Spectacular Blogoversary Giveaway!

March 19, 2012 2012, giveaway, Wendy 107

In many ways, it seems as though The Midnight Garden really kicked off this year…but our official one-year blogoversary is actually this weekend! It’s been so great getting to meet our fellow bloggers and to share so many wonderful books with our readers. We appreciate chatting with you so much, and we hope the next year is filled with tons of exciting reading adventures, too.

To celebrate this momentous occasion, we’re giving away two amazing prizes, one to U.S. Kindle owners and a second to our international readers (or those without Kindle devices). Please read the entire post before you fill out any forms so you know which contest to enter.

Win a Spectacular YA Kindle Ebook Prize!

U.S. Kindle owners, have we got an awesome prize for you. We’re giving away a huge bundle of 22 YA ebooks worth over $170! Some of my absolute favorite books and authors are in this package, which includes:

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Don’t own a Kindle? Or a reader from outside the U.S.? Never fear, we love you, too! We will give one lucky winner a mini-shopping spree of their books of choice, up to $25 in value from anywhere in the world that The Book Depository ships.

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Oppression Giveaway Winner!

We’re also very please to announce that Becca from Omfg! Books is the winner of the paperback giveaway for Oppression, for leaving a blog post comment. Like almost everyone who answered our question from that contest “What would you do if you could live 5x as long?” she said she’d spend the extra time traveling…and reading, of course! Wouldn’t we all love to do that?

107 Responses to “Spectacular Blogoversary Giveaway!”

  1. Jackie's Little World

    Happy Onesie Birthday, Midnight Gardeners :) I’ve always loved your blog for the truthful and entertaining reviews. It’s brimming with personality which keeps people coming back!

    Thanks so much for the awesome giveaway!!

  2. Arlene

    Congratulations on your blogaversary!! Thank you for hosting such a great give-away!


  3. Small Review

    Whoops! I entered both accidentally. I meant to enter the second one for the GC. Sorry about that!

    Congrats on your blogoversary! Here’s to many, many more :) I can only pick ONE thing that I like best?! Your voice and reviews (ok, ok, can we pretend that’s one?) The vibe at The Midnight Garden is so welcoming and friendly, but it’s also honest and genuine. I know I’ll get your honest feelings about a book.

  4. Kate

    Congratulations! I love reading your reviews; you always take the time to make thoughtful comments on the books. Thanks for hosting such an awesome giveaway!

  5. Sandra

    Congratulations on your blogoversary. Thank you for the giveaway. I love reading your reviews.

  6. Joanna

    Yay, congrats on your blogoversary! I’ve found so many fantastic books through your blog!

  7. Sarah (saz101)

    Oh goodness, I don’t think there’s anything I DON’T like about your blog, but I ADORE your reviews. They’re some of the most thoughtful, eloquent and well-written I’ve ever seen.

    I’ve also SERIOUSLY loved your Hunger Games gift posts. AWESOME.

  8. A. Knight

    Oh, wow this is so amazing! Like seriously, how can you afford all that awesome! *LOL* That would put a huge hole in my pocket. This is a great collection of books and I can’t wait to dig into the some of these.


  9. Emily

    Happy blog birthday! Congrats on having such an awesome blog. ;) I love everything about your blog from the background, to the reviews, to the giveaways!

  10. Jen

    Happiest blogoversary!! :-) I am delighted for you all. What I love most about your blog are the great recommendations. I’m a 40+ university administrator, who only started really reading YA in the last couple of years. When I first got started in the genre, it took a while to get plugged in to good recs that matched my reading tastes. So I have been delighted to find you good folks and get such awesome reading suggestions. I hope you keep up this great blog for many years to come! :-)

  11. Linda

    Happy Blogaversary Midnight Garden :) I only discovered you in December, but I love to come here and read the reviews, because you gals always give your honest opinion, whether it be good, bad or ugly. It is really important to me to read honest book reviews for new books I want to read.
    I know you have had some people not be happy with you, but I love the Midninght Garden for that reason!! Keep up the great work ladies.

  12. Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy

    Oh Wendy! Now I feel like such a dork! I just re-read and it says in bold letters LOL Only enter one….I’m now rescinding my entry of the first gift and so please enter me into the $25.00 book depository prize!;)

    Thank you for the giveaway girls!!;) XOXO

  13. Miss Vain's Paranormal Fantasy

    Happy 1st blogoversary!!
    I’ve been meaning to stop by all day, since your email popped up with this post this morning!!!

    That’s very exciting for you girlies and I wish all four of you many more fun blogging years!

    My favorite thing about your blog (I apologize because I’m biased) but its Wendy Darking!;) XOXO

    All silliness aside the reviews are great here at The Midnight Garden!:)

  14. pointy star

    Happy blogoversary! This is one epic contest!

    I love the entertaining reviews and all of the other bookish things that you guys post about. :)

  15. rocksann

    Happy Blogoversary! I love the reviews, the giveaways, & all the extra stuff (like the Hunger Games recipes & wedding shoot). Thanks for the awesome & generous giveaway! Good luck to me =)

  16. Bry

    Congrats on the blogoversary! I am loving your blog because I feel that your reviews are comprehensive and open which is nice to see.

  17. Leannessf

    Happy Blogoversary! I love your blog with its helpful reviews – I am a 30+ adult that loves YA, but don’t want to waste my time and money on those YA books not suited for my age.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  18. Cassie

    The reviews are definitely a huge draw (and it only helps that you have this gorgeous layout). Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Daisy

    Congrats on your blogoversary! :D *throws confetti* What I like most about your blog is the insightful reviews (I know I don’t comment on them enough, shame on me! I’ll try better in the future).
    Thanks so much for the giveaway!

  20. Carl

    I don’t know if it’s what I like best but I really do like the artwork, it’s very unusual.

  21. Natalie Sutton

    Congrats on the blog-versary! I enjoy your blog because your reviews are very honest and give real thought to the books. They often have a sense of humor too!

  22. Jasprit

    Congratulations on your blogoversary! I adore your blog because it brings so many different things; the Hunger Games post, favourite literary swoon post from different authors, I could on.. I just have a huge smile on my face every time I pop over here and reading everything!

  23. Grace

    Your reviews and your beautiful background :D Happy Blogoversary!!! And the giveaways of course!!!

  24. Sofija Kapranova

    First of all, Happy Blogoversary! And secondly, I love your blog for great author interview, for your honest review, for making giveaways for international readers and just for being nice)

  25. wdwebdev

    Can you count me out of the Book Depository raffle? I only wanted to enter the Kindle raffle, and when I scrolled up I accidentally started pushing the buttons on the wrong entry.

    Oooops! Sorry!

  26. A Canadian Girl

    Happy Blogoversary! I can’t believe The Midnight Garden is only one! I love your thoughtful reviews and being introduced to new (especially Aussie) books.

  27. Kate

    What do I like? Well, BESIDES the reviews, there is also that awesome Owl button. Too cute!

  28. Tina

    I love blog anniversaries. :) Happy anniversary! More great books and reviews to come in the next year! :)

  29. wdwebdev

    Congratulations on a year of blogging! What I enjoy most is getting to know people from around the world with awesome taste in reading!

  30. Evie

    Wooohoo! Happy blogoversary my lovelies! <3 Here's to many, many more to come! :D

    Thank you so much for the fab contest – seriously, you rocked my socks off! :D
    What I enjoy the most? Honesty and humor. Your reviews are always truthful, funny, entertaining and they never fail to hold my attention :) That’s what I love you for the most :) But it also helps that you’re a doll and your design is wicked cool – can’t stop staring at the owl on the freaking mushroom! :D So cool!

    Anyhoo :D Have a great week and thanks again for the contest! :)

  31. Rachel

    Happy Blogoversary ladies! You have such a lovely site and I love visiting here! Thanks for the amazing giveaway. :)

  32. Stevie

    Wow! All those books look amazing! :D And would look awesome on my new kindle. ;] Happy Blogoversary!

  33. Jane

    Happy Blogoversary! I enjoy reading the reviews most. Thanks for the giveaway. :-D

  34. Linna

    I think that I started out reading your reviews on GR. They’re always thoughtful and well-written. Thanks for the giveaway!

  35. Angie

    Your blog’s reviews are extremely well-thought out and well written. I enjoy reading of your insight on many of the books I am desperately longing to read.

  36. Sam

    HAPPY BLOGOVERSARY! I love visiting such a great blog and a huge congratulations on having maintained it so well for so long. :D Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  37. Lynn K.

    Happy Blogversary! <3
    Midnight Garden initially caught my eye because I LOVE the background! It reminded me of those digital art kits I like to create pieces with. Hanging around longer, I went through the reviews and found that I enjoyed them very much.

    P.S. I apologize for accidentally putting my name into the first rafflecoptor. Can it be removed? D:

  38. Caroline

    The thing I like most about your blog is that I feel like I’m reading an honest review. You won’t pretend that you liked something that everyone else did when you didn’t; you don’t act ashamed about loving something that everyone else calls a “guilty pleasure”. (There is no such thing, by the way. ;) )

  39. Vegan YA Nerds

    Congratulations!! This blog is definitely one of my faves :)

    I have two answers as I’m entering twice (once for the US members or our blog and once for lil ol’ me!)

    I love your fantastic reviews and I love when you do a post highlighting all the Kindle bargains!

    Mands xox

  40. Lexie

    Honestly? Your reviews. You guys write some of the loveliest reviews I’ve found, and I look forward to reading every one. A very, very happy blogoversary to you all! :D

  41. tellingmelies

    First off, Happy Anniversary! I haven’t been to this site before, but I’m always looking for book blogs since I can’t seem to stop reading. I love the layout of your blog and your background is beautiful!

  42. DeeDee Griffin

    Happy Blogaversary! I enjoy your book selections – they seem to be right in line with my own taste. Beautiful artwork as well!

  43. Caitlin-Cats Critters

    Congrats on the Blogoversary! Have to say my favorite part (besides the reviews and giveaways!) is you background, it’s just so different then anything else.

  44. Kate

    I love that you give YA literature an honest chance & an in-depth review, instead of blowing it off as “kid’s books.”

  45. Savannah Valdez

    Happy Blogoversary! I really love your great honest reviews. Also love you post on bookish jewelry. There are so many things I want to buy!

  46. Debbie

    I love how there are always honest reviews and lots of fun stuff every now and then! This is actually one of my favourite blogs :)

  47. Brittany

    I love how organized your blog is! A lot of blogs these days are cluttered with ads but yours is clean and pretty :) Thanks for the giveaway!

  48. Ashleigh

    Congratulations on making it to a year of blogging! You’re so good at it too; I haven’t even gotten 100 followers yet and my blog is about half a year older. Maybe I can have a big blowout like this when I hit that mark.

    Anyway, here’s to a great blogoversary and many more to come!

  49. Kaethe

    What I love best about your blog is that you cover the kinds of books I most enjoy reading.

    Someone is going to be happy when they when this prize. The bundle is full of win.

  50. readingdate

    Congrats on your blogoversary! You have accomplished so much in one year. My favorite thing about your blog is finding new books I wouldn’t otherwise hear about, and the insightful, well-written reviews. The tone of the blog is also very friendly and professional. Keep up the great work!

  51. Lori M. Lee

    All that extra time… well, I suppose I’d spend more time enjoying every moment I had with my loved ones–knowing that I’ll outlive all of them will definitely make me cherish those moments more.

  52. Fred LeBaron

    What I enjoy most? Thoughtful sensitive reviews from sophisticated YA readers with eclectic and wide ranging tastes. Also you guys can be quite funny at times!

  53. elena

    oops, please disqualify my entry on the first contest! I wasn’t paying attention when I was entering.

    I enjoy all the really insightful reviews that are always really eloquent and make me actually think about the book! I also like how there’s a touch of humour too and I can trust your recs. :D

  54. Christy D

    Happy Blogoversary!

    Hmm.. 5x as long… I’d definitely take good care of myself. I’d keep lots of journals, so there would be 1st hand accounts of the world for all those years. And travel.. live in a different county every 40 years or so. :)

  55. Kara_Malinczak

    I would probably go to school, get a bunch of degrees, and work all of my dream jobs. Like zoologist, oceanographer, park ranger, race car driver, theater actor, etc. You get the idea. Happy blogoversary!

  56. pagesunbound

    Congratulations on the Blogoversary! If I had exgtra time, I would travel and maybe pick up a second college degree so I can have a variety jobs in my long life.

  57. Missie, The Unread Reader

    Happy Blogoversary, Midnight Garden Peeps! This giveaway is so freaking epic! Thank you. For my extra time, I think I’d try to book myself a ticket to the moon, like Lance Bass, but actually go through it with. Why not?! You only live 5 times longer. :)