Midnight Designs: Strange the Dreamer

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As Lazlo Strange became consumed by thoughts of the fabled Weep, I became utterly entranced by the world in Strange the Dreamer. I could not get the tale out of my head, so I tried to capture just a little of its brilliance with these wallpapers. Happy book birthday to Strange the Dreamer, I already know you’re my favourite read of this year ❤ These are made for iPhone 6, but should work across most smartphones.

  • Quotes and characters belong to dreamsmith extraordinaire and weaver of magic: Laini Taylor.
  • Free for personal usage only.
  • Do not redistribute: this means no reuploading to social media, Pinterest, etc… please just link back to this post.
  • Do not claim as your own.
  • If you enjoyed my work, please consider buying me a cuppa or two via Ko-fi! All donations will go towards image licensing for my next shareable graphics project, so we will all benefit ❤

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Midnight Designs: A Court of Wallpapers

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If you follow me on any form of social media, you’ll know that I am pretty much obsessed with A Court of Mist and Fury. Many of my fellow fans have been asking for some wallpapers based off the series. To quote Rhysand, here’s to the dreams that are answered.

  • Free for personal use only.
  • Do not redistribute.
  • Series and quotes belong to the incredible Sarah J Maas.
  • Resolution is for iPhone 6 but should fit onto all phones.

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DROPBOX LINK.

A Court of Thorns and RosesIs anyone surprised I used a Rhysand quote in both these wallpapers? For this, I picked rose motifs for call-back to the Spring Court/Beauty and the Beast, some neat little arrows as a reminder of Feyre’s humble beginning as a huntress, and those masks the Spring Court denizens were stuck wearing. I totally mentally edited out the masks while I was reading the book, though.

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DROPBOX LINK.

A Court of Mist and Fury: Like the rest of the fandom, this is my favourite quotes from one of my favourite scenes. Team Night Court forever. I used motifs of constellations and stars for obvious reasons. I thought it looked like she was winnowing with the feathers (use your imagination and humour me a little here). Let’s not look too closely at her hair/Illyrian leathers in this one though, guys. My redrawing needs work.


If you’re after more Sarah J Maas related wallpapers, I posted some of the Throne of Glass series a while back here. I also started making the wallpapers for Assassin’s Blade and Empire of Storm tonight, but they didn’t really fit into the look of this post so I’ll save them for another day. Follow the blog for update as soon as they’re up!

My other wallpapers for other series can be found here.

If you love my stuff and want to commission me for a blog redesign, subscription box products, or any other graphics reason, please contact me here. I also have a Society 6 Store filled with bookish goodies.

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Midnight Designs: The Star-Touched Queen Phone Wallpapers

You might have seen me on twitter rambling about how I can’t stop making graphics of The Star-Touched Queen. The imageries this book conjured was so vivid, I could not help but attempt to capture it – even though I don’t think I did it justice at all. If you’re a fan of opulent, transcendent, mythic tales, you should definitely check this book out ASAP.

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  • Story, characters & quotes belong to the supremely talented Roshani Chokshi
  • As always: free for personal use ONLY. Do not redistribute, edit, claim as your own.
  • As always, let me know if you need any of this stuff resized, though it should fit onto most phones, not just the iPhone 6.

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Read at Midnight Designs: Morning Star

So if you’ve read my previous posts about the Red Rising series, you’ll know that I am huge fan. I finished Morning Star over the weekend and my brain is still reeling from post-series devastation/euphoria. I haven’t been able to string together a coherent review, but I have been making some wallpapers to share.

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  • Quotes belong to the magnificent Pierce Brown and the Red Rising trilogy.
  • DO:  Download wallpapers for personal use. Buy the books. Enjoy!
  • DON’T: Redistribute or modify without permission.
  • iPhone 6/6s resolution, but should work with most phones. Let me know if you need resizing 😀

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Blog Tour: The Girl Who Fell + Giveaway + iPhone WallPaper

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Book Detail: 

Release Date: March 1st 2016
Publisher: Simon & Schuster/Simon Pulse

Synopsis:

His obsession.
Her fall.
High school senior Zephyr Doyle is swept off her feet—and into an intense relationship—by the new boy in school.
Zephyr is focused. Focused on leading her team to the field hockey state championship and leaving her small town for her dream school, Boston College.
But love has a way of changing things.
Enter the new boy in school: the hockey team’s starting goaltender, Alec. He’s cute, charming, and most important, Alec doesn’t judge Zephyr. He understands her fears and insecurities—he even shares them. Soon, their relationship becomes something bigger than Zephyr, something she can’t control, something she doesn’t want to control.
Zephyr swears it must be love. Because love is powerful, and overwhelming, and…terrifying?
But love shouldn’t make you abandon your dreams, or push your friends away. And love shouldn’t make you feel guilty—or worse, ashamed.
So when Zephyr finally begins to see Alec for who he really is, she knows it’s time to take back control of her life.
If she waits any longer, it may be too late.

Pre-order Links:  Amazon | Barnes and Noble | Book DepositoryKobo


This book was exciting in the ways it challenged our expectations and preconception about the YA genre. I feel privileged to be part of the blog tour. I want to share with you how this book turned tropes around on its head – as well as give you two book-inspired iPhone wallpapers to take away!

5 Ways THE GIRL WHO FELL Destroyed YA Tropes

1.  The Side Characters’ Lives Doesn’t Revolve Around The Protagonist

It’s so often the case in YA that many side characters lose their agency, only fulfilling their purpose in the plot as either a dispenser of advice, or a motivation for the protagonist. We hardly glimpse at their own ambitions and plans. Their only goal seem to be servicing the main character in their story.

Zephyr’s best friend, Lizzie, defies this role. Yes, she’s an excellent friend who dispenses many warnings and advice, always steadfast and loyal. But she also has her own life outside: working towards her goal in becoming a journalist, and dealing with her own long distance relationship. Similarly, Gregg has his own group of friends and his own agency. They both love her, but they also love themselves – and that note made the book all the more authentic.Read More »

Read At Midnight Designs: Six of Crows

I have been wanting to highlight Six of Crows in a graphics post ever since I read the book. Everything is so quotable, everything is so shippable, everything is so amazing. See my full review for full on gushing.

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Characters and quotes belong to the flawless Leigh Bardugo.

Character illustrations in wallpaper 2-4 are drawn by Kevin Wada as part of the Six of Crows promotional material.

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Giveaway: A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms & After Alice (+ iPhone Wallpapers!)


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Thanks to Harper Voyager Australia, I have a 5 sets of books to giveaway.  Winners will BOTH:

  • 1 copy of A Knight Of The Seven Kingdoms by George R R Martin AND
  • 1 copy of After Alice by Gregory Maguire
  • A Knight of The Seven Kingdoms is a collection of the Dunk & Egg short stories, which are an amazing prequel to the A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series.  After Alice is a retelling of Alice in Wonderland, written by Gregory Maguire, the king of retellings.  YOU NEED BOTH. YES, YOU DO.
  • The giveaway is Australia/NZ ONLY!  Sorry to my international followers, I have included an iPhone wallpaper of Daenerys & Alice below for you to try make up for it ❤
  • Winners will be drawn and notified Monday 12/October/2015!

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For the international people, here’s two iphone wallpapers (shoddily made sorry!) to apologise for the region restriction on the giveaway 😀  I have another international giveaway running HERE!

DROPBOX:  Alice //  DROPBOX:  Daenerys

As always let me know if you would like them resized ❤

I have been a terrible blogger of late, I’m working a 50 hours week this coming week so it probably won’t be improving anytime soon… BUT I SHALL BE BACK.

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Read At Midnight Designs: Throne of Glass Series

To finish off my Throne of Glass week, I have FOUR iPhone 5 Wallpapers for download!

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If you want me to resize them to fit your phone, please comment/tweet me! I don’t do it all at once because laziness/I originally made them for personal usage. But if you nudge me I will be more than happy to oblige 😀

Free for personal use. Please do not redistribute. Characters + Quotes belong to the amazing Sarah J Maas.

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3 Months Blogoversary: Celebration + Freebies + Giveaway!

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Is it premature to celebrate a blog that’s only three months old? NEVER. I want to thank you all for the support you have given me so I have a couple of things to share:

  • Giveaway! You can win 1 book valued to up $25 AUD. Delivered by Book Depository (INTL) or an Australian trader of your choice (AUS residents)
  • Freebie:  Downloadable printable PDF of a bookish journal 😀 The beautiful Jeann of Happy Indulgence inspired this idea, as we are both CRAZY for stationery.  I am entertaining the idea of opening an etsy shop offering these and other bookish stationery/prints! I would love to know whether you are interested.
  • HUGS: You are all amazing, whether you are a regular commenter or perennial lurker! My first months blogging have been phenomenal thanks to all of YOU!

FIRSTLY; the free PDF so you can record all about the books you have recently knocked off the TBR pile!  I am working on an ARC version to share on another occasion! This is the stuff I wish to include in my possible Etsy store!
Free for personal use! Please do not redistribute or resell! 

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DROPBOX LINK (2.9 MB PDF)


SECONDLY, the giveaway! Since I know you all love those! ONE winner wins ONE book valued up to $25 AUD (our currency is so crap atm, fml)

RULES:  Open internationally. Runs until 13/10/2015, order delivered by Book Depository (INTL) or an Australian online store (Aussies).  Please check your country is eligible via Book Depository.

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