Monday, May 2, 2011

Blogoversary Giveaways Galore: Two Divergent Themed Prize Packs + Two Other Prize Packs



Today, May 2, is Bookish Delights one year blogoversary!!! Yay!! I have enjoyed blogging, reading great YA books, and writing book reviews. And with the recent addition of some really awesome YA book reviewers, I am glad that I get to share my first blogoversary with them. So I want to thank my awesome YA book review team and of course I also want to thank our lovely blog followers/readers for supporting us throughout the past year.

So now for the fun part. Giveaway time!!! Since my blogoversary lands so close to the release of a fabulous, must-have dystopian YA novel called DIVERGENT by VERONICA ROTH (May 3), which I'm sure most of you are familiar with and dying to have like me (my ordered copy arrives on the release day...so excited!!), I am giving away two Divergent themed prize packs and two other prize packs. Divergent by Veronica Roth is perhaps the best YA Debut Book of 2011! It is very special!! You need to buy this book if you aren't lucky enough to win a copy on my blog.

Check out the review of Divergent by Veronica Roth posted by one of our very own book reviewers Brynne at Bookish Delights(Click HERE). You will get bonus entries into the Divergent giveaways if you comment on it!!!

Also check out the book trailer for Veronica Roth’s DIVERGENT, which was posted today (May 2) on Entertainment Weekly’s website! Enjoy! (Click HERE)


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FOUR GIVEAWAYS BELOW:


GIVEAWAY 1: Divergent by Veronica Roth
(OPEN INTERNATIONALLY as long as the book depository ships to your country. International Entrants can click HERE to check.)


RULES: You Must Be/Become A GFC Follower (Required)

TO ENTER : FILL OUT FORM (CLICK HERE)
GIVEAWAYS END: MAY 22, 2011 at 11:59pm PST


Divergent Synopsis (Via Goodreads):
In Beatrice Prior's dystopian Chicago, society is divided into five factions, each dedicated to the cultivation of a particular virtue—Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). On an appointed day of every year, all sixteen-year-olds must select the faction to which they will devote the rest of their lives. For Beatrice, the decision is between staying with her family and being who she really is—she can't have both. So she makes a choice that surprises everyone, including herself. During the highly competitive initiation that follows, Beatrice renames herself Tris and struggles to determine who her friends really are—and where, exactly, a romance with a sometimes fascinating, sometimes infuriating boy fits into the life she's chosen. But Tris also has a secret, one she's kept hidden from everyone because she's been warned it can mean death. And as she discovers a growing conflict that threatens to unravel her seemingly perfect society, she also learns that her secret might help her save those she loves . . . or it might destroy her. Debut author Veronica Roth bursts onto the literary scene with the first book in the Divergent series—dystopian thrillers filled with electrifying decisions, heartbreaking betrayals, stunning consequences, and unexpected romance.
READ THE FIRST 100 PAGES OF DIVERGENT:
CLICK HERE.

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GIVEAWAY 2: Divergent Swag Pack
(OPEN TO US ONLY)

RULES: You Must Be/Become A GFC Follower (Required)
TO ENTER : FILL OUT FORM (CLICK HERE)
GIVEAWAYS END: MAY 22, 2011 at 11:59pm PST

Divergent Swag Pack includes:

1. Fan-made Complementary Booklet To Divergent: Faction Manifestos by Veronica Roth



Disclaimer: This is not a real booklet that you can purchase. I compiled the fan-made cover and booklet from content obtained from the faction manifestos provided in relation to Divergent by Veronica Roth via HarperTeen's Facebook Page for this series. Click here for link to content. I do NOT own cover image or booklet content. It is the property of HarperCollins/Katherine Tegen Books and Veronica Roth in relation to the book Divergent.

2. Matted Frame with Glossy Divergent Cover Photo and Complementary Beautiful Poem About Bravery (which I thought related well to Divergent), called "A Bravery Pledge" by Lynn C. Johnston.



“A Bravery Pledge”
Poem By Lynn C. Johnston

Some think bravery is living without fear

But that is not true
Bravery is living despite the fear
Doing what needs to be done
Even though you’re scared to death
Some can stand on the sidelines of life
And be content with what could have been but never was

That is not me
I will not look back at the end of my life

Thinking of what could have been
I vow to live my dreams no matter what
I will stand up and be counted
Even when I’m one of the few
Or standing all by myself
I will proudly state before God and all who see
This is who I am and what I want to be

I will stand proudly in the batter’s box

On the baseball field of my dreams
And I will not cower at the thought of being hit
Or feel ashamed if I should strike out
If I do not achieve all that I desire
It will not be for lack of courage or effort
I will go down swinging
As if my life depended on it

But if all I want is meant to be

Then I will hit a home run
That will not only echo in my heart and mind
But in all of those who were destined to witness my success
And maybe in that moment
Courage will be found in another
Searching for the strength to be brave

Credit: The poem "A Bravery Pledge" was sponsored via permission by the author Lynn C. Johnston. Thanks Lynne! The full poem can also be viewed by visiting Lynn's personal website(by clicking HERE). This poem is featured in her published book, "Angel's Dance: A Collection of Uplifting & Inspirational Poetry." Her independent publishing company called Whispering Angel Books published this book as well as other uplifting and inspirational material. Feel free to visit their site at: (http://www.whisperingangelbooks.com/). They also have a blog: http://blog.whisperingangelbooks.com/. Whispering Angel Books is currently accepting manuscript submissions until June 1st, 2011 if you are interested. All information is on their website.

3. Five Hand-made Faction Bookmarks, Each With A Corresponding Quote On The Back AND Six fan-made Divergent Bookmarks And One HarperTeen Bookmark for Dark Days Of the Supernatural which includes Divergent.
*For A Better View Of Each Bookmark, Just Click on them to enlarge them.





4. Eight Hand-made Divergent Themed Bracelets With Sayings. One-Size-Fits-All Due To Use Of Elastic Jewelry Cord.





Bracelets Say:
"I Love Divergent." (mirrored)

"Faction Before Blood"
"I Am Dauntless. I Am Brave."
"I Am Abnegation. I Am Selfless."
"I Am Erudite. I Am Intelligent."
"I Am Amity. I Am Peaceful."
"I Am Candor. I Am Honest."
"I Am Factionless. I Am A Rebel."

*Note:
You may also come up with your own sayings for the bracelets in relation to Divergent. In this case you will only receive 5 bracelets.


5. Main Street Wall Creations Wall Sticker With Quote: "In A World Where You Can Be Anything. . . Be Yourself." (I thought this related to the Divergent theme)


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GIVEAWAY 3: Your Choice Of Two Options
(See Below)


RULES: You Must Be/Become A GFC Follower (Required)
TO ENTER : FILL OUT FORM (CLICK HERE)
GIVEAWAYS END: MAY 22, 2011 at 11:59pm PST

1. One YA Book Of Your Choice Up To $10 US Dollars
(This is another way to win Divergent by Veronica Roth if you want it. This is the only book that does not apply to the $10 US Dollar Limit. Because Divergent is Special! :-) However if you want another YA book, feel free to choose another, since it is ultimately up to you. But any other book will have a $10 US Dollar Limit.)
(OPEN INTERNATIONALLY as long as the book depository ships to your country. International Entrants can click HERE to check. I can also order from Amazon for US residents.)

OR

2. A Surprise Package Of Two YA ARCS Plus Some Signed YA Swag
(OPEN TO US ONLY)

HINT: ONE OF THE YA ARCS YOU WILL RECEIVE IS AMONG THESE LISTED TITLES (I WILL PUT THESE ARC NAMES IN A HAT AND RANDOMLY PICK ONE OUT. THIS WILL BE THE FIRST ARC YOU WIN). THE OTHER ARC WILL REMAIN TOP SECRET UNTIL YOU OPEN YOUR PACKAGE! DON'T YOU JUST LOVE SURPRISES?!








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GIVEAWAY 4: A MASSIVE YA Variety Swag Pack (mostly signed!)
Includes lots of really cool swag!
(OPEN TO US ONLY)

RULES: You Must Be/Become A GFC Follower (Required)

TO ENTER : FILL OUT FORM (CLICK HERE)
GIVEAWAYS END: MAY 22, 2011 at 11:59pm PST


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THANKS FOR ENTERING MY BLOGOVERSARY GIVEAWAYS!! GOOD LUCK TO YOU ALL! WINNERS WILL BE CHOSEN USING RANDOM.ORG

99 comments:

  1. Happy Blogoversary! (I believe I wrote this on a different post last night, but I was really tired, so I wanted to do so again in case I dreamt that or something!).

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  2. Happy Blogoversary! This book is intriguing. I am always looking for new authors. I am a new follower (GF).

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  3. happy blogoversary! My favorite swag is the Faction Manifesto booklet

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  4. You really do know how to spoil your readers! Happy Blogoversary and thanks for being such a sweetie!

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  5. Happy Blogoversary! I like the Faction Before Blood bracelet. The manifesto is also pretty nifty. It took me 20 minutes to get all the results from that Facebook quiz thing! :/

    Love Divergent so much! If I could, I'd re-read it.

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  6. This really is of EPIC proportions. I absolutely have the Divergent craze, I cannot WAIT much longer!!!

    Happy Blogoversary!!

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  7. Congrats on another great year!! And since I forgot this in my first comment, my favorite piece of swag is the framed photo and poem.

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  8. Happy blogoversary!*throws confetti* This is a very nice way to celebrate - I think Divergent will be one of the best books of the year, woo hoo!:D
    And of course, I'm dying to read it! Oh, and I love the wall sticker!
    xoxo

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  9. Happy blogoversary! I love dystopias and sci-fi and have heard good things about Divergent, so of course I'd love to read it!

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  10. Happy Blogoversary!!!!Sooo awesome!!! :)

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  11. I love dystopias and sci-fi and this book sounds like the perfect combination of the two.
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    alterlisa AT yahoo DOT com
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  12. Happy Blogoversary. I want Divergent because it sounds interesting and draws me in.

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  13. Oh, I want to win Divergent so much! Everybody is comparing it to Hunger Games which is so far my favorite series ever.

    Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Blogoversary!

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  14. Why I want Divergent? Lets see....because I've heard about it sooo much and now I'm a bit crazed about it....
    My favorite swag item is the Faction Manifesto...I love that idea!

    I don't how many times I told you this...but Congrats on the Blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  15. Happy 1 year Blogoversary!! Divergent sounds amazing, and of course all the Hunger Games comparisons don't hurt. :)

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  16. OMG I WANT THIS BOOK SOOO BAD!!!
    MAYBE I'LLL WIN IT!
    I'VE TRIED AND ENTERED LIKE EVERY CONTEST :P

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  17. Happy Blogoversary!!! Congrats!
    And thank you for these awesome giveaways!

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  18. Yay - happy blogws! I would love to read Divergent, it´s all over the place - I´m so looking forward to reading this dystopia. Thank you for the giveaway.

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  19. Happy Blogoversary!
    Thanks for the great giveaways! I would love to read Divergent because I've read so many positive reviews about it and I like Dystopian novels!
    Thanks again

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  20. Thank you for the lovely giveaway, and happy blogoversary! :) I am absolutely dying to read Divergent, because I am a huge dystopia fan, and they don't sell a lot of dystopian novels in my country. Thanks again!

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  21. congrats!
    my favorite piece of the swag pack I think would have to be the wall sticker "in a world where you can be anything, be yourself" love it:)

    and why wouldn't I want to win Divergent? IT looks so amazing! I have been wanting to read it for months now. I love YA and dystopians. strong female characters. important life decisions. being yourself. amazing. :D

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  22. Happy Blogoversary! I have heard great things and that is why I want to read it.

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  23. Happy Blogoversary! I'm excited to pick up a copy of Divergent!

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  24. Congrats and thanks for the Giveaway!

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  25. Omg! I really, really, really want to read this book! The most highly anticipated release of the year:)

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  26. Happy blogoversary! Thanks for ABSOLUTELY mindblowing giveaway! I am so excited about Divergent, from what I read its the new Hunger Games! Would really love to win, I have fallen in love with dystopian novels just recently! x

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  27. I'd love to win Divergent so I could gift it to a friend, spread the Divergent love!:)

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  28. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for such an epic giveaway! I'll love love love to win Divergent.

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  29. Awesome! Thanks for hosting this giveaway!

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

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  30. Happy Blogoversary! congrats for the great year! thank you for the giveaway :) would really love to win.

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  31. Congratulations :D
    Happy blogoversay! This is one awesome giveaway! So much to choose from :)

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  32. Happy Blogovesary! Hope you have many more!

    Thanks for the fantastic giveaways!

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  33. Happy Blogversary! I'm new to you blog, but so far I like it :)
    Thanks for hosting some awesome giveaways :)

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  34. This is one of the most insane giveaways i've seen. I LOVE IT!!!

    Happy Blogoversary to you *I'm singing for your here* =D

    Thanks for the giveaway!!

    claroxide@yahoo.co.in

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  35. OMGoodness you ladies ROCK!
    Yes I would love to win Divergent ;)

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  36. I have heard great things about this book but unfortunately can't find it in my country.

    Happy blogoversary

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  37. Happy Blogoversary!

    Thanks for giveaways!

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  39. Great Giveaway! I would love to be swagged or win Divergent. I cannot wait to read it.

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  40. What an awesome giveaway! The book Divergent looks really great. I read a sample chapter a little while ago and was hooked. So even though the other prizes are wonderful, I think I'd like the book.

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  41. Happy Blogversary! :D Congratulations!!

    I'm very interested in Divergent because the synopsis is intriguing, and also because I've read so many reviews saying it tops THG (which I love). Thank you for sharing your love of books! :D

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  42. Yay! Happy blogversary! I read the free preview on-line and I love this book!! I am going to have to download it for my kindle today :)

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  43. So many Divergent giveaways! Wow! Thank you so much for the chance to win all these amazing books. Congrats on your blogversary! I think it's awesome that you chose to celebrate it with so many amazing giveaways to do with my favourite 2011 release. If I was to win the $10 book, I would certainly choose Divergent!

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  44. Happy Blogoversary. Hope there's many more to come.

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  45. Happy Blogoversary!!! Love this blog and this giveaway. Can't wait to get Divergent! So many great reviews and it's a dystopian, what more could I ask for? Great giveaways!
    :)

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  46. Happy Blogoversary! What a bunch of great giveaways!!

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  47. Happy Blogoversary! I want to win the book because I can't buy it myself right now and I so desperately want to read it!

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  48. Awesome giveaways!!! I want to win this book because it looks AWESOME!!! Happy Blogoversary!!!

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  49. HAPPY BLOGAVERSARY & Thank you for allowing us the chance to win such AMAZING prizes! I am so excited!!!

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  50. Dont really have a favorite. I would love to win the book but any of it would be SUPER COOL!

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  51. Why I want to win Divergent? I really want to win it! I have recently become obsessed with dystopian books and i see this book everywhere. I want to read it!

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  52. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the great contest - I want to win Divergent as I need a good dystopian after finishing Hunger Games!

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  54. Happy Blogoversary.

    Love this contest.

    Would love it even more if i lived in the US. But totally awesome re: swag and arcs!

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  55. Everybody is talking about Divergent. I haven't seen a bad review yet. I can't wait to read it!

    Happy Blogoversary!

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  56. Oh wow!! One of the most amazing giveaways i've participated in!!!

    I would love to win a copy of Divergent because I love stories about dystopian societies. (The Hunger Games...WOW!) Also i'm having trouble locating the book in my country *sadface*

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  57. Oh shoot! Forgot to add: Thank you!! And Happy Blogoversary!!! :D

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  58. Happy blogoversary!!
    I am so excited to read this book and hopefully I am able to win this giveaway! I can't wait to read it!!
    Thank you!

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  59. And my favorite swag piece is the wall sticker!

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  60. I love this contest, Divergent is a book I have longingly looked at for quite a while, and I am so grateful you have this contest! <3 Congrats to Veronica Roth for such great reviews! (And a ah-mazing name. I love "Veronica"!)

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  62. Oh, and the bravery pledge is my fav. part of the swag pack!!

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! <3 hehe

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  63. Happy Blogoversary! Awesome giveaways! Thanks! This book sounds so freaking amazing! I would love to win anything!

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  64. I really like all of the Divergent bookmarks! They are really neat!

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  65. Thanks for the chances to win! Its awesome for you to do this for your followers! I am a new follower :)

    Christie

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  66. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!!
    Dying to read another dystopia novel after the hunger games! Saw the Divergent book review and cant wait to read it:)

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  67. Congratulations. I've heard Divergent is similar to Hunger Games that's reason enough to want to get my hands on it lol

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  68. Congrats on the one year blogoversary! I've already got a copy of Divergent, but I love surprises!

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway. :D

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  69. Congrats on the milestone. Sometimes it can feel daunting, trying to come up with consistent content, but it does get easier over time--and it's a great way to connect with readers and writers.

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  70. Congrats to you thank you so much great giveaway!

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  71. -Thanks for this giveaway! I really want to read this book because it's been getting great reviews! Plus, it takes place in Chicago! That's where I live! :D

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  72. I forgot to mention in my other comment, but that's a pretty swag pack! I especially love the hand-made faction bookmarks! Those are awesome!

    Happy Blogoversary! I wish you many more!.♥

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  73. Happy blogoversary!! :D

    I'm really looking forward to Divergent as I've heard so much about it, and I'm really into YA dystopian books!

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  74. My favorite Divergent swag is the Matted Frame with Glossy Divergent Cover Photo and Complementary Beautiful Poem About Bravery. The poem is beautiful, as is the Divergent cover. I'd love to hang this on my wal!!! :D

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  75. Such an awesome giveaway! Thanks!

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  76. Congrats and thanks for the giveaway!

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  77. Thank you so much for the fantastic giveaway!

    I think I deserve Divergent simply because I've been dying to get this since I first heard about it. Which was in, like, February, I think.

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  78. Thank you so much for this awesome giveaway!!!

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  79. Oh, and I love the Divergent bookmarks!

    And happy blogoversary!

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  80. Happy Blogoversary. ^^/

    I really want to read Divergent because many review said this book are awesome. Cant hardly wait to read it

    Thanks for the chance :)

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  81. Thank you for the giveaway and Happy Blogoversary!

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  82. Happy Blogoversary! I love dystopian concepts, and this sounds like a good one!

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  83. Happy happy blogoversary!! :-D I have heard amazing things about Divergeant and cant wait to discover it! :-)

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  84. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks for the giveaway.

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  85. Great giveaway!! Thanks for the chance!

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  86. Happy Blogoversary!
    Thanks a lot for all these amazing giveaways.
    And I would love to win Divergent because I've read so many great reviews about this book and how it's similar to The Hunger Games books.

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  87. What an awesome set of giveways! Happy Blogoversary!

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  88. Happy Blogoversary! I want to win Divergent because I've read the first 100 pages and it's so good! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  89. Congratulations! You have so many awesome giveaways! You're so creative yo yhink up all these cool prize packs!

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  90. Congratulations! :)
    Why i want to win Divergent? Because i love dystopian books (and it started with Hunger games ♥) and i've read so many great reviews. I really want to read it. I can't wait... :)
    And by the way, awesome giveaways! WOW

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  91. What an amazing giveaway. Happy blogoversary. Divergent sounds like a really interesting read so I'd love to win.

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  92. What an incredibly generous giveaway. Thank you for letting me participate. I have been hearing so much about Divergent and it has been on my wishlist for a while. Thank you for your reviews and efforts in sharing with us. I have never read a dystopian book and in Brynne's review she mentioned how the main character comes into her own and proves to be so very strong - I love strong female characters and their process of awakening and find these stories very inspiring. If I could only be wonder woman it would be grand. Thanks again!

    dz59001@gmail.com

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  93. Thank you so much for the awesome giveaway! I'm pretty excited about this book!

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  94. Happy Blogoversary! Thanks a lot for the giveaway! I really want to win Divergent!!!!

    Juan,
    Geeks & Books

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  96. All I can tell you is that once I started it was impossible to put down. Tris is a strong and courageous character that will instantly capture the reader’s attention. From the start she is young girl trying to please her parents and peers while feeling isolated, but as the story progresses it becomes more about her discovery and relentless courage. Her world is very unlike our own, and at first glance appears to be a peaceful and improved society, although, upon closer inspection this alternate reality proves to be a corrupted world that suffers from tyranny and segregation.

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