This Week At Midnight (58)


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 Reviewerbecause that is such a fun link up as well!

The Books:

There shall be two parts: The loveliness that is my new Hunger Games editions and review books.


There will be more pictures, I plan on inundating my Instagram, no worries. But aren’t they fabulous?!

For Review

This game will be called “On a Scale From 1 to Nori‘s Going to Kill Me”…. Say your goodbyes.


Via Edelweiss, Thanks to HarperCollins & Merit Press!!


Via Netgalley, Thanks to Random House, Chronicle Books, and Capstone


A Million Miles Away by Lara Avery, thanks to Novl (sign up for the newsletter for your chance to win review books!)

Invincible by Amy Reed, thanks to Harper (won via Goodreads)

Weekly Shenanigans

I read books! Three books, which seems to be the magic number lately:


I definitely liked 5 to 1 and ACOTAR. I am still sorting out my thoughts on Material Girls, but I’d say they’re more positive than negative, so that’s good.

On the Blog:


Fun in the Blogosphere:

Up Next:

Reviews. Tags. Discussions. Why do I even bother with this? None of us know. Not you, certainly not me. I do know there will definitely be a review of Rook. Other than that? All bets are off! (Hmmm this could be a really strange new gambling idea…)

What’s going on in your lives? Who is going to BEA (it is like, only a month away, guys. A MONTH.)? Anything exciting? As always,  I want to know ALL the things!

Posted April 25, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 83 Comments

83 responses to “This Week At Midnight (58)

  1. AHH THOSE VERSIONS OF THE HUNGER GAMES LOOK SO AWESOME! NEED! <3 And ha, Nori is so going to have your neck, Shannon. xD I also got A History of Glitter and Blood and it looks so badass. 🙂 So glad you loved both ACOTAR and 5 to 1! <3 And thanks so much for featuring my post this week. ^_^

  2. I love those Hunger Games editions! I need to buy copies I can touch. I have signed ARCs that I keep wrapped in plastic and don’t handle. I’d definitely buy those pretties for my shelves. I’m really looking forward to A History of Glitter and Blood. Lovely haul, have a great weekend!

    Michelle @ Michelle’s Minions

    • Thanks! Oh, you MUST buy copies you can touch! I would have the ARCs in a vault, which would be housed in a fireproof and waterproof cavern, with armed guards who have bodyguards. They were cheap too, only like $8 a book! Hope you have a great week 🙂

  3. I lost my ipod again. What’s wrong with me? I just remember having it Sunday & carrying it around & I kind of remember putting it in my bag.

    OH MY GOSH, THOSE EDITIONS OF THE HUNGER GAMES ARE SO AMAZING. Don’t think I’m weird, but they remind me of the packs of Now&Laters (The candy?). They’re so gorgeous. I need to buy them next time I get money for books!

    Hahaha, what a fun game. 🙂 I have One too! And A History of Glitter and Blood. 😀 And A Million Miles! <3 Twinsss.

    Yay for reading! I'm in the middle of reading City Love and Challenger Deep.

    I'm not going to BEAAAAA, but you already know that. 🙂

    • Dude. How do you keep losing it!? Oh my goodness, they DO kind of look like Now & Laters (which, I might add, I did not like, they were always hard as rocks). They are cheap too (the books, not the candy, though it probably is too), only like $8 apiece! YAY for books! i hope you enjoy them all too. Are you liking Challenger Deep? And I knowww you aren’t, it is sadness. But hopefully next year!!!

      • Funny story, you totally weren’t supposed to get that ipod comment. That was from a tweet I was making and I’d typed your comment into the same text document as the tweet and forgot to erase that part before posting. Haha.

        They have Soft Now and Laters now. 🙂 Ooh, $8 is good. And they’re so pretty and eyecatching.

        Next year for sure!

  4. I have never seen those versions of The Hunger Games in my life, they look amazing! I think it’s so cool with the quote in the middle 😀

    Oooh I did the fangirl quiz at Cait’s too, but according to the quiz I’m a Creative Crumpet *snicker* You should see me draw and you’d laugh, too!

    • They are amazing, I have to take pictures of the back too, because they have quotes too! They are so FUN. Book Depository, only $8US each!

      BWAAHAHA Creative Crumpet! I love Cait’s descriptions of stuff! I was the Encyclopedia, which is accurate, though I fit several categories!


    Omg, BEA? IN MY DREAMS. *cries because Australia sucks in the bookish convention department*

    • I will, I promise! I wanted to take pictures of them outside, so I went out to my porch and… there was a dead chipmunk! So I cried and cried, and had it taken away but I was too upset to go back out. I might set something up on my bed. The problem is, 3 books are hard to get into that stupid Instagram square format. But I shall work on it, promise!

  6. I NEED those versions of the Hunger Games series. I think we have them on kindle only, can you imagine? You got some great reads this week! And yes, again, I lost about an hour clicking links on this post. Thanks for sharing all of those.

    • I have more versions of The Hunger Games than any one person could ever need. BUT, you DO need these 😉 They’re cheap too, only $8 each, and free shipping from Book Depository! And you are quite welcome, I am glad you enjoyed them, but sorry about the time suck, again! 😉

  7. That Hunger Games series is so pretty, I just love the bright colors. I would really love a set of those ones. But it look like you had a great haul and some very good reads this week. I do hope you enjoy all you new books.

    My WOW
    -TopianGirl @TopianBooks

    • Hahah thanks! They are so FUN- very much opposed to the actual series! I mean, you don’t exactly look at the hot pink with shiny green book and think “ah, look, it’s kids killing kids to survive!” but that’s part of the appeal 😉

  8. Those HG books…wow, they are so different, but I like them! I got State of Grace a few weeks ago and I cannot wait to read it. Great haul!

  9. I actually don’t know if I like the New Hunger Games because it seems a little MG but at the same time, you have such a great angle with the photograph. I think I’m going to stick with my traditional copies although I am very interested in looking at your photos!


    I’m excited for the books you read this week! I WANNA SEE YOUR REVIEWS. And thanks for the linkup to my DEEPEST DARKEST CONFESSION hahahah. I hope you enjoy your eARCs, I didn’t request those ones from Harper because I HAVE DISCIPLINE. Just kidding. omg your new Hunger Games books hahahha

  11. What a great haul this week! I really want to buy those lovely editions of The Hunger Games because it’s the series that made me find out about book blogs in the first place! Those editions are so gorgeous. I’m glad to hear that you enjoyed 5 to 1! It sounds like such an original storyline. I’m also glad to see that your thoughts are more positive than negative when it comes to Material Girls. That book is actually my favorite read of 2015 so far, so I’ll definitely be looking forward to your full review. Have a great week!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    • Thanks so much! They are so pretty, no? And YES I never would have found out about blogging had it not been for THG! I did enjoy 5 to 1, it had some flaws, but it was a quick story, and very interesting concepts were presented, so overall, it was a win! With Material Girls, I REALLY loved some stuff, but then other stuff (honestly, more of the fashion stuff) I was a little bored with. But yes, more good than bad for sure! Hope you have a great week too 🙂

  12. Those editions of The Hunger Games though <33 So gorgeous, I swear I die a little inside (in a good way, of course) every time I see them. One looks like it's going to be so emotional, get ready for the feels Shannon! I also received A History of Glitter and Blood (: I hope it ends up a great read for us. I'm excited because…FAERIES. But not your typical faeries. Can't wait to see what you think of Material Girls. I also think I'm the only person in the world who hasn't read ACOTAR yet.

    I wish I was going to BEA this year 🙁 Next year I definitely plan too though. Hope you have a crazy amazing time there girl!

    Lovely recap <33

    • One DOES look emotional. SO many of these books look emotional, I don’t know that I am ready. At all. And yes, the Hunger Games are so fun and prettY! Even prettier in person, I must say!

      I REALLY hope you are able to come to BEA next year! I hope I am too- it will be farther away from me, but I do love Chicago!

  13. “A History of Blood & Glitter” 0_____0 Such an interesting title, and it quickly caught my eye. What is it about? Nice haul.

    The Hunger Games collection you collected <–the covers look so different!!!

    Maura @ Monsterofbooks

  14. Those Hunger Games books do look awesome, congrats on the purchase.
    I need to come back to check out all of your “Fun in the Blogosphere” suggestions. There’s a lot that interest me this week.

  15. I LOVE the new covers of the Hunger Games series. Also… they look more accessible or something. I assumed them to be large tomes so have never bothered with them.

    I love the look of some of your other new arrivals!

  16. Love those Hunger Games editions!! I also just got approved for A History of Glitter and Blood by NetGalley. I am excited for that one. It sounds so interesting.

  17. I am so envious of those Hunger Games books! They are awesome, beautiful and different – just like the story itself 🙂
    I want 5 to 1, too, and I enjoyed Material Girls quite a bit, the underlying feeling of manipulation was well done, I though.
    Have a wonderful week ahead, happy reading 🙂

  18. I’m hoping to start 5 to 1 this week, so I’m really happy you liked it! And I can’t wait for ACOTAR, of course. That’s basically a given. I’ve definitely never seen those copies of the THG series before! I’ll admit, the original hardcovers are still my favorite.

    • I think my favorites are the Australian Luxury Editions, but I don’t have enough money to ship those over 😉 And 5 to 1 was good, it had a very thought provoking message. It’s really quick too. Hope you love it, and ACOTAR too (which, you likely will 😉 )

  19. It’s the weekend and I get to catch up on blogs, that’s what’s going on in my life right now. 😀 OMG those Hunger Games editions are TOO PRETTY. I literally just read Cait’s things you should say to a writer where she jokingly suggest you should buy 9 editions of a book, and I immediately thought of you and your Hunger Games books collection hahaha Not going to BEA, because it’s a taaad too far, but I wish you ALL the fun!

  20. Oh, wow. Those versions of The Hunger Games look awesome! I still need to buy Mockingjay, and I was going to get the foil edition… maybe I’ll have to hunt down one of those instead.

    And you’ve got some fantastic looking review books. I’m gonna have to sit on my hands to keep from requesting A History of Glitter and Blood.

  21. The versions of The Hunger Games looks wonderful! We don’t have fun covers like that in the U.S which is depressing.. Hope you enjoy reading all of the books you have gotten 🙂 & yay, I spy my blog on here! Thank you again for the mention <3

  22. Shannon Shannon Shannon….I’m trying to decide whether I should shake my head and tsk at you, or if I should hug you because you named a game after me! 😛 I am very conflicted at the moment…Hmmm *ponders* Well, I am a little disappointed in how many eARCs you requested buttttt you are doing an amazing job with keeping up with all of them, so I can’t stay mad!

    Alive does sound very intriguing. I’m not sure if it sounds good enough to request or not- so you’ll have to tell me how it is once you read it! I hadn’t heard of A History of Glitter and Blood until now, but that sounds very interesting as well! Let me know when you read that one also. 🙂

    • Hahhahah I love this! Well, in fairness, every single one of them was already on my TBR. AND I waited for a few reviews to come in on a few of them. So… it isn’t *too* bad? Plus, I literally have all summer to read them- I only have TWO May ARCs left to read! WOO HOO!

      • <3 <3 <3 Okay okay- that is definitely fair. And oh my goodness that's incredible!!! Only two more to go!!! I'm so proud of you!

        P.S. I only have two total NG + EW reviews left and one of them is just a DNF that I've been putting off for a while ;P

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