Jan 29, 2018

My Blog's 1st Birthday! + The Birthstone Book Tag + HUGE Giveaway! (Until 2/26/18)

 

Hello fellow book nerds! Yesterday, the 28th, was my blog's first birthday! Can you believe it's already a year old? Where has the time gone?! 😱 
(I planned to have this post go up on Saturday, but for some reason this weekend I had trouble focusing and getting anything done and I ended up being unexpectedly busy and I spent the night at my friends' house to celebrate her birthday, and life just was not cooperating with me apparently, so I was exhausted. 😴)

Anyway, to celebrate, I decided to do The Birthstone Book Tag, created by Jay @ The Awkward Bookworm! 

Aaaaannnnndd.....SOMETHING REALLY EXCITING FOR ALL OF YOU, A GIVEAWAY! I've never hosted a giveaway before and I'm really excited, so stay tuned for details at the end of this post!😄😄😄

January (GARNET): Associated with warding off negative forces and dark energies.
(January is also my birthday! And my blog's birthday! And two of my friends birthdays! And some of my main characters in my WIPs birthdays! and the birth of a new year! And...okay, I'll stop. 😜)

- Name a book with the darkest/evilest character you can think of.

Shatter Me (Shatter Me, #1)

Okay, I'm not even done reading this yet, but DANG Warner! Tone it down a little! 😨


February (AMETHYST): Purple is associated with royalty.

- Name a book with regal qualities.

Deep Blue (Waterfire Saga, #1) 

Okay, it's not purple, but the cover definitely is a royally kinda blue. And it's about a mermaid princess, so there. 😆

 

March (AQUAMARINE): Washed out.

- Name a 'wishy washy' character, a character who is not strong or a follower.

 The Princess Plot  (Scandia, #1)

It's been a few years since I've read this, but the main character, Jenna, just kind of annoyed me. She had like, zero common sense. And yes, she's a 13 year old girl, she's not supposed to be perfect, and it's okay that she's a little naive, but you'd think you'd want your main characters to make smarter decisions and be less gullible, right? 😑


April (DIAMOND): A diamond in the rough.

- Name a book that you loved but is not well known.

Uprising 

THIS BOOK IS AMAZINNNGGGG! I wish they would turn it into a movie! It would just be so touching! And amazing! And AHHHHH! 😭 But I think I've fangirled enough about it recently. 😂 I was just so pleasantly surprised with this. This is an author I have been familiar with since I was 12, and I've always liked her books, but this was so different from all of her other books and it just blew me away! I so wish it was more popular because it is such an important book about feminism and rights and life and just UGH PLEASE READ IT!

 

May (EMERALD): Said to balance energy.

- Name two characters who balance each other well.

Steelheart (Reckoners, #1)

Megan and David balance each other so well! Megan is totally no nonsense and kick-butt and David is a total dork who gets distracted with coming up with lame metaphors in the middle of a crisis but yet somehow also totally kick-butt? 😂 I love them so much. They are like the only OTP I actually care about. 


June (PEARL): Associated with loyalty.

- Name a character who is loyal to the end.

The Mark of the Dragonfly

Piper is pretty dang loyal. There were a couple of times when she totally could've turned back and left Anna behind and went back to her "everybody for themselves" survival attitude that she grew up with. But instead she felt such a strong sisterly bond with Anna that she knew that she couldn't live with such a selfish attitude anymore, and she stayed loyal to her friends through everything. I think that's another reason why I really liked this book so much.

July (RUBY): Blood red.

- Name a book that made your blood boil, one that made you angry.

Nerve

This didn't necessarily make me angry, just very very annoyed. So close enough. 😂


August (PERIDOT): Pale green. (It pales in comparison to other gems.) 

- Name a supporting character who you like better than the main character.

The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die, #2)

This one was hard to come up with, but eventually I settled on Ozma from the Dorothy Must Die Series. She's literally like the only innocent one at this point. 😆 Yeah, she had her brain wiped and is trapped in a body with someone else, and she may not be "all there" most of the time, but she didn't ask for any of that! She just kinda got pulled along for the ride and I just kinda feel sorry for her. 😂

 

September (SAPPHIRE): Blue like the ocean which is calming.

- Name a book that had a calming affect on you.

 The Mother-Daughter Book Club (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #1)

It was hard to find a book that I would consider "calming." 😂 But this one is close enough. It's a really heartwarming and relatable series, and it's one of my favorites, and if I ever reread these books, I would do it when I just wanted to relax and enjoy reading. 😊


October (OPAL): Iridescent.

- Name an iridescent book, this can be a book with a beautiful cover. (Shiny? Lots of color?) or you can base it off of a character. (Quirky? Colorful?)

Red Queen (Red Queen, #1)

Well, this cover is really silvery and shiny, like and opal...and let's just be honest, I wanted to find a reason to put Red Queen in here somewhere. 😂

 

November (TOPAZ): Associated with resilience.

- Name a books with a character who rises to the top in a time of adversity.

Snow Like Ashes (Snow Like Ashes, #1)

This also was a hard one, but I went with Meira from Snow Like Ashes because she literally started at the bottom and got to the top. 😂 Aaannd...that's all I'll say because of spoilers.

December (BLUE ZIRCON): Associated with friendship.

- Name a book with a friendship you want to be apart of.

 The Mother-Daughter Book Club (The Mother-Daughter Book Club, #1)

I'm pretty sure I've answered a question like this with this book in another tag, but it's true! I would totally want to be in this friend group! 😊 I love how all of their personalities blend well together, of course I would love to sit around talking about books, and they always get to do cool things together! Also, I think I would fit in really well! I think my personality is kind of a mix between Jess's and Emma's. 😄

Wasn't that a fun tag?

Okay I'll stop stalling.

...And now, what you've all been waiting for!


Rules:
  • Open to U.S. residents only! (Sorry! Shipping is expensive! 😩 But hopefully in the future I will be able to do more giveaways and open it up to International.) 
  • 3 prizes for 3 winners
  • Must love books! 😜
Prizes:

1. $25 gift card to Erin Condren (they have gorgeous planners, journals, stationary, home decor, and office supplies that any classy nerd would love! 😊 It's where I got my planner, which I will post an unboxing of on Saturday!) 

2. Used copies of the entire Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series, + books 1-3 of The Heroes of Olympus



 3. Used copies of books 1-4 of The Lorien Legacies series + The Legacies: The Lost Files 
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* I will not share any personal info with anyone outside the giveaway!

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Well that was fun! If you want to do this tag, it's up to you! I tag you! Just make sure you credit the creator. 😊 And as you excited about the giveaway as I am? Who doesn't get excited about free books? 😄 I can't wait to wrap them up and make them all special to send to you! 

Until Tuesday! ♡

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20 comments:

  1. Oooooh, just you wait until you read the entire Shatter Me series. Warner might not be the kind of person you think they are.
    Congrats on your first blogiversary. It's such an important milestone :D glad you made it!

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    1. Heather @ The Frozen Book BlogJanuary 31, 2018 at 4:46 PM

      Thank you! :)

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    2. I've always admired the Erin Condren planners, but never had one, so the gift card would be awesome!

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    3. Heather @ The Frozen Book BlogFebruary 19, 2018 at 3:12 PM

      I know! They have such cool stuff. Thank you so much for entering! And I LOVE Your profile pic btw! :D

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  2. I'm most excited about the Erin Condren gift card. I went to their website and there was so many awesome things.

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  3. Heather @ The Frozen Book BlogFebruary 10, 2018 at 12:12 AM

    I know! They're so cool! :) Thanks so much for entering!

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  4. Congratulations on your first blog birthday! That's an awesome milestone. I'm most excited about either of the book series - I can't choose! They're both fantastic. :)

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  5. Heather @ The Frozen Book BlogFebruary 15, 2018 at 7:46 PM

    Thank you so much! :D I'm glad you're excited! Thank you for entering!

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  6. Congratulations on a year of blogging! That's such an exciting milestone!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

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  7. Heather @ The Frozen Book BlogFebruary 16, 2018 at 4:06 PM

    Thank you! :)

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  8. I would love the Erin Condren gift card because I love office supplies.

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    1. I know! They have SUCH cute stuff! I LOVE my planner I got from them!

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  9. Congratulations on your 1 year blogoversary! I would love any of the prizes,but especially the gift card. Thank you. ☺

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    1. Heather @ The Frozen Book BlogFebruary 18, 2018 at 5:47 PM

      Thank YOU! I'm glad you're excited about the gift card. Erin Condren has some pretty cool stuff. :) Thank you for entering!

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  10. I would like the Percy Jackson series for my son, he's a big fan!

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    1. Heather @ The Frozen Book BlogFebruary 18, 2018 at 5:48 PM

      Awesome!!! Thank you for entering! :)

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  11. "Tell me which prize you would like most! :)" I think I would most enjoy the Lorien Legacies books!

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  12. Heather @ The Frozen Book BlogFebruary 18, 2018 at 5:49 PM

    Awesome! I'm glad you entered! :)

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  13. Congrats on a year of blogging. I would like the gift card. I love stationary and planner. :)

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    1. Thank you! I love stationary and planners too! Thank you for entering!

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