Welcome to the first Midnight Digest!!

I’ll share the books I’ve obtained, posts of interest from others, giveaways I have happening, and just general random shenanigans. You know I love a shenanigan.  

The Books

For Review:

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This Savage Song by Victoria Schwab thanks to Emma @ Miss Print’s ARC Adoptions!

The New Guy and Other Senior Year Distractions by Amy Spalding Thanks to Poppy

The Memory Book by Lara Avery thanks to Poppy

Half Lost by Sally Green thanks to Penguin Teen

Glittering Court by Richelle Mead thanks to Penguin Teen

Riders by Veronica Rossi thanks to Tor

e-ARCs (Pictures link to Goodreads)

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Via Netgalley/Edelweiss, thanks to HMH, Sourcebooks Fire, Gallery Books, and Sky Pony Press!

Obtained Elsewhere:

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Never Fade mug from Evie’s Society6 Store, Won, thanks to Kristina @ Gone Pecan & Sarah @ What Sarah Read

Sleeping Giants by Sylvain Neuvel won via Goodreads

Did I Mention I Love You? by Estelle Maskame

Violent Ends by Shaun David Hutchinson et. al.

Of Dreams and Rust by Sarah Fine

A Gathering of Shadows by V.E. Schwab

Golden Son by Pierce Brown


Shenanigans Since Last Time:

What have I read? Lots, since it’s been like, almost a month!

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I have already reviewed a few of these, and I am going to do a bunch of mini-reviews probably for Monday. Or Tuesday. Who knows. The point is, you’ll know my feelings on all of these soon. Several of these are stand-outs though! And none outright sucked. So that has to be a win, right?

Giveaways: Click Here, or on Sidebar


Blogosphere Bulletin

Random Musings:

I have missed recapping! But not enough to make it a full time thing 😉 I think monthly might work for me. And that works out nicely, since this is the end of February and such.

I have decided that since I am not doing this all the time, I would add covers that have been released that I am in love with!! I am not linking them or anything, I just want to….

Share the pretty! 

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Things we need to talk about at this juncture:

        • I miss you guys! Tell me what’s new! 
        • Any other new covers that you are loving? 
        • Allegiant is coming out in a couple weeks. You plan on seeing it? I do, because I am a masochist, I suppose. 

Have a fabulous week, loves!

Posted February 27, 2016 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 31 Comments


31 responses to “Midnight Digest (1)

  1. I LOVE THE NEWLY RELEASED COVERS SO MUCH I COULD SCREAM. Particularly Crooked Kingdom. But also Like a River Glorious. <333 I mean hello gorgeous blue creation. *hugs it* That series. THAT SERIES. OMG. Ahem.

    Also I agree that monthly recaps are easier to put together, right?!? XD I take hoooours to do mine and once a month is about enough. Hehe. (Aw, but thanks for sharing my post too!!)

    AND OMG YOU HAVE HALF LOST. LET ME HYPERVENTILATE A SECOND ERMAGERD. Also This Savage Song. <333 I cannot wait to know what you think. :')

    • TOTALLLY agree. It takes so long. Finding the books, taking the pictures, linking them up, then finding the books I have read, linking THEM up, finding posts that I liked, linking THOSE up- it’s like, enougH! I seriously just couldn’t do it anymore. SO monthly is very good. I feel like no one will even miss the weekly ones 😉

      And YES I am so excited/scared for Half Lost!! I think I am going to read it next because I cannot handle the stress of waiting anymore!! And I am quite excited for This Savage Song too, but sadly, I will have to wait at least a month or two for it. Sobs. I will definitely let you know thougH!

  2. AH SO MANY PRETTY BOOKS. Really interested to see what you think of Did I Mention I Love You? because I had so many issues with that book even though like, 95% of people love it. And OOH, I just received The Edge of Gone today to review! WAS IT GOOD?!

    • I have seen mixed reviews about DIMILY, but I liked the premise, and I really wanted to buy a book bwhaha. So we’ll see 😉 And I liked On the Edge of Gone! I had a few issues with it, but overall, it was good! I LOVED that there was a character- and a main character, at that- with autism. Such a win! I hope you love it!

  3. I LOVE ALL THE NEW COVERS *squeals* Crooked Kingdom just looks soo cool, I love the dress and the reflections in the Black Key, the colors in A Million Worlds With You is just so eye catching (it’s the most colorful covers in the pictures XD), the backdrop in Like A River Glorious is just picture perfect and Water’s Wrath cover just looks so tense like WHAT ARE YOU GUYS LOOKING AT. I really really want to read those shiny new books!

    You have A Gathering Of Shadows! Since I live outside the US I’ll have to wait a few months until it finally come to the bookstores (The shipping price is just UGH plus it takes a very long time). I hope you’ll enjoy it! 😀

  4. Yay for new pretty books! You have read a lot of good books. I have Seven Ways We Lie to get to at some point (so behind on books it’s not even funny) I love pretty covers so much. A Million Worlds With You is gorgeous. Hav a great week!!

  5. I’m so excited for A Gathering of Shadows but I think I’m waiting until the sequel just for the sake of my sanity! And I see Of Dreams and Rust in your haul! Have you read Of Metal & Wishes??? I love Sarah Fine’s books.
    And gosh those pretty covers!! I could die in the pretty!
    Have a fab March too, Shannon! 🙂

  6. I love Crooked Kingdom’s cover!! I can’t wait to read The Glittering Court, I love me some Richelle Mead. Ugh I will NOT see Allegiant part 1, looks dreadful… 😛 I read The Forbidden Wish, After the Woods, Into the Dim, and Rebel of the Sands too!! I liked them all but ATW, maybe Forbidden was my FAV then Rebel. Happy weekend, dear <3

  7. AGOS!!! I just got my copy on Wednesday & plan to spend the whole weekend curled up on the sofa with it. ^__^

    Anyway, I also wanted to thank you for including the “blogosphere bulletin” thing. I love, love, love features like that because they help me discover cool new stuff. There are so many blogs & books I would never have even heard of otherwise.

  8. I am terrible at buying books solely for the pretty covers haha. Crooked Kingdom is one book I think everyone in this community is eager to get their hands on.
    I’m so excited to read Riders and I had a mini heart attack when I saw This Savage Song in your book pile. The anticipation for any V. E. Schwab book is insane I simply must get my hands on them haha. Early warning A Gathering of Shadows put me in a sever book coma. Emotional overload.
    I completely forgot about Allegiant. My excitement for this movie franchise has basically dwindled since the first film haha.

  9. When I saw this savage song, I literally had an heart attack, you should have warned me, I’m fragile! I think it’s the first time I saw a physical ARC of it, don’t worry, I’m not entirely crazy. I can’t wait to read all the reviews you’ll have for these books, because I need opinions for some of them… Like the Great Hunt had mixed reviews but I love the cover and am intrigued so… We’ll see! 🙂 So many AMAZING covers were released lately. Personally, I think I’m madly in love with Like A River Glorious, which is kind of strange since I haven’t read Walk on Earth a Stranger yet… But soon. A Million Worlds With You is of course gorgeous, but it’s not really a surprise considering the two covers. I still haven’t read Earth’s End, because I was very disappointed with Fire Falling, when I loved Air Awakens. So I don’t know what to do for this series *sigh* I’ve read A Gathering of Shadows this week and asdjqaejrbfha it was amazing. I need the third book like now.

  10. I’ll look forward to your thoughts on Into the Dim, as I keep seeing mixed reviews. And your e-ARC’s look good- each one has a distinctive cover, in their own way. I’ll have to look a little closer at those. 🙂

    I have to ask, since I’m still buzzing about it. Did you see the final scene of The 100? (I’m sure you did). Just watched it last night… wow.

  11. Awwww thanks for linking back to us Shamom! And I’m glad you are back, and isn’t it nice to just be randomly recapping whenever? Because it is great, for me. So yay. And those covers are ALL SO PRETTY. And I also need to post a ton of reviews now, especially with March coming up and I have not read any March releases whoops. Oh well. It will happen.

  12. That cup from Evie’s Society 6 Store is so pretty! Looking at her store (the whole site, really) is so bad for my bank account because I want EVERYTHING! I had a great beginning of the month when it comes to reading, but now I am feeling just meh. I haven’t read anything really bad, but I haven’t read anything really great either. It seems like almost every book I read is getting three stars lately. Argh! And yes, I will be watching Allegiant. It’s not the best book to movie adaptation and the whole splitting the final one into two parts is ridiculous, but whatever. I can’t NOT watch it, you know?

  13. I’m so glad you started this Midnight Digest! I always love looking at posts from different bloggers, and hearing what’s happened throughout your week! So glad you got AGOS – can I expect a review of it sometime soon in the near future? 😛

  14. Oh, I ADORE the new Midnight Digest graphic!! AND OMG YOU HAVE THIS SAVAGE SONG THAT IS SO COOL. And I hope you love reading AGOS as much as I did!! And wow, allll the covers. I have to say A Million Worlds With You is my favourite, especially since I can practically sing that title out. And thank you for the shout out! 😀

  15. WOAH IS THAT GLITTERING COURT I SEE!!! WOW that is super exciting Shannon! I’m super excited that you won Golden Son, that book is FANTASTIC. So many beautiful cover releases, I completely forgot about Crooked Kingdom noooo!

    I’m so glad to see another recap lovely! Enjoy your reads!

  16. Is Allegiant suppose to be in 2 parts? I will probably wait til it is out on video, that’s just how I roll. I have missed your weekly recaps! I like to see all the weekly shenanigans. I have been trying to get caught up lately and I had my surgery last week, so it is not going that great (the catching up part, not the surgery). I love that some of these series are getting follow ups soon. I NEED Crooked Kingdom and Like a River Glorious right now!!! I can’t wait to see what you think of Sleeping Giants. I read it last year, actually, but posted my review last week.

  17. The Glittering Court !!!!! (*SCREAMS*)

    Also, I know it’s a pain but I, for one, am so glad you are recapping again! I love the discussion posts link-up and seeing what you’re reading! So thank you for this feature, it makes me happy!! ♥

  18. I have to say that I never read or saw any of the films in the Divergent series, so no, not one I’ll be seeing.

    I’m currently watching the Oscars right now. I still need to see so many of these films, but i DID see The Danish Girl and I highly recommend. Besides that, nothing much is new. I’m glad it’s almost March and closer to spring.

    -Lauren

  19. Those covers are so gorgeous! I love them! And am really excited for several of those! I can’t wait to read The Glittering Court and Riders! I don’t think I’ll see Allegiant. I haven’t watched Insurgent and haven’t really had a desire to. I hope it ends up being good for you!

  20. GORGEOUS haul! I’m dying to read Riders AND This Savage Song! I can’t wait to read your thoughts on both of those! The Glittering Court looks great too 😀 A Gathering of Shadows JUST arrived to me today and I am PSYCHED!! Oh and I still need to read Darkest Minds (I own a copy mind you, and I want to read it SOON) but that mug is stunning! You definitely read a lot of great looking books – happy reading with your new pretties!!

  21. I have the audiobooks for The Serpent King and The Forbidden Wish coming up in my TBR this month. I really liked Rebel of the Sands, a lot. I’m so nervous about The Glittering Court. I ship Richelle Mead something fierce (her adult series is my all time favorite) but Soundless was not good and I don’t know how I feel about the same story being told 3 times. Hopefully it’s good…

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