By: Melanie | March 9, 2014 | (26) 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…

Greetings! I had a pretty horrible week since I was sick for half of it, but am slowly recovering! I still went to school and battled against my headache, sore throat and occasional fever with some Panadol because I couldn’t bear missing out on tonnes of school work. (Meaning more homework -.-) On the other hand, there’s my poor sister who is worse than me, she lives in her bed these days with a high temperature and everything. But I think she doesn’t mind since she gets to watch little kids shows the entire day. Lucky duck.

But on with brighter news: WE MIDNIGHTIANS ARE GETTING A MAKEOVER! I’m half excited…

and half nervous…

Okay…exaggeration but still. This is crazy awesome scary stuff.

I also totally forgot to post more pictures of books I’m willing to trade so here’s another stash:

I am willing to trade to any Australian citizen. I will be posting more piles of books over this week. It’s a first in, first serve policy so follow me on Insta (@melyamidnightreads) and Twitter (@melanie_ymr) to make sure you don’t miss out.

Just Finished Reading…

The Impossible Knife of MemoryA little disappointed. So much txt spk and I wasn’t really emotionally attached.

Book of the Week:

Ask Again LaterThis book is full of fluff and I can’t get enough of it. If you haven’t read this, IT NEEDS TO BE ON YOUR TBR.

Coming Up this Week:

– Review of Tandem by Anna Jarzab

– Review of The Summer I Wasn’t Me by Jessica Verdi

– Review of The Strange and Beautiful Sorrows of Ava Lavender by Leslye Walton

– Review of Side Effects May Vary by Julie Murphy (@ Finding Bliss in Books)

-Review of Sea of Shadows by Kelly Armstrong

– Discussing Through Midnight (25)

Reviews on the Blog:

Received Books:

For Review:
Born Of DeceptionWon:42 MMN
Fangirl: I only recently realised that I do own a copy of Fangirl–hardback, even–but I thought I had given it to a friend last year. My bad. So now I have a double copy.

Take Back The Skies: Teenage author. I am impressed. Unsolicited copy, but still will be reading it.

Dangerous: I recently marked this down as not reading but then got a copy -.- Not decided on what I’m going to do with it yet.


Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy: Thank you Jeann and Hot Key Books!

~Thank you Pan Macmillan Australia, Bloomsbury Australia, Hot Key Books and Jeann @ Happy Indulgence!~

Current Giveaways:

– None at the moment 🙁


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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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26 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (42)

  1. Eugenia says:

    Oh wow I can’t wait to see how the new look of this blog will turn out. It’s lovely the way it is, but a fresh twist is always interesting! I didn’t really think much about ‘Ask Again Later’ before seeing it here, but I might just check it out seeing as you think highly of it 🙂
    Glad to hear you’re recovering, except now I’m getting sick (maybe I got it from reading about you being sick – might be contagious…)
    Anyway, don’t worry, it won’t stop me from reading your blog <3

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  2. Kate Bond says:

    I just read IMPOSSIBLE KNIFE, too, but I audiobooked it, and that seems to be the way to go, because no text speak. I still didn’t love it, though.
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  3. I had my eye on Born of Deception but I haven’t read the first book yet.

    So sorry to hear about the sucky week and being sick. Happy you are getting better.
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  4. Kelly says:

    Nice Haul Mel. Ooh, a makeover. Love seeing blogs transformed. Aren’t you going to give us a clue what it’ll look like? Dangerous looks really good, you should give it a go, it might surprise you 🙂 I’m so excited to start Take Back The Skies. Thanks for sharing.
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  5. Melliane says:

    I’m curious about Fangirl, I’ll read it soon as it’s for French publisher. We’ll see. happy reading!
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  6. Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy is adorable 😀 I bet the make-over is going to be amazing!
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  7. Aw, you didn’t like The Impossible Knife of Memory? I did. 😉 Gee, reading is SO subjective, eh?! But fair enough. XD I want to read Ask Again Later! AWK! And I’m suuuuper happy to have Fangirl too! Except my sister took it. And now she’s not giving it back. -_- And now I have to wait. SISTERS. But I hope your little sisters feels better soon. :/
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  8. I’m excited to see the new design girls! It makes sense now that you’ve got Celine and Larissa with you now Mel, fresh face for the fresh faces, I can’t wait! I’m also very happy you’re still very much in love with Ask Again Later, it’s you that’s made me wack it on my to-read pile! 😀
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  9. Megan says:

    Ophelia and the Marvellous Boy looks cute.

    I’m glad you are starting to feel better and I’m excited for your makeover!
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  10. Aimee says:

    Yay! I’m reading Ask Again Later now and it’s really cute. <3 Ophelia and the Marvelous Boy looks adorableee. And have you read / are reading Tandem already, Mel? :O
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  11. I keep checking back if your theme has been refreshed to the new one! I am excited for this change, too.

    I see Fangirl, which I loved. I look forward to your thoughts on Cath and Levi’s story.

    I checked NG for Take Back the Skies. Hopefully, they accept my request!
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  12. Siiri says:

    Hah, if I was living anywhere near you I’d trade that whole pack, seriously. I can’t wait to start Born of Illusion and I hope that you’ll adore the sequel 🙂 Such a great haul, Mel! Happy reading:)
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  13. I absolutely loved both Fangirl and Looking for Alibrandi, though it’s a shame to hear that The Impossible Knife of Memory left you disappointed. :/ I cannot wait to dig into Born of Deception myself, though, and I hope you enjoy your new books! 🙂
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  14. I hope you feel better sweetie and ooh a makeover how exciting. The Knife of Knowing is on my wishlist, will be looking forward to your thoughts.
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  15. YESS totally agree! Ask Again Later is SOOO cute and adorable; it’s a definite must for fans of that kind of stuff 🙂 Also, I hope you and your sister feel better! A fever is always no fun, especially when you have to go to school during it because you can’t miss any work 🙁 I got Born of Deception after seeing Blythe’s tweet at you, too, because now I’m super excited to read it because I loved the first one. Hopefully you have a better next week, and I can’t wait to see your new design, Mellybean! <33
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  16. Take Back the Skies has been very popular this week. I really looking forward to reading it in the next few weeks. Loved Fangirl. I’m doing what it says on the cover, when it comes that book. Hehe. Brilliant Post, Melanie. 🙂
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  17. Jasprit says:

    I agree Ask Again Later was such an adorable read, it definitely surprised me in so many ways! I’m glad that you’re feeling better Melanie, but I hope you got to read loads of books in that time! I also can’t wait to see your new blog design, I’m sure it’s going to be absolutely gorgeous!
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  18. Sorry you weren’t that impressed by The Impossible Knife of Memory I suppose I’ll check it out at some point…

    Yay for the new makeover! I’m sure it will be great. 🙂
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  19. If you read Dangerous I’d love to hear your thoughts. I’ve not read Fangirl yet but have heard pretty wonderful things about it. I can’t wait to see your blog make-over! I’m glad you’re feeling better.
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  20. Awesome books! I’ll probably email you later tonight about trading 😛 hopefully there’s a book or two of mine that you’ll accept.

    I’m so excited about your new blog design btw 🙂
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  21. Emily says:

    I’M SO EXCITED for your blog re-design too!! 😀 *queue 100 MLP Gifs* Get well soon Mel, rest more and read more! 🙂 Enjoy all those lovely reads, and I hope you find a few new good books for you to trade!! 😀 <33
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  22. Glad you are feeling better, Mel–being sick is no fun! I can’t wait to see your new design, though. Hurry up and shooooow us. Please.
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  23. Sounds like you’ve had a hard week, feel better soon!

    I’ve seen pretty negative reviews of Dangerous but I hope Born of Deception is good!
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  24. Glad to hear Ophelia arrived safely hun! Hope you get better soon. I can’t wait to see your new design! TBH, I actually got both the Fangirl paperback and hardback but they are so pretty I want to keep them both >_>
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  25. I’m interested to see what you think of The Impossible Knife of Memory. Laurie has a really wide range of writing styles, so I might just like it!

  26. Tanja says:

    Oh I cannot wait to see the new design! 🙂 You should give us some hints. 🙂
    Anyhow I’m so glad to hear that you’re feeling better and I hope your little sis gets better too. Needless to say Panadol is universal solution for all sick people around the world it seems 😀
    You’ve got some amazing books as well. I need to read Fangirl already and I’m so sorry you didn’t enjoy The Impossible Knife of Memory fully. Too bad as I expect a lot. Great post, Mel 🙂
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