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Book Madness Round 2! #BookMadness17

LOOKING FOR ROUND 4 VOTING? It’s right here.

Wow! What an amazing turnout for Round 1 of Book Madness! This community is amazing, and I am truly honored to host this event to celebrate all of our favorite fictional characters. The competition was tough to move on to Round 2, especially in the last few hours, but take a look to see which of your favorites stayed, and which were sadly bumped out. Even if your character got bumped this round, stick around and play! Anyone can enter to win the GIVEAWAYS no matter if you’re a participant or voter. Voting for Round 2 ends on March 10th at 11:59 pm CST.

The giveaways for this round include an ARC of WESLEY JAMES RUINED MY LIFE by Jennifer Honeybourn, an ARC of CHEESUS WAS HERE by J.C. Davis, and an ARC of FOLLOW ME BACK by A.V. Geiger.

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Congratulations to the Round 1 giveaway winners, Frankie Brazelton who won the Brooding YA Hero swag pack, KayleighWynne Didion who won the WAIT FOR ME swag pack, and Megan from Ocean Full of Book for winning the signed copy of SOULMATED.

VOTE BELOW and check out all of the characters who made it to Round 2!

Aelin from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (Books, Cats, and Coffee)

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Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery (Mostly YA Lit)

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Blue Sargent from the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (Blank Slaters)

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Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell:

Catherine from Heartless by Marissa Meyer (The Shy Books)

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Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky

Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas:

Finn from Traveler by L.E. Delano (Across the Bookiverse)

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Fred & George Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: (The Writing Duo)

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Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Iko from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Angelic Reader)

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Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Princess Reviews)

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Kady Grant from Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Geronimo Reads)

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Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Kourtni Reads)

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Kaz from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Shy Corner of Bookland)

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Kestrel from The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski (A Myriad Of Books)

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Legolas from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien (The Nocturnal Fey)

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Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Kath_Reads)

Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Mare Barrow from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Forever Bound by Books)

Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl (The Literary Llama)

Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling:

Nina from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Adventures of a Book Junkie)

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Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (Bri’s Book Blog)

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Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy by Richelle Meade (The Nerdgirl Review)

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Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones by George R. Martin

Sherlock from Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Tessa Gray from the Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare (That Book Gal)

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Vin from the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson:

Wylan from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Tamaraniac)

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Welcome to #BookMadness17!

LOOKING FOR ROUND 4 VOTING? It’s right here. 

The time has finally come to start this year’s BOOK MADNESS! All of our participating bloggers have chosen incredible characters that you all know and love. Now, it’s time to get them to the next round. Voting for Round 1 of Book Madness will close on March 5 at 11:59 pm CST. You can vote for up to 5 characters per round. On the evening on March 6th, I will make a blog post and video to announce who has made it into Round 2.

By voting you’re eligible to be entered for PRIZES! This week’s giveaways include a swag pack from the hilarious Brooding YA Hero account (which is being turned into a book!!) run by Carrie Ann DiRisio, a tote bag full of WAIT FOR ME swag from Caroline Leech, and a signed copy of SOULMATED from author Shaila Patel (US only). Come back for each round of voting for some new awesome giveaways each time!

Enter the giveaway here:  Giveaway is closed.

Be sure to check out everyone’s blog posts, videos, or Instagram photos below! I love all of your passion for fictional characters.

Aelin from the Throne of Glass series by Sarah J. Maas (Books, Cats, and Coffee)

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Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables L.M. Montgomery (Mostly YA Lit)

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Blue Sargent from the Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (Blank Slaters)

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Cath from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell:

Catherine from Heartless by Marissa Meyer (The Shy Books)8ddc3eea8df446bd90c3ae8fcb394c27

Charleston Smith from Hell on Heels by Anne Jolin (Living Within Fiction)

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Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Steven Chbosky

Clark McCallister from The Unexpected Everything by Morgan Matson (Legenbooksdary)

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Daemon Black from the Lux series by Jennifer L. Armentrout:

Emi from Everything Leads to You by Nina Lacour

Feyre from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas:

Finn from Traveler by L.E. Delano (Across the Bookiverse)

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Fred & George Weasley from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling: (The Writing Duo)

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Hermione Granger from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Iko from the Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer (Angelic Reader)

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Inej from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Book Princess Reviews)

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Jerry Renault from The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier:

Jest from Heartless by Marissa Meyer:

Kady Grant from Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Katy from the Lux Series by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Karou from Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (Geronimo Reads)

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Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (Kourtni Reads)

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Kaz from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Shy Corner of Bookland)

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Kestrel from The Winner’s Trilogy by Marie Rutkoski (A Myriad Of Books)

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Legolas from Lord of the Rings by J.R.R Tolkien (The Nocturnal Fey)

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Lila Bard from A Darker Shade of Magic by V.E. Schwab (Kath_Reads)

Lily Bloom from It Ends With Us by Colleen Hoover (The Graduated Bookworm)

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Luna Lovegood from Harry Potter by J.K. Rowling

Lysandra from Queen of Shadows by Sarah J. Maas:

Mare Barrow from Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (Forever Bound by Books)

Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl (The Literary Llama)

Maya from The Star Touched Queen by Roshani Chokshi (Lia’s Bookish Obsession)

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Miel from When the Moon Was Ours by Anna-Marie Mclemore

Newt Scamander from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them by J.K. Rowling:

Nimona from Nimona by Noelle Stevenson

Nina from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Adventures of a Book Junkie)

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Rhysand from A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

Ronan Lynch from The Raven Cycle by Maggie Stiefvater (Bri’s Book Blog)

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Rose Hathaway from Vampire Academy by Richelle Meade (The Nerdgirl Review)

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Ruby Daly from The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken (Twirling Pages)

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Sansa Stark from Game of Thrones by George R. Martin

Scarlett from Caraval by Stephanie Garber (Rants and Raves of a Bibliophile)

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Sherlock from Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle

Steris from the Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson:

TenSoon from the Mistborn Series by Brandon Sanderson:

Tessa Gray from the Infernal Devices Series by Cassandra Clare (That Book Gal)

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Thomas Cresswell from Stalking Jack the Ripper by Kerri Maniscalco (Haunted By Books)

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Tris Prior from the Divergent series by Veronica Roth (Bibliophile Soprano)

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Vin from the Mistborn series by Brandon Sanderson:

Wylan from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo (Tamaraniac)

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Yotsuba from Yotsuba by Kiyohiko Azuma:

 

 

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Book Madness is BACK! #BookMadness17

I loved hosting Book Madness so much in 2016 that I decided to make it bigger and better than ever in 2017 bringing in BookTubers, Bookstagramers, and Book Bloggers in on the fun! I’m SO close to having 64 bloggers signed up to participate and that honestly blows my mind. This community is epic awesome and I’m so glad to be a part of it.

In a nutshell, Book Madness 2017 is a chance for participating bloggers to gush about their favorite characters. Every few days there will be a new round of votes throughout the month of March to narrow all 64 of those characters down to one ultimate champion. Just like last year there will be prizes for viewers/voters and the bloggers participating! They will range from bookish trinkets, swag from 2017 debut authors (and possibly some ARCs!), Book Depository books for our international friends, and an Amazon card for our winning blogger!

VOTE HERE: bit.ly/bookmadness17

Here’s what the schedule will look like:

March 1: Opening Day! Vote to your heart’s content for your favorite characters

March 5: Voting closes for round one at 11:59 pm CST

March 6: Round 2 is Announced! (32)

March 10: Voting for Round 2 closes at 11:59 pm CST

March 11: Round 3 is announced! (16)

March 15: Voting for Round 3 closes at 11:59 pm CST

March 16: Round 4 is announced! (8)

March 20: Voting for Round 4 closes at 11:59 pm CST

March 21: Round 5 is announced! (4)

March 25: Voting for Round 5 closes at 11:59 pm CST

March 26: Round 6 is announced! (2)

March 30: Voting for Round 6 closes at 11:59 pm CST

March 31: WINNER IS ANNOUNCED! Prizes galore awarded!

There’s still time to enter to participate! Reach out to me on my contact form page and I would love to have you as a Blogger, BookTuber, or Bookstagramer who freaking loves fictional characters! 

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YA Books Released January 24, 2017!

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It’s time to wish another group of books a very happy book birthday! Out of the eight YA books being released today, SIX of them are debuts! I hope you are all celebrating accordingly.

As always, if you want to see me chat through each of the books, click on my face below. If you’d like to explore the books on your own, click on the covers down below.

Soulmated by Shaila Patel

After the Fall by Kate Hart

City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson

The Outs by E.S. Wesely

Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson

Stone of Power by Kimberly Riley

The You I've Never Known by Ellen Hopkins

Margot and Me by Juno Dawson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soulmated by Shaila Patel
After the Fall by Kate Hart
City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson
The Outs by E.S. Wesley
Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson
Stone of Power by Kimberly Riley
The You I’ve Never Known by Ellen Hopkins
Margot and Me by Juno Dawson

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YA Books Released January 17, 2017!

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It’s about that time– time for me to wish a very happy book birthday to the YA books released this Tuesday! This is an uncharacteristically small batch of releases (with no debuts?! Gasp!) The books out today still sound great.

If you want to explore the books on your own, I have photos and links down below. If you want to hear me talk about each of them, click on my derpy face blowing out a candle on a cupcake below.

History is All You Have Left of Me by Adam Silvera

Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

Pushing the Boundaries by Stacey Trombley

The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

History is All You Have Left of Me by Adam Silvera
Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth
Pushing the Boundaries by Stacey Trombley
The Radius of Us by Marie Marquardt

YA Books Released January 10, 2017
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YA Books Released January 10, 2017!

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It’s that time again– the time where I get to wish a wholehearted happy book birthday to the amazing YA novels released today! There’s a great mix of debuts and returning authors today, so take a peek around and see what catches your eye!

Book covers are down below with links to more information. If you want to hear me chat about each book, click on the video with my face below 🙂

 

You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

A List of Cages by Robin Roe

The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden

Poison's Kiss by Breeana Shields

Frost Blood by Elly Blake

The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson

Windwitch by Susan Dennard

Rose Blood by A.G. Howard

Teen Hyde by Chandler Baker

Beheld by Alex Flinn

Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley

The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett

The Alchemist of Loom by Elise Kova

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando
A List of Cages by Robin Roe
The Bear and the Nightingale by Katherine Arden
Poison’s Kiss by Breeana Shields
Frost Blood by Elly Blake
The Most Dangerous Place on Earth by Lindsey Lee Johnson
Windwitch by Susan Dennard
Roseblood by A.G. Howard
Teen Hyde by Chandler Baker
Beheld by Alex Flinn
Factory Girl by Josanne La Valley
The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett
Alchemists of Loom by Elise Kova

YA Books Released January 3, 2017
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YA Books Released January 3, 2017!

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Have you ever thought to yourself, I wonder which YA books are being released today? Well, you’re in luck. I’m here to give you a year of celebrating the book birthdays not only of debut YA books (though they get an extra special dance party) but books from your favorite authors releasing book 2, 3, 10…

If you want to see me chat a bit about each book coming out today, check out the video below! If you’re looking to explore the books on your own, I’ve got pretty book pictures and links if you scroll a little further.

 

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti

Under Rose Tainted Skies by Louise Goranll

Wayfarer by Alexandra Bracken

Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist

Flying Lessons and Other Stories by Ellen Oh

Whenever I'm With You by Lydia Sharp

The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser

Freeks by Amanda Hocking

The Cursed Queen by Sarah Fine

Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson

Lost Girl by Merrie Destefano

Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez

Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos

Flower by Elizabeth Craft & Shae Olsen

The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett by Chelsea Sedoti
Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall
Wayfarer (Book 2 in the Passenger Series) by Alexandra Bracken
Love and First Sight by Josh Sundquist
Flying Lessons and Other Stories, Edited by Ellen Oh, creator of We Need Diverse Books
Whenever I’m With You by Lydia Sharp
The Book Jumper by Mechthild Glaser
Freeks by Amanda Hocking
The Cursed Queen (Book 2 in the Imposter Queen Series) by Sarah Fine
Flicker and Mist by Mary G. Thompson
Lost Girls by Merrie Desefano
Because of the Sun by Jenny Torres Sanchez
Life in a Fishbowl by Len Vlahos
Flower by Elizabeth Craft and Shae Olsen
The Truth of Right Now by Kara Lee Corthron

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Book Madness Championship!

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Voting has officially begun for Book Madness Round 4, the championship! Vote for your favorite characters in round 4 until Thursday March 31, 2016 at 12:00 pm CST (yes, in the afternoon!!) for your character choice to win the whole shebang! Keep up with the hashtag #BookMadness and remember to comment on videos to be entered to win an Amazon card!

*Watch every character video down below to help make your choice!*

Celaena Sardothien/ Aelin Ashryver Galathynius from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

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Book Madness Round 3!

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Voting has officially begun for Book Madness Round 3! Vote for your favorite characters in round 3 until Monday March 21, 2016 at 12:00 pm CST (yes, in the afternoon!!) for your character choice to make it to the championship round! Keep up with the hashtag #BookMadness and remember to comment on videos to be entered to win an Amazon card!

*Watch every character video down below to help make your choice!*

Celaena Sardothien/ Aelin Ashryver Galathynius from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Juliette from the Silo Series by Hugh Howey

Molly Weasley from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

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Book Madness Round 2!

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Voting has officially begun for Book Madness Round 2! Vote for your favorite characters in round 2 until Sunday March 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm CST (yes, in the afternoon!!) for your character choice to make it to round 3! Keep up with the hashtag #BookMadness and remember to comment on videos to be entered to win an Amazon card!

*Watch every character video down below to help make your choice!*

Celaena Sardothien/ Aelin Ashryver Galathynius from Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Elizabeth Bennet from Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

Hermoine Granger from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Juliette from the Silo Series by Hugh Howey

Matilda from Matilda by Roald Dahl

Molly Weasley from Harry Potter by JK Rowling

Tessa Gray from The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare

Thorne from The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer