This Week At Midnight (68) + A Giveaway!

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 
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Via Netgalley, thanks Sourcebooks Fire!! 

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From #booksfortrade:

We’ll Never Be Apart by Emiko Jean

Pandemonium by Lauren Oliver

Alive by Chandler Baker

Court of Fives by Kate Elliott

The Forgetting by Nicole Maggi

Breathe by Sarah Crossan

The Program by Suzanne Young


Skyscraping by Cordelia Jensen

Winterspell by Claire Legrand

Kindle on the Cheap


Also, I got a very lovely #OTSPSecretSister package last week that I wasn’t able to include, so here it is this week! Nicole, you are the BEST!!

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Weekly Shenanigans

Guys. My little nugget turned four on Wednesday. That doesn’t seem okay. Want to see a Lena progression? (Sure you do, who doesn’t love babies? 😉 )


I don’t know what my problem was, but I only read two books. I am disappointed in myself. Sadness.


But… at least they were two good books!

On the Blog:


Fun in the Blogosphere:

Up Next:

Giveaway(s). Reviews. TAGS. A discussion? I don’t know. I really don’t even think I need this section, do I? Because come on, I never actually have a plan!

If you are from the U.S.- any 4th of July plans? If not…. any fun weekend plans?


Do you guys remember last week when I got the amazing package from Penguin of The Accident Season by Moira Fowley-Doyle? Well, guess what? Thanks to the lovely folks at Penguin, you guys have a chance to win one too! So huge thanks to them!! 

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Posted July 4, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps, Giveaway / 52 Comments

52 responses to “This Week At Midnight (68) + A Giveaway!

  1. Ohh, I hadn’t heard of Nothing Left to Burn yet! Im not in love with the cover (hey, come on now, that’s important to me. I’m 1000% shallow and don’t even regret it when it comes to covers) BUT I love Patty Blount. Some Boys totally surprised me. And omg, your small human is ADORABLE.

    • I have mixed thoughts on the cover. On one hand, I like the red and baby blue- that’s an underused combination. But on the other…, meh. And thank you! I quite like this small human. I should have thrown in a picture of the other, smaller one too 😉

  2. Enjoy your new books Shannon! I heard Court of Fives and The Program were really good 🙂 I got very few books this week, most of them from Netgalley, but I’m still happy with them because they are the ones I’m most excited for the most <3 Belated happy birthday to your little nugget! She's so ADORABLE. 😀

  3. I got More Happy Than Not in my OwlCrate and I can’t wait to read it! I’ve heard such great things about it. Winterspell has been in my tbr pile WAY too long! I have a feeling it’ll get read at Christmas time at this rate, which is probably fine since it’s holiday themed. Lena is adorable! Mine just turned four, so I understand how you’re feeling. Thanks for the shoutout! Enjoy your new books!

    Michelle @ Michelle’s Minions

    • Oooh that is an exciting (and very well-timed!) OwlCrate! Those things sound fun in general, but I assume I would always get duplicate books since I can never, ever wait 😉 Ohh I should wait to read Winterspell then! I mean, let’s be real, I am not going to get around to it any time soon, so why bother pretending?

  4. No fair! You got so many great books this week; State of Alliance, Alive, The Forgetting and Winter Spell. I am so jealous. Your “little nugget” is too cute. I hope she has a great birthday. Have a great week, Shannon!

  5. Your daughter is adorably adorable, first of all. =)

    Secondly, I NEED to read More Happy Than Not, I finally got it but um..I haven’t read anything in forever(or at least it feels that way!) so I haven’t gotten to it yet. =( Yay! 4th of July, otherwise known as the day I eat ALL THE FOOD. My brother’s grilling like an enormous amount of food even though there’s only a few of us and I swear..I can smell it cooking right now and my mouth is already watering. Haha. Hope you have an awesome weekend, Shannon!

  6. Happy birthday to your adorable daughter!! Every birthday that passes for my two I can’t believe they are that old lol. Then all the books!! Skyscraping and We’ll Never be Apart are two that sound great. Hope you enjoy them all!

  7. Awww Shannon your little girl looks so completely gorgeous! They grow up so fast don’t they? Super exciting that you got Vicious, I really loved that book. Lots of fantastic new reads for you to enjoy Shannon!

  8. Ooh Winterspell! I’ve heard a lot about that, but somehow nothing that’s made me decide to get it. AND VICIOUS OMG. SO FABULOUS. Also, your daughter is so cute — wish her a happy birthday from me! And ooh, More Happy Than Not! I’m thinking that if I try a second contemporary, this one will be it. Thoughts?

    • I have heard some really GREAT things about Winterspell and some really NOT so great things. But it was on BookOutlet and I was buying books for Lena so… yeah. I went for it, because for $4, I will likely buy anything 😉 And thank you, I will wish her a happy birthday from you!!

      I think More Happy Than Not is definitely worth a read!

  9. Your kid is the cutest! They grow up so fast. My little sister used to be that cute and now she looks mature XD

    Winterspell has such a beautiful cover. Also THE PROGRAM IS SO GOOD. I don’t know how I feel about The treatment but The Program was AMAZING.

    • I have been interested in The Program for a long time too, I really don’t know how I have managed to not read it so far- I also have an ebook! I have heard the same about Vicious- that it’s ridiculously amazing. Hope you have a great week too!

  10. I got your back, girl, totally went over and voted for Katniss and Peeta 😉 also I really hope I can join the Secret Sister project! It’s still a question mark because I don’t live in the US, but it sounds like so much fun.

    • Hahah thanks! I would be so sad if they lost. I know it’s inevitable, and they WILL lose one day, but I cannot afford to think like that 😉

      I REALLY hope you can join Secret Sister- it is SO fun, and the people who participate are just fabulous! My fingers are crossed for you 😀

  11. Your kid is really cute! People grow up fast these days. Just yesterday I thought my brother is 9 while in fact he’s 12. I’m a terrible sister xD

    Vicious seems interesting. Hope you enjoy that one. Also, glad you like More Happy Than Not, it’s on my to-buy list!

  12. I got Nothing Left to Burn a few weeks ago too, and unfortunately I didn’t end up liking it. 🙁 I hope you have better luck with it though! I have an ARC of We’ll Never Be Apart too–we should totally buddy read it. 😀

    Oh my god, your little one is SO FREAKING GORGEOUS. <3 I haven't even met her yet and I just want to give her all the hugs. 🙂 Belated happy birthday to her. ^_^

    • Oh NO. Not another one. I have started it, and I am having some conflicting thoughts already, so this doesn’t sound good 🙁 Also YES- we should buddy read iT! Let me know when you want to!

      AWW thank you!! She enjoys hugs 🙂 I will send your wishes along, she also LOVES hearing that people are sending her birthday wishes!

  13. First of all, I’d like to eat Lena. I mean that in the nicest way possible. Second of all, haha I completely understand the “I’ve read only two books how dare I?” I;m on the same boat as you, Shannon. Review copies, what. Give me some! Winterspell looks especially interesting, can’t wait to see what you think of it!

    • Bwhahahha! I know exactly what you mean! She is gobble-worthy 😉 I should have added a picture of her little brother, then you’d really have a feast!

      And it is HARD. I want to read ALL the books but… ugh. TIME, you know? And I agree, Winterspell does look good (and also pretty 😉 )

  14. I’M SO HAPPY YOU READ MORE HAPPY THAN NOT. Also YOUR LITTLE HUMAN. She is such a little princess hahahah.

    And look at you with all those books.

  15. OMG she is ADORABLE!!! I love your blog so much lady and I think i seriously need this book in my life! I left bea before i could get to her signing and was heart broken! Your awesome! *huggles*
    <3 Britt

  16. Thanks for sharing our post 🙂 My 4th of July weekend was crazy, an 800 mile one way road trip with an infant. Hope you had a great holiday 🙂

  17. Already had this one marked as to read, been looking forward to it for awhile. I’m excited after work today I get a week off to relax and read. Can’t wait!

  18. So I was gonna comment on books but that will have to wait because your daughter is SO BEAUTIFUL. You must be so proud <3 I hope she had a very good birthday!\

    As for the books, it was a lovely haul as always. The Program and Winterspell are two which sound like they will be good. Ooh, and Vicious too.

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