 2015 | (42) Comments

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Reading The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau-Banks just goes to show that loving one book by an author doesn’t guarantee you’ll love every book by that said author. (I should know this after reading so many books but no, I am a person who never learns ._.) I read We Were Liars almost a year ago and well, let’s just say it made my top 10 reads of 2014. (If you want to know why I loved it, I suggest you check out the discussion review/fangirling […]

By: Melanie | January 10, 2015 | (61) Comments

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Belzhar is a very difficult book for me to review. I’ve been sitting here in front of my laptop for more than half an hour just fuming and raging inside because of this book. Because I cannot talk about the cons just yet, let me just tell you guys what this book is about. This book is about Jam. Jam’s full name is Jamaica; and yep, her parents named her after the place where she was conceived. As amusing as that is, Belzhar is not an […]

By: Melanie | December 18, 2014 | (43) Comments

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The Young World had a lot to promise. I was immediately fascinated by the idea of teens ruling the world with no adults or little kids around to get in their way. I mean, that would make me one step closer to world domination. And that would make the world a glorious place, amirite? For me, The Young World seemed to be a character orientated read. How much you enjoy this book will most likely rely on whether or not you can connect with the […]

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