By: Melanie | June 30, 2013 | (21) Comments

midnight madness newsletter
This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase upcoming posts and hauls from over the past week.


I’m on really good hiatus on not visiiting NetGalley or Edelweiss over this past fortnight. My review copies don’t really seem to be shrinking no matter how much I say so as I just checked my bloggy calender. Like hell is it packed. BUT. I have more time to read now!!!  School winter holidays began for me on Friday afternoon, and by the time you are all reading this post, I am at one of my best friend’s house (that I haven’t seen in more than a year… LE GASP) finally having a sleepover. WHOOPEEE FOR ME!
Book of the Week:
If I were to choose a book that I really really need to get off my TBR and under my read shelf, it’ll have to be Shadow and Bone. It’s everywhere, the hype is everywhere and the book itself has been haunting my dreams for months now. This week I chose this book simply because my goal by the end of winter, or your summer, spring, autumn whatever… I can proudly say that I have read a Leigh Bardugo novel. And if you haven’t even heard of this book, hurry and add to your TBR before I hunt you down with an axe.
Coming Up on the Blog:
– Cover Madness Giveaway Hop
– Teaser Tuesday (16)
– Review of Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols
– Review of Wildlife by Fiona Wood (@ Finding Bliss in Books)
– Review of A Summer of Sundays by Lindsay Eland
– Review of Sweet Damage by Rebecca James
Reviews on the Blog:
(Holy cow… don’t ask me how I managed to get that many reviews up, I dunno myself. O_O)
Received Books:
(click image for link to Goodreads)
For Review:
~A week of Aussie YA’s!~
Thanks to Text Publishing Australia, Pan Macmillan Australia, Hardie Grant Egmont Australia and Penguin Australia!
Life in Outer Space: The title and cover stood out to me amongst the sea of Aussie YA’s. and after hearing the several 4 and 5 star reviews, I just had to read this pretty.
The First Third: I’ve been little hesitant towards this novel after hearing some drama but now that that has been cleared, I shall go in with a fresh mind and enjoy the ride. Additionally, the print copy of this has a nice 3D cover texture. I keep on runniing my hands over it like I’m crazy. Wait… I am.
Kinslayer: I still have yet to read his first book but I feel like I’m going to love this. A high fantasy set in Japan. Whooo!
Zac and Mia: This one the 2012 Text Prize so it’s kinda been self made compulsory that I’ll read this book. Somehow, it reminds me of The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Current Giveaways:

–  Highly Anticipated 2013 Sequels

The Book Belles
A lovely bloggy friend of mine, Montana from The Book Belles has recently been asking for 4 co-bloggers to help her at her blog. For more info, click here! She is super nice and if you already own a blog, that does’t matter! As long as you can post 4 reviews and 1 WoW a month, you are welcome to apply.
Midnight Madness Newsletter is foreverly adding and changing things to place in, if you have a suggestion, email me!

Comment below and share your links to whatever you posted on the weekend, I’d love to know!!

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Melanie is one of the totally fabulous bloggers at YA Midnight Reads. She's a 16 year old student from Melbourne, Australia. She is normally found binge watching TV series, reading , blogging, procrastinating or fangirling about how Percabeth is the best ship ever. She's also a lover of caps lock and uses it excessively.

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21 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (16)

  1. sshah605 says:

    Even I have heard so much about Shadow and Bone! I did finally add it in my TBR list last month! I am looking forward to reading that book !

  2. Jasprit says:

    Melanie your self control over requesting books is much better than mine, I’ve been quite good the last week and I’m actually on top of my review pile too! I hope you get to read loads of awesome books over your break! Also insanely jealous of your copy of Kinslayer, I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy! 🙂

  3. Ariella Lee says:

    Ooh it’s Kinslayer! I DNFed the first book ’cause I couldn’t stand the paragraphs of descriptions. I hope you have better luck with it than I do!

    -Ariella @ Secrets of Lost Words

  4. *restrains self from screaming* You must love Life in Outer Space. It is freaking amazing and one of the best Aussie contemps in the world. After Wildlife of course. And ooh! Aussie for the win! There are so many if them this week. O_O

  5. Amelia K says:

    Oh, Zac and Mia one the Text Prize? That just means I simply must read it as well! And I agree about it being similar to Fault in Stars. Huh. I’m intrigued. Great post! 😉

  6. Amy says:

    Awesome books this week hon!! Enjoy!!

  7. Giselle says:

    Shadow and Bone is really good – I loved it and I’m not usually a fantasy reader at all so I’m sure you’d love it! And great haul this week! I’m sure many will be jealous over Kinslayer 😉

  8. I was the same with Shadow and Bone. People kept pressuring me into reading it, but I resisted for some odd reason. Then I finally bought the audio and enjoyed it more than I can say.
    I’ve been wanting to read Life in Outer Space ever since Mandee reviewed it. I hope you’ll enjoy.
    Happy reading, hon.

  9. Nice one! Shadow and Bone is a good read 🙂
    Happy Reading 🙂

  10. RIN says:

    I am completely obsessed with Shadow and Bone. You need to read it right NOW. ohmigosh. Seriously, my heart rate goes up just thinking about it.


  11. Melanie says:

    Now that, says a lot

  12. Najwa Shufia says:

    Ah, Shadow and Bone. It has just already translated into my language, but i haven’t read it yet.

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