By: Celine | October 12, 2014 | (25) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

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Latest Happenings

Mel

*insert 69 joke because really, someone has gotta say it*

As you all know, The Blood of Olympus came out and it also happened to be the end of the world because honestly, what is life without more Percy Jackson books to look forward to? *sighs*

School life has been okay to me so far. We actually haven’t gotten much homework this week, which is a surprising relief. But I know their ways…they’re gonna dump ALL THE HOMEWORK on us on week 5 and 6 which are the weeks right before reports are due. *side eyes all teachers*

Celine

Phew! That was another busy week. Thankfully I have one week of vacation to look forward to, but to be honest, I don’t really feel like it’s a vacation. School still means MUCH STRESS even when you have a week off. Then there is the matter of university applications and important stuff and aahhhhhh. *panics* DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH TIME.

Thankfully I get to rewind a bit in London. Because yes, I’ll be going to London next week ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ *celebrates* I’m really looking forward to that and obviously I will post loads of pictures and stuff on Twitter. I mean, London makes me panic too because EVEN LESS TIME FOR EVERYTHING but I really do need that time to relax and enjoy everything. I’m sure everything’s going to be fine!

Larissa

This week has been pretty busy with school and work. Luckily in Canada it’s Thanksgiving on Monday so I do get a bit of the break with the long weekend. Happy Canadian Thanksgiving! [; Speaking of other events in October: Halloween. I work Halloween which I’m actually okay about because Halloween has got to be my least favorite holiday. Anyway, since I’m working my job actually wants me to dress up. Ahhh. I have no idea what my costume should be.

I have a shopping problem too. Sephora and Guess will be the death of me, I swear. There’s just so many pretty things, okay.

I’m also so jealous of Celine. I wish I lived in Europe where I could just casually travel to other countries in a short period of time. Haha, enjoy London girl!

Recent Reads

Ignite MeThe Ghosts of Heaven

Read by: Melย Rating:ย 3.5 | Read by:ย Celineย Rating:ย 4.5ย |ย Read by: Larissaย Rating:ย 2.5??? 3??? I don’t know how to feel omg

Larissa’s Book of the Week

I’m so excited for this one! It’s out on March 3rd, 2015. It seems right up my alley: historical fiction and murder. It’s described as having a film noir feel and is set in the golden age of Hollywood. I can’t wait to get my hands on this one and I really do have high hopes. I would totally love an ARC of this. Hint. Hint. LOL.

Do you have a Halloween story/experience that you want to share?

As you know, Halloween is coming up! And this Halloween, we decided to do a week long event which is happening towards the end of October and we are currently asking for your help! So basically, we are planning to compile some really short stories or experiences of your past Halloweens. They don’t necessarily have to be those spooky ones where you saw something or something happened to you, but it can be something that you do for Halloween. It doesn’t even have to be special, I mean, I think many countries don’t really celebrate Halloween so we don’t really know what Halloween truly is like (well I don’t at least, lol.) If you have something to contribute email us at yamidnightreads@gmail.com

Posts on the Blog

New on the Shelves

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LOOK AT THE TFIOS PHONE CASE ISN’T IT GORGEOUS OR WHAT. For those of you who wanna know, this was less than $5 on eBay and free shipping. I LOVE IT.

Day 21:ย All I know about this series is that it got turned into a TV show that’s apparently really bad but got a little bit better later on. No really sure if I want to pick this one up TBH

Whisper the Dead:ย SQUEEE! I had no idea that this one was releasing this year but it is and I am so excited about reading it

Conjured:ย I saw this one around the blogosphere a few months back and it popped up in the mail so I’ll try this one maybe early next year.

Starry Nights:ย Same goes for this one. I just checked it out on GR just now and the ratings are rather low, which is surprising for me because I had always thought it was really good. Will keep this one on low priority for now.

Crash:ย I did read Jump last year but I don’t think I really want to continue with the series mainly because I wasn’t all that infatuated. But, we’ll see.

The Blood of Olympus:ย OH MY GODS HOLY HERA

Falls the Shadow:ย Curioussss

The Ghosts of Heaven: Ermahgerd look at the beautifulness. The sides of the pages are blue, too. ITS AWESOME. It has the US cover running for it’s money.

~Huge thanks to the loverly Hachette Australia, Bloomsbury Australia and Allen & Unwin Australia!~

Current Giveaways

–ย  Win an ARC of Atlantia by Ally Condieย on the blog!

That’s it from us! We’d love to read your recaps, link them inย the comments!

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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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25 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (69)

  1. The Ghosts of Heaven really is beautiful on the outside! Hope it’s the same on the inside. x)
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    • Melanie says:

      Right? And its so rare for book covers to have an amazing US cover AS WELL AS a gorgeous AUS cover. Honestly, if I love the book, I would totally buy the US cover just so it could look pretty with my AUS copy

  2. Mel, this homework is all lies, isn’t it? LIES I TELL YOU. And when they dump it back on you and you drown, they expect it all to be perfect. Hold on. You’ll make it through!

    Have fun in London, Celine!! A week break sounds much needed ๐Ÿ˜€ Enjoy x I’m glad you enjoyed the Ghosts of Heaven. I’ve been soooo curious about that one and can’t wait for you review ๐Ÿ˜€

    Happy Thanksgiving, Larissa! Dressing up for work? That’ll be…an experience. And I feel you on the shopping problem. I have a horrendous one. And my bank account hates me. I’m scared because Sephora is finally opening up in Aus and I fear that I won’t be able to contain myself O_O
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    • Celine says:

      Thank you!! I’m afraid my review of The Ghosts of Heaven will only be published in January 2015 *cough* but I really liked it. It was very philosophical and mind-bending and beautiful ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Melanie says:

      Right?! *shakes fist at homework* such bullies

    • Larissa says:

      <33 I ate so much yesterday haha. Yeah, I work part time at a toy store so I guess it makes some sense. Oh god girl! Sephora is the cause of all of my problems. Walked in there the other day with the intention of buying one lip gloss. Ended up with that lip gloss, 2 nail polishes and one lip stick ooops.

  3. I just can’t get over that TFiOS phone case. Seriously Amazing. To be honest I didn’t really like The 100 series (book are TV show…) however the second book in the series WAS slightly better than the first. In saying that, though, I’m still not sure it’s something I would recommend. Not a lot happens in the first book, and the instalove in the second makes me CRINGE every time I think about it.
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    • Melanie says:

      It’s not the best phone protector, but it’s absolutely gorgeous and I just wanna show it off to the world lol. Glad that Day 21 was better than The 100–not sure if I’m gonna pick it up any time soon but I’ll keep that in mind lol! But what is this…INSTANT LOVE? I CRYYYY

  4. Jasprit says:

    Celine I hope you have an amazing time in London!! I get so excited everytime that I visit. Make sure that you visit all the major bookstores such as Foyles and Waterstones! And Mel what an awesome haul! I need to get a copy of Starry Nights, such a gorgeous copy! And how amazing is that phone cover? I hope you all have an amazing weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚
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    • Celine says:

      Thank you!! And will do, obviously ๐Ÿ˜› But then I have to restrict myself because my luggage may only weigh so much so I cannot bring all the books home *cries*

  5. Oh how awesome is that iPhone face plate? Want. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Enjoy your lovely reads, ladies!
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  6. Ooh love that TFIOS case. How nice.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Larissa! A friend of mine is in Canada for grad school right now (she’s from Canada though) so I actually knew Thanksgiving for you all is tomorrow. hah I don’t normally know these things. ๐Ÿ™‚
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  7. Lexa Cain says:

    It’s exciting when a new Percy Jackson comes out, huh? And the other new books look great also. Good luck to Celine with university applications. Don’t work too hard, girls! ๐Ÿ™‚
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  8. Laura says:

    THAT CASE IS BEAUTIFUL!! I can’t even. :O Gimme!! *grabby hands*

  9. Amber Elise says:

    Halloween is my FAVORITE holiday (so booo Larissa :p ) so I will be emailing you! ๐Ÿ™‚

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  10. I’m jealous of Celine too. xD LONDON!!! Do we get to see London-ish pictures?? *puppy-dog-begging-eyes*

    I got The Ghosts of Heaven (totally surprise) and ommmmy sweet sweet cover IT IS GORGEOUS. I JUST LOVE LOOKING AT IT. I think it’s way prettier than the US edition, although (to be honest) I have no idea what it’s about. Obviously an episode of Supernatural. ๐Ÿ˜‰ lol
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    • Celine says:

      I’m almost jealous of myself. And YESSSS I’ll try! I hope I can take lots of photos to tweet later but I’m pretty sure at some point my parents will be like “can you please stop taking photos of everything”, haha.

      I love both editions of The Ghosts of Heaven! Though I think I love the US cover a little bit more because of the staircase, which actually holds relevance to the story. But really, they’re both gorgeous. Also, I’m pretty sure everything can be Supernatural-ified (nice word, huh? :P) with you, haha. ๐Ÿ˜€

  11. So many new books, so pretty. So many people are loving the 100.
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  12. YAY MEL WE FINALLY SEE YOUR LOVELY FACE! <3 I've heard so much about that 100 series but I don't know if I'll want to start yet another teen series? I'll have to see. I heard it was horrible at the start but got better. Too bad about Crash, I haven't heard the best things about Jump but I met the author and want to read it anyways.

    Celine have the best time in Europe, I am super jealous! Can't wait to see all the pics.

    Oh Larissa I would give anything to be able to spend Halloween in the States and Canada! There's barely anything over here for it.

    Have a lovely week you girls!
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  13. Valerie says:

    I LOVE THE TFIOS PHONE CASE! I don’t even have an iphone though. Anyways, have fun in London Celine! And HAPPY THANKSGIVING Larissa!!! And Melanie, I hope you enjoy reading that Percy Jackson book (or whatever the official series is called)! I haven’t picked up any of Riordan’s books yet, so I am out of the loop.

    Anyways, have a great week you guys!
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