This Week At Midnight (83)

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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Riders by Veronica Rossi (huge thanks to Brittany!)

Shade Me by Jennifer Brown (thanks, Mom! She won it via Goodreads then gave it to me- She liked it, too!)

Truest by Jackie Lea Sommers (thanks to Calla!)

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich & The Truth Commission by Susan Juby  (Thanks to Mimi!)

The Rose Society by Marie Lu

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Along the Infinite Sea by Beatriz Williams (Thanks to Penguin Random House! No idea what this about, but the cover is stunning!)

Ebooks: (Pictures link to Goodreads)


The first two were Amazon freebies/sales. Thanks to author Hilary Thompson for Stian’s Mistake, and to Dancing Cat Books for Transferral for review!

Weekly Shenanigans

Two books, the sadness. In my defense, I am like, two chapters away from finishing one, but was just too tired last night. Sleep doesn’t usually defeat me, but last night it did!

1st-place We’ll call it a tie. Neither was bad, neither is my new favorite.


Posts this Week:

(Yeah, I brought it back. I felt bad for not considering my mobile-using friends.)

Blogosphere Bulletin: In which you all hit it out of the park this week!

Seriously, I had so many posts bookmarked! Nice work, blogosphere!

Random Musings:

So, as you know, I have been struggling a bit the last few weeks. So I am trying to get back on track, and I am pretty sure I visited everyone’s blogs, and tried to respond to all the comments, but please know that I did read each one. And I am starting over, and allowing myself to just get back on track, so clean slate, basically. I am going to be going over all my comments again, just to make sure if you asked a question or something, that I answered it, but starting now,  I am going to be doing my best to get back on track!

Also, reading slump. Womp womp.

Things we need to talk about this week:

    • Thanks to you all, I am going to see the double feature Mockingjay thing! It was an overwhelming “DO IT!” 😀 
    • There have been so, so many amazing cover reveals this past week or so! Here are a few of my favorites: 
      Do you enjoy any of these?
    • I finished my Goodreads Challenge a few days ago! I didn’t even notice until I saw people “liking” it, so it was a fun surprise! How are you guys doing with your challenges, if you made them?

Have a fabulous week, loves!

Posted October 17, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 47 Comments


47 responses to “This Week At Midnight (83)

  1. Riders! I’m jealous! I really want to buy The Dead House, but I’m waiting for my OwlCrate to arrive. The theme is “spooky” and I don’t know what book is going to be in it. If it’s not that one, I’m rushing out to get it. This truly was an EPIC cover reveal week! I’m drooling over The Hunt, my grabby hands need it! Have a great weekend!

    Michelle @ Michelle’s Minions

  2. I’m seriously obsessed with the cover of Gemini. It’s so pretty! Ooh, sweet haul! I’ve been looking forward to Truest! Congrats on completing your Goodreads challenge, btw! I still have a few more books to go on mine! Fantastic post, Shannon!

    • I agree, I love it! And I was obsessed with the synopsis since… well, since whenever I read it! I cannot wait for that one. And thanks so much!! I know you will get your goal accomplished soon 😀

      OH and Truest is FABULOUS- I definitely recommend!

  3. Thank you for the shout out! I’m blown away by the sheer quality of debate going on there and everyone’s insightful opinions. I’m sorry to hear that you’re in a reading slump, but hey, you finished your GR challenge! That’s fabulous! I’m a little behind, but since I plan to reserve Nov/Dec for reading, I should be able to complete it.

    • Aw of course! I agree, there have been SO many good discussions happening lately, I love it! And thanks! I agree, it is fun to finish, I just hope things pick up for me- everything has been SO mediocre! You will definitely be able to complete your challenge, I have faith 😀

  4. THAT HAUL THOUGH! So many good books in one place… too many for me to even pull out the ones I want to read more than others because it’s mostly all of them DD: I do have Shade Me and I am looking forward to that because as soon as I read the synopsis I knew I wanted to try it out!

    Also, CONGRATS on finishing your Goodreads challenge!

  5. Omg I am IN LOVE with that Crown’s Game cover!! AND SO MANY EPIC POSTS I NEED TO READ THERE. *gets busy and clicks all the things*
    Nooooooo to reading slumps. *sobs for you* They are awful and just about THE WORST. I usually eat a book a day but it’s taking me like 3 days to finish The Demon King. I LOVE IT. But it’s kinda big and my life is weirdly busy at the moment. Sheeesh. I need me some alone time with my books. XD
    ANYWAY.That is a beautiful haul of books too. :’) I’ve heard SUCH spectacular things about Six of Crows. I HOPE IT IS EXCELLENT FOR YOU.

    • I am in love with everything about The Crown’s Game, including the cover. I need it in my life, is the situation. And it probably doesn;t even exist yet, but that is a minor detail.

      And thanks! Hopefully the slump can end soon. I am reading two books that are good so far, so maybe that will help. And I was mildly interested by my last one. There is hope! I keep confusing The Demon King with… some other Demon book. Demon ROAD. I had to look at my Amazon WL for that one. 😉

      And I NEED to read Six of Crows! I have had it since BEA, and then Holly convinced me that I needed the finished copy- and someone told me it was a limited edition so.. yeah. Oopsie?

  6. I just came back on track too, those last weeks were hectic… Well, don’t stress, do it all in your own time, we’ll be patient 🙂 And I don’t participate in Goodreads challenges any more because they stress me, and I don’t need more than I already have, lol ! Have a nice, fun, relaxing week-end 🙂

    • Aww thank you!! You are too sweet 🙂 It helps to know that people understand that life gets in the way. And good for you! I like that since it stressed you out, you gave it up! That is an awesome way to live! I kind of like the challenge, but if I didn’t anymore, I hope I could quit too!

  7. Holy crap you got so many book this week. Sorry to hear about your reading rut, this too shall pass. I hope you read and review Six of Crows soon! I am loving the cover for The Marked Girl, but also Gemini (cuz that’s me). I hope you enjoy the MokingJay double feature. I am sure you will not regret doing it.

    • Aww thanks!! I wanted to watch your Six of Crows review, but I am trying SO hard to go in blind. I have ONE more book for review to read in the immediate future, and then I think I will be able to get to at LEAST 2 or 3 “me” books- Six of Crows being one of them for sure!

  8. Transferral looked interesting, but reading the blurb I’m not sure if I could ignore science enough to read it – if you can safely remove a disease from one person why would you NEED to put it into another? I’ll be interested to see what you think after you’ve read it though. Maybe there’s a key twist the reader doesn’t find out until you read it (I hope!) 🙂

    • Hmmmm see, my mind is not umm science oriented. So that apparently escaped me while reading the blurb. Now, I am a bit worried, because while I DIDN’T catch it then, it would definitely annoy me while reading. Well, if I don’t like it, meh. Hopefully you are right about a twist or something- I will let you know, and my fingers will be crossed 😀

  9. I really like these weekly recaps of yours, I always find interesting posts – and thank you again for including one of mine! 🙂
    Congratulations on finishing your GR challenge! I didn’t set a number this year, I had no idea how much time I was going to have but I feel like I’m doing fine, I’ve been reading a lot and lots of great books, too.
    Have a nice weekend! 🙂

  10. You know, I’ve never done the Goodreads challenge but I really AM trying to use Goodreads more, so I might have to try that out next year. I’m glad you are doing the Mockingjay Double Feature. I hope you have tons of fun!

  11. Oh my, so many great things in this posts! I have like fifty blog posts to check out, and ALL those newly-covered books to check out (holy shivers, they’re all gorgeous!). And woah, that haul Shannon! I am DYING to read Shade Me so I look forward to seeing what you think of it. Hopefully it will be as good as it sounds. Look like you’ve got some great new books to pull you out of that reading slump… hopefully! I feel your pain though. I’m in one too at the moment. Must be that time of year…?

  12. All the books…jealous. You going to the Mockingjay double feature…SUPER JEALOUS. I hope you have an amazing time! 😀

    P.S. Christy and I tagged you for the Inside Out Book Tag over on the blog 🙂

  13. SO MANY AWESOME BOOKS THIS WEEK! I’m still waiting for some bookmail to come along… *eye twitches* And it’s so cute that your mom read the book too! Trying to get my mom to read is like trying to move an iceberg, lol.

    And I am so excited for Mockingjay!! I hope you have lots of fun. ;D

  14. Yay for clean slates and getting back on track! I’ve been working a lot on that myself, it’s a slippery slope for me. If I’m not in a mini blogging slump I’m in a mini reading slump. =( I hope you start feeling better blogging and reading wise soon!

    Um, challenges? Yeah, I failed all those. I’m not even trying to keep up with them anymore. I’m close to finishing my Goodreads one (I think?) but I gave up on the others back in July. I didn’t have TIME and they were stressing me out! Congrats on finishing yours Goodreads one, I can’t believe I didn’t notice.

    I wish you a better reading week, Shannon! (even if it means I inevitably end up adding more books to my own tbr because of it) =D

  15. What a haul! I love the black pages in Six of Crows, I am on the fence about Rose Society , I could not finish The Young Elites but I do plan to give it another try. The cover for The Crown’s game is awesome looking, I had not heard of it before. Hope you have a fantastic week 🙂

  16. Awww, don’t worry about it, Shannon! You take all the time you need to get back on track 😀 No need to push yourself when you’re not feeling up to it yet. We’ll be here waiting patiently for you to grace us with your awesomeness! ^^ But, for the record, seriously thought, that Riders ARC… neeeeeeeeed! I can’t wait to see what you think of it!

  17. OOHHH Shade Me! I’m so looking forward to that one 😀 Also Riders, because hell four horseman how badass is that?

    I hope you read Six of Crows soon because it was FABULOUS. I’m reading The Rose Society now and I’m really enjoying it 🙂

  18. Great job on finishing your Goodreads challenge! I finished mine a while ago, but then I increased the number. I didn’t think I would make it to 200 books this year, but now I am about ten books away. 🙂 I ended up really enjoying Sister Pact. It’s not my favorite, but I liked it way more than I thought I would.

  19. Whhahaat you are seeing a double feature Mockingjay thing? HAVE THE BEST TIME! I just can’t wait to pick up The Six of Crows, I’ve heard so many fascinating things about it. The Young Elites as well, because of the anti-hero character! I hope you enjoy your books Shannon!!

  20. I see your grabbed Initium. Have you read Nocte yet? I know I have to start it… it’s a total mind-blowing book of madness, I’ve heard. I’m definitely intrigued about it now. AND THE COVERS!! Too gorgeous for words. They’re so much cheaper as ebooks, so I did go that route… but man, I’d love to have those gorgeous beauties on my shelf!! 🙂 (Yes, I have a total book cover obsession and I’m not afraid to admit it. :D)

  21. Is that an ARC of Riders? I’m so jealous! I almost didn’t see anything else in your post after that! 🙂 But I am excited for some of the covers you shared as well. Hope you have a great week!
    You can check out my post in the link below!

  22. Infinity Lost (The Infinity Trilogy #1) by S. Harrison looks like a great read! awesome new additions to your collection 🙂 hope you will be enjoying them soon.

  23. I have Truest out from the library right now. After the disaster that was Has To Be Love you mentioned how superior Truest was so I hope to give it a try before it’s due back. The cover of Gemini is so gorgeous… swoon!

  24. I have read 29 of 30 books for my Goodreads challenge (I like to keep expectations low and then prance around when I surpass them), so I’m doing good on that front. And I have a question for you (insert evilly smiling devil emoticon): WHICH Hunger Games book is your favorite?

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