This Week At Midnight (54)


Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews. It gives us a chance to share with readers what we bought, borrowed, swapped, won or got for review each week. I also decided that since I do a weekly recap, it really is just good sense to link up with The Sunday Post, hosted by Caffeinated Book Reviewer!

Well, the mailman delivered this week! Coincidence that guy in van wasn’t outside this week? I don’t really know.

The Books:

IMG_4105Thanks to HarperCollins for these lovely, lovely books that I am insanely excited to read! 

The Cage by Megan Shepherd

Until the Beginning by Amy Plum

Heat of the Moment by Lauren Barnholdt

Eternity’s Wheel (InterWorld #3) by  Michael Reaves, Neil Gaiman, and Mallory Reaves



My Best Everything by Sarah Tomp

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J Maas

I Was Here by Gayle Forman

IMG_4111We All Looked Up by Tommy Wallach

Shutter by Courtney Alameda, thanks to Jana @ That Artsy Reader Girl & Macmillan!

Weekly Shenanigans

I read books! Yes, yes, I read four books. I am proud.


There was a lovely range from really good to…. not quite as good. Don’t worry, reviews for all of these will be up within the next month!

On the Blog:

Still a few days left to enter March New Release Giveaway Hop!! 

And about a week left to link up and win in the March Discussion Post Link Up!

Fun in the Blogosphere:

Up Next:

Reviews. Another food tag, this one about chocolate! Discussions. The new Discussion Link Up and Giveaway. The Sign Ups for the April New Release Giveaway Hop. A Top Ten list featuring likely more than ten items. You know the drill!

Guys, HOW is it almost April? Is it just me, or is this year kind of flying by in a scary way? How was your week? Do tell!

Posted March 28, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 57 Comments

57 responses to “This Week At Midnight (54)

  1. Ooo, Love the pretty books! I’m in the middle of We All Looked Up and I am loving it. Its pretty epic!!!!
    GOOD JOB on reading 4 books! I hate that time tears us away from our lovelies. You bested it this week!

  2. Awesome haul! I have an e-ARC of The Cage and I’m really excited to read it! I’ve been hearing great things about We All Looked Up so I’m excited to get my hands on that one too! I hope you enjoy all of your new books 🙂

    • Oh yay! I am SO excited for The Cage! I want to put it ahead of everything but… I shouldn’t 😉 And I am dying to read We All Looked Up- I have been waiting for it for SO LONG! EEP!

  3. NO NO NO STOP CALLED ME CENTAUR YOU…YOU! GAH. But thanks for pointing out my posts 😛

    HAHAH YOU HAVE UNTIL THE BEGINNING. You’ve read After the End right? You’re gonna have to tell all about the sequel and whether I should read it or not 😛 AND HEY CROWN OF MIDNIGHT.

    • If you’d just embrace the Centaur, we could all move on. Just saying.

      And yep, I have read (and liked!) After the End, so I am very excited!! And yes, of course Crown of Midnight 😉 Though, it will likely be awhile until I can get to it, sadly!

  4. Haha I can see your ARC problem here [; But omg, I’m so excited for The Cage and We all Looked Up. I can’t wait to see your thoughts on those two especially. I hope you end up enjoying the rest of your reads, I have no worry about Crown of Midnight though. It was so much better than Throne of Glass for me and really was the book that made me fall head over heels in love with the series.

    • Hahah see? The struggle is real 😉 I am SO excited for those too! I really wish I could stop everything and read WALU right now, but at least I can read The Cage soon 🙂 I also REALLY want to get to Crown of Midnight ASAP- I hear SUCH great things!

  5. SQUEE. Thanks for linking to my post about how to be a plant. I think I give great life advice there, amirite? Everyone NEEDS to know how to be a plant. It’s crucial to blogging.
    What was I saying?
    OH YES. BEAUTIFUL BEAUTIFUL BOOKS. I can’t wait to see what you think of We All Looked Up! It looks fantastic and I nearly requested it, buuuut, then I decided I need to calm mineself on requesting and concentrate on finishing more series this year. So to the library for me! HUZZAH.

    • Hehhe you are quite welcome! I mean, I would like plant lessons, if you are giving them out. Sign me up for the next one!

      And I am SO EXCITED for that book. I specifically did NOT request it so I could have an excuse to buy it. That’s probably bad, but I don’t even care. It looked pretty.

      Also, I am impressed with your self control. I, um, clearly have none.

  6. Caketag is crazy. The eggs as bad was amusing. When eggs go bad they really GO BAD and are all stinky. I like to read these posts but I never do them! Never. I can’t remember three books I read in one category.

  7. Crown of Midnight, yes, read that, it was SO good! The Cage and Shutter look and sound so good, I’m hoping you enjoy them lovely! I reviewed Half Wild too and liked it just as much as you, it was such a good book right, and I’ll be reading your link-ups from the community, I want to read more posts for sure! Have a great week Shannon! 🙂

    • Ohh yay! I am so glad to hear you enjoyed it, I keep hearing such great things! And YES- Half Wild really impressed me (where I wasn’t really AS thrilled about Half Bad). Thanks so much, hope you have a great week too 🙂

  8. The cage sounds good. I’m curious to see how I feel about it, since I had my ups and downs with her previous series. That edition from Crown of midnight is so pretty (I have the white ones) I might need to break my rules and get a set of those too. Happy reading 😀

    • I am really hoping The Cage is good. Fingers are crossed, because I have been really excited for it! And um.. is it bad that I chose them based on the cover? Because that’s why I have the UK version of I Was Here. And the US Crown of Midnight. I think I have problems 😉

    • Thanks! I agree, there is nothing like getting a physical book- I can’t imagine it ever gets old? I mean, it is VERY new to me, so I am insanely giddy, but still. And thanks so much! I hope you have a wonderful week too 🙂

  9. I am jealous you have None of the Above. I am looking forward to that one in a major way! And YES, time is moving way too fast. I cannot believe March is already over!

    • Oh, it was GOOD. It is definitely worth getting when it comes out, I was very impressed. I’ll be posting my review within a week 😉 And seriously, HOW is it almost April?! Nope. Not possible!

  10. Mmmh. Chocolate. I mean.. what? Oh, sorry that wasn’t the point of this post?

    I love to read about the saga of the van guy haha. I am sad to say I haven’t read a single one of these books, but I’m curious to see what you thought of Becoming Jinn! And time is definitely running faster somehow. Wasn’t it just Christmas?

    • Hahha that is kind of how I felt while reading the chocolate thing 😉 Delicious!

      I just realized that the van guy hasn’t been parking there because of the snow piles- so I bet now that it’s getting warmer, he’ll be back and my books will vanish.

      SERIOUSLY, it WAS just Christmas! I swear! ANd um…. I am going to not talk about Becoming Jinn, lest I bum anyone out too badly. I will be reviewing it, but not until after the blog tour (in about 2 weeks, I suppose!)

  11. Thank you so much for including my recap, Shannon! I don’t know how this show does it but it just keeps me thinking and talking and theorizing. Haha! Do you have ANY idea how relieved I was to know that I wasn’t the only one feeling weird about Jaha?!?! I was like, why am I feeling this way when I was such a fan of him at the end of Season 1?! But yeah, I thought Marcus was power-hungry but it was actually him who was THAT.

    In any case, I can’t wait for you to read Shutter. That book is AMAAAAZING. As in horror and action all in one. You’ll see!

    • Oh, absolutely! I LOVE your recaps- and I am really happy that you are still watching, since I am super sad that the season is over. AND YES- I did NOT like Marcus last season, I was 100% sure he was the “bad guy”. Well, looks like I was extra wrong! It’s crazy, this show is so crazy!

      And yay! I am so excited that you loved Shutter! It sounds so good, I am looking forward to it 🙂

  12. Great haul! So many books, I really want to know your thoughts on The Cage! 🙂 & Oh, I spy my blog on here hehe that actually kind of made my night. Thank you for noticing!

  13. The cage is one I got a couple weeks ago as well. Let us hope it is good as her first trilogy. I hope you enjoy all these. Happy Reading!

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