It's My Birthday + Giveaway!!

Hello everyone! I'm back from my vacation hiatus, and guess what?! It's my birthday!!


Some random facts about me:

-Today I turned 17!
-I'm a junior in high school.
-Throne of Glass is my favorite series ever.
-Cassandra Clare & Sarah J Maas are my favorite authors.
-My favorite genre is fantasy.
-I've been blogging for a year now, and I love it.
-I prefer physical books to ebooks.
-I'm newly addicted to Downton Abbey.

First let's play some Two Truths and a Lie.

1. I've ridden an elephant before.
2. I love swimming.
3. I have a sweet tooth.

Answer: *highlight* *#2 is a LIE*

1. The Mortal Instruments movie was amazing.
2. I hate mushrooms.
3. Tucker Avery is my book boyfriend.

Answer: *highlight* *#1 is a LIE ewww, hated the movie*

1. I read 10+ books per month
2. I used to be a contemporary-genre hater.
3. I have never read a book by Sarah Dessen.

Answer: *highlight* *#1 is a LIE. Haha I WISH I did...*

1. I get at least 8 hours of sleep each night.
2. I procrastinate a lot.
3.  I'm currently writing up this post right before school.

Answer: *highlight* *#1 is a LIE. Haha I WISH I did...*

I absolutely adore all of the 2015 debuts I've read so far. There's something truly special about the authors and the beautiful books and stories they've crafted. In honor of them (and because I love book-pushing) you can win two books from any two 2015 debuting authors. This giveaway is international. You can choose any debuts, depending on what you choose the prize might be a pre-order.

Rules:
1. No cheating. I check every entry.
2. International, books sent via The Book Depository.
3. One entry per household.

Here are lists of 2015 debuts: 2015 Debuts GR Shelf & YA Debuts 2015 GR Listopia (There are more to choose from!)

Some of my personal favorites that I've read so far:




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64 comments:

  1. Happy birthday!!! Thank you for such a fab giveaway. Loved your Two Truths and a Lie! Have a great birthday!x
    strupag.com

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  2. Happy birthday! And TOG is my favorite series too :D

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  3. Happy 17th birthday! Hope you have a great day and get more books! Also, thanks for the giveaway :)

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  4. Happy Birthday Rach!How does being 17 feels like?I'll be 17 myself this September.
    Thanks for the fabulous giveaway sweetie,and I adored reading those random facts about you!

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  5. Happy Birthday! 17 is such a magical age!

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  6. Happy birthday! I hope you enjoy it, and enjoy being 17 :) Thanks for the giveaway.

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  7. Happy birthday and welcome back, Rachel! Yay! ^__^ I feel the same way about swimming and the TMI movie. And who gets 8 hours of sleep anyway? Pfft. :) What an awesome giveaway. Enjoy your day, love. :)

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  8. Happy birthday, Rachel! Thanks for the giveaway and good luck with junior year! :D

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  9. Happy Birthday! That's so cool that you've ridden an elephant! And omg. The TMI moving... I just hope the TV series is as amazing as the series. They have the time now, so no excuses!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  10. Happy Birthday Rachel! Sarah Dessen's books are okay. Not missing much:P

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  11. HAHAHAHHA I WISH I GOT 8HRS TOO, RACH. I WISH

    HAPPPY BIRTHDAY ONCE AGAIN LOVE! <3

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  12. Happy Birthday! And I'm glad at least some of the youth of today are such voracious readers!

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  13. Happy Birthday Rachel :D Cassandra Clare is my favourite author too and I really want to sleep for 8hrs!! Thanks for the giveaway~ And you're so young!! I feel super old haha~

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  14. Happy birthday, girlie! Make it a good one :)

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  15. Happy birthday, Rachel! I hope you have an amazing day!

    P.S. I wish I got 8 hours of sleep a night. I toss and turn until I end up getting about five hours. :(

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  16. Happy birthday! I want to read an elephant too! :))

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  17. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Also, I got two out of four right for the truth and lies portion. BOOM. :D I hope you have a fantastic day, love.

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  18. YEAH... Happy birthday! Hope your day is full of books and cake!
    Cassi @ My Thoughts Literally

    PS... I love two truths and a lie. It's like solving a mystery! I totally got all of yours right!

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  19. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I looove Tucker Avery too, he is too damn sweet and yummy :)

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  20. Happy birthday!!!!!!! Loved the two truths and a lie!

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  21. Happy Birthday. I wish I could go back to being 17. Enjoy it! I've never read the Throne of Glass series. I know! I have them, I just procrastinate like someone else and just keep putting it off. I will read them though. I love, LOVE Tucker. He's a dreamy, swoony boy. Thank you times a million for the giveaway. I have never in my life received a book for a birthday present, even though everyone in my family knows that's what I love most. Hope your day is wonderful.

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  22. Happy of happiest birthdays, Rachel!! I hope you're having an awesome day full all sorts of awesomeness and cake!!

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  23. Happy Birthday loveee! I hope you have a wonderful magical day hoarding millions of books! Thank you so much for this lovely giveaway. (Also, love the two truths one lie!) ;)

    ~Kaitlin

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  24. Happy birthday!! <3 (and don't we all wish we got more sleep, ugh!)

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  25. Happy Birthday Rachel, & I'm really glad you had a great time vacationing - Thank you for the lovely giveaway! <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections

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  26. Happy Birthday, Rachel! I am so glad that you are back.
    P.S. I also did not like The Mortal Instruments movie.

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  27. Happy birthday Rachel! Hope you have a good one! :) <3 Thanks for the awesome giveaway too!

    ~Cari @ myaddictionbooks.blogspot.com

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  28. Happy Birthday Rachel! I hope your day was amazing! :D I also hated the Mortal Instruments movie too. The blonde dude was just a bad pick, haha! Thank you for the giveaway! :)

    Talina @ Sassy & Dangerous

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  29. Happy birthday, Rachel!!! I'm enjoying all your China pics on Instagram! (: Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway!!

    Pearl @ AsteriskPearl's Book Blog

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  30. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I am so glad that you had a great day (you have told me this already haha) and your game was fun! I guessed most of them right- except the swimming one, because who doesn't love swimming!?! Anyway, hope the rest of your birthday is amazing, and thank you for the giveaway- I love when you book-push ;)
    Shannon @ It Starts At Midnight

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  31. Happy birthday and thanks so much for the giveaway!!

    Laura @BlueEyeBooks

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  32. Happy birthday miss!! Cant wait for the 5th!! EEEE!!!! <3
    <3 Britt

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  33. I feel like I'm most productive right before I have to go somewhere, I guess I'm not the only one. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  34. Happy Birthday Rachel! Thanks for the giveaway! Loved the 2 truths and a lie

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  35. Happy happy birthday! 17 is an awesome age. What a great lineup of books for your giveaway!

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  36. Happy birthday! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  37. Happy Birthday Rach! Hope you have the best birthday and gets lots of great books!

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  38. Happy birthday! Here's hoping it is full of good friends and amazing books! This is a great giveaway, thanks!

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  39. RACHEL...HAPPY BIRTHDAY! OMG! ♥ I hope your day is filled with lots of books, cake (!!!), and Chaolena. ;) Thank you for the sweet giveaway!

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  40. Happy Birthday gurll! You know you're like my best blogging buddy right? And plus I got to actually meet you in person. Have an awesome birthday and u know how much i love ToG!! Sarah J. Maas, she's going to be at Bookcon! TIme to get tickets :P

    Alex @ The Book's Buzz

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  41. Happy birthday! What a great blog! The 2 truths and a lie was fun.

    I loved "Red Queen" but I'm dying to read "The Storyspinner" and "The Wrath of Dawn." I'm getting "Ember" at a signing in two weeks so that's covered.

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  42. Happy birthday! I just stumbled on your blog, and I love it! Thanks for the giveaway :)

    Ranu @ The Bookish Life

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  43. Happy birthdayyy!
    You rode an elephant?! Wow, I bet that was awesome!! *-*
    I'd love to win An Ember in the Ashes and Red queen, thanks for the giveaway! :D

    Ps. New follower :3

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  44. Happy Belated Birthday!! *throws confetti* :D
    Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

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  45. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY!!! Did you have cake? DID YOU DID YOU DID YOU?!?!? WAS IT AWESOMEEEE?!?! I bet it was!

    You're 17 now!!!! WHATTTT?!?! And in another year you'll be 18! ALL THE HAPPY YEARSSSS!

    Thank you for ze awesome giveaway!

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  46. Happy happy birthday! And you've ridden an elephant before? I was actually thinking that was the lie, but no, you hated swimming. That's so awesome.

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  47. HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! So happy we have become friends, girl! I hope I can meet you IRL soon! <3 <3 Thank you for the giveaway!

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  48. Happy Birthday Rachel and thanks for the giveaway! It's always nice to find another Downton Abbey fan :)

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  49. Hope you had the best birthday yet! Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!

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  50. Happy Birthday!^^ i hope you are happy and merry in your life!

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  51. Happy birthday!!!! And wow what a giveaway thanks for this awesome giveaway!!! Hope your birthday was fantastic!!

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  52. Happy Birthday! It's hard to believe that all of these books are from first-time authors. Wow!

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  53. Happy Belated Birthday Rachel! I'll be 17 this Oct. But in my country, I'm a senior in secondary school. I'm amaze at all those first-time authors. Really. I would love to have one. Thanks for the giveaway, Rachel. :)

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  54. Happy late birthday! Hope you had a great one!

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  55. Happy belated birthday love!!! I hope it went well and that you had an AMAZING day!! How did you spend it?!?! Also, are you going to BookCon???

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  56. Happy birthday and this is an awesome giveaway! You're 17 woah. I feel old and I'm going to be turning 19 soon. I thought you were older, haha, this is awesome so thank you very much for this giveaway :)

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  57. Happy, happy, happy belated birthday and thanks for an amazing giveaway! :)

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  58. Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday! :)) God Bless!

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  59. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a great day!

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  60. Happy Birthday! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :)

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