Monday, April 02, 2012

April Giveaway & Blogoversary!!

Nope, not my cake! Although I dreamed that it was, if that counts. ;)

You know you're cool WHEN... you forget your own blogoversary! x) I can't believe I didn't remember the exact date! March 26, 2011 was the day I created this blog and posted my first (and kind of embarrassing) post, meaning that Mimi Valentine's YA Review Blog (which really needs a new name haha) is officially one year old!

I kind of feel nostalgic right now. :')

Thank you SO MUCH to everyone for your support and your comments and your overall awesomeness, and for not feeling creeped out by me when I drop by your blog. ♥ I hope you guys know that reading what you guys have to say (and gush about) is always what makes blogging worth it. This year wouldn't have been the same without all of you! :) 

Soooo..... you want to know about the giveaway, right? 

The Rules:
  1. There will be TWO winners. 
  2. Giveaway ends on May 1, 2012 @ 11:59 p.m.
  3. Be a follower (through GFC or RSS).
  4. Be 13 or older.
  5. Live anywhere that The Book Depository ships to (which is basically everywhere!)
  6. Fill out the form.
The Prize: 

Since this is very last minute (and I mean just-shot-out-of-bed-last-night-and-realized-I'm-an-idiot last minute), I'll stick with the prize for my regular monthly giveaway except there will be TWO winners instead of one. I hope that's okay for now!

Each of the winners will get to choose any one book from the list of anticipated near-April releases below! Or if you would like another book that releases around this time instead, I could definitely substitute that in as long as it's under $20 (USD). :)

Above by Leah Bobet
Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg
Pure by Jennifer L. Armentrout
The Calling by Kelley Armstrong
Kill Me Softly by Sarah Cross
The Immortal Rules by Julie Kagawa
Storm by Brigid Kemmerer
Unraveling by Elizabeth Norris
Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

Just enter through the widget below. Since I always forget to announce the winners after I email them, I decided to use Rafflecopter for the first time because they can be shown straight from the giveaway post. But this is my first time, so just bear with me! :)

a Rafflecopter giveaway

April is going to be a pretty crazy month, and I can already tell that it's going to be filled with awesome books too! I can't wait to see what the rest of you are up to as well! :)



  1. Happy Blogoversary Mimi!!!!! I can't believe you've only been blogging for a year, your blog is sooo AMAZING! Thanks so much for the giveaway too :)

  2. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, MIMI!!! I cannot believe you almost forgot, haha. I loove your blog and you definitely don't creep people out when you drop by :P It's so great how invested you are in it. Your reviews have got to be the cutest! Keep them coming, Mimi. I'm so glad you started this awesome blog <3

  3. Awwwwww Mimi! HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! I can't believe your blog is a year already! ♥ I am so happy to have found your blog and feel honoured everytime you comment on my blog. LOVE YOU AND YOUR BLOG FOREVER, dearest Mimi! ♥

    I hope you have a wonderful day! ♥

  4. Happy Anniversary Mimi!! I can't believe it's already been a year. My how time flies when you're having a heap of fun. I love your blog the way it is so no need to change the name:)

  5. OAFHSOADUFHSAOFHDSOAFHDOSAUHFDSOUH HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY MIMI! <3 <3 <3 I'm so grateful that I found your blog you have NO IDEA. Not to mention how beautiful it looks! Gah. Congratulations on a WHOLE YEAR and here's to MANY, MANYYYYY MORE! <3 <3

    And oh LORD. You way too sweet to provide a giveaway to celebrate this. <3 WE SHOULD BE GIVING BOOKS TO YOU!

    And bb, WHERE IS YOUR TWITTER ACCOUNT? You need to be there. NOW. (:

  6. Happy Blogoversary Mimi! And thank you so much for sharing the Giveaway, there are a ton of great books on your list that I'm just dying to read!

    Have a great week Mimi! <3<3<3

  7. Have I ever mentioned how much I adore you, Mimi? :) Seriously, you are one of my favourite bloggers and you have me in fits of laughter that you forgot about your blogoversary. :D Happy birthday to your blog! You do a great job being awesome and here's to many more years! Thank for the fab giveaway. :)

  8. MIMI! HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY!!! One year feels so long, yet so short, doesn't it? But oh, I am so happy to have found your blog because people like you make my own blogging experience ten times more incredible :) I'm so glad you've had such a fantastic year and I hope you'll stick around for at LEAST 10 more :D

    And thanks for the drool-worthy giveaway!

  9. Awww, Happy Blogoversary Mimi!!!!

    And thank you for the giveaway! :)


    Thanks so much for this amazing giveaway!

  11. Congrats, darling! You already know how much I love coming here and reading your thoughts every day. I doubt my days would be nearly as nice without you.

    Happy blogoversary, Miss Mimi! <3 <3 <3

  12. Congrats on your first blogoversary! Here's to many more!

  13. HAPPY ONE YEAR BLOGOVERSARY MIMI!!!! YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!! You are such a joyful and enthusiastic addition to the book blogging community and I absolutely adore you. Can't wait to stalk you for another year ;-)

  14. Happy one year blogoversary!! ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥
    Oh my gosh, you don't know how happy I am to hear that! *---* And thank YOU for always being there, cheering my days up :) Yep, that's what made me fall in love with this world, too!♥

    Again, I'm SO GLAD I found your blog and got to know you! And CONGRATULATIONS, you made it! One year, that I hope will turn to be many more.

    Have a great day, Mimi! *hugs*

  15. Happy Blogoversary. Love the cake, I wish it was mine also. Thanks for the great giveaway. Lots of great book choices, would love to win any of them. Thanks for the great giveaway.

  16. Happy blogoversary Mimi, I just recently discovered your blog but hopefully I will be popping over more often :)

  17. HAPPY BLOGOSVERSARY, MIMI DARLING!! You are seriously one of the sweetest bloggers I've met and you're basically a ball of JOY. Thanks so much for being YOU and I'm so excited for the big big things you're bound to do. :)

  18. HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY, dear Mimi!!♥ If I were there, I would definitely make a special one year blogoversary cake for you!! You're such a fabulous person and I adore your blog to death! You have amazing way with words and I can't wait to see your book published one day! I sure am one of your biggest fans! <3

    *sniff* I'm so happy for you! STAY AMAZING because I love you and your blog! <3

  19. Happy blogoversary Mimi!! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  20. HAPPY HAPPY JOY JOY BLOGOVERSARY, MIMI!!! I'm so glad you started your blog because I've loved getting to know you're awesomeness! Thanks for being so amazing, and for sharing your love of books.

  21. AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MIMI I'M SO EXCITED FOR YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ;D YAYAYAYAY!!! Blogoversaries are the BEST, aren't they? I'm so excited right now, you have no idea!! :D It's amaaaazing what you've done with this blog in a year. I honestly thought you were one of those veteran bloggers who's been around for like five years, your blog is THAT GOOD! It blows me away, really. One of my favorite things to look forward to every day is getting blog posts from my favorite bloggers sent to my email - and yours is on that list!! :D

    Thank you for being awesome and for this AMAZING giveaway! :D

  22. Ay girl who writes such a cute and amazing blog and forgets the anniversary is not an idiot because she forgot. You are fabulous and I absolutely adore all your comments on my blog. A post without a Mimi comment is a sad post indeed. Big congrats on your amniversary, Mimi. I hope when my blog hits one year it is as successful as yours. Thanks for the giveaway.

  23. Happy Blogoversary! Forgetting just means that you're very caught up in things and not just staring at your calendar. Way to go getting this far!

    Thanks for the giveaway opportunity!

  24. Oh it's amazing! Happy blogoversary! So glad that one day I found your blog!

  25. Happy blogoversary, Mimi! And don't worry. I totally forgot mine last year. As in...remembered several weeks later! Lol.

  26. Woot, happy blogoversary, Mimi!! Here's to another great year of blogging!

  27. Congratulations Mimi!

  28. Oh sweety :) <3 <3 You're so so sweet Mimi :* Congratulations!! :) <3


  29. Storybound really is wonderful! It was the first MG fiction book I'd read for a while, so that was a really interesting aspect also. I loved it! Thanks for your lovely comment!

  30. MIMI <3

    Happy happy happy Blogoversary! Your awesome blog is one! YAY! :) :) I'm so happy to have met you through your blog and everything. I've enjoyed our book talks and swoony moments when we talk about our fav book boys. You know you totally rock, Mimi and I love you to death time a thousand hundred million trillion billion. Again, happy blogoversary sis, and may you have many many many more to come :D

  31. Happy Blogoversary!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Huge love and hugs to you and your amazing blog, Mimi! Thanks for being so fantastic! xxx

  32. Happy Blogoversary!
    And thanks a lot for the giveaway.

  33. Happy Blogoversary!

    Thank you so much for your kind words on the interview! I would like to have even more dogs so I could call them "Hershey", "Twix", and other chocolatey names!

    I hope your "ReVamped" copy arrives soon! After all, it doesn't have very far to travel. :)

    Best regards,

  34. hip hip horay..

    happy is awesome for me...success for you

    thanks for the giveaway ^^

  35. congrats & continued success!!!!

  36. Hi Mimi! Happy Blogoversary :) I forgot mine as well which was also in March..

    Thank-you for the wonderful giveaway x Sharon

  37. Wow - that's years gone by quick! Congratulations! And here's to another year (and many more!) :)

  38. As always: awesome giveaway! And thank you so much for hosting it. :DD Also, HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! That sucks you forgot it (*giggles*), but it happens! Time goes so quickly sometimes. o:

    *throws confetti* \o/

    1. Oh, and of course we don't think you're creepy. :DD You're rather very lovable *nods* I always love it when you stop by. Hope you continue to have more awesome years! :D

  39. Happy blogoversarie! congratulations! I love the cake too by the way, you can never have too much cake!

  40. Happy Blogoversary, lovely! You are an absolute JOY, Mimi! You're one of my favorite bloggers--I LOVE your reviews, your enthusiasm, and your comments, and your YOU. I swear Brodies *this* close to starting a petition or levelling threats at you to make you sign up for Twitter so we can have more Mimi, more often, and I'm backing her :P

  41. Congrats and Happy Blogoversary! Thx for the giveaway op :)

  42. Happy Blogoversary! So exciting :) And great giveaway!

  43. Hi, Congrats and happy blogoversary :)

    And thank u for this awesome giveaway. Those books are amazing.

  44. Happy Blogoversary. Thank you so much for sharing the joy and may the next year be even better :)

  45. TY Mimi! This is an amazing success for you and HaPpY Blogoversary !

  46. Congrats and Happy Blogoversary!!


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