By: Melanie | August 11, 2013 | (17) Comments

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I am going to my first bookish event on Monday, Penguin Teen Live! If your going, tell me!By the time you’ve read this, I may be sitting at the exam peeing my pants. Or, maybe I am still asleep dreading the day to come. Or even maybe I’ve finished my piano exam. Either way, I have a piano exam tomorrow and it looks like I won’t be able to escape it. I have a countdown on my phone about it as well, lol.Talking about countdowns, I was being the crazy nerd I am and did this at 12:00 am (I know, I’m such a badass)Bday countdown There’s exactly a month till my birthday! Whoo!To be super ultra nerd, I made a countdown for The House of Hades by Rick Riordan and on Thursday, there was officially 60 days to go! *flails*And an update on my eARC ban: It’s been 6 weeks. Unfortunately I had to go on Edelweiss to request a book for a tour stop but that doesn’t REALLY count, right?

Just Finished Reading…

Fall For Anything

I’m thinking 4.5 to 5 stars for this baby. I am currently on a Courtney Summers reading spree and this is 3 of 4 I have read. I am reading them in embargo release because I am fabulous.

Book of the Week:


I CAN’T WAIT. That’s all.

And the UK/AUS cover…

Allegiant UK

Coming Up this Week:

– Antithesis Blog Tour

– Review of Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

– Review of Of Triton by Anna Banks

– Review of Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

– Review/Discussion with Kate of Indelible (@ Finding Bliss in Books)

– Discussing Through Midnight (4)

Reviews on the Blog:

Earthbound by Aprilynne Pike

The Cinderella Moment by Jennifer Kloester

Review of Two Roads by L. M. Augustine

Review of Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour by Morgan Matson

Review of The Fall by Claire Merle

Received Books:

Find Me small
~All Aussie YA and a ebook!~
Winter Damage: Sounds really good. I don’t read many survivalist stories so I decided to start with this one.

Every Breath: I am part of the Aussie tour for this. A romancy novel, this one is.

Hate Is A Strong Word: Reminds me of Hooked by Liz Fichera.

Find Me: I got this one for tour, the concept and early reviews have me excited.

~Thank you Bloomsbury Australia, Allen and Unwin Australia, MerpSquad Tours, HarperTeen and HarperCollins Australia!~

Current Giveaways:

Zac and Mia by A. J. Betts

Uninvited by Leah Spiegel and Megan Summers


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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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17 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (21)

  1. Renu says:

    I think I’m probably one the few people who isn’t looking forward to Allegiant. I liked Divergent, but I wasn’t really a big fan of the mc. So, I haven’t read/don’t plan to read the sequel.

    I love the cover for Find Me, and I agree that the concept sounds interesting.
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  2. Nara says:

    I got Winter Damage as well! Hopefully it’s good…it does sound quite good 🙂
    GAH I really want to go to a Penguin Teen Live (I think they did say they were going to do one in Adelaide. Fingers crossed.)
    And lastly, HOUSE OF HADES 😀 😀 😀
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  3. I went to Penguin Teen Live when it was in QLD and it was AWESOME! Was so excited at meeting fellow publishers and bloggers. Have fun hun, you’ll really enjoy it!

    I absolutely can’t wait until Allegiant, it’s gonna be awesome!
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  4. Good luck with your exam! I also hope you have fun at the Penguin Teen event. It sounds a lot of fun!

    I love the cover of Hate is a Strong Word. It looks really good and I haven’t heard of it before now.

    I’m looking forward to reading your review of Dangerous Girls.

    Happy reading!
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  5. Awesome books!! And yay for it almost being your birthday!! And getting the book for tour totally doesn’t count against your eARC ban. 😉
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  6. Find Me was really fun — I’m reviewing it later this month…
    Good luck on the piano exam 🙂
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  7. Chloe Lee says:

    Yaa!! I got a eARC of Find Me too! I can’t wait to read. Look forward to seeing your review 🙂
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  8. Jasprit says:

    I’m so glad that you’re enjoying Courtney Summers books Melanie, I’ve signed up to the read-athon in September and now I can’t wait! I’ve only read This is Not a Test, which I loved! Hate is such a strong word looks like an amazing read, I look forward to seeing how you get on with it and the rest of your books too! Happy reading! 🙂
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  9. I’ve read This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers and I really want to read more. I think I own another one of her books from a long time ago; just need to make more time. That’s great you’d give it such a high score!

    Hope you love your first book event. Always fun.
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  10. Lyn Kaye says:

    Oh! Find Me looks AWESOME!

    I should cut myself off from ARCs as well. I have gotten horrible.
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  11. Can’t wait for House of Hades too!!!!!!!! Good luck on your exam and have fun at the event.
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  12. Sarah J says:

    I’m happy you’re enjoy Summers books. I really enjoy them. Fall for Anything fell flat for me, but I still enjoyed it. Can’t wait for your review!
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  13. Diamond Dee says:

    Ooh ooh! Can’t wait to read your review of Triton and gonna check out Earthbound review now…I just got that one this week! I’m so excited for you to go to the book event. I’m going to my first one next month– hoping to get Throne of Glass signed because I will be at the YA panel for kids book fair. I’m nervous and excited. Can’t wait to hear all about it!

    I’m so pumped for House of Hades too. 61 days still though!? ;D

    Dee @ Dee’s Reads
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  14. I just can’t wait till your review of FALL FOR ANYTHING! I’m so glad that you loved it, as well. I love comparing notes on books, Melanie. Lovely review 🙂

  15. Jenni says:

    Heeey my daughters birthday is September 6 too! Special day 🙂 I love that you are on a Courtney Summers binge right now. I have loved all of her books and can’t wait for All The Rage!
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  16. Chantelle says:

    Hey! Lovely to meet another Aussie blogger <3 Looks like you've had an amazing week reading wise, and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the Divergent series as well! Preordered it over Amazon to get the prettier orange cover haha Jealous that Penguin Teen Live is on Monday for you, it doesn't come to Adelaide until a lot later this year, praying that it's not during exam periods
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  17. Haha, I love your birthday countdown!

    I’m very excited for your Kinslayer review, I’ve been hearing mixed things about it…
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