By: Melanie | April 6, 2014 | (24) Comments

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What’s Been Happening Lately

Hi guys! It’s school holidays for me so I’ll be around much much more in terms of posting, twitter and commenting on other blogs–you’ll be sick of me by the end of the 2.5 weeks that I have off, lol.

Anyway, I had a pretty quiet week once again though I did have a little frenzy last Sunday on Edelweiss, ehehe. ๐Ÿ˜€

And the best news of the week: I BROKE AWAY FROM MY READING SLUMP!! So very happy about that >.<

I also totally failed my end of term tests (well I know I failed one of them, because damn I did crap) but the others I think I did okay. Fingers crossed!

ย Just Finished Reading

The Forever SongTo be honest, pretty disappointed with this one. I am going to be discussing this with Larissa shortly and a discussion review will be posted sometime soon.

Book of the Week:

DisruptionI’d be out of my mind if I didn’t choose this one for this week’s book of the week. Totally saved me from a horrid slump. I gave this 4 stars.

Coming Up this Week:

– Review of Bound by M. J. Stevens

– Review of Don’t Call Me Baby by Gwendolyn Heasley

– Review of Looking For Alibrandi by Melina Marchetta

– Discussing Through Midnight (29)

– Discussion Review of The Forever Song By Julie Kagawa

Reviews on the Blog:

Received Books:


46MMN 46 MMN 46MMN2Scarlet:ย So many people adore this book! Can’t wait to read it myself. Thanks Jocelyn ๐Ÿ™‚

Inside Out:ย A friend lent this to me. Thank you Friend!

Feral:ย The Lovely Bones meets Black Swan? Oooh…

Rites of Passage:ย War, Military…I’ve always wanted to read a bit of everything.

Kiss of Broken Glass:ย To do with Mental Illnesses. This could be VERY interesting.

In A Handful of Dust:ย ERMAHGERD PEOPLE. I loved her debut, and now I’m absolutelyย ecstatic about this one.

The Dolls:ย I don’t get the title. It doesn’t even go with the cover. But creepy…I can’t wait.

Don’t Touch:ย Another Mental Illness book!

~Thank you HarperTeen, Greenwillow Books, Katherine Tegen, Balzer & Bray and Jocelyn!~

Current Giveaways:

– None at the moment ๐Ÿ™


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24 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (46)

  1. Noooo, don’t tell me the Forever Song was bad. Dang it.

    I bet you did just fine on your exams. I always feel like I failed mine but I never do.

    OMG, 2.5 weeks off? Jealous.
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  2. I’m so sorry you were disappointed by the Forever Song, Melanie! I’ve seen several other bloggers who didn’t enjoy it, but I actually did love it. I would totally love a Jackal spin-off, though. He’s the best bad vampire I’ve read about in a long time, and his one-liners are hilarious.

    I hope you’ll have a good time off now, and I’m sure your exams went well. I have several papers to hand in and a test in the next two weeks, too, but then, I’ll have 1.5 weeks off – which is something I am truly looking forward to.

    I hope you’ve had a great weekend.
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  3. There’s just SOMETHING about The Dolls that has me totally hooked. I think it’s the creepy factor. Because being sufficiently creeped out of your brain is a great way to spend a weekend reading, right?! *ahem* YAY FOR HOLIDAYS. Mime isn’t on holidays for another week…soo I’m still lonely while I wait. ๐Ÿ˜‰
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  4. I’m sure you did really well in your exams Mel, everyone always thinks they’ve flopped them, it’s how we work. I’m going to be starting the Blood of Eden trilogy this year, so looking out for your review and thoughts on the Forever song may push me to consider it better, although I’m sorry you didn’t like it more. That cover for Inside Out is gorgeous, I’ve never seen it before, and well done for getting out of your slump, here’s to more reading!
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  5. Melliane says:

    sorry you were disappointed in the Kagawa book, not as good as the others for me but I really liked it. Enjoy your new books, happy reading!

  6. Siiri says:

    Oh, I’m sorry you didn’t love The Forever Song ๐Ÿ™ Nick really enjoyed it. Seems like you either love or dislike this one since I’ve seen polarized opinions. Whoop! I got the gorgeous Scarlet paperback as well:) I hope you enjoy all your new pretties, Mel!
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  7. So glad you got out of that slump! I think I’m in it, too. I even feel like not reading. (OMG!)
    Pretty awesome haul this week, Mel ๐Ÿ™‚
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  8. Sorry to hear you were disappointed with The forever song. It seems to be getting mixed reviews, I really loved it though. SCARLET <3 SO GOOD! Lady thief might be even better. I love the cover from In a handful of dust and I like the sound of feral & don't touch. I might get them from Edelweiss if I've finished all my other review books. Happy reading!
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  9. Can’t wait to read your Forever Song discussion. I really enjoyed it and it wrapped up so everyone would be happy, but it dragged on. It didn’t feel like there was any new content in there, just the same story rehashed with a bit more whinging and angst mixed in. I’m another one who’d love to see a Jackal spin off series, in the end, he was the only one with a personality.

    Nice haul this week, I haven’t heard of quite a few of your new reads, but heading onto Goodreads to check them out.
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  10. Oh no, I enjoyed Forever Song and thought it was a strong final book. Eep, I look forward to your take on it. Awesome haul this week and yeah you broke though reading slump.
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  11. Candace says:

    I’m really excited to read The Forever Song so I’m sad you were disappointed. ๐Ÿ™
    Looks like you got a lot of great books! Have a wonderful week!
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  12. Lily B says:

    aww I hope you did better then you think on your terms!
    and I do hope you enjoy the brief holiday ๐Ÿ™‚ good time to be out of the reading slump!
    Scarlet looks fantastic! enjoy
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  13. Zoe N. says:

    YEAH!!! So glad you’re out of your slump Mel! <3 And it looks like you've got a great haul too! I'm really interested in seeing what you think about Feral, A Kiss of Broken Glass and In a Handful of Dust…they all sound great! Thanks for sharing, and I’m looking forward to seeing a lot of you in the next 2.5 weeks! (You lucky duck!)
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  14. Still haven’t read Not a Drop to Drink, but both covers are SO striking and beautiful. I’m not on school holidays yet (although I have most of this week off since we only have to go to school when we have an exam). I’m so glad you got out of your reading slump ๐Ÿ™‚
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  15. You got Scarlet – I read it over a year ago and I really liked it – hope you’ll enjoy it too. And yay to school holidays. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  16. Great haul! I got a few of these too. ๐Ÿ™‚ And I’m so happy you’re out of your reading slump! Enjoy your time off! And good luck with your exams!
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  17. Lexa Cain says:

    That’s really interesting. I love the cover of Julie’s book, and I’d never even pick up a book that looked like Jessica’s. Thanks for all the news!
    (I’m in a daily posting A-Z hop, so I’m not visiting my blog-friends as much. I’ll be back in May!!)
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  18. Feral sounds really good! I’m glad to hear you’re out of a reading slump. Sometimes you just need that right book.
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  19. The Forever Song was disappointing for me as well, Melanie. D: I’ve been seeing so many awesome reviews for Disruption as well. I can’t wait to read it! Good luck on your test results! And I hope all your new books keep you out of your slump. ^_^
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  20. Some amazing books you got this week! OMG I can’t believe you thought Forever song was disappointing! I just saw your discussion post go up but I’m not reading it until I read my copy. Oh noo, I’ve heard great things about it! So glad you are out of your reading slump, YAY!
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