Wrap Up + MASSIVE Giveaway || Love-A-Thon 2016

2016 loveathon

This year’s event has been such a crazy fun ride. The weekend just flew by. Chatting & connecting with the community for the last two days has been so epic. So much love was given and received and that can only mean that the Love-a-Thon was a success. In fact, with almost 300 participants, I think this year’s Love-a-Thon was a HUGE success.

A Million Thanks

I cannot even begin to explain how thankful I am to have been part of Love-a-Thon 2016. First of all, I’m so grateful for my co-hosts, Alexa of Alexa Loves Books, Cee of The Novel Hermit and Mel of The Daily Prophecy. I cannot express how honoured I am to be part of a team that advocates passion for books and this community.

Secondly, thank you to every single one of you joined. This event would not have been as fabulous without you bringing your A game, joining  the chats and flailing with us. Thank you, thank you, thank you x infinity.

Finally, thank you to our sponsors, who believed in this event enough to donate such amazing prizes. Check them out below!

Our Amazing Sponsors

Alicia of Awesome Book Assessment
Bloomsbury (c/o Emily Ritter)
Harper Collins
Merit Press
Random House (c/o Cassie McGinty)
Tor Teen (c/o Ksenia Winnicki)
Usborne Publishing
Claire LeGrand
Corey Ann Haydu
Erin Bowman
Fida Islaih
Heather Demetrios
Heidi Schulz
Jennifer E. Smith
Jodi Meadows
Joy Hensley
Lindsay Smith
Miranda Kenneally
Sarah J. Maas



prize pack consists of:
Truthwitch poster + pin
Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
Forged by Erin Bowman
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Stealing Parker by Miranda Kenneally
Things I Can’t Forget by Miranda Kenneally
Racing Savannah by Miranda Kenneally
Breathe Annie Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
Jesse’s Girl by Miranda Kenneally
Hello, Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith
5 to 1 by Holly Bodger
Dreamstrider by Lindsay Smith
The Pirate Code by Heidi Schulz
The Heir and the Spare by Emily Albright
Finding the Worm by Mark Goldblatt
Cassidy’s Guide to Everyday Etiquette by Sue Stauffacher
The Fearless by Emma Pass
Rites of Passage by Joy N. Hensley
Riders by Veronica Ross (+ pencils & bracelets)
Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally (ARC)

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prize pack consists of:
Ice Like Fire by Sara Raasch
Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard
Hook’s Daughter (+ signed bookplate) by Heidi Schulz
Her Treasures (e-book) by Fida Islaih
Identity Crisis by Melissa Schorr
Half in Love with Death by Emily Ross
The Yearbook by Carol Masciola
The Fearless by Emma Pass
Unlovely by Celeste Conway
Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne
Finding the Worm by Mark Goldblatt
Cassidy’s Guide to Everyday Etiquette by Sue Stauffacher

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‘Til Next Time

Again, thank you so much for joining Love-a-Thon! Do click the button below to let us know what you’d like to see for next year’s event. We look forward to hearing your comments!

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Hazel @ Stay Bookish

Hazel Ureta is an advocate of stories. She is the blogger and Editor-In-Chief of Stay Bookish because she loves talking about books. She enjoys reading Young Adult novels the most and writes them too.
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  1. Jayvee @ Writer For Misfits on February 22, 2016 at 12:06 am

    I HAD SUCH A GREAT TIME! I loved seeing a lot of posts and challenges. They were all soooooo adorable! And people were so excited for the Twitter chats. I think I’m still dizzy from the 2nd one! It was quite insane but super, super fun! I loved being a part of this event and I already want to do it again because it helped me through being sad and I’m just glad to have been able to enjoy this event, with the community I adore and love so much! <3

  2. Shealea on February 22, 2016 at 3:19 am

    The only thing I participated in was the Twitter chat as I had two exams last weekend. I still had fun, and I’m hoping that I get to be more involved next year! Thank you so much for this brilliant event!

  3. Inge on February 22, 2016 at 4:32 am

    I loved seeing my Twitter feed full of fun questions, answers, and just plain LOVE! Every time I opened the app there was just this massive flood of fun tweets and it was so lovely!

  4. Bianca @ The Ultimate Fangirl on February 22, 2016 at 6:21 am

    It was my first time to join Love-A-Thon and it was… amazing! Who knew that such a fabulous event existed. If I only knew, I would have joined the book blogging community earlier. It was really fun and it was definitely successful in spreading the love. Kudos to everyone! <3

  5. Nia Carnelio on February 22, 2016 at 6:51 am

    Thank you for having such a brilliant online event! I have loved Love-A-Thon, my best moments were the Twitter chats. I could take part in TWO of them since the timings were amazing! It’s been wonderful chatting with and meeting so many new bloggers. I will definitely be joining next year too! <3

  6. Shanti on February 22, 2016 at 6:55 am

    I’ve loved seeing the Love-a-thon posts this weekend! Thanks for hosting+ the prize pack :). I love it when voices spread positivity through the community. Hopefully I’ll be able to join in next year !

  7. Erica @ Novel Ink on February 22, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I absolutely loved the chats. It was so wonderful being able to get to know everyone and just chat it up :)

  8. Aldii on February 22, 2016 at 9:17 am

    I had a really great time! It was everything so much fun! But my favourite part were the twitter chats, it was so great to be talking with others, sharing things and it was a more interactive way to connect. However, I liked everything!

  9. looloolooweez on February 22, 2016 at 10:12 am

    First, thanks for hosting this giveaway & doing the whole Love-a-Thon thing in general. I really liked that the timing of it made it kind of a continuance of the Estella Society’s Book Blogger Appreciation Week. My browser bookmarks having been getting a huge workout over the last few days.

  10. Annika on February 22, 2016 at 10:53 am

    Had such a wonderful time! Thank you so much for an awesome weekend Hazel!!! <3

  11. Mel@thedailyprophecy on February 22, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    Reading all these comments, it makes my heart happy! It was great hosting this together with you and the other girls <3

  12. Kayla on February 22, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    I loved getting all the wonderful comments! I honestly jumped up and down when I saw them all! Made me so happy! Everyone is so nice and welcoming!

  13. Linda on February 22, 2016 at 5:59 pm

    I like the YA Books & Places I’ve Traveled To blog post because it’s foreign countries and books, both of which I love.

  14. Alexa S. on February 25, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Honestly, I don’t know what I would have done with you or Cee or Mel. We made such a great team when it came to putting together this year’s Love-a-Thon, and I don’t foresee that dynamic at any point in the near future so – here’s to more Love-a-Thons for us to host! <3 I'm so glad you said yes to co-hosting :D

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