This Week At Midnight (66)

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!

As some of you noticed during the past week, things look very different around here! Thanks to Hazel @ Stay Bookish, who I must say, captured my insanely vague description so well! Even I didn’t know what I wanted, but Hazel somehow did!

The Books (For Review)

Pictures link to Goodreads!!

Huge thanks to HMH Books for Young Readers


Via Netgalley, thanks to Random House Children’s and Macmillan

Weekly Shenanigans

Only two books this week, guys. Two. That isn’t great. I blame the fact that the Throne of Glass books are insanely long.


So you’ve (potentially) read my thoughts on Extraordinary Means, but Crown of MidnightHow about Crown of Six in the Damn Morning because I Had to Finish You?

On the Blog:


Fun in the Blogosphere:

On a much more fun and exciting note… this happened:


How do I even begin to say thank you? I am kind of speechless, but I do want you to know how very much I appreciate it! And… as promised, there will be a giveaway! I just have to get the ideas in my head straightened out for maximum giveability 😉  THANK YOU 😀 

Tell me about your week! Has it been a good one? Or are you basically glad it’s over?

Posted June 20, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 69 Comments

69 responses to “This Week At Midnight (66)

  1. CONGRATS ON ALL THOSE FOLLOWERS SHANNON YOU DESERVE THEM ALL LOOK AT YOU GO. Also Vengence Road has the best cover everrrrr. Seriously. If I was into the Old West I would read it in a heartbeat

  2. Ah, that Throne of glass series is definitely catchy, I understand why you couldn’t drop it ! I hope you’ve recovered from the loss of sleep ever since 😉

  3. Looove the cover of Vengeance Road, totally fits the book description, but without knowing the synopsis it could be several different genres. That’s what would make me pick it up in a store and read the back.

  4. 1K FOLLOWERS I’M SO HAPPY FOR YOU SHANNON. Even if I just discovered your blog a few months ago, I really really love your posts so much <3 You deserve 1K followers!

    So happy for you that you got Vengeance Road and Drowning is Inevitable. Both are in my TBR and I'm looking forward to grabbing a copy for both books real soon! 🙂 And CROWN OF MIDNIGHT! I read Throne of Glass 6 months ago, but not yet the sequel. How was it? I heard it was better than the first book 🙂

  5. I just love your theme, it’s so pretty. <3

    Yay for Vengeance Road! That cover, it's so psychedelic.

    Yep, long books, that's why I don't (haven't) read ToG yet.

    And thanks for sharing the chat. 😉



    My week….I'll be glad it's over tomorrow. 🙂 Lol.

    • Aww thank you! I LOVE the cover, so excited to read the book. And seriously, the ToG books ARE long. Worth it, but long. And of course! The chat was AMAZING. Hopefully next time, I won’t just catch the end of it 😉 And THANK YOU! I love them too 🙂 Giveaway soooooon!

  6. Awesome haul. So happy that you got a copy of Vengeance Road. They are really nice at HMH. I hope you love all your new books. Congrats on reaching 1002 followers.

    Grace @ Books of Love

  7. AAAH, thank you for featuring my post! I’m glad you found the infographic useful 🙂 And I’m still indecisive over whether to start the ToG series; everyone says it starts off slow but turns amazing, and I don’t knowwww. But in other news, CONGRATULATIONS ON 1000 FOLLOWERS! You totally deserve it 🙂

  8. Vengeance Road is so pretty. I requested Drowning is Inevitable a loooong time ago, but I think they forgot about me. It sounds really good. I hope you enjoy your new books (and maybe we can both read MORE next week). Happy reading!

    Michelle @ Michelle’s Minions

  9. Young Widows Club looks so good! I am still waiting on my request for that one to be approved (or denied, as the case may be). I am still super jet lagged from my visit to the States, so I am just trying to keep my head above water. Congrats on the bloglovin followers! You deserve it. Your blog rocks!

  10. YEAHHHHHH YOU GO SHANNON. Also, please inhale Vengeance Road and tell me how fabulous it is. Ugh, I have yet to get to Crown of Midnight. It’s just sitting on my shelf mocking me because I want to read it but I also just really don’t.

  11. I really like your new design and the variety of colours that it has. I am always amazed how graphic designers can come up with an amazing design based on some vague description that may or may not make sense. I had a designer design my Lola’s Blog Tours site and I basically described what I wanted as green magic and based on that she came up with my awesome design. I also like your new this week at midnight banner, it looks great! Congrats on reaching the 1000 bloglovin followers. I hope you’ll enjoy your new books and have a great week!

  12. Nice haul! I’m catching up on NG books, but I couldn’t help but request Drowning Is Inevitable… It just sounds really good and dramatic. YAY for hitting 1,000!! I’m so happy for you, and not even a bit surprised you got there so quickly 😉 You rock!! Awww thanks for linking to my post, your support means EVERYTHING to me. You lovely, lovely person. I just want to hug you. A lot. So I’m going to. *TACKLE HUGS* Happy weekend and happy hugs!

    • Thanks! I agree, it sounds SO good! And thank you- that is so, so sweet! You always have my support, and I shall throw hugs right back 😀 I think that your post was not only super brave and totally accurate, BUT I am also hoping that these people realize that you won’t be their scapegoat. SO proud 🙂

  13. Thanks for sharing my post! 😀 So many pretties! The cover (and title) of The Young Widows Club is really intriguing, I’m curious about that one. I know what you mean about the Throne of Glass books! I love them, but I feel like it takes me FOREVER to get through them. The print is pretty small though, yeah? At least that is my excuse 😉

  14. Congrats on the 1000 bloglovin followers, that is such a fantastic achievement! So many amazing books you got, I hope you loved the Throne of Glass series! I have Extraordinary Means on my TBR pile, I must pick it up but I just don’t feel like a sad book at the moment. Have a lovely week ahead, Shannon!

    • Thank you SO much!! I am enjoying the ToG series a lot, though I am hitting a bit of a lull in HoF I think. If you don’t feel like sad, definitely skip Extraordinary Means for now- I cried at parts. Hope you have a great week too 😀

  15. Congrats on 1000 bloglovin followers! It’s a great achievement! And your new blog design is so pretty <3
    Anyway, hope you enjoy those books. Vengeance Road sounds interesting and many people seems to like it too. Looking forward to hear your thoughts about it 🙂

  16. I adore your new design! Hazel is quite talented, isn’t she?:)
    Congrats on the followers! You totally deserve it Shannon!:)
    I hope you loved Crown of Midnight! It’s my favourite of the series! (Well, to be fair, I’ve only read the first two, but still:))

  17. Sounds like an awesome week! Your new books look really good so I hope you enjoy them. Also, congrats on 1000 followers! I’m not sure if you changed your blog look in the last couple of weeks (I’ve been a bit absent recently) but it looks amazing 😀 I hope you have a great week!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

  18. Aww congrats on reaching 1000 followers Shannon! That sounds really exciting 🙂 Your blog layout looks beautiful as well, I knew something was different as soon as I came onto your page! The design looks amazing, have a great rest of the week 🙂

  19. Dude, if there’s anyone who deserves 1000 followers, it’s definitely you. ♥ Your blog is just so fantastic and I always love reading your posts and seeing what you come up with. 🙂 And I’m curious to see what you think of Drowning is Inevitable because I haven’t seen many reviews for that one. Crossing my fingers that you end up liking it! Thanks for sharing, and, as always, fabulous post!

    • AWWW! Zoe, thank you SO much. You are seriously going to make me cry happy tears. You’re just the sweetest!

      And I am super excited to read that one, so I will definitely let you know what I think! When the heck does it even come out? Maybe I will need to read it sooner than I thought 😉

  20. I take a few days(okay, weeks) off of blogging and all the things happen! I don’t even know what this drama is and LOOK AT YOUR BLOG! I loved it before, but now it’s even better! It’s bright and pretty! I might be biased because you have like my favorite color scheme which automatically makes me love it.

    Also! CONGRATS on the followers! That is such a big achievement and you deserve all the followers you have and another couple thousand! =)

    Also, don’t feel bad about only reading two books this week, I’ve only read a few more than that all month! As for my week, it was hectic as it has been for a while now, I’ve missed blogging! I’ve been trying to post but I haven’t been visiting any blogs and I didn’t realize how much I missed it until I started going through them again. 😉

    • Hahhaha you did miss quite a bit in your little writing dungeon (that’s how I am picturing it- you in a dark abyss writing frantically, hunched over a candle, eating a Snickers. I assume it’ll become a commercial).

      And you are TOO SWEET <3 THANK YOU, so, so much. I hope everything with the writing is going great, but know that we miss you around here 😀

      • Oh my gosh, I HAVE to build myself a writing dungeon now! Do you know, is it hard to build a dongeon? Though, funnily enough I did eat a whole bag of fun size Snickers over the last two days. 😉

        And, aw thanks. I’ve missed being around! =)

  21. Wow some great stuff stacking your shelves! I want to read Vengeance Road so bad! I got an ARC of Drowning is Inevitable this week, too, so I’m super excited! I also loved Lisa’s post about the three star rating — I just had a three star review on my book and it seemed like that meant I hated the book (based on some comments) when that wasn’t true at all!

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