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. Because I love books, and you love books, so let’s see the books!

The Books

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Where Futures End by Parker Peevyhouse Thanks so much to Penguin Teen! This has been on my TBR for ages, and I am SO excited for it!

From a gift card from my brother for my birthday!

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Tim Palen: Photographs from the Hunger Games

From Book Outlet’s Black Friday Sale! 

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Too tired lazy to link these to Goodreads. Sorry(ish). The worst part is i have already read more than half of these. Oops?

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The Serpent King by Jeff Zentner via Netgalley, thanks to Random House!


Weekly Shenanigans

I only read two books this week. I don’t understand how this is my new normal, but I bet it has something to do with me re-reading The Hunger Games. I do not mind.

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1st-place Apples and oranges, my friends. Apples and oranges.

Giveaways:

Posts this Week:

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


Blogosphere Bulletin

Random Musings:

I don’t have much to say this week, which is unusual. I’m contemplating getting Netflix, but I am already low on time. But guys, Fuller House will be starting! I need it. And I think I need whatever Jessica Jones is, because everyone and their mom is talking about it, for real.

Things we need to talk about this week:

Have a fabulous week, loves!

Posted December 12, 2015 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 24 Comments


24 responses to “This Week At Midnight (91)

  1. Ooh I’m interested in hearing your thoughts about Where Futures End! It sounds interesting.
    And look how pretty Banished looks in your haul! I can’t wait for the 2nd book!
    I intend to sign up for your discussion challenge post. Hopefully it will motivate me to write up those posts that I’ve been meaning to write for ages now.
    And uuugggh! I’m still so so so mad about the cover changes and the reasoning for changing it. I’m happy that Twitter was also pissed though and that they voiced out their opinions (not the stuff towards the author though – that was rude!).
    Anyways, I hope you have a wonderful weekend and a wonderful week, Shannon! 🙂

  2. UGH I HATE THE NEW COVERS FOR THE WINNER’S CURSE. I think they’re horrendous. Pls bring back the pretty dresses. Omg, publishers. Stahhhp. *growls in the corner for 9 minutes* AND SAY WHAT. HUNGER GAMES PrEQUELS?!?!?!? Okay, definitely do not know how to feel about that. I think maybe…no. Because there are no books and then it becomes fanfiction. >_>
    But pretty books!! And very pretty Blood Red Road set! 😀 I only own the last book but I’m gonna collect them because I’m obsessed and not even a little bit ashamed. SABAAAAA. (Also going to read the last one before the end of the year so I can squall my thoughts at you!!)

  3. Wooow you got an epic haul from the Book Outlet, that’s the best feeling knowing you got everything for cheap! That Hunger Games book looks utterly gorgeous, I’m glad you found more to add to your collection 😉 Forbidden has such a beautiful cover!

  4. Yay for new pretties. But let’s get down to it – Netflix is needed 🙂 So many great shows! I just started Jessica Jones and I am HOOKED. It has been a time suck for me this week but whatever. Thanks for sharing my link 🙂 Have a great week!

  5. So many books! Gotta love Black Friday! When is Fuller House coming out?!! I knew it was coming to Netflix but Idk any dates D: I need to know! I’m sure you’re loving that THG re-read so no complaints on reading 2 books 😉 Since I’m not much on Twitter, I haven’t seem the madness or read anything about the covers changing. I’ll have to go and see.
    Have a wonderful week!!!

  6. I just read your review on Goodreads yesterday for Asking For It and I neeeeed to read it. Ugh, the covers for The Winner’s Curse. I guess maybe I look at this situation differently because I am not a book collector, but I don’t think the cover change is that big of a deal. I mean, yes, the covers won’t match now (which is annoying), but some people were VICIOUS yesterday and it was completely unnecessary. I felt a little embarassed for them. AHHHH The 100. It feels like we have been waiting years for this moment. I can’t believe it is finally starting back up next month. I notice you purchased one of the books from Book Outlet. Is that the second one? Have you read the first one? I actually didn’t mind the first book. I think partly I enjoyed it because I already had a vision in my mind of my favourite characters, and no matter what I read from them I would enjoy it. Ok, the Hunger Games prequel. I don’t know how to feel about this. For the most part, I think it’s just a way for the franchise to get money. And clearly I will be one of those people paying money. But I just don’t understand how it will work. It’s a prequel leading up to The Hunger Games… which means… no happy ending? Right?

  7. OMG THOSE KATNISS DOLLS = the best. My Twitter practically exploded about those covers! I do prefer the old ones, I admit, but I don’t mind TERRIBLY about the new ones? I also heard loads of fantastic things about Jessica Jones — Tumblr has gone crazy about it.

  8. I’m so excited for The 100! January 21st, where are you??? I hadn’t seen the THG photography book before but it looks stunning!! The Winner’s Kiss cover change was just not right!

  9. Wait. YOU HAVE NO THOUGHTS ON THE HUNGER GAMES PREQUEL?? That is really surprising coming from you ahahha. But I feel like everyone and their mom is upset about The Winner’s Curse cover change. I really hope that it isn’t something set in stone. Bleh.

    YAY MORE HUNGER GAMES. Also, “Apples and Oranges”? What. I’m confused.

  10. I am a big fat NO for the prequels of HG. I loathe the new covers for TWC series. I haven’t read them, but I wouldn’t pick up a book with those covers, that’s dreadful. Looking forward to your review for Revenge and the Wild, I know you loved Asking For It so if it is as good it probably rocks!
    I totally missed the Book Outlet black Friday…oops!

  11. The new covers are seriously the worst. I seriously do not understand. Those covers were perfection, though, so of course they would screw with them. Bleh. Netflix is the best, but is definitely a time-suck. I seriously need to get my hands on Asking For It. I don’t think it is available in the US, yet, but hopefully it will be released here. Great haul and happy reading!

  12. In terms o the Hunger Games prequels, I think it depends on what Hollywood is going to focus on. I am a little bit on the fence about this. It can either be very good or very bad. Also, I would love to see who direct them as well.

    Don’t get me started on The Winner’s Kiss redesigned cover which ultimately led to redesign for the whole series. I am still weeping about it. Why change something already good?

  13. Oh no, oh no, oh no! I don’t want THG movie prequels, NOOO! Yes, to THG book prequels about Finnick, Annie, Haymitch etc.’s arenas but no to movies. I don’t think that would work at all.

    But this is a cute little haul. I really want to read Blood Red Road after Cait’s raving reviews and I know that you love Louise O’Neill so I really want to give that a shot too.

    And thank you for mentioning my post! I”m honored. <3

  14. I am loving your Book Outlet haul! I see Forbidden – one of my favorites! I’m starting Banished today. 🙂 I HATE THE NEW WINNER’S TRILOGY COVERS! AHHHH! *rages* Marie said on Twitter that she hasn’t heard anything about the foreign pub (Bloomsbury UK) changing the covers, soooo… I’ll just order a Winner’s Kiss copy in the UK edition. If at all. UGH. Cover changes before the last book are the WORST. Anyway, I hope you enjoy all of your new books, Shannon!

    Have a fabulous week. 🙂

    Check out my STS post!

  15. The cover changes.. It makes me really sad they’ve changed them, not only because it ruins the collection, but also because of the reason. They quickly deleted their tweet, but apparently this is the only way they can make Kestrel look bad-ass. I’m not sure how I feel about Hunger Games prequels.. It always makes me think a bit about ‘they just want to make more money’ instead of ‘they do it for the fans’

  16. THE SERPENT KING. OH YES. I have no idea if I requested yet but I so need to! I’d been iffy in reading Asking For it but I think I’ll check it out soon! The Winner’s Kiss Cover! YESSS. Like, a woman can’t be badass and wear a dress??? Some people tho.

    FULLER HOUSE. I AM LITERALLY SO EXCITED. I MIGHT CRY. 😀 😀 😀

    I’m a little iffy on The Hunger Games prequels, honestly. I think it’s overdoing it, dare I say? *dodges incoming tomatoes* I would’ve preferred they left the series how it ended, you know. I don’t know. If anything I’d love to see more of Gale.

  17. Hunger Games prequels? I mean, I don’t know what big story arc would happen…but I’d see it. haha
    I have Netflix and I still don’t have time for it! lol I share it with my sister though and she uses it all the time. I’m hoping to watch more when school is finished. Definitely going to check out Jessica Jones!

  18. The cover changes mid-series is like sinking your ship: you piss off your readers, and then some boycott purchasing the book when it comes out waiting for a box set with matching covers. With so many readers raving about the cover design, WHY on God’s green earth would you change it MID-series? At least wait until all are published and do a redesign package. This should be the standard for any series.

  19. Ooooh, Where Futures End looks wild – so cool that you got it!! And I totally took advantage of Book Outlet’s Black Friday sale, I think a lot of us did ;D

  20. I don’t know how I’d feel about THG prequels… I have no idea what they’d even do and with what characters and when. It feels a bit like they’d just try to make more money with no basis of the books, but I guess if they tell a good story it wouldn’t necessarily have to be a bad thing? Personally, I think they should let it rest, but it’d depend on what they were to do exactly. And I didn’t know about the The 100 teaser! It looked good from what little there was. I can’t believe it’ll continue soon. I’m still debating whether I’ll watch as it airs or wait until I can binge watch. I haaaaaate waiting a week each time, but I won’t be able to discuss it otherwise and I’d probably be spoiled somewhere, so I guess I’ll have to do the weekly thing!

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