This Week At Midnight (71)

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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The Vampire Combat Field Guide coloring book and crayons,  huge thanks to Penguin (this is seriously so fun!)

Disruption by Jessica Shirvington (finally, it is mine!!!)

The Boy Most Likely To by Huntley Fitzpatrick via Netgalley thanks to Penguin Teen!

And one last gift from my amazing, fabulous, best-ever #OTSPSecretSister, Nicole @ Nicole’s Novel Reads

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Thank you times a million, Nicole!!

Weekly Shenanigans

I read three books! It was seriously about to only be two again, but I may have stayed up extra late to finish Scarlet so I wasn’t a fail again.

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This week was… okay. Some were good, some were… not as much. But thanks for making me read Scarlet, it was fun (and, better than Cinder, IMO).

On the Blog:



Fun in the Blogosphere:

Random Musings:

Certainly there will be things coming up. I don’t know what they are, but I bet they’ll be book related! I finally got my tickets for Nori’s event, which sounds so, so epic! There are going to be a ton of bloggers AND authors, and if you live anywhere near NJ, I suggest you join us!

I also really want to see Paper Towns! Has anyone seen it? Is it good?

And of course, this recap would not be complete without the single most exciting piece of news, the new Mockingjay Part 2 trailer!! For your viewing pleasure:

And… that’s about it for me this week! Tell me something fun, I could use a fun story 🙂  

Posted July 25, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 64 Comments

64 responses to “This Week At Midnight (71)

  1. I just spent like five minutes trying to think of something fun, but all I can think about still is Made You Up! Hmm…Minions? Minions are fun(and awesome) and I saw the movie, along with two others, this week and it’s so funny! Pixels is also fun, like, alien video game characters? Yes, please! Yeah… That’s all I got. Okay, I’m failing so I’ll stop rambling now. Wait! I could make up a story about my talking pet monkey Pedro! =D

    One last thing, I’m glad you loved Scarlet! I know a lot of people thought Cinder was better but I love Scarlet! =)

  2. MoCKINGGGGGjAAAAY ERMaGERddd THO. *flails and hyperventilates and sobs because is fangirl and cannot wait and simultaneously doesn’t even want to watch it because FEEEEEELS*
    So yes.
    MOCKINGJAY (!!) but also many good, good things. And Scarlet is my favourite too!! I mean I adore Cress, but Scarlet is just tHE bEST. Also yaaay you have Disruption!!! I SO HOPE YOU LIKE THIS ONE OR, NOT EVEN KIDDING, I MIGHT GLARE MILDLY FIERCELY BECAUSE IT HAS MY OTP IN IT. OMG. LITTLE QUENTIN AND MAGGIE DARLINGS, THEY HATE EACH OTHER SO Much. :’)
    (Just kidding, by the way, I won’t glare. I’m super nice.)

    • That is my problem- I NEED to see it but… HOW CAN I SEEE IT!? And then it will be over, and what will we do with our lives?! TELL ME, I NEED ANSWERS!

      I haven’t read Cress yet of course, but Scarlet was great! And YES I have Disruption- did you see how I tagged it on Instagram? #CaitMadeMeDoIt 😀

  3. I agree with you, Scarlet is better than Cinder, and Cress is better than Scarlet! It’s definitely getting better as it progresses! I hope you enjoy your new books this week! I definitely think I’m going to have to get myself a copy of a colouring book, they look so fun!

  4. The cover of Disruption and your excitement made me go check it on GR and I added it TBR. Who knows when I’ll actually read it though, the ARCs are piling up!
    I want someone to send me a coloring book to review!

    • Disruption sounds SO good and it is Cait recommended 😉 But it is also insanely hard to find. They used to print it here, or at least in the UK, but then randomly, all the books vanished and you can only get them from Australia or New Zealand! It’s crazy, and I hope I can find the second book! And you know- I actually had been gifted a coloring book from my Secret Sister, and the day after I posted that I was contacted about THIS coloring book- so buy one, throw it on your blog, and who knows! 😉

  5. OHMYGOD I AM DEAD AFTER THE MOCKINGJAY TRAILER. Also I LOVED the movie posters. And hwo she was always the rebel in them omg. Like, if everyone’s standing, she’ll be sitting on a throne. If they’re all facing TOWARDS us, she’ll be facing away. And ermahgerd SO SO EXCITED.

    Enjoy the books, Shannon <3

    • DUDE, you cannot find copies ever. Basically, you have to stalk Amazon, and then they come to you WEEKS later from New Zealand or Australia! It’s crazy! Like I just checked, and I bought one for $16 (plus $4 shipping) but now it’s back up to $28 (+4). I saw it as high as $48! And forget Corruption, I will have to hop a flight to read the sequel!

  6. I am so glad you finally read Scarlet Shannon! 🙂 I completely agree that it was much better than Cinder and I’m so glad you felt the same way. xD And I can’t wait to see what you think of Jubilee Manor as I really liked Landry Park and am really curious to see if the sequel lives up to the first book.

    Thanks for the recap Shannon and, as always, fabulous review! ♥

    • Oh yay, I am glad you liked Scarlet too! I have to look up your review of Landry Park (if you did one!) because I liked, but didn’t LOVE Landry Park- but it was enjoyable enough. Jubilee Manor was, for me, a bit dull. But if you liked LP more than I did, you may like JM more than I did too!

  7. HOT & SPICY CHEEZ ITS?! You lucky, lucky girl. I don’t think we have those in Canada.

    I agree, Scarlet was so much better than Cinder. I’m honestly not really a huge fan of Cinder and Kai. They are the most boring of the couples, in my opinion. I hope you get to Cress soon. It’s by far my favourite!! Captain Thorne. Ahhhhh <3.

  8. I have a bad feeling the movie might suck…it’s so slow man UGHHH why do they have to split it to 2 parts?!?! Thanks for sharing “Fun in the blogosphere” I’m going to be busy reading those today HAHAH Thank you!

    • NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO the movie cannot and will not suck! Nope, I refuse to believe it. I will flood the theater with tears! I think the second part is much more action packed than the first, so hopefully that will help 😉

      And YAY I am so glad you are enjoying them 😀

  9. OOOOH. I’m reading All We Have is Now – RIGHT NOW, so I can’t wait to click on your review, after I finish writing this comment.

    Also, NGL. Kind of jealous right now – those Cheez-It crackers are really good. 🙂 Enjoy your other books! The Boy Most Likely To is interesting, and can’t wait to hear what you think.

  10. MOCKINGJAY LOOKS AWESOME. I actually DNFed the book but I think I’ll love the movie! The Boy Most Likely To sounds fun. I’ve read My Life Next Door and love it so I hope I’ll like it as well!

    Hope you enjoy all your books! 🙂

    • Oh my goodness, you did not finish Mockingjay!? Did you find out how it ends? The movie does look amazing, though I also adored the book! I hope The Boy Most Likely To lives up to your expectations, and I am glad you liked MLND, I still have to read that one!

    • I would totally make an exception for it! It comes out right before Halloween, so it is kind of perfect! I am going to color some pages and do a full review of it too, closer to Halloween of course, so you can see what it looks like!

  11. Thanks for sharing, your books look good. I love your around the blogosphere section. I may start doing that on my Sunday Post’s as well.

  12. Ahhh, I am so excited for Mockingjay Part 2!! As for Paper Towns, I just thought the book was okay. Not great, so I don’t know if I will see the movie. My sister just saw the movie (she never read the book though) and she said it was just okay. So maybe whether you see it depends on how much you enjoyed the book? I LOVED Scarlet, but I actually thought Cress was better. Actually, it seems like every book in the series just gets better and better. Have you read the whole series?

    • I cannot WAIT for Mockingjay. But I am also sad. It’s a conflict. Hmmm I have heard decent things about Paper Towns, and I DID really like the book, so my fingers are crossed. There just had better be Black Santas because I think that was my favorite part 😉

      Oh YAY this is good news about Cress! I haven’t read it or Fairest yet- soon, I hope- at least before Winter comes out!

  13. You’ve got the Vampire Combat Field Guide! I have the Zombie one and had such fun with the puzzles and coloring. I plan to review and show pictures of stuff I did in it!
    I’m almost finished with The Lunar series. Will be sad when it’s over.

  14. AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I need The Boy Most Likely so badly! As soon as I get paid, I AM ORDERING IT! I need that beauty in my hands and then I need to devour it. Sorry, I am far too excited for it. I will be very interested to see your review on that one.

    • Right? How cool is the coloring book!? I love it! I love coloring, and what a good excuse- I HAVE to review it 😉 Aww, I am sorry you didn’t like The Boy Most Likely to 🙁 That is not good! I admit, I haven’t read the first one yet, so I should probably get on that! Hope you have a great week too!

  15. Glad to hear that Scarlet is better than Cinder. Because I was okay with Cinder, but not impressed and not sure why everyone loves the series so much. Looks like a great week! I need to get Jubilee Manor, I loved Landry Park. Check out my post in the link below.

  16. Thank you so much for sharing my Blogging on a Time Crunch event. I had such a great time with it!

    And you got some great books this week. I am especially excited about boy most likely to

    I hope you enjoy these pretties 🙂 Happy Reading!

    Here’s my Weekly Wrap Up

    Michelle @ Book Briefs

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