By: Melanie | September 22, 2013 | (25) Comments

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

What’s been happening lately…

And here I am, in the Spring school holidays! That means more talking to my U.S friends as they’ll actually be able to talk to me in the more godly hours of the day. I also happen to be stacked up with homework from nearly every single subject I do which sucks big time.

Okay, so recently Goodreads posted some new rules and gunk as well as deleting inappropriate reviews or shelves from users that may offend authors. Personally, I haven’t had any shelves or reviews censored but I am finding this completely not okay. For many reasons that I do not which to rant about so I’ll just leave it as this. I will still be on Goodreads (it’s pratically where I live) but I have also created a Booklikes account so I can still keep in touch with my Goodreads friends that have gone off to Booklikes.

You can follow me here on Booklikes and I’ll follow back if you’re not a creepo.

Just Finished Reading…

Where The Stars Still ShineI genuinely see why people love this book. I really do. But unfortunately, the main character was hard to relate to for me. I guess I’m a black sheep here. Maybe, this was a ‘it’s me not you’ situation.

Book of the Week:

SplinteredThis has got to be the most exciting books I have on my shelf right now that is a non-ARC. (That goes to Split Second.) Anywho, I was meant to read this for review last week but I was approved for a bunch of titles so I had to move things around quite a bit. Look at the cover! O.O

Coming Up this Week:

– Review of Where The Stars Still Shine by Trish Doller

– Teaser Tuesday (24)

– Review of Countdown by Michelle Rowen

– Review of No Angel by Helen Keeble

– Review of Unbreakable by Kami Garcia

– Discussing Through Midnight (9)

– Review of The Fall of Five by Pitaccus Lore

Reviews on the Blog:

This Is What Happy Looks Like

Blackout

Between Shades of Gray

Severed Heads, Broken Hearts

Received Books:

For Review:
27 MMN
27MMN

Gifted:

27 MMN 2

and a $15 Amazon voucher from Jessi!

Borrowed:
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~In which I get spoiled~
All The Truth That’s In Me- Up for grabs to all Aussies in a giveaway that I posted last week!

Briar Rose- I need some Oliver in my life.

The Fall of Five- I just really want to finish this series, my friends love this series though.

Unbreakable- There will possible be a giveaway for this on Finding Bliss in Books…

The Sound- Pweety.

The Lord of Opium- WHO WANTS THIS? AUSSIES ONLY AND THIS IS A TRADE! NOT GIVEAWAY. (Please spread the word)

Severed Heads, Broken Hearts- Review was up just yesterday, loved!

Where The Stars Still Shine- BLEH. I just couldn’t with this book.

Countdown- Same story as Briar Rose.

Heartbeat- The premise caught my attention

The Last Unicorn- Thank you Kate! I haven’t seen this one before but there were so many 5 star reviews on Goodreads so YAYA!

Chantress- AHHHHH ERMAHGERD. This book look gorgeous, thanks Kate!

His Dark Materials- So I watched the movie and I found it pretty sucky but I love the idea, I’m hoping the books will be gazillion times better (which I think they will looking at the ave. rating on Goodreads) Kate, you legend <3

Stardust- GAIMAN! WHOO! πŸ˜€ Thanks Kate >.<

The Little Prince-Β Okay, I’ve started this one because it’s teeny and I love it so far! It’s cuteee. THANK YOU KATE FOR ALL THESE AWESOME BOOKS YOU SERIOUSLY DID NOT NEED TO GET ME SO MANY O.O

$15 Amazon Voucher- OKAY. I HAVE SO MANY IDEAS OF WHAT I’M GOING TO GET WITH THIS PIECE OF AWESOME. THANKS JESSI! <33

Bloodlines- I need to read Last Sacrifice first but yeah, I’m not a big fan ofΒ  VA…

The Lucy Variations- ME LIKE THE COVER. (Hint: Piano)

The Girl of Nightmares- I have Anna on my shelf awaiting me to read it so I decided to get this as well.

~Thanks to Simon and Schuster Australia, Pan Macmillan Australia, HarperCollins Australia, Kate, Jessi from Auntie Spinelli Reads,Β Penguin Australia, Bloomsbury Australia and HarlequinTeen!~

Current Giveaways:

All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill

Birthday Giveaway

Courtney Summers Madness

All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry

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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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25 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (27)

  1. Oh, wow, that’s a lot of books! I’m super curious about The Sound by Sarah Alderson and All the Truth That’s In Me,but the rest of these look amazing as well.
    And Bloodlines! I wasn’t crazy about the first book, but the rest of them were awesome. I’m totally into the series now.
    HAppy reading!
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  2. Tanja says:

    The Little Prince *sqee* That’s one of my favorite stories ever and he was probably my first fictional crush. Awww it was so sweet. You’ve got some amazing things that I have no idea where to start. I hope you’ll enjoy Bloodlines and Anna πŸ™‚ Great haul πŸ™‚
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  3. Kate Bond says:

    You are very welcome. I hope you enjoy them.

    -I have never read Chantress; I bought it off your wish list since everything else I got you was just stuff I wanted you to read.
    -The movie version of The Golden Compass was…I can’t explain it. It didn’t even feel like the same story as the book. The book is magical and epic and gorgeous. The movie is flat and boring.
    -There are pretty good movie versions of The Last Unicorn and Stardust out there. Just so you know.

    Enjoy your haul! You have so many books that were completely off my radar!

  4. Renu says:

    I’m not a fan of VA either (I gave up a quarter of a way through book 1, because Rose was grating on my nerves), but I love the Bloodline series.
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  5. Amelia says:

    WOAH you got so many books! I love love loved Stardust, you need to read that one ASAP! The Little Prince is cute and I’m so jelly about your copy of Heartbeat! As for Splintered, hurry up and read it! It’s amazing

  6. Alisa says:

    I’ve only read Heartbeat, Girl of Nightmares, the Pullman series, and Splintered. But all these books seem so good!
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  7. Wow, I just heard about the Goodreads thing from Bekka’s blog. I always cringe at GR drama, because it usually gets way out of hand really fast. I’m all for everyone being more civil, but this does not seem like the right solution to me.
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  8. Goodreads is pretty much where I live too. I couldn’t deal with having to find something new or start over elsewhere. I’m definitely not okay with all the policy changes either, but as my reviews and shelves have always been just about the books or my reactions to them, I don’t think it will affect me. Anyway, some brilliant books for you this week! I need to get myself a copy of All the Truth that’s in Me. I’ve heard nothing but good things about it recently. I hope you enjoy Briar Rose. I loved Oliver’s previous books, but I haven’t seen the best rating for this one, so I’m a little bit worried about starting it. Have a great week, Mel!
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  9. I must read Splintered soon. I’ve heard only good things.
    The Lucy Variations has a very awesome title *wink wink* Must read it!

    Happy reading, Melanie!
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  10. Stephanie B says:

    “If you’re not a creepo.” Lol! Ah, Mel, you’re awesome. I have Splintered on my NOOK but I haven’t read it yet. I have to agree though, the cover is really pretty. You have one majorly awesome book haul there! Well done.
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  11. I am very curious about All the Truth That’s In Me. I hear it’s got one awesome story. Yay for all the fun stuff you were gifted too!
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  12. Oh no! I hope I don’t feel the same way as you did about the protagonist in Where the Stars Still Shine. I’m planning to read it this week so I guess I will know soon enough. I will have to make it a point to see your review of it.
    Great haul! Briar Rose looks especially good. I have a good feeling that it’s a retelling ^__^ Have fun reading!
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  13. I’m sorry to hear Where the Stars Still Shine didn’t work well for you. I haven’t read it yet but I’ve been looking forward to it. I hope you read some great book this week!
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  14. I’m very excited to read Briar rose πŸ˜€ Enjoy all the awesome books Mel!
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  15. Ariella says:

    Dang girl you got so many books! I just heard about the change in policy today and I also just made a Booklikes account today. I see the potential in Booklikes. It’s just basically a bookish tumblr, but not as awesome as tumblr of course. Hope you enjoy all your books, Melanie!
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  16. Diamond Dee says:

    You got a fantastic haul!
    Splintered is on my wishlist! I have heartbeat for review too. πŸ™‚ And, I NEED to rd Chantress & Bloodlines. Anna Dressed in blood is one I hope to get to read before Halloween πŸ˜€
    I may have to open up a book likes acct too…evn tho I’ll still be on goodreads, same feelings as you. Haven’t gotten any shelves deleted or anything, but yea.

    Happy Reading! πŸ˜‰
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  17. WOW your haul was epic Mel, that is AWESOME! I can’t wait to read Severed Heads, Broken Hearts. I got Unbreakable too, I’m reading it now (it’s not wowing me yet, but we’ll see). I also got Countdown too! Enjoy all your new awesome reads.
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  18. Yay for spring holidays! I’m still stuck in school, and my holidays don’t come until the end of the year, so I’m probably even worst off than you are, homework and all. πŸ˜› And about the great GR debacle: I’m so disappointed in the administrators of that site. Letting a bunch of whiny authors and users who obviously do not know the meaning of the word “freedom” control how the site is run? Ridiculous. I know one of my shelves got deleted (because it was named something like, never-reading-this), but when I checked back again, it was suddenly there. Still, I hope the whole thing blows over soon, because Goodreads… it has a very special place in my heart, and I’d hate to throw a fit over some jerks who don’t know how to keep their emotions in check.

    Rant over. Phew!

    Oh no! I’m so sad you didn’t enjoy WHERE THE STARS STILL SHINE. It was a personal favorite for me, but I guess I can see why you couldn’t get into it. The star of the book was Alex Kosta. Ahaha.

    SPLINTERED! I’m probably the only one left who hasn’t read it yet, and I feel so left out. Everyone’s saying how it’s such a beautifully twisted version of the original ALICE IN WONDERLAND (which I admittedly have not read yet), and that just gets me all excited. Can’t wait for your review!

    And dude. That is one awesome haul. I think I’m going to have to publish this comment and get off your site before I lunge at the screen with grabby hands. πŸ˜‰
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  19. Lyn Kaye says:

    I hope you enjoy the second Anna book It has a high level of creepiness.
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