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Two Year Anniversary Giveaway!

Two years ago, we were just five women who’d met on Absolute Write, and who had just enough in common that Kirsten Hubbard decided to ask if we’d like to form a group blog. Of course we wanted to. Who would say no? We brainstormed names and we made plans and on May 26th, 2009, our first post went live. Over the course of that first year, we added more members -- Kody, Kristin O, Lee, Leila, Emilia and Kate -- and went from five members to eleven.

By the time we got to our first anniversary, we had already far surpassed our expectations for the blog and now, on our second anniversary (okay, okay, we’re a few days late), we are even more blown away. We’ve formed closer friendships than we ever expected to, we have been blessed with some wonderful guest posts and most of all, we are so grateful to our readers for supporting us and, in a lot of cases, befriending us! We love being a part of the wonderful, magical YA community with all of you.

BEA.
So! To celebrate our second anniversary, we are having a giveaway, because what better way to celebrate than by giving free books to others? Conveniently, our anniversary comes just as a few of us are returning from BEA, and of course, we returned with books.

Almost everything in this giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only (we’re sorry!! Shipping is expensive), however we do have one international prize package as well, courtesy of our lovely Leila. To enter, just fill in the form at the bottom of this post! You must be a follower to enter.


The Prizes:

1. SHATTER ME by Tahereh Mafi and SMALL TOWN SINNERS by Melissa Walker

2. THE RIVALS by Daisy Whitney and THE PREDICTEDS by Christine Seifert

3. THE IRON WITCH by Karen Mahoney and WINTER TOWN by Stephen Emond

4. FRACTURE by Megan Miranda and THE IRON QUEEN by Julie Kagawa

5. THE APOTHECARY by Maile Meloy and AFTER OBSESSION by Carrie Jones and Steven E. Wedel

6. THE SCORPIO RACES by Maggie Stiefvater and AU REVOIR CRAZY EUROPEAN CHICK by Joe Schreiber

7. THE SHATTERING by Karen Healey and a signed copy of SHUT OUT by our own Kody Keplinger


Our international prize:

A signed copy of CITY OF FALLEN ANGELS by Cassandra Clare and an accompanying rune necklace.




Contest will close at midnight EST on Friday, June 10th.
Kaitlin Ward

Kaitlin Ward is the author of Bleeding Earth, Adaptive Books 2016, and The Farm, coming 2017 from Scholastic.

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72 comments:

  1. Happy anniversary! Thanks for having this giveaway!

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  2. Happy anniversary!!!
    I tweeted and posted about it too on my blog.

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  3. Happy anniversary! I hope my form went through, I can't tell! I tweeted about it, too!

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  4. Happy Two Years, YA Highway! Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

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  5. Congrats on your 2 year blogoversary! I tweeted here: http://twitter.com/Word_Tapestry/status/75607300550819841 and included it on my sidebar of my blog: http://atapestryofwords.blogspot.com. Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

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  6. Congrats! What an awesome giveaway. (Tweeted about it).

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  7. I can't believe it's already been 2 years! Time flies so fast. Yay for a great blog and a fun giveaway!

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  8. Thanks! this is so awesome! Happy anniversary!

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  9. Happy blogiversary. I don't often comment, but always read the posts. You guys rock!

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  10. Congrats on two years thats fantastic! Thanks for the giveaway!!

    Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/SeeingNight/status/75621042990751746

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  11. Happy anniversary and Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  12. Happy two-year anniversary! This is an awesome giveaway. Thank you!

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  13. Happy anniversary, cheers to an awesome two years!

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  14. thanks for the giveaway!

    @tasnim1991

    Tasnim xx

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  15. Happy two years to you all, and thanks for including a prize for the non American/Canadians :)

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  16. thank you so much for the congrats, everyone! YAH is amazing because of YOU.

    okay, I know that was cheesy.

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  17. Happy Anniversary!!! Great giveaway.

    here's my tweet link
    http://twitter.com/elaing8/status/75623868026462208

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  18. Happy Anniversary!!! Excellent way of celebrating two years.

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  19. Happy anniversary! Thanks for the awesome giveaway.

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  20. Happy Anniversary! Thanks for this amazing giveaway :)

    tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/hone3yy/status/75629882998140928
    sidebar: http://sheread.blogspot.com/

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  21. Happy anniversary! Thanks for this giveaway, it's awesome!

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  22. Happy Blogoversary! I followed, tweeted (@CEHartAuthor), and added you to my sidebar (http://cehart.blogspot.com).

    :) Thanks for the great contest.

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  23. Happy Anniversary! :D
    Thanks for having this awesome giveaway! :D

    I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/AmburHostyn/status/75637372380921856

    Thanks again :D
    Ambur

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  24. Tweeted: https://twitter.com/#!/SpadesHigh/status/75641885699477504

    GFC Follower: SpadesHighReads
    Thank you for hosting this giveaway!! Nice to meet you!!

    SpadesHigh @ http://SpadesHighReads.blogspot.com
    TValeros18 @ gmail [dot] com

    Im a new follower !!! =) If you wouldnt mind, would you follow me as well? ^_^

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  25. Best Wishes for many more years blogging! I tweeted http://twitter.com/#!/fangswandsfairy/status/75642391113117696
    Stephanie T-D
    steph from fangswandsandfairydust

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  26. Tweeted about this and posted on my blog.

    Thanks so much! I'm dying for a few of these. Totally.

    Happy Anniversary

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  27. Happy anniversary! Thanks so much for the giveaway. =)

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  28. Happy Anniversary guys! :D

    Thank you for the amazing giveaway opportunity - it is a real treat for those of us who didn't get to attend BEA this year. So thank you SO much for your generosity, and for sharing these books with us! :)

    My tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/inluvwithbookz/status/75645542625062912

    Sidebar Post/Blog Button (Blog-Roll): http://ibetuthinkthisblogisaboutyou.blogspot.com/

    ~Hira~
    GFC Follower: ~Enamored Soul~
    Email: Enamoredsoul(at)gmail(dot)com
    Twitter: @inluvwithbookz

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  29. Congrats on 2 blogtastic years!

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  30. Yay, happy anniversary! And thanks for the super sweet giveaway. I added you to my sidebar :)

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  31. Happy anniversary! I didn't realize that's how you all had met. Very cool! Thank you for such a fun giveaway! Here's to 2 more years times 100!

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  32. Happy 2 Year!!!!

    Love, love, love YA Highway - so much fab information, great writerly peeps, and just an all-around great site!

    Congrats again - and thanks for the giveaway, too!

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  33. Happy anniversary and thanks for the opportunity!

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  34. Happy anniversary! I have enjoyed getting to know you and I LOVE Road Trip Wednesdays. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

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  35. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, and, of course, thanks for the amazing prize packs. :D

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  36. Congratulations you guys!
    Two years is quite a milestone.

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  37. Big Congrats to you and thank you so muc for the great giveaway!
    Tweeted too
    http://twitter.com/#!/latishajean/status/75727526160384001

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  38. Great giveaway! Thanks, all. And congrats on your anniversary!

    Lisa Ritter Cannon

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  39. Thanks for sharing the international love!

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  40. Happy Anniversary! and thank you so very much for the chance to win an awesome book!

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  41. Happy anniversary! :)Thanks for the giveaway.

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  42. Congrats on your two year anniversary!!

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/SummersKris/status/75879935197184000

    Blogged: http://writekris.blogspot.com/2011/05/dramatic-character-analysis.html


    Kris S
    GFC Follower: Sakira

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  43. Happy Anniversary!
    And thanks a lot for this great giveaway!

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  44. Awesome ladies! Congrats on two years, and thanks for providing such a great resource!

    I blogged about your contest, which goes to my twitter too.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  45. Happy Blogaversary!

    I would become a hit woman for the chance to win "Au Revoir Crazy European Chick" so... *crosses fingers*

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  46. Happy anniversary! I'm very glad I found your blog (saw you on Twitter). I look forward to a long and informative relationship:)
    I tweeted about your giveaway :)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  47. Happy anniversary and thanks for the giveaway!

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  48. whoo hoo for group blogs!! (although sorry christy, I got here first, so the entry is mine!) we also just retweeted your tweet. :)
    erica

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  49. Tweeted about it and put it in my sidebar http://somethingelsetodistractme.blogspot.com/

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  50. Happy Anniversary!!
    Awesome awesome giveaway!

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  51. You guys are awesome. Happy 2yrs!

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  52. New Follower!
    Tweeted & Posted on my sidebar!

    (Twitter: from @bookbrunette)
    (blog: http://bookish-brunette.blogspot.com/)

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  53. Congrats!
    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/TheReadingOwl/status/76644724701798400

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  54. Happy Anniversary!

    I filled out the form but here's where I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/nodizzies/status/76684324526768128

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  55. Happy Anniversary!!Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!

    I Tweeted: http://twitter.com/Debasmitadhar/status/76873346180071424
    Blog Sidebar: http://bookaholicsoye.blogspot.com/(under 'CONTESTS' in the right sidebar)

    Keeping my fingers crossed!

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  56. Thank you so much for this spectacular opportunity! I love you guys and this is to awesome for words!
    +1 Tweeted Giveaway: http://twitter.com/bookbuffoon/status/77175219390914561
    +1: Blog Sidebar: http://pageturnerpaulina.blogspot.com/
    Again, thank you so much!

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  57. Happy Anniversary and thank you for the chance to win!

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  58. Thank you for the generous giveaway! Happy Two Year Anniversary!

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  59. happy anniversary! Fantastic giveaway. thank you!

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  60. Happy Anniversary!! :D Thanks for the awesome giveaway and amazing website. I also blogged about the giveaway at http://aimeereneewrites.blogspot.com/

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  61. Happy anniversary! Thanks for having this giveaway!
    My Tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/myhomebooks/status/78092162050437121

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  62. I tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/she_elf/status/75744923671998464

    and put it on my blog sidebar: http://allinthefoam.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for the contest!

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  63. Happy Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for this AWESOME giveaway & sharing with followers your BEA grabs. I'm jealous... living in FL doesn't allow me to go to events such as those.

    Tweeted: http://twitter.com/#!/Joanna9273/status/78353289229500416

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  64. Thank you for hosting this giveaway

    Google Friends Connect - following your blog publicly as Louis
    I tweeted your giveaway

    schnitzomage {at} gmail {dot} com

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  65. Happy Anniversary! Thank you for your wonderful blog and for the chance to win!

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