Friday, October 5, 2012

International Giveaway: 1.5 years of Fictional Distraction


1.5 years of Fictional Distraction
& my 21st birthday

One year and a half ago, I decided to finally start my own book blog and share my thoughts about books on the internet. To be honest, I definitely didn't expect blogging to end up being so much fun, to meet so many wonderful and über-amazing people that share my love for books and to still be here in October 2012.

But here I am and I'm definitely not considering stop blogging anytime soon. Even with a hectic real life, blogging gives me the chance to just relax and forget any pressure from learning or working. 

Every single comment you leave makes me smile and I love every conversation we share - let it be in the comments or on Twitter, Facebook, your blogs, wherever. I'm really glad to have become a part of this community and that's what I want to celebrate with you.

With 1.5 years of Fictional Distraction and my 21st birthday coming up on October 23rd, I thought that this month is perfect for a nice little giveaway. If I had had more time last month, I would have loved to prepare something a little bit bigger, but there'll still be my blog's second birthday in April 2013 that I'm sure I'll be here to celebrate as well.

Go ahead and enter the giveaway below for a chance to win one of those awesome new or upcoming YA releases that are on my to-read list as well. I love you, guys!


One winner will get to choose one of the following books:







RULES

This giveaway is open internationally. If the winner lives somewhere where TBD does not ship to, I will have the book sent to my place and then send it off myself or will order it via Fishpond. But once I've ordered the book from TBD or Fishpond (either to my address or the winner's address), I cannot be held responsible for what happens with it. The prize can either be a hardback or a paperback, which can vary because of availability and price.

If one of the books is part of a series, the winner may choose another book of that series as long as it either has been already released or will be released until the end of December 2012.

To enter, you have to be at least 13 years old. By entering this giveaway and filling out the Rafflecopter form, you are confirming that you are at least 13 years old. If you're under 18, you have to have your parents' consent to give me your mailing address in case you win.

To enter, you have to follow Fictional Distraction via GFC.

This giveaway ends on November 11th, 2012 midnight EST. The winners will be notified via e-mail and each winner has 48 hours to respond until a new winner will be picked.

You can only enter this giveaway by filling in the Rafflecopter form. Please don't leave any personal information (e.g. your e-mail-address) in the comment section.

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101 comments:

  1. I'm currently reading Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins and I absolutely recommend it!

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  2. Hi Carina!
    Happy "nearly" Blogoversary! :) And thanks for the great giveaway.
    I'm currently reading "I'll be there" by Holly Goldberg Sloan. I haven't read much yet, but so far I really like the book, because the characters are quite unusual. Also, I really like the author's writing style :)

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  3. +JMJ+

    Happy Blogoversary! =)

    I'm currently reading Jules Verne's Twenty Thousand Leagues under the Seas. I'm enjoying the adventure element . . . and trying not to fall asleep over the naturalist element . . . and keeping an Atlas beside me for the geographical element . . . and finding that the whole package is a hard book to recommend. =P Perhaps I should answer when I'm done with it? =)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  4. Aww, Happy 1 and a half years, Carina!!! Thank you for such a gorgeous giveaway! I would recommend The Dark Heroine by Abigail Gibbs - I really loved this book!

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  5. Congrats on 1 and half years! Right now I'm reading Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley. I'm only on page twenty something so I'm not sure if I recommend it or not. It's good so far, though. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Erin K.

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  6. You are just 1,5 years old and you ALREADY have over thousand readers? Well, I guess I have to start writing in english :D

    I don't have a favorie YA author, I just read what I want and I don't like to focus on one author whose books I liked :)

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  7. Currently reading The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle. I'd definitely recommend it!

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  8. I'm currently reading Fury's Kiss by Karen Chance and loving it. Now if I could just find some time to curl up and finish it!

    Congrats on 1.5 years and thanks for the giveaway!

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  9. Happy 1.5 Blogoversay ! I'm glad you don't plan on stopping anytime soon, it really can be a great community ! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! Congrats on 1.5 years!
    I'm reading Amarok, by Angela J. Townsend. I would recommend Sarah Dessen, Maria V. Snyder, Sara Walsh, and Libba Bray.
    And I love Maria V. Snyder's Study series! :)

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  11. Congratulations on your 1.5 blog anniversary and the happiest of birthdays! I love your blog; it's always a joy to come and comment :)

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    1. THank you so much, Alexa. This really means a lot to me! ♥

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  12. I'm reading The Casual Vacancy, but it's too early to say whether I'd recommend it. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  13. Happy blogoversary and happy birthday in advance.
    i love the lux series by jennifer l armentrout

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  14. You are amazing, Carina. <3 (I just adore your name ;) lol!) Anyway. I love your blog so much. Love reading your reviews and your posts :) And I adore your design. So perfect :) You must never stop blogging <3 Ever.
    Congrats on 1.5 years :D My 1 year is coming up next week ;p And ohh! 21 years old is awesome :D Must remember to mention it on twitter on the 23rd ;)
    Also, thank you for this perfect giveaway :) You are the best :D
    Love, Carina

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    1. Awww, you're soooo sweet, Carina (surprisingly, I love your name very much, too). :) I'm glad to have met you in the blogging world!
      And a huge YAY! for 1 year of blogging. It's fascinating how fast time seems to pass. :D

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  15. Also, just read The Spindlers :) Great MG book ;) Favorite books.. Graceling. Cinder. The Scorpio Races. Plus so many more <3 :)

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  16. I'm currently reading Mystic City by Theo Lawrence, I'm loving it so far. (=
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  17. I'm reading Hanging by a Thread and I love it, so I would definitely recommend it : )

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  18. Congrats on the milestone and happy birthday! Here's wishing you many, many more and to especially keep the joy of reading and blogging! I really enjoy this blog and I look forward to each and every post :)

    Right now I'm reading A Groom of One's Own , by Maya Rodale on my Kindle. So far it's pretty enjoyable and I'd recommend it based on that :)

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  19. Thanks for this giveaway!
    I'm now reading Tiger's curse and I really liked it but I have issues with the way the main character speaks and think. It's feel unatural and robotic. But the story is really good and I would recommand it ( you need to have those amazing covers on your shelf).

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  20. Thanks! :)
    I'm currently reading Borrowed Ember by Samantha Young, and I must say, I love her books! I also enjoy reading the works of Cassandra Clare, an amazing author!

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  21. I'm re-reading Spirit Bound by Richelle Mead and I would right off the back recommend the book. :)

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  22. I'm currently reading Untraceable by S.R. Johannes and I am enjoying it. It's intriguing and the mystery is making me wonder what's really happening. I would definitely recommend it! :)

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Jessica @ Thoughts At One In The Morning
    ~The Book Love Giveaway Hop Sign Ups~

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  23. I'm reading The Demon's Covenant by Sarah Rees Brennan. I actually only just started it but to far it seems even better than the first one!

    Thanks fr the giveaway and congrats on a year and a half! :)

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  24. I just started Coal to Diamonds - too early to tell if it's good!

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  25. My favorite YA writers are Richelle Mead and Jennifer L. Armentrout.

    Congrats on the 1.5 year blogoversary!!

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  26. I just finished reading Sweet Evil by Wendy Higgins and Stealing Parker by Miranda Kennelly. Both were excellent books, and I would, without a doubt recommend both authors/books! Happy 1.5 years bloggaversary!!!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!!

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  27. Reading The Mark of Athena, and I totally recommend it. :D Thank you!

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  28. Happy 1.5 blogging years! And a very happy early birthday!

    Currently I am reading The Raven Boys! It is really good so far. Excited to see how it ends!

    Thank you for the giveaway! :)

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  29. I'm rereading The Host by Stephenie Meyer and it's one of my favorites! Thanks for the giveaway and congrats!

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  30. Happy 1.5 year of blogging!! you have a wonderful blog. I'm currently reading Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin.. I TOTALLY RECOMMEND IT TO YOU! Thanks for the international giveaway! You rock! (As always!)

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  31. Happy almost blogoversary!!
    I'm reading City of lost souls by Cassandra Clare, and of course I recommend this series to everyone! these books are perfect!!

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  32. my fave YA author is kim harrington :)
    thx 4 the giveaway...

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  33. Congrats on the 1.5 years!!!
    Im reading the Fablehaven series by Brandon Mull at the moment and quite enjoying it so would recommend it :)

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  34. Happy 1.5 Blogversary!! I'm rereading Tiger's Voyage by Colleen Houck before I read the 4th book in the series. :) I'm highly recommending it!

    -Riz Bulatao

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  35. Happy Blogoversary and Birthday:)

    I'm reading Julie Cross' time-traveling series and it is awesome:) If you love scifi you'll love this:)

    Thank you:)

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  36. I'm currently reading My Super Sweet Sixteenth Century by Rachel Harris. And Yes, I would recommend it =)

    x

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  37. Right now I'm reading "Dash and Lily's book of dares" and so far I'm loving it :D

    Thanks for the chance, Carina, you rock!

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  38. I'm currently reading The Hunt by Andrew Fukuda. It's very interesting, and very tempting. :)
    Thank you so much for the giveaway!!
    Marijana Sitar

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  39. I just finished Crewel and I freaking loved it!! :) :) This book is beyond amazing <3 <3

    And my favourite author is Jennifer L. Armentrout :P :P

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  40. I'm currently reading Sins of a Virgin by Anna Randol; it's a historical romance. Just started it so I can't say if it's good or not but I've read 2 of her books which were excellent so I've high expectations of this one.

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  41. i'm currently reading Nights in Rodanthe by nicholas sparks

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  42. My two favorite YA authors are Cassandra Clare and Sarah Rees Brennan. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  43. I am currently reading Abandon by Meg Cabot, I am a few chapters into it and I love it already. I also have Shadows on my ipad by Ilsa J. Bick.

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  44. I'm reading Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr and I would definitely recommend it! I just love her writing, she's among my favorite authors.
    Congrats on your 1.5 year anniversary! I love your blog and how you structure your reviews :)
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Happy 1.5 birthday to your blog and happy 21st birthday to you !!!
    Thank you sooo much for the awesome giveaway. I'm currently reading Scarlet and I like it so far ... My favourite YA auhtor is Richelle Mead, I'm a huge fan of the Vampire Academy series !!!
    Thanks again ;)

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  46. I just finished Red today and yes I would recommend it. It was a great book. Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Tore923@aol.com

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  47. I'm currently reading The Promise by Kate Worth! I'm loving it! Historical romance books are my favorite!

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  48. thanks for the amazing giveaway!! I just finished The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater, and I would definitely recommend it :) It's an amazing supernatural read.

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  49. I'm reading A CLASH OF KINGS (second book in the A SONG OF ICE AND FIRE series) by George RR Martin. It's brilliant.

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  50. Since there is no way in this world I could pick just one favorite author, I will go with what I am reading right now. I am 5 pages from the end of The Diviners by Libba Bray. I would definitely recommend it to anyone who loves historical fiction, doesn't mind a slow building plot and a very character driven story. And someone who doesn't mind an almost 600 pager. It took me some time to get into the book. Actually it took me by surprise to realize just how caught up in the story I had become. And I haven't been able to put it down since. Libba Bray is absolutely AMAZING.

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  51. I'm reading Psy/Changeling series by Nalini Singh. I love it, and i will recommend this series :)

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  52. My favorite author is Sarah Dessen. I recommend just about everything she's written. Right now I am finally reading Pushing the Limits, and I'm really enjoying it.

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  53. I would recommend reading some Charlie Higson books - his The Dead series is heart-racing excitement and so addictive! But be warned they can be quite creepy and scary as well! :-)

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  55. im currently reading show no mercy by cindy gerard
    thanks for the chance :)

    sunshine_pinkystar(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  56. I'm currently reading Under The Never Sky by Veronica Rossi, I just started it and already loving it, so yeah I recommend it ^_^
    Thank you for the giveaway

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  57. I'm not reading anything at the moment but I finished Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson last night. Definitely recommend it! I found the writing gorgeous and the story was unique.

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  58. Congrats on reaching a year and a half! And happy early birthday :)

    I'm currently reading Revealing Eden, and it's awful. I just needed to see if it was as bad as everyone made it out to be, and I'm starting to think that it's somehow worse!

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  59. Congrats on your 1.5 blog birthday and happy early 21st :)

    I am currently reading Brian, His Grandad and the Cup of Ages. It borders between Young YA and Middlegrade..... reminds me a lot of the first Harry Potter novel (....and the Philosophers Stone). It is good though, and I would recommend it if you feel into a young-ish read.

    Gina xo

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  60. I am currently reading Because It is My Blood by Gabrielle Zevin. So far it's good. Although i'm only half way thru.

    I would recommend the last two books i read: Crewel/Gennifer Albin and The Raven Boys/MAggie Stiefvater.

    My favorite YA author. That is tough. I have many favorites. But one is Richelle Mead.

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  61. Happy 1.5 Blogversary!!
    i just finished Iron Legend-Julie Kagawa
    My favorite YA is Julie Kagawa, Richelle Mead

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  62. Happy Blogversary!!
    My fave YA author is Suzanne Collins

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  63. I'm currently reading Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson and I recommend it :)
    Congrats and Happy Birthday!

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  64. Current Read: The Girl in the Steel Corset
    Recommendation: Defiance by C. J. Redwine & Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson! Both MORE THAN 5 STARS!

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  65. Favorite writer carlos ruiz zafon

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  66. I'm currently reading The Diviners by Libba Bray and yes, I would recommend it! <3

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  67. Happy 1.5 year Blogoversary and early birthday! Thanks so much for the giveaway! I just finished reading, Enshadowed by Kelly Creagh and really loved it.

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  68. Congrats! Fav YA author is Colleen Houck!

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  69. CONGRATS on fabulous on and one and a half year of blogging !

    Fav author, Jennifer Echols for sure. I've read seven of her novels and I just cant get enough of her.

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  70. ednah walter - awakened and betrayed :)

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  71. I really love Amanda Hocking.
    Thanks for the giveaway!!!

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  72. I'm currently reading The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman in His Dark Materials series- definitely read this series!

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  73. Hey Carina! First of all just wanted to say CONGRATS on this amazing accomplishment!! Hope you keep on going! As for the Q, I'm reading In Honor by Jessi Kirby and it is a very adorable read!
    - Farah @ MajiBookshelf

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  74. Hey :) Although I'm not currently reading it, I finished The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern a while back, and it is AMAZING!!! I really, seriously, truly recommend :P It's my favourite book of the year (joint with Daughter Of Smoke And Bone)!!! Here's my review if you want to see it: http://feedmebooksnow.blogspot.co.uk/2012/08/book-review.html Oh, and thanks for this amazing giveaway - IF I did win though, I'd have a tricky situation on my hands. 'Rebel Heart, Breathe or Days Of Blood And Starlight, that is thy question'

    - Ruby @ http://feedmebooksnow.blogspot.co.uk -

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  75. My favorite is Carlos Ruiz Zafon

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  76. I just finished reading The Shadow Society (my review). Due to the original plot idea I would recommend it.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sabina @ Delirious About Books
    October Celebration Giveaway

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  77. Melina Marchetta is my favorite author!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  78. I'm currently (and finally!) reading The Hunger Games =)

    @Tibiux

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  79. Yay! Happy 1 1/2th birthday! :D I'm currently reading Alabama Moon by Watt Key & Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (on audiobook). So far I'd recommend them both, though I'm only about 15-20% through each of them so far. :)

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  80. Happpy boookish birthday!
    I'm currently reading Night circus! :)
    thanks

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  81. I'm currently re-reading Harry Potter and the chamber of secrets. I just remember more the movie than the books, its like reading it for the first time somehow. :)

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  82. My favourite author is John Green and the book I'm currently reading is Catching Fire. I don't know why I haven't read this series sooner but its amazing. Thank you! :)

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  83. I'm currently reading The Selection by Kiera Cass and I'm enjoying it so far I recommend it if you like Dystopians. :) My favorite YA author is Meg Cabot because her series the Princess Diaries got me through Jr. High all the way till my first few years of college. I grew and learned with Princess Mia.

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  84. I'm reading The raven boys, which I highly reccomand

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  85. I'm currently reading Ghost Flower by Michele Jaffe.

    My favorite author is Richelle Mead. She writes the most entertaining characters.

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  86. Happy blogoversary and happy birthday!!! :) I just started reading The Forsaken by Lisa M. Stasse, too early to tell if I would recommend it. I don't have a favorite author, it's too hard (and totally unfair) to choose just one. Thanks for a giveaway! :)

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  87. I'm currently reading Vulpi by Kate Gordon, which I reccomand it.
    Happy blogoversary!

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  88. Happy Blogoversary, Carina! May you have more blogging years to come. :D I'm currently reading Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout. It's really good. I would recommend it.

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  89. I'm currently listening to an audiobook. It is Paper Towns by John Green. I would recommend it if you are into contemporary and you like POVs for male characters.Happy blogoversary! (:

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  90. I didn't read anything right now. My favorite author is Lauren Oliver.

    Advance Happy B-day to you. :)

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  91. I'm currently reading Harry Potter and The Order Of Phoenix and I definitely recommend it!!

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  92. I'm curently reading Shatter Me by Taherah Mafi and I love it!

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  93. Happy blog anniversary!Just came across your blog; cool giveaway.;) Wishing you a wonderful day!

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  94. Happy blogoversary! fAvORItE author= Ally Carter~~~

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  95. Right now I'm reading Lauren Oliver's Before I fall. I'm not that far into it to recommend it but a book I can recommend is Pushing the limits by Katie McGarry and Speechless by Hannah Harrington. Thanks for the great giveaway and for making it international!

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  96. Happy Blogoversary! I'm currently reading Falling Kingdoms by Morgan Rhodes and it's fantastic, would recommend it. :)
    Thanks for the giveaway.

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  97. Congratulations on 1.5 years of blogging! Your blog is awesome, your reviews great and I always enjoy stopping by :)

    I'm currently reading Night Beach by Kirsty Eager and it is AMAZING. I highly recommend it. It's a dark, creepy contemporary that plays with your mind. Not what I would usually read but I'm so glad I gave it a go.

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Carina

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