By: Melanie | October 13, 2013 | (31) 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…

EEEEEEEEEE I just finished The House of Hades on Tuesdayย and IT WAS AMAZING AND HEARTBREAKING AND SWOONY AND YEAH. If you have finished it, WE MUST DISCUSS MATTERS. Anywho, it was like the best day ever because I started getting really teary when I got the book (my mum bought it the second the bookstore opened). So yeah, The Blood of Olympus is coming out on the 14th of October next year which is basically 365 days away. -.-

Don’t forget to join the awesomeness of Halloween over on Finding Fright in Books! We recently had Kendare on the blog with a giveaway ๐Ÿ˜‰

Just Finished Reading…

Six Months Later
I dunno, I just wasn’t amazed with this book even though it was entertaining. My tour stop was yesterday.

Book of the Week:

ParasiteAnother Halloween read that everyone should be planning on grabbing when it comes out! I really enjoyed this one. All the gruesomeness.

Coming Up this Week:

– Review of Resist by Sarah Crossan

– Teaser Tuesday (25)

– Review of The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd (@ Finding Fright in Books)

– Discussion review of Her Darkest Curiosity by Megan Shepherd ( @ Finding Fright in Books)

– Review of Never Fade by Alexandra Braken

– Discussing Through Midnight (11)

– Review of The Sound by Sarah Alderson

Reviews on the Blog:

Just Like Fate

The House of Hades

Girl of Nightmares

Six Months Later

Received Books:

For Review:
30 MMN
30MMN 2
~The best haul of all time because The House of Hades was in it!~
Jump- I have a tour stop coming up this month. I haven’t heard much about this one yet though

Man Made Boy- A Frankenstein humorous retelling. I think I have a tour stop for this one, not 100% sure…

Resist- Reading this one right now for review tomorrow. I can’t remember much of Breathe but I feel like I’m remembering things as I go along


The Year of Shadows- A middle grade gothic-y book I think… I just can’t wait.

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown- I really liked The Spiderwick Chronicles when I was young so I am hoping this is just as good.

The Fault in Our Stars- LOOK ATย THE SIGNATURE IT’S GREEEN BECAUSE JOHN GREEEN, GET IT?! HEHEE. I loved this book, so glad to have an ebook version, audio, paperback and now hardback. I am not a hoarder, AT ALL.

~Thanks to Bloomsbury Australia, Allen and Unwin, John Greenย and my epic mother who actually bothered to get The House of Hades the second the bookstore opened. I am forever thankful <3~

Current Giveaways:

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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31 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (30)

  1. You’ve had such a busy week! I’ve been away for a conference for days and I missed so much, I don’t know when I’ll get a chance to catch up.
    The Coldest Girl in Coldtown was a huge disappointment for me (I loved her Curse Workers series), but I hope you’ll feel differently.
    And John Green! Lucky girl.
    Have a great week. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Maja (The Nocturnal Library) recently posted…Mini Reviews: When the World Was Flat & The Coldest Girl in ColdtownMy Profile

  2. Amelia says:

    OMG OMG OMG YOU GOT A SIGNED JOHN GREEN BOOK AND YOU HAVE AN AUDIO, EBOOK, PB AND HC?! JEL. LY. And The House of Hades (btw I’m nearly finished I ship #CALEO) I totes agree that this is the best haul everrr!

  3. Johanna Richards says:

    How’s Resist going? I loved Breathe so I hope Resist is even better. I think Jump is actually called Twinmaker in the US which I prefer, Jump seems so generic and it doesn’t stand out like Twinmaker ๐Ÿ™ I have read one review of Man Made Boy- it seems promising ๐Ÿ˜€
    OH you got HOH and TFiOS SIGNED that’s so lucky! And The Year of Shadows, ohmygosh me wants

  4. I’m so jealous that you got a signed TFIOS!
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  5. Tanja says:

    You have got signed TFIOS! Ohhh I’m so trying not to be jealous. My! LOL green pen is amazing. Also the Coldest Girl in Coldtown is something I plan to read really soon! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great haul Mel <3
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  6. I am very excited to read Parasite too. I just bought The Coldest Girl in Coldtown!!!

  7. I LOVE PARASITE it must be my book of the year. I want to buy The Coldest Girl in Coldtown too, I’m hearing so much about it lately! That signed TFioS is awesome. Do you think Dymocks would let me take mine back and exchange it? Lol
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  8. Sunny A says:

    Great haul Melanie! I was so close to buying a signed edition of the hardback but didn’t want to spend money on a duplicate. Everyone’s freaking out over House of Hades, must be good! I also recieved Jump and Man Made Boy, so I’ll be looking out for your reviews ๐Ÿ™‚ Happy reading!
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  9. Nara says:

    I actually couldn’t get HoH the second the bookstore opened because the bookstore didn’t get their delivery of books until 2 in the afternoon!! Still, I got to read it so I’m happy ๐Ÿ˜€

    Also is Parasite a horror book? I wouldn’t personally call it that- more of a sci-fi I’d say ๐Ÿ™‚ Or a thriller.

    Gah such a dilemma whether I should get the signed TFIOS since I already have the paperback….
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  10. Great haul, sweets! I’m excited to read Parasite very soon!! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  11. Shelly says:

    I JUST FINISHED HOUSE OF HADES YESTERDAY AND AHHH! I got really sad after I finished it because, it’s over for this year. I felt so weird and empty but I think I’m the only one, you look totally pumped for it! I am a little jealous of your copy of Man Made Boy because when I went to buy HoH, they didn’t have it in store! I also purchased the Coldest Girl in Coldtown so I can’t wait to see what you think! Enjoy all your new pretties! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  12. I fall in love with Parasite’s cover every time I see it. It’s just so unique and it reflects the (awesome) story. I’m happy that The house of Hades lived up to your expectations! I want to read The year of shadows and I love the signed copy from The fault in our stars. Happy reading Mel!
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  13. Jasprit says:

    I’m so glad that The House of Hades lived up to your expectations Melanie! I remember how much you were looking forward to reading it. Also yay for a signed copy of The Fault in Our Stars, the hardback looks so gorgeous! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  14. Rachel says:

    I really hope you like The Coldest Girl in Coldtown. It seems to have many mixed reactions but I for one loved it! Holly Black has a different feel to her storytelling but one that I enjoy immensely. Enjoy your reads, Melanie. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  15. Diamond Dee says:

    Ah I can’t wait to read House of Hades. We will definitely have to discuss it!! I really want to buy The Year of Shadows though…it just looks so good! And Coldest girl in Coldtown is on my wishlist, even though in ave heard mixed reviews about it..
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  16. Sarah J says:

    You have a signed John Green book.:O You are so lucky. OMG! I would die if I got anything signed by him. I love the Australian edition. The black looks so cool. Great haul, Melanie!
    Sarah J recently posted…The Fault in Our Stars by John GreenMy Profile

  17. That cover for The Fault In Our Stars is awesome! It’s so cool that it’s autographed, too. The Year of Shadows also sounds good. I hope you enjoy all your books ๐Ÿ™‚
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  18. Can’t wait to read your Resist review! I loved that sequel, and I hope you’re enjoying it even though you can’t remember Breathe all that much. Also, super sad you didn’t fall in love with Six Months Later. I just bought it, but I am glad it’s entertaining — that’s definitely good to know!
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  19. I do want to read Parasite. I’m glad to hear you liked it! Sounds like a great one for October.
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    Do I really need to say more?!

    Fangirls, UNITE.
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  21. Ooh, PARASITE has gore and is disturbing? I’m so glad I’ll start reading it tonight! Though it’s been getting a few mixed reviews, so I hope I’m not in that crowd. >.< And heh, I think I'm starting to feel a bit more grateful that I probably won't read HOUSE OF HADES until my friend buys it. Which would be, like, the end of the year. So I won't have to torture myself with the wait! STOP MAKING THINGS DIFFICULT, MELANIE.

    And, gosh, everyone's been having such great hauls recently, though I guess I can't complain because HARPER COLLINS. I hope you enjoy THE YEAR OF SHADOWS and THE COLDEST GIRL IN COLDTOWN, because I'm so excited for them! Plus, they have gorgeous covers. And ha. You're totally not a hoarder at all. Let me see… an e-book, a hardback, a paperback, and an audiobook.

    Those aren't signs of book obsessiveness. AT ALL. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  22. If you liked Spiderwick (I loved it too!) then I think you’ll love Coldest Girl. Hope I’m right about that!
    Enjoy all your books ๐Ÿ™‚
    Jen @ YA Romantics
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  23. Danielle says:

    I just finished reading House of Hades two days ago. BEST. BOOK. EVA!! I can’t wait till the last book comes out.I was looking for reviews on HoH and I found your blog. It’s really interesting and I found some books that i’d like to try.

  24. Celine says:

    This is such an awesome book haul! First of all, you got tHoH, which was nearly (quite literally!) the death of you ๐Ÿ˜› AND a signed John Green book. The awesome special edition. GREEN signature. Me wantsss!
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  25. I still have not read a John Green book. I kind of wear it like a badge of honor at this point. But Lyn loved The Year of Shadows and I want to read it so badly so I am super envious of you right now!
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  26. Lyn Kaye says:

    I really hope you enjoy The Year of Shadows! I loved it!
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