Dec 19, 2015

Our Year In Review + Giveaway!

Whoa! 2015 Flew By really fast!...

2015 was an eventful year here at The Book Bratz, we broke many miles stones, made new friends (Bloggers and authors alike), featuresd debut authors, created out own meme and much more!



We made it BookCon for a second year in a row! We went only for 1 day, but we had a blast meeting authors, bloggers, and other readers. I was our favorite part of 2015 for our blog. Meeting the people we work with on a daily basis was great! Check out our recap of our day! (We won't make BookCon or BEA 2016 BUT when it comes back to NY in 2017 we will be there!) 

We discussed:

We Reviewed: 

Addicted To You by Krista & Becca Ritchie - At Any Price by Brenna Aubrey - Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett - The Book of Ivy by Amy Engel - Bounce (Boomerang, #3) by Noelle August - Crash (The Game, #3) by Eve Silver - Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson - Dumplin' by Julie Murphy - Emmy & Oliver by Robin Benway - Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon (Amber's Review) - Extraordinary Means by Robyn Schneider - Fall With Me (Wait for You, #4) by Jennifer L. Armentrout - Frigid by J.Lynn - Gravity by Melissa West - Hotel Ruby by Suzanne Young - I'll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios - Liars, Inc. by Paula Stokes - Little Peach by Peggy Kern - Made For Us by Samantha Chase - Made You Up by Francesca Zappia - Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews - Naked by Stacey Trombley  - None of the Above by I.W. Gregorio  - The Program (The Program, #1) by Suzanne Young - Red Queen (Red Queen, #1) by Victoria Aveyard (Jessica's Review) - Return To You (The Montgomery Brothers, #4) by Samantha Chase - The Revolution of Ivy by Amy Engel - Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley - The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan - Rush (The Game, #1) by Eve Silver - Ten Thousand Skies Above You by Claudia Gray - The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine  - The Sin Eater's Daughter by Melinda Salisbury - Siren's Fury (Storm Siren, #2) by Mary Weber - Sweet Temptation (The Sweet Trilogy, #4) by Wendy Higgins - Until Friday Night by Abbi Glines - What We Saw by Aaron Hartzler - White Hot Kiss by Jennifer L. Armentrout - The Wrath and the Dawn by Renee Ahdieh (Amber's Review) - Written on my Heart by Cole Gibsen

 (Above are all our 5 star reviews! To view all 163+ Reviews click here!)

Stats (We Gained): 

277 GFC Followers 
375 Bloglovin' Followers
64 E-Mail Subscribers 
1,616 Twitter Followers 
288 Facebook Likes 
100,594 Page Views

Now it is giveaway time! This giveaway it's a thank you to all our awesome followers and friends that help make The Book Bratz what is was this year!

Rules & Guidelines:

  • Please be 13 years or older (Or have parents permission)
  • We will be checking all the entries so don't lie and say you did something!
  • We are not responsible for any lost or damaged packages 
  • Books will be shipped from Book Depository 
  • This giveaway is open internationally 

Giveaway:

One (1) Winner will receive a book that was published in 2015




60 comments:

  1. My favorite part of 2015 was not book related. My little sister asked me to be the maid of honor in her wedding!

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  2. My favorite part of 2015 was getting to meet Stephen Amell at Comic Con

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  3. My favorite non-book related part of 2015 was going to my cousin's wedding. I had a blast! Other than that, my favorite part was getting time to read, even though it was a really hectic year (given the wedding I mentioned earlier).

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  4. My favorite part of 2015 would probably have to be this year's summer vacation from June to August. I had SO much fun reading, staying awake until 7 am, and doing it all over again. I was able to read 50 books in three months! I miss it so much, can't wait 'till next year! :D

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  5. My favorite part was my wedding in October to my boyfriend of 10 years :) Thank you for the giveaway!

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  6. Definitely having my son Dawson on November 18 :D

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  7. Best part of 2015? Beta-reading and proof-reading a couple of books by favourite and friendly authors! They made me feel like I mattered :).

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  8. My favorite part of 2015 was starting my book blog in August! It's been so much fun and I'm eternally glad I joined.

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  9. My favorite part(s) of 2015: vacationing with my husband and starting my book blog! :)

    Tanya @ Girl Plus Books

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  10. 2015 was a great year for me! I don't think I could pick a favorite part. I did well in school, I went to Ireland (!!!), my best friend and I became roommates, I joined a sorority, I started blogging again. It was all so wonderful! Here's to hoping 2016 treats me just as well.

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  11. The best part of this year has to be when I went to the Roanoke Author Invasion and met Jennifer Armentrout and Wendy Higgins, or when I met Colleen Hoover at this book store in Cincinnati. I love all these authors, so I can't choose between them.

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  12. The best part of 2015 for our family was at the doctor's checkup for my youngest daughter learning she was not diagnosed with asthma.

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  13. Wow, seems like you have both had a fantastic year! I would love to go to BookCon one day, it seems like a lot of fun :D I hope 2016 is a great year!

    Zareena @ The Slanted Bookshelf

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  14. Having my first child. I never thought it would be so amazing.

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  15. Looks like you guys have a great year! The best part of 2015 for me is definitely joining the book blogger community! It's so far the best decision I've ever made :D

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  16. My favorite part of the year was the releases of books I've been waiting and the success of some from my family! Thank you for the giveaway!

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  17. My favorite part was when I met Kiera Cass in person ☺ -Mary Rose Benipayo

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  18. My favorite part of 2015 was making new friends with fellow bloggers and the author of one of my new favorite books.

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  19. I haven't had a favorite part yet. I'm glad I got to spend one more year with my family. I'll always be grateful for that. Thank you!

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  20. My favorite part of 2015 was my grandbaby's first bday!

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  21. My favorite part of 2015 was visiting my roommate from college in Indonesia with my mother.

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  22. My favorite part of 2015 was deciding to go in a completely new and different career direction. Happy holidays!

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  23. My favorite part of 2015 was catching up with all the book blogs I follow! I stopped around this time back in 2014 and had to clean up my bloglovin account a bit because a few bloggers quit. But I found some new ones!

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  24. My favorite part of 2015 was when I started book blogging this year, May 2015. It's been a really wonderful journey since then and I wish to continue and improve my blog and relationship with the reading community.

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  25. Graduating college bringing on many new experiences.

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  26. My favorite part of 2015 was seeing the first images from the Fantastic Beasts movie. I am so excited for more wizarding world films! Thanks for the fab giveaway contest. :)

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  27. My favorite part of 2015 was when we had our convention tour in Cebu and Bohol Philippines. It was such a nice trip!

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  28. My favorite part (and most stressful part) of 2015 was getting my promotion at work. Lots of responsibility, but it's really awesome that Upper Management trusts me with the position.

    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

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  29. My favorite part of 2015 was attending a bookcon for the first time. We don't get a lot of conventions here in the Philippines and usually slots are very limited. I was very happy to have met bookish people IRL :) Happy New Year Amber and Jessica!

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  30. I think I loved the fact that all was so great, 2015 was such an amazing year, i could say it was a good luck year

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  31. New Years celebrations with the fam and friends. Thankfully Christmas is done and dusted for the year!!

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  32. My favourite part was getting and seeing that my job is worth while.

    Megan @ reading away the days

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  33. my favorite part was finishing french course (i was learning french bc i live in quebec) i really didnt have a favorite part that i can remember, i also liked all the book movies adaptation i went to see in the cinema or my first signed book..that was cool too :P thank you for this chance and happy new year

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  34. My favorite part was getting to known all the Night Owls, and finding out that I have full kidney function. It out things in perspective!

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  35. My favorite part of 2015 was winning signed copies of Snow Like Ashes and Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch. Such amazing books! I was so happy! And also passing a really hard test in college. Than you so much for the chance! ♥

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  36. In 2015, my liver disease was no longer a problem. My blood counts came back in the normal range. Huge answer to prayer!
    Dianna

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  37. My favorite part of 2015 was meeting the love of my life and starting our wonderful relationship!!

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  38. Thank you so much for the amazing giveaway! The best parts of 2015 are when I won Red Queen, had my first blog anniversary and won four ARCs in one giveaway!

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  39. My favorite part was being able to go back to work full time now that my kids are in school. I also celebrated 5 years of sobriety this year. I spent 4 years or so addicted to heroine and opiate pain killers. It's a good feeling not to have to depend on some substance just to make it through a day! Loving life now, and greeting each day with a smile on my face!

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  40. My favorite part of 2015 was the fact that I got to know so many amazing people in the new place i work at. They are so amazing and we get along. Also I love the fact that I got a new puppy so that's something to be happy about.

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  41. My favorite part of 2015 was getting to travel the world as part of my Gap Year, it was an amazing experience I was lucky enough to share with my mum. Plus I read more books last year than I did the year before so I thought that was a big accomplishment.

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  42. Favorite part of 2015 was getting to move into a great apartment which I will probably live in for a longgggggggggg time :)

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  43. It's hard to think of something good when my December was so bad. Oh wait, no I had bariatric surgery in 2015. Since then I've lost 50lbs and I'm down 2 pant sizes, which is a big deal to me. I'm super happy about that. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  44. I would clearly say that it's the friendships that I made that made 2015 bearable, especially in the book community. <3 This is a lovely giveaway <3

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  45. Finishing my masters was great :)

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  46. Bringing my nephews to their first Calgary Comic and Entertainment Expo. And getting a job at a used bookstore...

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  47. Celebrating my son's 1st birthday, going to Japan, reading so many awesome books

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  48. Discovering The Mara Dyer Trilogy and finishing it in three days. YES.

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  49. My trip to Lisboa to see my sister!

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  50. My favorite part of 2015 was when I got kittens for Christmas from my husband!

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  51. 2015 was not a good year for me personally so I think the best part was all the great books I read.

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  52. My favourite part of 2015 was starting my blog, and it's been a year already!

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  53. My favorite part was watching my daughter graduate from high school. I'm so proud of her! Least favorite--dropping her off at college and not seeing her everyday.

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  54. My favourite part of 2015 was connecting with awesome online friends and making a Simon vs. tee, with profits to a LGBTQIA+ charity.

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  55. Having vacation after a hard semester at college :D

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