By: Melanie | January 19, 2014 | (20) 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…

Heeey people! Midnight Madness is back! I couldn’t really do these posts when I was on holidays since I wouldn’t be at home to know which books I received for review and whatnot. But yes! Hello hello. I have so much to tell you guys. ๐Ÿ˜€

Firstly, Finding Bliss in Books has a new co-blogger! To find out who it is (clue: she’s totally awesome and equally as weird as I am), click here!

Talking about co-blogging, I am also looking for a co-blogger or two! Follow this page for more information. Applications close on the 21st of January!

And Steph @ Chasm of Books and I are hosting a read-along for The Iron Fey Series! Come along and join us! It runs throughout February.

Also, YA Midnight Reads turned 1 years old last month! Here’s the link to my wrap up and accomplishments!

And how are you all? How was your Christmas?

Just Finished Reading…

SecretEeeh. I dunno about this one. There were certainly highlights however I was a little let down. Review to come tomorrow.

Book of the Week:

Dont You Forget About MeI wasn’t a fan of her debut novel but I’m hoping this one works out.

Coming Up this Week:

– Review of Secret by Brigid Kemmerer

– Review of Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott

– Review of Me Since You by Laura Wiess

– Review of Unhinged by A. G. Howard

– Discussing Through Midnight (22)

– Review of After Eden by Helen Douglas (@ Finding Bliss in Books)

– Review of And We Stay by Jenny Hubbard

Reviews on the Blog:

Received Books:

For Review:
I would be here till tomorrow if I showcased all my books that I received while I was gone so I am just going to pick out a few books. And I’m too lazy to do the eARCs. Hehe.ย 36MMN
~All the epiceriness! (that is totally a word)~
A Breath of Frost:ย I haven’t read anything by this author but it sounds like a fun read!

Bird:ย I received this one for tour.

How They Met:ย Unsolicited copy. It’s David Levithan so I am totally going to try it.

Grasshopper Jungle:ย All the hype. Must see what it’s all about.

Shadowfell:ย I am really curious about this one. The publisher approached me about the third novel so I decided to try the first one.

The Impossible Knife of Memory:ย I honestly love the synopsis for this one

Secret:ย Review coming tomorrow

~Thank you Bloomsbury Australia, Allen & Unwin Australia, Text Publishing Australia, Pan Macmillian Australiaย and Hardie Grant Egmont Australia!~

Current Giveaways:

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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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20 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (36)

  1. Hi Melanie,
    I’m good and my Christmas was great, I got lots of books ๐Ÿ™‚
    You got some great books there. I have read Shadowfell and thought it was really good – a bit slow at the start, but it does get a lot more interesting after that. Book 2 was even better.
    I’m looking forward to your upcoming reviews.
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  2. Lovely review Stack Mel, I got some of those to review too. How good does Bird look, I am loving the cover! Sad to hear Secret is a let down, I don’t think I will bother with that series.
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  3. Wow! You’ve got some seriously great ones there! I reeeally want to read Bird. It looks (and sounds, well, the blurb anyway) amazing! I haven’t heard much about Grasshopper Jungle. I’m definitely interested to see your review on that.
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  4. Awww, sorry to hear Secret was not so good. That sucks.
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  5. A Breath of Frost seems awesome! I don’t remember where, but I read a pretty cool review for that one this past week. Your other books are gorgeous, too, I hope what’s inside is as good as their covers.

    Thanks for stopping by earlier. Happy reading.
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  6. Renu says:

    I really enjoyed Shadowfell! It’s quite a slow paced book, but I didn’t really mind. I want to give her other books a try now. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  7. Celine says:

    You got some great books in the mail! I’m really curious what you’ll think of The Impossible Knife of Memory – I’ve heard good things about it.

    Also, I didn’t know there was a new David Levithan book coming out O.o Must. Have. Soon.
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  8. I love Juliet Marillier. I’ll be reading this book soon ๐Ÿ˜€ Happy reading Mel!
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  9. I’m very curious what you’ll think of Grasshopper Jungle. I didn’t request it but I’ve got to know how the giant bugs are ๐Ÿ™‚ I imagine it’s very difficult to find the perfect co-blogger…I hope you find the perfect match.
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  10. I love the cover of Don’t You Forget About Me. And it sounds really good. I’m eager to see what you think of it. Great week in books, Melanie!! Enjoy! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  11. I am curious about the impossible Knife of Knowing, congrats on all the new books my friend! Have a wonderful week!
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  12. Nice. I love that alternate cover for Secret. I hate the US one. Also, I got the impossible knife of memory a few weeks ago but I will probably give it away…idk it sounds good but a little too dark/sad for my tastes, especially lately.

    Awesome haul, Mel! Happy Reading! ๐Ÿ˜€
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  13. I love the cover of Don’t You Forget About Me, hope it’s a good one.
    Enjoy your books ๐Ÿ™‚
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  14. Ahh Laurie’s newest book looks fantastic. I’m reading Wintergirls right now and it’s really great so far so hopefully I can read more of her books soon. Congrats on getting a new coblogger for FBIB and you are honestly my spirit animal, Mel. I really didn’t like Another Little Piece, despite it’s beautiful cover, but I’m realy hopping her newest book pulls through for me. Happy reading, Mel! <33
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  15. Olivia says:

    Epiceriness IS totally a word. Or at least it is now ๐Ÿ™‚
    Aw that’s a shame about Secret, I was looking forward to it. I really liked the others though. This is definitely my favourite Aussie cover edition of the series.
    Don’t You Forget About Me sounds pretty good…
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  16. Rachel says:

    I really enjoy Alexyandra Harvey’s writing. Lots of witty humor. Hope A Breath of Frost works out for you. Your covers for the Elemental series are much better than our cheesy US ones. I wasn’t a fan of the last book with Hunter, so my enthusiasm for the series has diminished. I look forward to your thoughts. Enjoy your reads, Melanie! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  17. Alise says:

    Can’t wait to see your reviews of Unhinged and And (ha!) We Stay. Especially Unhinged, I loved Splintered but am undecided on whether or not I should pick up the sequel. Hope you find a co-blogger! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  18. We both have “The Impossible Knife of Memory” this week. I think after my scheduled reads, I will pick this one up! Awesome haul ๐Ÿ™‚
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  19. Filia Oktarina says:

    I am really curious with Elemental Secret, and i like the cover book too. Still haven’t read this series, even i hear about this series a few times, but i will love to read review about this book. Looking forward to read it ๐Ÿ™‚

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