Well, my friends, it's been six months! Six amazing months of blogging, reading, and of course, meeting and befriending many amazing blogging friends and authors whose friendships I will always cherish. When I first starting this blog, I just did it to test out what having a book blog would be like, after reading many book blogs prior to the creation of this blog for months. At first it was a bit overwhelming, but then when I received my first comment, I remember how happy I was. That was my motivation enough to keep blogging. The fact that my blog now has over 200 followers is just so amazing, and I know I've said this many times before, but I really cannot express my gratitude enough. So, to my followers, readers, and the amazing friends I made when blogging, thank you. For everything throughout the past six months. Now, to celebrate this six month milestone, I'm going to host three different giveaways. Each giveaway will comprise of five books, an assortment of both ARCs and published novels, depending on the theme of the giveaway. What themes, you ask? Well, each giveaway has its own theme, but each theme is kind of a surprise. Well, it will be a surprise for about fifteen more seconds, because all of the themes are below, and if you're an inquiring mind you'll probably check the themes out when you finish reading this sentence, like I would. One winner will be chosen for each giveaway, and you may enter all three giveaways if you'd like (but you may not win more than one giveaway). Good luck! (Note: If there is a star next to a book's title, that means that the book is published after this giveaway ends, and I do not have any ARCs to give away, therefore a copy of that book will be pre-ordered to you via The Book Depository.)
Theme: 2012 Favorites (so far)
*rubs hands together* This is a giveaway I'm happy to host, that way I can hopefully share my immense love for these five novels on to one winner. Although it was a bit difficult to only choose five of my favorite reads this year, I managed to end up with... (in no particular order)
(other notable novels: What's Left of Me by Kat Zhang, Crewel by Gennifer Albin, Every Day by David Levithan, Lucid by Adrienne Stoltz and Ron Bass)
Highly Anticipated Books of 2013
Now this one was extremely difficult for me to choose books for as well, because 2013 is a pretty amazing year for YA, wouldn't you say? However, I somehow managed to narrow down the many amazing books of 2013 into a list of five, comprised of... (once again, in no particular order)
Theme: Favorite Covers of 2012
Argh! Another tough decision! We all know there have been lots of gorgeous covers in the YA genre this year, which is why it was difficult for me to choose some of my favorite covers of 2012, while avoiding duplicating books already used for my 6 Month Blogoversary Giveaway so far. But, after going through my shelf on Goodreads dedicated to covers I love, I broke this giveaway down to... (in no particular order, again)
a Rafflecopter giveaway
- Fill out the Rafflecopter form below (if you get points for something you do not do, you will be disqualified).
- You must be 13 years or older to enter the giveaway.
- This giveaway is international.
- When the winner is chosen and announced, I will send him/her an email telling them they've won. If that email is not responded to in 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.
Well, that's it for my 6 Month Blogoversary Giveaway! I hope you all like it, and I hope you find some books you really want to win. Again, I'd like to wish everyone entering this giveaway good luck, but more importantly, I'd like to thank everyone for everything over the past six months; to my amazing readers, my awesome followers, my wonderful friends - whoever you are, thank you. Thank you so much.