Welcome to April’s Monthly Minutes at Midnight! 

 Here’s the deal: 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.  Also, covers all link to Goodreads, because I am awesome. 

The Books

For Review/From Publishers:

Wow none this month! 

eARCs:

Huge thanks to Berkley, Random House, Harper, Page Street, Entangled, Flux, Tor, and Simon & Schuster! 

This… seems excessive, yes? But look, I was choosy, I swear! You know, pretty much. 🙊

Purchased:

Look, when a new hardcover is $7 (Internment), you buy the thing. Obviously I had to pre-order The Boy Who Steals Houses (😍😍😍😍) and then Defy the Fates because the UK edition is much prettier, not sorry. 

Also… a few Kindle deals oops?

Won/Gifted/Traded:

Hugest of thanks to YABC & Tor for The Tesla Legacy!


Shenanigans Since Last Time:

I read 13 books this month. Which is pretty damn good for me, not going to lie! 

This was a good reading month! The last three were only okay for me, but most of them were freaking amazing. Like 4 stars and up! Reviews for basically all of these are coming up in May, so stay tuned! 

Giveaways: Click Here, or on Sidebar


Blogosphere Bulletin

Here are some of the loveliest/most entertaining/super helpful/just plain interesting posts I found this month!


Fancy & New Since Last I Saw You!

I love looking at pretty covers! So here are some new ones that I have fallen in love with since our last update!

Not a ton this time, but quality over quantity, right?


Things we need to talk about at this juncture:

  • Bookish Games are back!! This game is based on Nevernight, which I have Neverread, so. I thought about it, but as quickly as I have been killed off lately, do I really need to spend days reading a huge ass book? Nah. Wish me luck! They start May 15, if you want to spectate! 
  • Welcome to Sanctum, bitches!! The 100 Season 6 will air today as you read this post, but you know I am going to be talking about it non-freaking-stop. And I am zero percent sorry. I also finally posted my seasons 1-5 wrap-up post, aren’t you proud? Here, have the second trailer! I think it is way more bananas than the first one!
  • Speaking of The 100…. it was RENEWED for Season 7!! That is right, even before Season 6 aired, the powers that be blessed us with a seventh season (and no mention that it was the final season, which is promising!), so now we can all rest easy and enjoy Season 6 in all its glory!! 

Have a great May, loves!

Posted April 30, 2019 by Shannon @ It Starts at Midnight in Blog Recaps / 30 Comments


30 responses to “Monthly Minutes at Midnight: April 2019

  1. Oh you read Love From A To Z huh? I thought that looked pretty good. The End and Other beginnings looks interesting too.

    Nice that Clarke gets to have a nice meal for a change. Like at Mt. Weather.

    • Yeah, for the blog tour, and it was good! Though I REALLY think you’d like The Quiet at the End of the World. And the Outpost series- it is like, these people that went to see what was shakin’ on another planet, and well. It didn’t go great hahahha.

      And YEP I thought of Mt Weather too- she’s all gussied up, and eating… not-rats. And if that isn’t the kiss of death, Idk what is. Sorry Clarke.

      • $7 for Internment is a steal! I’m so excited fpr The Never Tilting World and Serpent & Dove. I hope they end up being good reads for you. I am loving so many covers this year. That Queen of the Conquered cover in particular is amazing. Glad you had a really good reading month. Hope you have a lovely May!

  2. I just can’t look at people’s blogs anymore. There are way too many books that look amazing and I want to read them ALL and why don’t I have all the time in the world? (And why am I not reading in the time I DO have lately? I have no idea.) I don’t have cable anymore, so I think I’ll probably have to wait a couple of days before The 100 becomes available online, and I now have no chill about it because you keep getting me excited about it! Curse you!! (And bless you.)

    • I don’t have cable either! It’ll be up by about 12 or 1 on The CW website! And by 3 on Amazon and iTunes. So I mean, I will be watching tonight, but you can certainly by tomorrow!!

      And I feel you with the books- don’t be like me, I am a terrible influence hah

  3. 13 books is awesome! And for most of them to be so highly rated is even better! The Shadow King and Queen of the Conquered are both so eye catching! I always love the covers that you highlight in your wrap up because there are always so many books in there that are so pretty and/or shiny that they immediately bring a smile to my face!

    • Aww thanks! Seriously it was a GOOD reading month. And then I started a book that I was “meh” about yesterday, thinking that surely the streak is over since my last few weren’t as good but… it got SO GOOD and now I can’t put it down!

      And thank you SO MUCH, now you have brought a smile to MY face!!! 😀

  4. Woah, so many e-arcs. I really want to read Suggested Reading so hopefully it’s a good one. Yay for having a really good reading month, and I’m glad that The 100 has been renewed for you!

    -Lauren

  5. I didn’t think the eARCs were excessive. I had 45 May publications to review. There aren’t 45 days in a month, so I am pretty much drowning in review book. It’s all smooth sailing after May. So, yeah, you pile looks reasonable to me. I am glad you had so many great reads. I read three towards the beginning of your list, and they were fabulous for me. And I’m excited, that you’re excited about The 100 being renewed. You’re enthusiasm for that show makes me smile.

  6. Oooh so many books aND SO MANY PRETTY COVERS. Ngl I had the absolute worst reading month ever 😂 I only read 5 books and only really enjoyed my rereads? Oops. But I’m determined to get more on top of things i May, and I just finished Aurora Rising and it was pretty fun! Even if I keep calling it Aurora ARISING because apparently my brain wants to make it all cohesive.😂

  7. Queen of the Conquered looks pretty good! Yay for having a good reading month! I’m reading a non-fiction book, which of course means I’m literally stuck reading it for weeks and weeks and weeks. It’s interesting, but it just takes me so much longer to read them. I’m not caught up yet, but yay for The 100 being renewed!

  8. The Bone Charmer just sounds so great! That title alone is right up my alley.
    And I see Defy the Fates. I have literally seen no one talk about the conclusion to this trilogy and I didn’t spot it on NG either like I did with the rest. It is flying so far under the radar and it is such a shame. ._.
    I am very excited for Reverie. Just look at that cover.

  9. Awww I somehow missed The Bone Charmer!! Congrats on 13 books… that is the most I’ve ever read in a month… mine is normally 8. I do love the Reverie cover… And THANK YOU Shannon for sharing my post!! It’s an honor to make the list. ❤️

  10. Danielle Hammelef

    I did the same thing with Internment and snatched it up (I love hardcovers). I see so many excellent books pictured and can’t wait for Aurora Rising. I hope May is going well for you!

  11. Kel

    13 books in a month is awesome! And I still haven’t started Season 3 (I’m the ficklest TV watcher these days), but I’m so happy for you that you don’t have to worry about whether The 100 will get renewed for another season!

  12. Yay for loving most of the books you read last month! That’s a great reading month and what we are all aspiring toward all the time. I also have TBWSH by Cait and cannot WAIT to read it 😀 I’ve been hearing good things about Internment too so hopefully you’ll enjoy both x

  13. Beth W

    I have been working ALL the OT, and no free weekends until July (*weeps*), but I am saving up your The 100 recap posts because I have such weekend binge plans ready. When it happens, I’m going big: mug o’ cocoa, watch an episode, squeal about it over Twitter, read your recap and gush in the comments, then on to the next epi, lather, rinse, repeat. As often as I can, as soon as I can. And YAY for them getting a season 7 renewal already!
    As always, eager to play TBG with you starting this week…and thanks for being a fellow Haven’t Read It this round. 😀

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