By: Melanie | May 11, 2014 | (25) Comments

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

Latest Happenings

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Hey guys! I’m all by myself for this week’s recap as Celine and Larissa decided to ditch me. Larissa’s on at road trip to Las Vegas and Celine’s in Rome and will be returning to us on Tuesday. I am expecting pictures of awesomeness and gelato.

Anyhoo, I was tagged to do The Book Blogger Test. I don’t normally do tags because I never have the time, but this one looks genuinely fun and I haven’t done one in ages. We Midnightians might do it all together, in fact 😀

BEA is coming up, and I am pretty much reeking in envy of all those who are going. But have fun! I cannot wait to see all the pictures on Twitter. (But between you and me, I will be crying because I want to be there. And of course, the only way to remedy that is by eating chocolate while watching chick-flicks. Got any recommendations? I feel like I’m running out of good movies.

PTAlive Sydney is happening guys! The one in Melbourne was absolutely amazing and you will be sorry if you miss out. Sign up here. 

 Recently Read


Read by: Mel  Rating: 4

Mel’s Book of the WeekLies We Tell OurselvesThis is historical and LGBT. How awesome is that?! I cannot wait to get my hands on this, I expect great things. 

Posts on the Blog

 Around the Blogosphere

Kelly @ Diva Book Nerd makes a book bloggers’ pledge
Laura @ Laura Plus Books talks about subscribing to blogs
Kara, Lyn and Bekka @ Great Imaginations makes a ‘Burn Book’
Jenni @ Xpresso Reads talks about her reactions to the Divergent movie
Mel @ The Daily Prophecy shares upcoming fairytale novels of 2014
Jaz @ Fiction in Fiction in Fiction wonders what happens to the characters after the ending of a book/series

New on the Shelves

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~Thank you eOne Australia, Bloomsbury Australia, Penguin Australia, Harlequin Australia and Scholastic Australia!~

Take Me On: Squeee! *pets book* I cannot wait to read this

Searching for Sky: I haven’t heard of this one before but I adore the finished cover for this. Might try it later this year as it was a unsolicited copy

Flirty Dancing: Also unsolicited. This one looks like a lot of fun.

Breakable: Yet another unsolicited. Everyone raves about Easy so I will try this one eventually.

8: The Last Thirteen: Aaaand you guessed it. This one is like the 5th book in a series so yeahnot going to bother. Especially since some of my bloggy friends have read it and disliked the series

Divergent Swag: What a HUGE surprise! The picture has a Divergent t-shirt, 6 chapter sampler, some wrist band (??) and a badge. Tres bien.

Current Giveaways

Random Act of Bookish Love

I hope you all had a lovely week! What pretties did you get in the mail?

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Melanie

Owner (and crazy nut) at YA Midnight Reads
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 (51)

  1. Wow, I absolutely love your Divergent swag, that is AWESOME! I’m glad you enjoyed The Assassin’s Blade, that was one awesome book. The Lies we Tell Ourselves looks really interesting, I’m eager to hear what you think about it. Have a great week lovely!
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  2. Jules says:

    I think I like this over of Take me On compared to the other one. I love the swag you got. I’d put that pin on my school bag with pride 😀

  3. Renu says:

    L loved PTL, *whispers* but haven’t had much interest in the books that followed. ;o I am however excited for more Noah and Echo in Breaking the Rules!
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  4. Mel Mel Mel I really enjoyed Flirty Dancing. It’s definitely a book for light-heartedness and plain enjoyment, it’s not mind blowing literature, but I hope you enjoy it, and I’m jealous of you having Take Me On, hope you love that too! Film Recs, well, I’ve recently watched The Lego Movie and Pitch Perfect and both liked and loved them, so they’d be my current choices right now! You’re not alone about BEA, but I’m looking forward to all the blog posts afterwards from people. Great week! 😀
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  5. Jaz says:

    Awww Mel you have me!

    I got a package at the post office the other day which I haven’t picked up and I REALLY hope it’s Take Me On!

    Eeeep Unbreakable! I really loved Easy, so I bought the US version to match my US Easy haha. I hope you enjoy it. It’s a bit darker since it’s NA.

    I got Searching for Sky and Flirty Dancing too – I love both the unfinished and finished covers for Searching for Sky. The premise is so interesting I’ll probably read it too even though it’s unsolicited.

    Yay for the Divergent swag 😀

    Also thanks for the discussion post mention (:

    Happy reading hehe.
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  6. Melliane says:

    That’s so nice! I have the Maas books but I still need to read them. Good luck for being alone they’ll be back soon! Happy reading lady!
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  7. YES YES YES, Take Me On was awesome! =D Pure Katie McGarry goodness! And I have Breakable too, can’t wait to read it. 😛
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  8. Pili says:

    The Divergent swag looks pretty awesome! I still need to read The Assassin’s Blade, and re-read most of the short stories…
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  9. Rachel says:

    Oh! Take Me On!! I’m so jealous, Melanie! I’m really enjoying Breakable and I hope you do, too. Enjoy your reads. 🙂
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  10. Thanks for linking back 😀 Ohh, love the Divergent swag. Happy reading!
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  11. Tanja says:

    Girl we should totally have a slumber party during BEA. I mean it’s great to see all of them meeting some amazing authors but it hurts. I want to be there. Anyhow I cannot wait for the girls to come back to see all those amazing pictures! 🙂 You’ve got amazing books btw and I cannot wait to see what you think of Take Me On 🙂
    Great post, dear :))
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  12. Jasprit says:

    Oh that sucks that Larissa and Celine are away having a fab time in Rome and Vegas, but eating chocolate and watching chick flicks sounds perfect to me too! I’m glad to see that you enjoyed The Assassin’s Blade, I can’t wait to start my copy! And how awesome is that Divergent swag!
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  13. TAKE ME ON! Yes!! I’m so excited. I never finished Crashed Into You either, so I really need to get on that. 🙂 I’m going to be reading Breakable this week. Search for Sky sounds really good too. Great haul!! I hope you enjoy them all! 🙂
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  14. Im loving that cover for Take Me On! Im,reading this now and im loving it. Enjoy!
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  15. I’m super jealous of everyone going to BEA as well. I could totally go for an NYC trip right about now. hah
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  16. Henrietta says:

    Take Me On – YAY!! Wait… that’s a different cover than the one going to be released in N. America – I like yours better. 🙂

    Have a lovely week, Mel!
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  17. OMG Take Me On! I kind of hate you right now because I am so jelly. But I did just get approved for the galley, so I wont have to come to your house and steal it away from you. 🙂
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  18. I would love to cry, eat chocolate and watch chick flicks with you, Mel. Seems like all the awesome happens in the US, high? BUT PTAlive looks frikin’ awesome as well, so have fun there! <3

    PS. So jealous of Larissa and Celine. They seem to travel a lot.
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  19. Ok chick flicks I’m recommending…

    PLAYING BY HEART
    LOVE ACTUALLY
    PRACTICAL MAGIC
    (The Last Unicorn and Howl’s Moving Castle might now count but they always make me happy to watch them!)

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