By: Celine | August 24, 2014 | (15) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

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Latest Happenings


I recently decided to rewatch Catching Fire and I still cannot stop gushing about it to anyone I see. Basically, I am in love with that movie. Speaking of movies, IF I STAY CAME OUT! SQUEEEEEEEEE. I want to go see it so badly, as well as The Giver which I think has been out for a little longer.

Not much else is happening in the Melanie world. At school, assignments are starting to pile up because we are nearing the end of this term. I’ve got to prepare for this assessment task on the Triangular Slave Trade, much joy. *sarcasm*

Over at Finding Bliss in Books, I am giving away a copy of Don’t Touch by Rachel. M. Wilson so don’t miss out on that!


Hey everyone! This week has been very sad because school started again. I’m in my last year now, which has me amazed and excited and hyperventilating. But it’s really good to see my friends again, and we’re having loads of fun in between the lessons. Otherwise not much has happened, except I got a cold and therefore I am now miserable and perpetually surounded by tissues.

In terms of books, it’s been a good week. I’m very happy Random House decided to send me a couple of books because I participated in a YA chat, which means I now own the actually quite pretty movie tie-in version of If I Stay. Has anyone seen it yet? I’ve heard it’s very good and had loads of people crying!

Recently Read

Illusions of Fate

Read by: Mel Rating: 2.5 | Read by: Celine Rating: 4.5

Posts on the Blog

Around the Blogosphere

Aimee @ The Social Potato shares some awesome wallpapers and bookmarks that she made for Flipped and Crescendo
Danielle @ Love at First Page talks about her feelings about series ending
Meg @ Adrift on Vulcan does another blogger panel on thoughts on anti-heroes
Steph and Eugenia @ Chasm of Books wrap up The Chasm’s Summer Bash
Laura @ Laura Plus Books is calling for guest posts!
Dre @ Sporadic Reads talks about judging people for what they read

New on the Shelves


The lovely Bec from Reader’s Wonderland was trying to give this DVD away on Twitter and I managed to snag it! 😀 Thanks so much, girl <33

The Walls Around Us  The Iron Trial  Red Rising

The Walls Around Us: I absolutely adored 17 & Gone so I had to pick this one up!

The Iron Trial: Let’s just say I picked up this one out of curiousity…

Red Rising: Everyone one couldn’t stop raving on about how fabulous this one is so I when I saw that it was up for download on NG, I quickly snagged it


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The Walls Around Us  The Last Time We Say Goodbye  Red Queen  Liars, Inc.  Little Peach

If I Stay: Like I mentioned, I got this from the lovely people at Random House. I’ve already read this, but am excited to add this edition to my bookshelf 😀

The Eye of Minds: The other book Random House sent me! I actually hadn’t heard of this one, so has any of you read it? Is it good?

The Walls Around Us: Yaayyy! I actually haven’t read any of Nova Ren Suma’s other books (I know! I’ll be starting Imaginary Girls soon, though), but they have gotten so much praise that I’m excited for this one nonetheless.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye: I’ve already read this one, and it’s quality Cynthia Hand once again. Beautiful story about living with a family member’s death.

Red Queen: Excited for this one! Apparently it’s full of suspense and twists, so color me intruiged. Plus, that cover is SO BEAUTIFUL.

Liars, inc.: ANOTHER PAULA STOKES BOOK. That is all.

Little Peach: I read this short book already, and while the style wasn’t really my thing, the subject is very important. Very curious what others will think of this one!

Current Giveaways

Paperbacks of Dangerous Boys and Dangerous Girls by Abigail Haas (INT)

That’s all from us this week! Was your week awesome?

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Celine is 17 years old and from the Netherlands. Quite obviously, she loves books! She has been a reader for as long as she can remember, and she believes she will be a reader forever. Celine is also obsessed with food, and loves singing along to music as loud as possible, dancing and doodling on nearly everything.

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15 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (63)

  1. Melliane says:

    So many great books! I haven’t read any but heard great things about them. Happy reading!
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  2. I’ve heard some not so good things about If I Stay 🙁

    I liked The Iron Trial! It didn’t wow me or anything but the series has a lot of potential. I didn’t finish Red Rising because it just wasn’t for me! Most of the other ones are on my reading list too but I haven’t read them yet. 🙂
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  3. Sarah C. says:

    I absolutely loved Catching Fire too! Finnick and Johanna, Beetee and Wiress, all the new characters are just spot-on! I think I enjoyed it even more than the first one (which is funny, because I liked The Hunger Games book more than I liked Catching Fire).
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  4. Ah yes some of those Edelweiss/NG titles look familiar! Glad you got Red Rising Mel, that book was really book and I enjoyed it! Quite a different read though, blends fantasy and dystopian together. Glad to hear you loved Catching Fire on your re-watch, that movie is amazing and I can’t wait for If I Stay either.

    Celine, I’ve read The Eye of Minds and it was quite an action packed read, kind of like in a gaming world? I enjoyed it overall.
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  5. Nara says:

    What sort of style did Little Peach have that it wasn’t quite to your liking? I was thinking about requesting that book from EW but I thought I’d wait for a couple more reviews before going for it. Definitely sounds like quite an interesting read…
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  6. I’m sorry that school is getting to you both, but I’m glad you’re still enjoying your reading. There’s some really good books there and I hope you enjoy them all. Catching Fire, yes Mel, that is a fantastic film and it impressed even me, who is very picky, so I’m glad you’ve got The Hunger Games on film now too! Have a great reading week girls! 😀
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  7. The Walls Around Us is a book that I have considered reading, but I think I might wait for a few reviews from people first. Red Queen has a beautiful cover though, and I definitely think it could be a good read.
    Hope you guys enjoy your week and don’t allow school to get on top of you too much.
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  8. Ooh you didn’t like Illusions of Fate, Mel? I’m starting that one next 🙂 I am currently reading The Iron Trial, it’s ok so far..
    I also got Red Queen recently! It looks so good. I won’t be starting it until closer to the pub date tho lol. That cover is gorgeous
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  9. I haven’t heard of The Eye of the Minds but I really like James Dashner so I’m definitely checking that out. 😉 I’m super intrigued by The Iron Trials. I mean both Holly Black and Cassandra Clare are EPIC writers! The gloriousness of what they write together should be interesting. 😉 Although I did…hear….it was awfully like Harry Potter. >_< I hope not. I don't like rip-offs. ANYWAY.
    Yay for scoring that tie in of If I Stay, Celine! It's one of the nicest tie-in covers I've ever seen. 😉
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  10. Mel: I LOVE CATCHING FIRE SO MUCH! T_T And I can’t wait to watch If I Stay + The Giver! <33 The Walls Around Us has a GORGEOUS cover, but based on the blurb, I'm not sure if it's a book I would enjoy. The Iron Trial.. Let me know if it's even slightly similar to PJO, and I'm picking it up. ;D

    Celine: Good luck with your last year in high school, girl! I want the If I Stay movie tie in. T_T I enjoyed The Maze Runner, so I've been wanting to pick up The Eye of Minds! Let me know how it is! I want all those HarperCollins titles! *grabby hands*

    Thanks for linking to my post, girls! Happy reading. <3
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  11. You are going to die but I have not watched Catching Fire yet. I know! Crazy!
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  12. I loved Red Rising, Melanie, and I really hope you’ll enjoy it, too:) You both got some very nice-looking books this week. Hopefully you’ll enjoy them all.
    Happy reading.
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  13. Kelly says:

    I adored If I Stay as well and can’t wait to see the film. Boo school! Suppose an education IS important 😀 Where’s Larissa though?

    I nabbed a copy of Red Rising too after seeing all the buzz about it. I luuuurve a freebie and hopefully can get to it soon. Happy reading poppets <3
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  14. I’ve seen IF I STAY and it was fantastic! Both of you need to go see it as soon as it’s out. Please. 🙂
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