By: Melanie | August 18, 2013 | (15) Comments

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


I officially have nothing to do with my life. I got my piano exam results back recently and I passed! YAYS! And I also got my results for selective schools, and I got in YAYS! So yeah, week full of YAYS! (There I go again) So I thought I’d like to share something else I went YAYS! over in a very stalkery nerdy way.

The House of Hades lock screen pic1000 print finished copies of The House of Hades. At some bookstore in the U.S. Signed. I am officially going to work at this bookstore and steal them all to myself. *nods*

Moreover, I went to Penguin Teen Live Australia on Monday and had the best time ever meeting bookish people. I did a little happy dance when I saw this…

Penguin Teen bloggers pic

And then got in a crazy situation on signed book copies… Mind you, half of those I recieved from the publisher for review some time back.

Penguin Teen books pic

But OMG sweet goodness. I am no VA fan as I haven’t finished reading the series but epic swag here!!!

Penguin Teen swag pic

Just Finished Reading…

Life in Outer SpaceI actually recently reviewed this on the blog. I enjoyed this one but I guess the romance could’ve been better. 3.5 stars.

Book of the Week:

Dangerous GirlsI absolutely hated this book. Loved it. I make no sense. I never do *sobs* Just read it and then be grateful.

Coming Up this Week:

– Every Breath Blog Tour

– Teaser Tuesday (20)

– All Our Yesterdays Giveaway INT

– Review of Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff

– Review of How I Lost You by Janet Gurtler (@ Finding Bliss in Books)

– Discussing Through Midnight (5)

– Review of The Social Code by Sadie Hayes

Reviews on the Blog:

Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas

Of Triton by Anna Banks

Review/Discussion of Indelible by Dawn Metcalf

Life in Outer Space by Melissa Keil

Received Books:


~Pure Epicness!~
Not A Drop To Drink: I cannot wait for this one. I never knew that this was getting published by the Aussie HarperCollins but when the publicist asked if I wanted it, I pratically squealed and jumped for 10mins straight.

All Our Yesterdays: This is the 3rd copy I have gotten. My 2nd copy has already been given to a bloggy friend and this one is up for grabs in an INT giveaway this week. It’s a finished copy by the way. 😀

The epic swaginess from Penguin Teen (see above): I am just a little crazed with all the goodies and multiply copies of books. I could start a bookstore at this rate.

~Thank you Bloomsbury Australia, Penguin Australia and HarperCollins Australia!~

Current Giveaways:

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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15 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (22)

  1. Ariella says:

    Awesome haul this week, Melanie! And ooh it’s All Our Yesterdays! *grabby hands* And also, I think I’m the only one that’s not excited for Not A Drop to Drink.
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  2. Nara says:

    Congrats on passing your piano exam!
    And HoH gimme them now.
    Oh wow Not a Drop to Drink! I didn’t know it was being published in Aussie!
    And woah that is a lot of copies of The First Third/The Cinderella Moment haha
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  3. Jasprit says:

    Congratulations on passing Melanie, I’m glad that you don’t have to stress anymore and can focus entirely on more reading! Yay! And that is some great swag there, the Penguin Teen event sounds like so much fun! You’re so lucky to be able to attend such a great event! 🙂
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  4. Celine says:

    I’m glad you passed your exam 🙂

    Also, ALL OUR YESTERDAYS! It was soo amazing and seeing that picture makes me excited all over again!
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  5. Stephanie B says:

    Aldkfj! You were on the slide show! Epicness! I totally gasped aloud for you over here! Congrats! That is TOTALLY AWESOME! I’m so excited for you! Oooo, I can’t wait to hear what you think of Not a Drop to Drink. I wish publishers would have events in my area of North America.
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  6. Ahhh yes! I bought Dangerous Girls for my birthday after everyone raved about it. I have yet to read it, but I cannot wait! Also, that event sounds like it was so much fun! Australian publishers have some amazing meet-ups for bloggers! I envy you!
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  7. Haha I was confused at what your background was for a second, and then I was like “Wait those are Rick Riordan books Melanie so would!” I think those are for the Rick Riordan signing in Houston right? Apparently everybody who goes there gets a signed HoH 🙂 Not a Drop to Drink looks SOOO good though, and that’s so awesome how you’ve gotten three copies of All Our Yesterdays 🙂

    And congrats on getting your name on the Blogger list at Penguin Teen Live Australia 🙂

    Fantastic post, Melanie! .<
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  8. Yeaaaaaay, congrats with all the Yays this week 😀 It sounds like you got some awesome news! Those two books look ridicously good. Everyone is raving about All our yesterdays and I. need. it.
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  9. I really do want to read Dangerous Girls. I hope I can get to it soon. Bummer you didn’t love Life in Outer Space. I just really like the cover for some reason. 🙂

    Yay for fun book events! That’s cool your blog was posted!

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  10. Candace says:

    Congrats on the piano exam!
    That’s so awesome they put all the bloggers up there, that’s a really cool idea!

    It looks like you got some really great books!
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  11. Congratulations on your piano exam! Also, I totally thought that your lock screen was a piano until I looked close enough…I need glasses, I think!

    The Penguin Teen event sounds AWESOME and I bet it was amazing seeing your header up there. I know I would probably hyperventilate or something!

    Great post, Melanie!
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    Congrats on selective and passing your piano exam I knew you could do it <3333

    Dat VA swag, GO READ VA girl!

    I've heard a lot of people loved Dangerous Girls and I'm so excited to start it. Got and unsolicited copy and had never heard of it but woah it's intense apparently?

    I don't understand your phone pic LOOOOL
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  13. VeganYANerds says:

    Great week, congrats on your piano and school news!

    I wasn’t going to request Dangerous Girls but now I might!
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  14. Johanna Richards says:

    OMG YOUR BLOG! EPIC!!!! That’s… a LOT of books, lol.

  15. Lyn Kaye says:

    High five! Congrats on making it in!!
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