By: Melanie | February 8, 2015 | (67) Comments

midnight madness newsletter

This meme was created for YA Midnight Reads to showcase bits and pieces of our lives and hauls from over the past week

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Latest Happenings

The Blog

Quite recently, YA Midnight Reads reached 1000 bloglovin’ followers! We are so freakishly happy and we seriously wanna give all you guys a big group hug. <33 We do have a giveaway going on at the moment to celebrate this milestone, so check the sidebar for the link to that.

Furthermore, we’ve been told by a few people now that the blog keeps getting an Internal Service Error. Please do let us know in the comments if you’ve had this issue with the blog and/or if you know how to fix it! We’ve had a look around on the web for help, but having someone we know to help us would be even better.

Also, WE ARE GETTING A NEW BLOG DESIGN! We Midnightians have been discussing this since like… November? Anyway, the design is in the process of being created by the one and only Mitchii @ The Aeropapers, and we are just so so excited to see it and share it with you guys. Along with the new design, we’re going to take this opportunity to make a few other tweaks to the blog… which will all be revealed once the design is up and live and rockin’ the world.

Mel

I cannot believe I’ve only been back to school for one week. PLEASE TELL ME IT’S ACTUALLY BEEN ONE MONTH AND THAT THE UNIVERSE IS TROLLING ME? On the second day back (Tuesday), we were told that we had a maths test on the following Friday. Yup, I had to do more than 50 pages of maths questions in four days for a flipping maths test. IS THIS REAL LIFE? Thank god the test was on statistics. If it was something else, I would have died. For serious.

We also finished watching The Boy in Striped Pajamas in my English class this week. It was the second time I watched it but it still had a huge effect on me. You could feel that everyone else (in the class) had been really affected too, for it was so eerily silent when the ending credits started rolling in. No one whispered a word until the bell went for recess. O.O

Other than school that totally pulverised me this week, this week has been an excellent bookish week. I received a whole truck load of books thanks to my BookOutlet order FINALLY arriving and I’m certain that the Bookish Gods decided to send me all the books this week to say sorry about me starting school again. I mean… it makes sense, right? Also, I did end up getting a response from BookOutlet in regards to my damaged books. I’m getting a resend of the books that are still in stock at their warehouse and I received a 110% guarantee for the one book that they no longer had. Honestly, I am so thankful–BookOutlet’s customer service is the best.

Also, I’m planning on starting Scandal sometime in the very near future. I’m slightly scared to start because I’ll probably end up watching that all day and not do my homework, but guess what? #YOLO.

Yup. I said it.

I’m such a dork. <.<

Larissa

I’m with Mel, school really hit me hard this week. My new courses are shaping out okay so far, my favorite this semester being social studies. I just am all about learning about history and its impacts on us today, along current events. It’s just interesting to me haha. More interesting to me than the circulatory system and heart dissections we do in bio anyways.

Work party tomorrow so that’ll be interesting. LOL it’s actually a Christmas party…bit late on that one clearly. Ehhh, it’s an excuse for me to dress up, which is something I love to do. So, I’m excited [;

Not too much going on in my life this week other than school and work. When not doing the aforementioned I’ve been watching Agent Carter (seriously underrated and actually amazing) and Jane The Virgin (something I never in a million years thought I would enjoy but I’m actually liking it’s quirky style)

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Laura @ Laura Plus Books addresses the negativity surrounding our blogosphere
Aimee @ Deadly Darlings shares her ultimate ships and a totally fantastic giveaway
Rebecca @ Reading Wishes talks about diversity in books and what happens when the authors don’t portray it justly
Jeann @ Happy Indulgence asks how much we can remember specifically about books

Bookish News

To Kill a Mockingbird Sequel 

Harper Lee’s lawyer has said to have uncovered the never seen before manuscript of Go Set A Watchman, which is the sequel to To Kill a Mockingbird that’s set 20 years later. Go Set A Watchman was written before To Kill A Mockingbird, but when her publisher told Lee to rewrite the story in the perspective of a younger narrator, the original manuscript soon became forgotten. There have been plans to release the book sometime mid this year by HarperCollins in America, and for more press release details, please click here.

Title of Starboard #3, Revealed 

The New York Times Bestselling Co-Authors, Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner’s have revealed the title to the very last instalment of their Starbound series as Their Fractured LightThis very last story is said to feature our beloved characters from the first two books as well as Gideon Marchant and Sophia Quinn who will be the two focal characters for this book. While we do not have a cover yet, a synopsis has been revealed:

A year ago, Flynn Cormac and Jubilee Chase made the now infamous Avon Broadcast, calling on the galaxy to witness for their planet, and protect them from destruction. Some say Flynn’s a madman, others whisper about conspiracies. Nobody knows the truth. A year before that, Tarver Merendsen and Lilac LaRoux were rescued from a terrible shipwreck—now, they live a public life in front of the cameras, and a secret life away from the world’s gaze.

Now, in the center of the universe on the planet of Corinth, all four are about to collide with two new players, who will bring the fight against LaRoux Industries to a head. Gideon Marchant is an eighteen-year-old computer hacker—a whiz kid and an urban warrior. He’ll climb, abseil and worm his way past the best security measures to pull off onsite hacks that others don’t dare touch.

Sofia Quinn has a killer smile, and by the time you’re done noticing it, she’s got you offering up your wallet, your car, and anything else she desires. She holds LaRoux Industries responsible for the mysterious death of her father and is out for revenge at any cost.

When a LaRoux Industries security breach interrupts Gideon and Sofia’s separate attempts to infiltrate their headquarters, they’re forced to work together to escape. Each of them has their own reason for wanting to take down LaRoux Industries, and neither trusts the other. But working together might be the best chance they have to expose the secrets LRI is so desperate to hide.

Their Fractured Light is said to release on December 29th, 2015 by Disney-Hyperion.

Amy Spalding Bingo Card 

Amy Spalding, author of The Reece Malcolm List and Ink is Thicker than Water recently posted an Author Bingo Card on twitter which “passive-agressively complains about reviews” and reviewers on Goodreads. A number of well-respected authors even supported Amy Spalding’s Bingo Card including Emery Lord, Simmone Howell, Jenny Han, Alison Cherry etc. This is yet again another huge author-reviewer drama that has stirred out part of the Internet, and no matter what we can try to do, this won’t be the last.

The Casual Vacancy Trailer

On brighter topics, JK Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy has been adapted into a TV drama and the trailer was released just recently this week.

 

New on the Shelves

Mel

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A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas: AHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! That is all.

The Honest Truth by Dan Gemeinhart: I’ve never heard of this one before, but if I see any positive reviews of this by trusted review friends, then I’m definitely going to give this a go.

Dreamfire by Kit Alloway: Same thing goes for this book. Never heard of it–BUT THE COVER IS GORGEOUS.

Every Move by Ellie Marney: ASDFGHJKL; I AM NOT READY.

Fairest by Marissa Meyer: Publishers are the nicest! This one actually matches my US paperbacks PERFECTLY. Time for a binge of Cress and Fairest. I was planning on buying the HB of this one actually, but seeing that the unsolicited copy I was sent matches the rest, I think I’ll just stick with these babies.

Vanishing Girls Lauren Oliver: WHOOOOOOP. I really hope this one by Oliver works out for me. I have a on and off relationship with her works.

All Fall Down by Ally Carter: I’ve heard that the MC for this one is a total pain in the ass, but still–SQUEEEEE!

Blue Lily, Lily Blue by Maggie Stiefvater: I recently bought The Raven Boys and The Dream of Thieves in HB and now a HB review copy? ISN’T THIS JUST PERFECTION?!

Rogue Wave by Jennifer Donnelly: I traded for this one! This series is just so much fun, so I cannot wait to see how the rest unravels.

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The following babies are ALL from BookOutlet. Yup. I splurged. (It’s also the reason why I’m on a book buying ban.)

Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill: I saw this in the recommendations while scrolling through BookOutlet so I just added it to my cart on the whim. And guess what it landed me? A SIGNED copy plus a bookmark. JE SUIS CONTENT.

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell: I didn’t actually like this book but I had to buy the HB anyways because I wanted my copy of Fangirl to have some company. What can I say? I treat my books well. They don’t like being lonely.

She is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick: I’m really hoping I like this one! I had a very strange experience with The Ghosts of Heaven but this concept seems like something I’ll like.

A Little Wanting Song by Cath Crowley: I remember reading a review of this book somewhere and I thought: WHY NOT?

Renegade by J.A. Souders: I’ve read a lot of positive reviews for this one so I snagged it. IT WAS REALLY TEMPTING, OKAY?

Rooftoppers by Katherine Rundell: LOOK AT THE PRETTEH. The naked spine is actually silver and oh my, I love it.

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis: I read this one AGES a go but I loved it and I had to get myself a HB.

Stormdancer and Kinslayer by Jay Kristoff: I can’t believe I didn’t own these until now. Something was clearly wrong with me. *nods*

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Emerald Green by Kerstin Gier: Everyone seems to love this. Time to join this bandwagon!

Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson: Another book that I loved and had to have a HB version of. I ended up sending my PB to Larissa xD

Something Real by Heather Demetrios: I’m planning on starting a Heather Demetrios collection and I saw this and though it’d be the perfect time to start collecting all her pretteh books.

Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor: This is a book I read about over a year ago, and I remember loving it–the friendship themes are strong here, peoples.

Infinite Sky by C.J. Flood: Apparently a gorgeous book so obviously, I had to snag it.

Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard: Same thing goes for this one!

Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley: And this one. APPARENTLY I LIKE READING ALL THE GORGEOUS NOVELS.

Of Beast and Beauty by Stacey Jay: I’ve been hearing so many lovely things about this novel–and it was only less than $3 so it was hard not to buy.

Complicit and Charm & Strange by Stephanie Kuehn: Blythe (my co-blogger who no longer blogs anymore) loves Stephanie’s novels, and I saw these and well, BLYTHE HAS THE BEST TASTE IN BOOKS. I didn’t think twice about it.

Siege & Storm and Ruin & Rising by Leigh Bardugo: I actually bought Shadow and Bone as well but that one came damaged 🙁 Bought the series for obvious reasons.

Faking Normal by Courtney Stevens: I actually have an ARC of this on my kindle and have been wanting to read it for ages. I figured that if I had a hard copy I’d be even more motivated to pick it up.

 Starglass by Phoebe North: The GR rating for this one is pretty low but so many trusted reviewer friends of mine loved this one!

~Thank you Tez, Hachette Australia, PanMacillan Australia, Penguin Australia, Bloomsbury Australia, Allen & Unwin Australia and Scholastic Australia for sending me these books!~

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And that was our week! What are all of you up to? Has school/work been taking over your lives?

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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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67 Responses to Midnight Madness Newsletter (80)

  1. Alyssa says:

    So basically everyone has a copy of ACOTAR now and I am left weeping. And I can’t wait for your new blog design! I’m trying to put a design together for my new blog as well and all the excitement aaah. And I’m so happy for you that BookOutlet exchanged/refunded the damaged books — I saw them on Twitter and much obligatory sobbing at book defacement.
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  2. Again, a thousand congratulations to reaching yet another milestone on YA Midnight Reads! You girls are awesome and totally deserve it. Plus, I’m super stoked about your new blog design! I adore all of Miitchi’s blog work. <3

    I know how you feel, Mel. We had three tests on our THIRD day back in school last June. -_-

    Thanks so much for sharing my post! 😀

    THEIR FRACTURED LIGHT AHH. Okay, okay, I haven't even read This Shattered World yet, but I'm getting there, and I'm still extremely excited for this one.

    The Amy Spalding incident freaking sucked. It was disappointing to see some well-loved authors taking part in the "fun" as well. :/

    MEL THAT HAUL I CAN'T. A COURT OF THORNS AND ROSES *grabby hands* Such beauty. T_T I got Fairest as well (the hardback) and I can't wait to read it. ^_^ I didn't like both Delirium and Panic by Oliver, so I'm really hoping that Vanishing Girls will work for me as well.

    Personally, I was bored out of my mind with Ruby Red, but yeah, everyone else seems to love this series… need to read Something Real! Wanderlove was suuuuper cute. I hope you love that one! I really loved Graffiti Moon as well. 🙂 AND Of Beast and Beauty. AND Faking Normal. Girl, you have a lot of reading to do. 😉
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    • Melanie says:

      Right? Mitchii’s designs are beautiful and I’m so glad that I came across her work.

      Ugh, 3 tests? Thats just ridic. Especially when it’s a new school year and all. Way to help us settle in <.< Aw I'm sorry that you didn't like Ruby Red! I really hope I like it though--because they look so promising.

  3. Now I’m depressed. It seems like every one gets a copy of ACOTAR but me. It’s so not fair 🙁 Why does bloomsbury hate me?
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  4. Diamond says:

    Holy splurge!!! haha that’s amazing!! and the copy of Court, Mel…wow. gorgeous!
    I can’t wait to see the new blog design! It will be fabulosity.
    THANK you so much for linking me this week! I *seriously* appreciate it and hope I find a great co-blogger soon!! ^_^

    Love you guys <3 <3
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  5. Congrats on reaching so many followers! Such an AMAZING milestone, there. And I’m looking forward to the new blog design, too.
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  6. New designs are always exciting. I can’t wait to see where the talented Mitchii comes up with! The sacred lies of Minnow Bly is on my wish list, good to see you enjoyed it Larissa. The bingo card *sigh* What an epic book haul this week, especially A court of thorns and roses 😀

    Happy reading!
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  7. So exciting! Congratulations, ladies on reaching such a milestone! I can’t wait to see your new blog design, and the changes y’all will be implemented.

    Happy reading!
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  8. Wattle says:

    Oh gosh, isn’t Agent Carter amaaazing? I am so in love with that show, I wish it wasn’t just a handful of episodes 🙁 but I suppose we get SHIELD back afterwards…silver lining and all.

    I’m pretty excited about Go Set A Watchman, I’ll have to re-read To Kill A Mockingbird though, it’s been years since I read it (voluntarily, I was so annoyed it wasn’t part of my required reading for school lol)

    I haven’t read The Casual Vacancy yet…I’ve had it since the day it was released buuuut…*shrugs* I think I’ll watch the adaptation first, so I’m not disappointed by it!

    Gosh Mel, that is a lot of books! I hope you enjoy every single one of them 🙂
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  9. A court of thorn and roses. I repeat, A COURT OF THORN AND ROSES!! *freaks*
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  10. Missie says:

    Congrats on your milestone of followers! That is awesome! I am so excited for the To Kill A Mockingbird sequel, it is going to be amazing I hope!
    Missie @ A Flurry of Ponderings
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  11. Melliane says:

    wow I’m so impressed, many many books for you!!! It’s really a lot. I need to try a Maas book one day, I’m a little late for that. Happy reading!
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  12. Wahoo 1000 followers..I am not surprised, ya all rock 🙂 A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J Maas *le sigh* Enjoy!!! I am excited about the Harper Lee book. *fingers-crossed* Have a wonderfully bookish week!
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  13. Hey guys, I just wanted to let you guys no that I nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award 🙂
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  14. I’m perpetually drowning in school, too. The life a student is difficult, but at least we have amazing books to help us through it all. Mel, YOU GOT SO MANY BOOKS! HOW ARE YOU GOING TO READ THEM ALL?!? 🙂 I loved both Fairest and She Is Not Invisible, and they are definitely both worthy reads. I also really want to read Since You’ve Been Gone, Not a Drop to Drink, ACOTAR and The Honest Truth. They all seem like amazing books!

    I saw that Amy Spalding bingo card, and it was so appalling and rude to reviewers. Despite what some people think, we reviewers want to love all the books we read, and we help authors no matter what. Even negative reviews can help spread publicity for a book and pique interest. The positive reviews just do even more good for authors.

    I am so excited for Go Set a Watchman because To Kill a Mockingbird is my favorite book. I never ever thought I would get another book from Harper Lee, much less a sequel. I know people are raising doubts about it, but I’m trying to not let those doubts hinder my excitement.
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    • Melanie says:

      Right? I feel sorry for all of us students *sobs* Hahaha yeah…I’m still working on that. IT MIGHT TAKE ME FOREVER BUT OH WELL.

      I’m so disappointed in Amy Spalding. All just because she couldn’t deal with some negative reviews <.< It really hurts, especially since I was one of the people who wrote a negative review for her book.

  15. blodeuedd says:

    That is a lot of math questions! I truly suck at math, I have nightmares still
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  16. Jasprit says:

    Oh I can’t wait to see your new blog design, I love the current one a whole bunch, but know the new one will be all kinds of awesome! And Mel all those books, man you have so much awesomeness to look forward to! And I love love love Scandal, I remember staying up until like 3am watching season 1 and I had to be up by 7, but it was so worth it, season 1 only has like 7 episodes, but each episode gets crazier and crazier! You’ll have to let me know when you get started, so that we can discuss! I hope you have a wonderful week!
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    • Melanie says:

      Aw thanks, Jasprit! I quite like this design too but I feel like a new look is in order. Oh wow, go you for binge watching! Even though your eyes probably died the next day from exhaustion :O

  17. Hannah says:

    My default reaction to seeing someone with ACOTAR is AHHHHHHHHHH! SO jealous. Enjoy. I’ve heard great, great things.

    Also
    – Infinite Sky and Graffiti Moon are utterly EXQUISITE. As is Charm and Strange. You’ve definitely picked up some wonderful reads.
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  18. Lola says:

    Congrats on the 1000 bloglovin followers, that’s amazing! I haven’t experienced any problems accessing your site, but maybe it happens when there are too many visitors or something?

    And yay for a new blog design, although I can stil remember when you switched to this design. It is that long ago already?

    @Mel and Larissa I hope school get’s a bit less busy soon.

    Hope you all have a great week!
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  19. Yay!! Congrats on 1,000 bloglovin’ followers! You gals rocks <33

    @Mel Oh no, I dread returning to school at the end of the summer. I'm sure you'll get used to again soon 🙂 I love getting book outlet deliveries! Whoa you got lots of great books. I can't wait to read your thoughts on Something Real. ACOTAR is perfection, I hope you like it!!

    @Larissa I watch Jane The Virgin too! I love the quirkiness of it too 😉 Ooh I'm glad you liked Minnow Bly. Haha better late then never, and who doesn't like a party?
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    • Melanie says:

      Hehehe thank you, Rach <33 I absolutely hate going to school in general. Each morning I lie in bed pondering what would happen if I were to fake sick and just sleep in LOL.

  20. Sorry that school has hit you so hard. It’s always difficult to get back into school mode, but hey, at least you have 1000 followers and a ton of new awesome books to cheer you up, right? 😉

    I am so excited for To Kill A Mockingbird’s sequel, but also really nervous. I’m afraid it won’t live up to the masterpiece that was TKAM. But I’m still going to read it! (and as of right now it comes out like right after my birthday, so I’m probably going to be getting an AWESOME late birthday present for myself, bwahaha.)
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    • Melanie says:

      Right? I am struggling to keep up with this new schedule. Hahah, true that. xD

      Yeah, I know a lot of people are worried that it won’t be as good as TKAM. But lets hope not!

  21. Congratulations to 1000 bloglovin’ followers! That is an awesome accomplishment 🙂 And I am looking forward to see your new desing.

    Also, amazing haul. So many awesome books! I got Something Real by Heather Demetrios myself the other day. Cannot wait to read it 🙂 I LOVED LOVED LOVED her I’ll Meet You There.
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  22. Wow, Mel, a test the first week or so after school start is messed up. It’s like they want you to be miserable. 🙁 Lucky girl with A Court of Thorns and Roses!
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  23. You got so many awesome books from Bookoutlet, Mel! And all in gorgeous hardcover. If shipping wasn’t so expensive and I wasn’t on a buying ban, I’d be jumping on their site ASAP. It’s great to hear they have decent customer service as well.

    Congrats on 1000 followers again! And I can’t wait to see your new design 😀
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  24. Anah says:

    Woo! 1000 followers is awesome!

    I’m excited to see the new blog design, especially since Mitchii does such a great jobQ

    The interest in TKAM suprised me, because I thought it was always one of those crappy classics no one liked. I mean, I haven’t read it but before the news of the new book, I’d never heard anyone say anything good about it. Clearly my perception was off. xD

    I just finished drafting a post about the YA bingo card debacle, but my opinion is a lot different from other bloggers as I actually sort of laughed at it and wasn’t offended, and I feel like a horrible person.

    I recently bought Not A Drop to Drink and can’t wait to tear into it. ^_^
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  25. Hilary says:

    YAY for the new design! Why does it feel like every blog I’ve visited, EVERYONE has SJM’s new book and the hardcover of Blue Lily, Lily Blue?? *shakes the screen* I WANT MY COPY TOO!
    I also did get an Internet Service Error but it was resolved a couple hours later.
    I’ve been in a bit of a reading slump since I’m exhausted most of the time from school and work.
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    • Melanie says:

      Hahahah yeah when Aussie publishers send review copies, every single one of us gets ’em 😉 Hmm, I’ll definitely look into this Internal service error. I really wish I knew how to solve this gaaaaaah.

  26. MEL. THAT’S A LOT OF BOOKS, OKAY? BUT THEY ARE SO BEAUTIFUL. YOU ARE MARVELLOUS. Yay for Book Outlet’s good customer service! I haven’t ever attempted them because postage…wah. anyway. xD Ugh that math test seemed a bit unfair…waoh. they can’t ease you back in gently to school?!!

    fajdlfads I DIDN’T REALISE STARBOUND 3 HAD A BLURB. I AM SO EXCITED!!! Sofia sounds aaaaamazing. xD Those two writers are the best, though, and I’m 100% sure I’ll be into that book. Can’t believe the trilogy is almost over though. 0.0
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  27. Woah, so many new books! I’ve actually been in school for about a month or so now and I’m already overwhelmed. SO MUCH TO DO.
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  28. Laura says:

    Congratulations on the 1000 subscribers!! You guys totally deserve it – your blog is amazing 😀

    I can’t wait to see the new design! I’m sure it’ll be awesome 🙂

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks
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  29. ANOTHER NEW DESIGN??? HOW EXCITING I CAN’T WAIT. ALso…woahhhh that’s a lot of books O_O I also got Not a Drop to Drink and Faking Normal…plus a few others. Not as many as you hahaha. But yesss I will have to get HBs of Raven Boys and Dream Thieves 🙂
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  30. Oh I can’t wait to see the new design! I love Mitchii’s design aesthetic, so I’m sure your new look will be fabulous! Wonderful book haul as well – I was able to read ACOTAR and loved it! But I wish I was able to get that cute mask charm! 🙂 And I’m reminded that I still need to finish Emerald Green – I loved the first two books!
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  31. WWWWWOOOOOOOOWWWWWW this is the most epic bookish haul I’ve ever seen, let me just stare at it and drool! I’m so glad Book Outlet replaced your books Mel, that is fantastic! I have never ordered off them but it looks like you did really well for yourself, there are some fantastic ones in there!

    I’ve gotten heaps of review copies recently as well, it’s been awesome! I just wish my Fairest matched the rest of my Aussie copies, but can’t argue with it. I’ve read it and it’s amazing! Hope you enjoy both of your books!

    Larissa, I’m sure I’ll see you instagramming your belated Christmas party celebration pics, I love your party pics and red lippy!
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  32. Taylor Lynn says:

    Wow. That is a LOT of books! Oh, they’re so pretty. 😉 And how cool that Meant to Be was unexpectedly signed! Enjoy all of your lovely reads, Melanie! (ESPECIALLY BLUE LILY, LILY BLUE. *fangirls*)

    I hope you and Larissa are both enjoying school as much as possible…also, isn’t The Boy in the Striped Pajamas such a well-made movie? My grampa and I both read the book and then watched the movie together years ago, and it was so sad, but so good. I can imagine how quiet the class must have been after you finished watching it…it’s the kind of movie that stays with you.
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  33. WHoa, congrats on the milestone, that is seriously so wonderful, and you ladies definitely deserve it! And I am excited for your new design! I am getting one too (finally, so I can stop trying to “fix” it myself) hopefully next month (Hazel @ Stay Bookish is going to do it, and I am incredibly excited!)

    And THE BOOKS. My goodness! I am just going to wander off in a corner by myself, since I am the only person seemingly on earth who does not have ACOTAR? But, I really loved Vanishing Girls! I know a lot of people have been hit or miss with Lauren Oliver, and I am pretty much always in love with her writing, but if you didn’t love Panic, I think this one is much better. Still very character driven, and sometimes a bit wordy, but I LOVE her words, so I didn’t mind a bit.

    Hope you all enjoy your lovely (and massive amount of) books, and your accomplishment!
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  34. Hope school gets slightly less torturous! I feel like the books start coming in just when you start getting too busy to get through them all ;-). Really excited to see the new design 😀
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