This Week At Midnight (62)


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:


What Waits in the Woods by Kieran Scott  Thanks to Holly @ The Fox’s Hideaway and author Kieran Scott!

Simon Vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Perfected by Kate Jarvik Birch

The Pledge by Kimberly Derting

Not a Drop to Drink by Mindy McGinnis

The Devil You Know by Trish DollerNo Parking at the End Times by Bryan Bliss Thanks to Alison for the #booksfortrade!

Written in the Stars by Aisha Saeed

The Storyspinner by Becky Wallace Thanks to Nova @ Out of Time and author Becky Wallace

Girl Wonder by Alexa Martin Thanks to Mimi @ M&EM Read

Weekly Shenanigans

Who read FOUR books again? THIS GIRL. Boom.


The Wrath and the Dawn was amazing, as was DevotedEnd of Days wasn’t bad, but it was a bit underwhelming, and Delicate Monsters was… super weird, and I don’t quite know what to think about it yet!

On the Blog:


Fun in the Blogosphere:

Just a heads up that I will be off in New York City next week for BEA! I’ll schedule stuff, but I won’t be able to respond and visit until I get back. And of course, I will share all the details! Do you have any fun plans for the next week?

Posted May 23, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 58 Comments

58 responses to “This Week At Midnight (62)

  1. Awesome haul! I loved Perfected! I did a cover reveal for the sequel this week. You have quite a few I’m definitely excited to read. Four books again! Nice! I’ve totally been slacking, but I’ve been busy. Have fun at BEA! Maybe I’ll see you there on Thursday!

    Michelle @ Michelle’s Minions

  2. Ohh, I’m dying to read The Wrath and the Dawn! The blurb sounded like it is going to be a really captivating novel, and I just really want to know how things will turn out in the end 🙂 I probably have to buy it at some point!

  3. WELL. I WILL MISS YOU WHILE YOU’RE AT BEA. And also I’ll be sitting here being insanely jealous. But mostly missing you. CONGRATS ON READING 4 BOOKS AGAIN. Wooooohhhooo! You’re on fire, ma’am. And I want to read Wrath and Dawn so, yeah, I’m just goin to be sitting here jealously again. Omg, I have problems. Also Not a Drop To Drink is AWESOME. I hope you like it. 😉

    • Awww thank you! I was so jealous last year, oh my goodness. It was BAD. I am actually writing a post about it haha. Because seriously, those people had the NERVE to go without me?!

      This week I will be lucky if I read ONE book, I am not doing well at all. Wrath is SO good. And I agree, I LOVE Not a Drop to Drink (and In a Handful of Dust- have you read it yet?) and I loved it so I had to buy a physical copy because ummmm I am a hoarder.

  4. 4 books: impressive. I’ve not finished as much, although I’ve been putting in steady reading time. I think it;s because the books I’m reading right now don’t lend themselves to skimming.
    Enjoy BEA, I look forward to reading all about it.

  5. I really need to get my hands on The Wrath of the Dawn. It sounds so amazing and you loved it, so it’s moving higher up on my TBR.

  6. Four books is very impressive. Looks like you got some amazing books this week. I hope that you love everything that you got this week. I will be at BEA as well. Hope to see you there too.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  7. ENJOY BEA!!! I AM SUPER JEALOUS! I’d so go if it wasn’t so expensive to go to NY from the UK. You’ve got a great haul this week! I love the look of The Storyspinner and it has such a wonderful cover too. I hope you enjoy all of your books 🙂 Here’s my haul if you want to check it out!

  8. I got What Waits in the Woods this week too and I’m really excited to read it! It looks so creepy and amazing! I’ve heard a lot of great things about The Storyspinner, I’m going to have to pick it up soon!

  9. THE WRATH AND THE DAWN. There are so many books I want to buy but because of BEA and such, I am waiting to see how I am doing with finances.

    AND did I mention I loved your letter! IT WAS PURE GOLD

  10. Have a great time at BEA, feel free to stop by my house on your way home and drop off some extra ARCs, lol. I hope you get tons and have an amazing time.
    I got The Wrath and the Dawn from the library, so I am listening to it between books this week. It is really good so far.
    Great haul Chick! Happy reading!

  11. Holy Smokes! Look at all of your new lovelies!
    And I was looking at your mention of other posts and realized I forgot to add any on my post this week! Dang it.

  12. I am probably the only one who has no idea what BEA is haha I need to do research cause it will drive me crazy not knowing. Thanks for sharing all of this including the fun links.

    • Aw!! It is Book Expo America, and it is a big conference with all kinds of bookish people- authors, publishers, bloggers, booksellers, librarians, I am sure I am missing some group- but just anyone who has anything to do with books! It’s in New York this year, and I leave tomorrow, and I am scared 😉

  13. Nice haul you got this week! The spine fo Written in the Stars looks pretty! I’ve seen a few more bloggers mention The End of Days was a bit underwhelming, that’s sad when a last book in the series doesn’t live up to the expectations. I don’t think I’ll read the series, although lots of bloggers seem to love it. Thanks for linking to my post about social media sites 🙂

    I hope you have a lot of fun at BEA! And I can’t wait to hear about it once you get back. We don’t have a lot of book covnentions here in Europe, so it’s fun to hear about the conventions from bloggers who visit.

    • Thanks! I agree, it does look pretty, I hope it is good! And I am so sad that End of Days was underwhelming. I LOOOOVED the first book, liked the second book a lot (but not nearly as much as the first) and the third was just a let down 🙁

      And thank you SO much! I promise, I will share ALL the details!! 😀

  14. Ohh, check out your haul this week 🙂 So many gorgeous books<3 I bought Written In The Stars as well, the cover is just so pretty! I hope you have a blast at BEA, keep us updated. I look forward to reading your reviews soon. Thank you for the mention SHannon! 🙂

  15. Aah! You have Story Spinner! Wow! Four books is impressive:) Thanks for leaving the links to some interesting discussion posts!

  16. I see several books up there I really want to read myself. Hope you enjoy them! Congrats on reading another 4 books this week! I really don’t want to hear that End of Days was underwhelming. So far every blogger I know that has read it, has similar thoughts. I am so disappointed. But I’ll still read it sometime for myself.

    • Aw thank you so much! And I know, I was SO BUMMED that I wasn’t thrilled, BUT- I do have some blogger friends who loved it, so you may fall into that category! I hope you do, honestly, because I don’t want you to be disappointed!

  17. Great books this week. I hope you have an amazing time at BEA! I have never been. Maybe my 5th year of blogging(next year)will be when I finally get my butt to BEA!

    I hope you have a fantastic week 🙂 Happy Reading!

    Here’s my Weekly Wrap Up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

  18. Not having wifi has messed me up! I don’t know if I have written comments… I don’t remember ugh! Anyways, some of these I haven’t heard of but the titles sound amazing! I hope you enjoy your big haul!

  19. Wow! What a great haul 🙂 I am extremely jealous you won a copy of StorySpinner! I need that book in my life lol I hope you enjoy Girl Wonder. Did you meet Jennifer Niven at BEA?

  20. Written in the Stars sounds like a great book to me! I know it includes a lot of culture, and I am someone who is in love with culture itself 🙂 So I know I will enjoy it already!

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