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By: Melanie | February 12, 2014 | (20) Comments

~Thank you Allen and Unwin Australia for hosting this tour!~ I have Brigid Kemmerer on the blog with an interview! Click here for my review of Secret. If you couldn’t be an author, what would your ideal career be? What’s funny is that I’m already doing it: I work in finance full time by day. I love working with people and numbers and I have a great day job. If you could trade places with any other writer for a week, famous […]

By: Melanie | December 12, 2013 | (45) Comments

Ello there earthlings! I have a pretty darn awesome giveaway for all you Australian citizens today which was provided by Scholastic Australia! One Australian citizen can win this beautiful boxed set of The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins AS WELL AS one double pass movie ticket to Catching Fire. ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— ——— La Rules: 1. No cheating 2. You must be the age of 13 or older 3. YA Midnight Reads is not responsible for […]

By: Melanie | December 2, 2013 | (26) Comments

Hello there people! We are coming to an end of 2013 (WUT?! Already?!) and it’s time to celebrate the work of our 2013 debut authors–particularly the YA authors as this is a YA blog. Thanks to Book Hounds and I Am A Reader Not A Writer, this blog giveaway hop was made possible. One international person can win any YA 2013 debut author novel of their choice as long as The Book Depository ships to them.         Here are […]

By: Melanie | November 27, 2013 | (27) Comments

Today, I have Amie and Meagan here for an interview! Hey Amie and Meg! Welcome and thank you for sparing some time to answer my questions. Hey Mel! Nice place you got here! Ooh, are those Tim Tams…? 1. I heard that you two actually travelled around the world together. Where was the best place you’ve been? Can you name a place that helped inspire you to write These Broken Stars? We looooove to travel, particularly road trips! One of our favourite […]

By: Melanie | September 19, 2013 | (7) Comments

HEYYY! Today, I am here with a giveaway provided by the lovely people at HarperCollins Australia. This is a finished, paperback copy. La Rules: 1. No cheating 2. You must be the age of 13 or older 3. YA Midnight Reads is not responsible for lost items This is an AUS only giveaway! a Rafflecopter giveaway

By: Melanie | August 29, 2013 | (21) Comments

Hey guys! Today, I am here with a giveaway provided by the lovely people at Bloomsbury Australia. This is a finished, paperback copy. La Rules: 1. No cheating 2. You must be the age of 13 or older 3. YA Midnight Reads is not responsible for lost items This is an international giveaway! Come and check out my giveaway for any Courtney Summers novel and for All The Truth That’s In Me by Julie Berry a Rafflecopter giveaway

By: Melanie | August 27, 2013 | (12) Comments

Excerpt: “What time do you get off work?” he asked. I turned and narrowed my eyes at him. “I close at six. Then I have to balance the register, so around six thirty.” Ethan looked down at his hands for a second, then glanced up at me through his thick lashes. “You want to get something to eat when you’re done?” I licked my lips, his dark brown eyes pulling me in. I tore my gaze away and tried to focus on […]

By: Melanie | August 13, 2013 | (9) Comments

Why Do You Have To Write The Hard Stuff? It’s an ongoing fear of mine. I’m standing in front of a crowd holding a novel—I’ve just done a reading and now hands shoot into the air. They have questions—questions about my story that I don’t want to answer. They want to know which character I am. They want to know which horrible thing happened to me. I want you to close your eyes and think back on your favorite books. I can […]

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