‘Tis the month for my 20th birthday so I thought, let’s make the beginning of my 20s celebratory instead of me just constantly thinking about how much more adulting I’m going to have to do now that I’ve completed the second decade of my life.

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This year is packed full of releases of amazing books! There’s truly not enough time for me to read all the wonderful books coming out. MG, YA, Adult; Romance, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Contemporary, Literary, etc.—what a year. A year of marvels in novelized form, waiting to be loved and cherished. Gods, I wish I could hold a giveaway every week just to even try to share a quarter of the breathtaking books releasing this year.

So I thought, how about a giveaway for some of them? On May 30th, 2019, I will pick 2 winners; 1 winner to receive 2 books of their choosing by marginalized authors, and 1 winner to receive 1 book of their choosing by a marginalized author which are releasing this year, from BookDepository.

Your choices can include, but are not limited to, the books from the (incomplete) list I’ve compiled below:

Science Fiction

  1. The Weight of Stars by K. Ancrum.
  2. The Light at the Bottom of the World by London Shah.
  3. Rebel, The 4th novel in the Legend series, by Marie Lu.*
  4. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds.**
  5. I Hope You Get this Message by Farah Naz Rishi.
  6. The Sound of Stars by Alechia Dow.
  7. Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera.
  8. Ms. Marvel: Vol. 10 (Collected Edition) by G. Willow Wilson (Text) and Nico Leon (Illustrations).*
  9. Ruse by Cindy Pon.*
  10. Storm of Locusts by Rebecca Roanhorse.
  11. The Disasters by M. K. England.

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Fantasy

  1. The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson.**
  2. The Black Veins by Ashia Monet.
  3. We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal.
  4. Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi.*
  5. The Dragon Republic by R. F. Kuang.*
  6. Oh My Gods by Alexandra Sheppard.
  7. The Tiger At Midnight by Swati Teerdhala.
  8. The Candle and the Flame by Nafiza Azad.
  9. Pet by Akwaeke Emezi.
  10. Jade War by Fonda Lee.*
  11. Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in The Sky by Kwame Mbalia.
  12. The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi.
  13. The Ascent to Godhood by J. Y. Yang.*
  14. Race to the Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse.
  15. Descendant of the Crane by Joan He.
  16. Enchantée by Gita Trelease.
  17. Song of the Crimson Flower by Julie C. Dao.*
  18. Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron.
  19. The Fire Keeper by J. C. Cervantes.*
  20. The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao.
  21. A Sprinkle of Spirits by Anna Meriano.*

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Contemporary

  1. There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon.
  2. Symptoms of a Heartbreak by Sonya Charaipotra.
  3. Love From A To Z by S. K. Ali.
  4. Don’t Date Rosa Santos by Nina Moreno.
  5. Color Me In by Natasha Diaz.
  6. The Love and Lies of Rukhsana Ali by Sabina Khan.
  7. I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn.
  8. The Marriage Clock by Zara Raheem.**
  9. Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds.**
  10. The Voice in My Head by Dana L. Davis.
  11. I Wanna Be Where You Are by Kristina Forest.
  12. Ayesha At Last by Uzma Jalaluddin.
  13. Full Disclosure by Camryn Garrett.
  14. The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert.
  15. Girl Gone Viral by Arvin Ahmadi.
  16. Fake It Till You Break It by Jennifer P. Nguyen.
  17. Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal.**

  18. With The Fire on High by Elizabeth Acevedo.
  19. Slay by Brittney Morris.
  20. I Wish You All The Best by Mason Deaver.

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Romance

  1. The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai.
  2. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang.
  3. Flashed by Zoey Castile.
  4. Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal.**
  5. A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole.
  6. Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune by Roselle Lim.
  7. Pride, Prejudice and Other Flavors by Sonali Dev.
  8. The Takeover Effect by Nisha Sharma.
  9. The Marriage Clock by Zara Raheem.**
  10. Graham’s Delicacies by Em Ali.
  11. The Wedding Party by Jasmine Guillory.
  12. Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston.
  13. Anyone But You by Chelsea M. Cameron.

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Historical Fiction

  1. The Weight of Our Sky by Hanna Alkaf.
  2. The Bird King by G. Willow Wilson.**
  3. In West Mills by De’Shawn Charles Winslow.

Dystopia

  1. Internment by Samira Ahmed.
  2. We Set The Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia.

Anthologies

  1. Hungry Hearts edited by Elsie Chapman.
  2. Color Outside the Lines edited by Sanguines Mandanna.

*Any books that are not the first of their series which are mentioned here are mentioned to promote the entire series by the author. If you’re the first winner and if you prefer to buy that in addition to another book in the series, I would be open to doing so. If you’re the second winner and prefer to buy another book in the series than the one mentioned, I would be open to doing that, too.

**Some books mentioned in a genre are not often categorized under only that genre but falls under two or more genres, and therefore are mentioned in the lists of multiple genres in this post.

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  • Winner #1: 2 books, of your choosing, by marginalized authors from BookDepository.
  • Winner #2: 1 book, of your choosing, by a marginalized author from BookDepository.

H   O   W     T   O     E   N   T   E   R

  • Must be following me on this blog.
  • Must Comment below with your most anticipated book releasing, that is written by a marginalized author, this year.
  • Must Recommend a book by a marginalized author that you recently read and absolutely loved.
  • +1 entry: Follow me on Twitter.
  • +1 entry: Follow me on Instagram.
  • +1 entry: Share this giveaway on Twitter and/or Instagram.
  • +1 entry: Tell me what your favourite dinosaur is in the replies below.

NOTE: I will be posting about this giveaway across my social media accounts with rules specifically tailored to the medium I post it on. To enter, however, you will have to be following me on this blog regardless of the account of mine through which you’ve found out about the giveaway. Posting it across my accounts is to provide more opportunities for you to get entries into the giveaway!

R   U   L   E   S

  • Must be over the age of 18, or have written permission from parents/guardians in order to share address.

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  • Who, in terms of shipping, is eligible?

As long as BD ships to you, you’re eligible to enter.

  • Why do I have to be 18 or have my parents/guardians’ permission to share the address?

It’s to protect you and me. There’s a lot of security reasons I don’t really know behind it, but it keeps us both accountable and transparent in case of any unfortunate turn of events.

  • BD doesn’t ship to me, but I really want to enter, is there a way I can?

Unfortunately, I can’t afford to buy 3 books plus pay international shipping for them for winners not shipped to by BD. If I could, I would happily open this up completely internationally, but usually, shipping out of Canada internationally can take anywhere from $20-$80 on average and that’s too much for me.

  • Is this giveaway affiliated with WordPress?

Nope. It’s just me and the books behind this giveaway.

  • If I enter through other platforms, but not WordPress for this giveaway, would I still be eligible?

No. It works the other way around for this giveaway where entering through other platforms is optional, but the common must is following me on WordPress. There’s limited opportunities for you to get extra entries on WordPress which is why I have extended it to other platforms where you get more opportunities for entering the giveaway.

  • If I don’t win, can I unfollow you?

Well, I can’t stop you from unfollowing me if you want to, but I’d appreciate it if you didn’t just because you didn’t win the giveaway. It feels like a slap in the face when I’m trying my best for everyone to get an opportunity to enter this giveaway only to have a bunch of people unfollow me because they didn’t win from the random number picker thing. If you unfollow me because you don’t like the content I’m posting, or your tastes have changed or something similar, I get that. For sure. But unfollowing me just because you didn’t win the giveaway isn’t great, and I’m probably gonna remember that you unfollowed me after not winning the giveaway if you follow me again for another giveaway I hold.

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116 thoughts on “Birthday Giveaway

  1. Ahhhh this is so exciting, Van!!💗 I’m really excited to read The Bride Test! My favorite marginalized author/book I’ve read this year was We Hunt The Flame by Hafsah Faizal (I am anxiously awaiting your screaming texts about it haha) which I absolutely adored. Does barney count as a favorite dinosaur?🤔

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  2. Hey 👋🏻, I subscribed using my email so hopefully that worked.

    My MOST anticipated book that hasn’t come out yet is Tell Me How You Really Feel by Aminah Mae Safi.

    A book I recently finished and loved by a marginalized writer is The Weight of the Stars by K. Ancrum, The Everlasting Rose by Dhonielle Clayton, On The Come Up by Angie Thomas and The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi

    (I also follow you on twitter @helemaaljudcute)

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    1. I’m so excited about Tell Me How You Really Feel!! Have you read her first one, Not The Girls You’re Looking For?

      I’m so excited to read The Weight of Stars, and On The Come Up and The Gilded Wolves are sooooo good mate!! You should read them at the soonest possible opportunity!

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  3. Happy birthday in advance! Waiting for we hunt the flame and the dragon republic! 💃🏻 And I just read The Bride Test recently and it was so beautiful! Already following you on twitter (anukriti_chat) and Instagram (@geekybibliophilictraveller)

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  4. Aw my fav Dino is the diplodocus I think they’re called cuz autocorrect is confusing me right now 😂 (did you watch & loved dinosaur train by any chance) those dinos so cute imo hehe. I didn’t read much this year but an own voices I’ve read would be Spin the dawn eARC and The gilded wolves, I highly recommend you read spin the Dawn once it’s out 👍🏾 I was excited for both We hunt the flame and The candle and the flame and have both happily hehe* but I’m really anticipating Wicked Fox by Kat Cho (kdrama vibes are so high in that book) they’re so many own voices books I want to read it’s really a long stretch, hope I win becuz I really want to get my hands on I love you so mochi, Nocturna, or The Tiger at midnight 😇

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  5. Thank you for the giveaway Van 😊😊😊
    One of my most anticipated books yet to release this year is Hungry Hearts and A House of Rage and Sorrow.
    Recent books by marginalized authors that I loved are Color Me In by Natasha Diaz, Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa, and Aru Shah and the Song of Death by Roshani Chokshi.

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    1. it’s my pleasure!

      I can’t wait to read Hungry Hearts! It’s gonna be so much fun UGH<3 And I have to read A Spark of White Fire still but I can't wait to and then to read A House of Rage and Sorrow!

      I still haven't read Song of Death but I'm so excited toooooo. I just don't want it to end so I don't want to read it yet

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  6. Omg happy birthday!! I hope you have an amazing day and a great 20th year! And thank you so much for the chance to win this giveaway 💕🙏🏻
    My most anticipated release for this year is Red, White, and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston. Legit was the first book I ever preordered because I was that excited omg. And now it’s been dispatched and I’m basically staring out the window 24/7 waiting for the post to come ahhhh.
    I recently read We Are Okay by Nina LaCour and LOVED it. It has own voices LGBTQ+ representation, as well as depression representation, and I was honestly a sobbing mess for the entire last half of the book.
    I followed you on Twitter and retweeted your giveaway tweet btw, my handle is laura_herondale if you need to check.
    Also lmao, my favourite dinosaurs have always been pterodactyls cuz I was a stuck up little kid who was so proud that I was the one in my grade 4 class who knew how to spell it. Also, they can fly, so they’re clearly superior.
    I’m so excited to read so many of the books listed above, so thanks again for the chance to win your giveaway, and I love that it’s focused on books by marginalized authors, cuz they deserve all our love and support. And happy birthday again 💕🎉🎁

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    1. Thank you!!<3

      Red, White and Royal Blue is one of the best books I've ever read and I'm so glad more people can read it now because it's absolutely heartwarming and entertaining af.

      I haven't read We Are Okay yet but I've been told it's really good. And yEEEEEES TO THE PTERODACTYLS. I love them so much !!!!!!!!!

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  7. Thank you for this! And happy birthday! Most anticipated, hmm, some of the ones I was eagerly anticipating are out already so I’m going to go with Children Of Vengeance And Virtue because I recently finished the first book and it was AMAZING. But a recommendation, besides that, would be Descendant Of The Crane. SO GOOD.

    (I’m not sure if I’m already following your instagram from my bookstagram – theopenpagesbeast – but I will check once I get my device back from my daughter!)

    Uh, you want me to choose a dinosaur? I’m going to go with triceratops because of movies.

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    1. Thank you! I still haven’t read Children of Blood and Bone but gosh I’m SO EXCITED to.

      I want to read Descendant of the Crane so bad!! I’m really excited to asap<3 and triceratops are an excellent choice

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  8. my most anticipated release of the year is definitely ON EARTH WE’RE BRIEFLY GORGEOUS by ocean vuong. and one i recently read and loved would be RED, WHITE & ROYAL BLUE by casey mcquiston. or WITH THE FIRE ON HIGH by elizabeth acevedo. or THE PURSUIT OF… by courtney milan.
    anyway, happy birthday!!!

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  9. Imagine the shame I felt upon discovering that in all this time, I wasn’t following your blog (I have quickly remedied this embarassment, by the way). I mean, you know I adore you. 💛

    Anyway. Happy 20th birthday! I didn’t know that you’re a couple of years younger than me. I hope you’re enjoying where you are now + looking forward to what’s ahead.

    And thanks as well for this opportunity! My favorite book written by a marginalized author is the entire The Bone Witch trilogy by Rin Chupeco, my author queen and goddess.

    If I were to win, I’d love a copy of Hungry Hearts and We Hunt the Flame! I’m all about that Asian rep. Thanks again!

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  10. Happy Birthday when it comes! Have a good one! Thanks for a chance to win some books! My most anticipated read this year is Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi. I absolutely adored Love, Hate, and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed, straight up amazing. I follow you on Twitter and Instagram from @thebookishpoet. I also love this extra entry requirement…I love long-neck dinosaurs, Diplodocus aka Dippy the Dinosaur!

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    1. Thank you!! I am so excited to read Children of Blood and Bone and then to read CoVaV! I’m glad you loved Love, Hate and Other Filters! It was one of my favourites ever, did you also cry while reading it? I did! So mmmmmmmuch

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  11. oOOH Happy Birthday in advance!
    I’m following your blog, Twitter and Instagram.
    Most anticipated book that is going to release is A Match Made In Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai and of course I’m choosing Sweetie for a book I recently read and loved 😍❤️
    My favorite dinosaurs are the Sauropods ☺️

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  12. I’m most looking forward to Red White & Royal Blue.
    My faaaaaave is A Prince on Paper by Alyssa Cole. The whole Reluctant Royals series is FIRE, but A Prince on Paper is my favorite, followed closely by Can’t Escape Love.
    Followed on WordPress, Twitter, and Instagram. 😉

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    1. Red, White and Royal Blue is so goshdarn good!! It’s such an entertaining and sweet read!

      I’ve been meaning to read A Prince on Paper so I’m probably gonna pick that up soon, thank you for the recommendation!

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  13. This is such a wonderful giveaway, thank you Vanishka! 🙂
    I follow as wanderingsofabookbird on WordPress.
    My most anticipated book written by a marginalised author is This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura and my fave recent read is American Panda.
    I followed on twitter as @WordsThatStay1.
    I follow on instagram as meganthebookishgirl.
    I shared on twitter here: https://twitter.com/WordsThatStay1/status/1129012512878415872
    My fave dinosaur is the Brachiosarus! 🙂

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    1. It’s my pleasure! I don’t really know how else to say this than just straight out but my name is spelled Vanshika, not Vanishka. 😅

      I really want to read This Time Will Be Different and American Panda! I’ve had those on my shelves forever and I am so excited for them!<3

      I really appreciate you sharing it on Twitter too!! Thank you so much<3 And Brachiosarus are awesome! I love them<3

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      1. Oh my goodness, I’m so sorry Vanshika! I have a friend who spells it the way I spelt it so I guess I just did it on autopilet! 🙂

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  14. Thank you for the opportunity! My most anticipated book for 2019 was We Set The Dark on Fire, I’m so excited to read it!! I just finished reading I Wish You All The Best, which I absolutely loved and would 100% recommend. I’ve never considered my favorite dinosaur, but I’d go with triceratops ☺️

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  15. Hi and Happy Birthday!! Also thanks for the giveaway, following you on twitter and instagram too.
    I’m really looking forward to get my hands on The Dragon republic and Spin the dawn, they are on my top 5 TBR this year. What I recommend ? I just finished The kingdom of copper, which is amazing, I also loved Ignite the stars by Maura Milan.

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  16. T-Rex all the way, baby! 😁 For me, a dinosaur movie never feels complete without a T-Rex of some sort. What’s yours?

    I’m anticipating Spin the Dawn and Love from A to Z. Luckily I got into the Spin the Dawn blog tour!

    A book that’s written by a marginalized author that I’ve read recently and loved? I didn’t finish it recently(but it’s still in 2019) and that book was ‘The Field Guide to the North American Teenager’ by Ben Philippe(what a mouthful, eh?😂) and it was an amazing read. The humor got me SO GOOD and the MC was realistically human and undeniably adolescent. I always, always love books that make me laugh and I’m so very glad I read this!

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    1. T-Rexs are amaaaaaaaaaazing!! Mine is a tie between T-Rex and Pterodactyls!

      I’m currently reading Love From A to Z, and gooooosh I can’t wait. It’s gonna be so amazing !!!! And I can
      to wait to read The Field Guide to the North American Teenager! It sounds brilliant and funny and like the perfect de-stresser

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      1. Ahhh, how was LAZ?? Lucky you! I’m glad you like the sound of Field Guide 😄 His humor is so dry and en pointe but if you look below the surface you see a boy using the only weapon he can wield well against all the outside factors that he can’t control. If you ever read it let me know what you think of it(even if you hated it😜)

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  17. First thing first, happy birthday! and thank you for doing this giveaway.
    I am so excited to read Internment by Samira Ahmed and Descendant Of The Crane by Joan He. I really want those two books so bad.
    I recommend you and all the people who read my comment to read :
    Magnus Chase series by Rick Riordan
    SHOUT by Halse Anderson
    The Devouring Gray by Christine Lynn Herman

    Those books are just AMAZING!!

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    1. Thank you! It’s my pleasure<3

      Me too! I'm reading it right now, and planning on reading DoTC asap! I have the audiobook of The Devouring Gray so I can't wait to read that as soon as possible!!

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  18. This is amazing!!! Thank you so much for the opportunity 🌸🌸 😊

    My most anticipated book is Sabaa Tahir’s Ember4 🔥🔥🔥which is not out yet!! And Nafiza Azad’s The Candle And The Flame, Hafsah Faizal’s We Hunt The Flame, Helen Hoang’s The Bride Test which remind me, I totally recommend The Kiss Quotient!

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  19. Happy Birthday!
    Thank you for this chance!
    I’m looking forward to How to Be Remy Cameron by Julian Winters, and I recommend the Criminal Intentions series by Cole McCade! I’m catching up with it because the first finale comes out in a few days, it’s GREAT!

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  20. I follow on WordPress, instagram, and twitter. I recently read When Dimple Met Rishi and loved, loved it. I’m excited to read Love From A to Z. I also read The Disasters and loved that book too. My favorite dinosaur has always been the brontosaurus because it’s vegetarian.

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  21. Hi! Thank you so much for doing this and happy early birthday! There are so many books releasing this year that I’m excited for but I think my most anticipated would be There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon (I’m a sucker for rom coms). As for an amazing book I recently read, I’m going to say A Very Large Expanse of Sea by Taherah Mafi. Fave dino has got to be a triceratops, but I’m open to learning about others.
    Following on twitter (@NasihaMinty) and instagram (@nasihaminty) xx

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    1. thank you!<3 There's Something About Sweetie 100% lives up to the hype mate. It's SO GOOD. I loved it so much!!!! And same with A Very Large Expanse of Sea! It took my heart and tore it to pieces

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  22. Happy birthday! what a wonderful and generous way to celebrate!
    I recently read and LOVED Amina’s Voice by Hena Khan. Really beautiful ownvoices middle grade story with a Muslim MC–focuses a lot on being between cultures and on accepting people for who they are. Islamophobia is also addressed in the book (Amina’s mosque is vandalized), but I feel like the heavier topics were handled with some hope as well.
    So hard to pick but I think my most anticipated read this year is Gods of Jade and Shadow by Silvia Moreno-Garcia!

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    1. Thank you!

      Amina’s Voice is such a sweet book! It’s one of my absolute favourite MGs and I hope more people read it.

      I cannnnnnnnnot wait to read Gods of Jade and Shadow! I’ve been wanting to for the longest time and it keeps popping up everywhere I go so I want to read it really bad now!

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  23. My most anticipated diverse release this year is Natalie Tan’s Book of Luck and Fortune! I’m both Chinese and Filipino and the author is too! I also read We Set the Dark on Fire this year, which is both sapphic and Latinx and I think that it hasn’t been getting enough buzz!

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  24. Ooooh and I love the dinosaur question! (forgot to answer it in my earlier comment)
    I’m gonna go with pterodactyls! (okay, Google tells me that’s not actually a dinosaur but I think it counts as an honorary dino, right??)

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  25. Wish you a very happy birthday, Vanshika! ♥️ A highly anticipated release for me this year is A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sangu Mandanna and a recent favourite was Kingdom of the Blazing Phoenix by Julie C. Dao. 😍 I already follow you on Instagram and Twitter. I’ll go around sharing about this absolutely amazing giveaway full of POC books soon. Thank you so much for the opportunity! 😭💖 My favourite dinosaur is Apatosaurus because it was one of the largest creatures but was harmless because it ate plants. 😅

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    1. thank you so much!<3 I can't wait to read A Spark of White Fire, and A House of Rage and Sorrow by Sanguines Mandanna! I also really wanna read all of Julie C. Dao's books asap!!! Thank you so much for sharing this, and no problem at all maaaaate!!!

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  26. Happy birthday for this month! A book I read recently and loved was Summer Bird Blue by Akemi Dawn Bowman (it came out in 2018 in the US but just came out in 2019 in the UK). I’m really looking forward to Wicked Fox by Kat Cho, because Kat said if you like K-dramas you’ll enjoy it, and I love K-dramas. Also, one of my favourite dinosaurs is a Nodosaurus because their name literally means ‘knobbled lizard’!

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  27. Happy birthday, Vanshika! Wishing you all the love (and books) the world has to offer. And if I were to win your giveaway, I would like to grab a copy of There’s Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon, or Love From A to Z by S.K. Ali. Thank you for the chance!

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    1. Oh, and as for my book rec, I recently read, Patron Saints of Nothing by Randy Ribay and I absolutely adored it. It’s written by an #ownvoices Filipino-American author and it tackles real-life issues about Pinoy politics, death, murder, and the current war on drugs that thousands of Filipinos are experiencing. If you haven’t yet, I hope you’ll check it out. 🙂

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  28. Happiest of birthdays Vanshika!! 🎉 Hope it’s an amazing one! 😊

    Super excited for Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi, The Beautiful by Renee Ahdieh, The Downstairs Girl by Stacey Lee – just to name a few.
    As for recommendation, I really loved The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi, Internment by Samira Ahmed and The Kingdom of Copper by S. A. Chakraborty.
    My favorite dinosaur is definitely Tyranosaurus Rex aka T-Rex, he was just so badass. 😃

    Following your blog via email.
    Following on Twitter: @_Sandra_R_
    Shared: https://twitter.com/_Sandra_R_/status/1132588272901869568

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  29. My most highly anticipated read is Marie Lu’s “Rebel”!!! I recently reread her other story The Young Elites. I’m also ready to reread the entire Legend series! I recommend any book by Marie Lu at this point or “The Poet X” by Elizabeth Acevedo. And my favorite dinosaur is a stegosaurus ;). Happy Birthday!

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  30. Well, anticipated book by marginalized author is I Wish You all The Best by Mason Deaver. And Bloom by Kevin Panetta.
    Book I just read and loved is Red White and Royal Blue by Casey Mcquiston, I cannot even handle the cuteness of it.
    And favorite dinosaur is the Bronchasaurus cause I’m a harmless tall vegetarian too 😂❤
    Already follow you on twitter and insta ❤

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  31. Hi! Happy birthday, I hope you have an awesome one (or had an awesome one if it already passed)!! My most anticipated book is Jade War by Fonda Lee (releasing July 2019!) and it’s also my most recently read book since I won an ARC of it (I still can’t believe it). Jade City was incredible and Jade War is even better. I highly recommend this series.

    Another anticipated release for me is When the Stars Lead to you by Ronni Davis, which comes out in the fall maybe around September or October.

    Thank you for this opportunity! 💞

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  32. This is such a great initiative Vanshika 💕 I have been following you on Instagram since quite a while ago and I love love love your pictures. I recently read “THE KISS QUOTIENT” by Helen Hoang and absolutely adored it💐 LOOKING FORWARD TO READING “We Set The Dark on Fire by Tehlor Kay Mejia”. Thank you for the giveaway 💕

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  33. heyyy
    i think my most anticipated book by a marginalized author this year is a toss up between descendant of the crane and fake it till you make it bc i’m a sucker for both fantasy and fake dating. versatility!!!
    i haven’t been reading much these past couple of months so the last one i read by a marginalized author and loved was probably my sister, the serial killer. i just really loved the dynamics between the sisters, braithwaite did such a good job with that!!

    and also my fave dinosaur is probably the lambeosaurus just bc i think they look cool lool

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  34. Hey Van!! Happy Birthday, luv! ❤

    Thank you so very much for this awesome giveaway! You’re the best.

    I’m really anticipating the release of Spin The Dawn by Elizabeth Lim & The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao. GODS. There’s so many amazing books releasing this year, but these are the 2 I remember off the top of my head. If I think for a minute, or 5, this list will be very long, I’m sure.

    I’m slowly but steadily making my way through Descendant of the Crane by Joan He and let me tell you, it’s absolutely freaking amazing! I love it so much already, even though I haven’t read all that much of it. One that I finished recently was The Takeover Effect by Nisha Sharma and the romance in that one is ummmmmfffff. I really enjoyed that one!

    Favourite dino is Archaeopteryx cause they were so gorgeous! 😍😍😍

    Already follow you on Twitter and Instagram (@inkdin on both places :p) and shared the giveaway to Twitter! :)))

    Once again, happy birthday! And of course, thank you so much for this giveaway!

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  35. Happy Birthday, hope you have a great day! And thank you so much for doing this giveaway! My anticipated book is Love from A to Z, it came out already but I have yet to read it. I recently read A Very Large Expanse of Sea and it was so good!
    My favourite dinosaur is a tricerotops 🙂 I also followed you on twitter and instagram

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  36. Hello and Happy belated birthday to you! I really hope that you had the absolute best day to celebrate! For my most anticipated release this year – argh, is it okay if I list two? I truly can’t decide between Wilder Girls by Rory Power and Like A Love Story by Abdi Nazemian! As for reccommendations – how could I pass up an opportunity to plug my favorite book of all time, The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin? I recently reread that so it totally counts! But to add an actual new to me recent read that I loved Miranda in Milan by Katherine Duckett! Thank you so much for the chance!

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    1. I can’t wait to read Wilder girls, and Like a Love Story too!! I’ve been meaning to pick up The Fifth Season for the longest time but haven’t been able to yet. I’m definitely moving it up my TBR!<3 and it's my pleasure mate!!<3

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