Friday, June 20, 2014

Book Expo America 2014 Highlights and GIVEAWAY!!

Another awesome year at BEA! Well mostly awesome. I knew that Thursday and Friday were going to go as planned. I had my schedule ready and knew what lines I wanted to get in first. I got to meet A.S. King on Thursday and I was so nervous that I forgot to take a picture with her. Can you believe that!? But I did take a picture of my precious! I also told her that I loved her. I really didn't mean to sound creepy! But I just couldn't help but fangirl!!



I just finished Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King and it was the most amazing book ever. I can't wait to share my review!

At the end of the day Harper Collins was giving away shots of some alcoholic beverage and it was yummy!


Also look at this!!!!!!!!!! 






On Friday I was on a mission! I had to get Heir of Fire. I knew that the line was going to be crazy long but I was getting that book. This was by far the most awesome/irritating line that I have ever been in. Awesome because I got to meet Joy from Joyous Reads and other awesome bloggers and irritating because people were cutting in line. It was so frustrating!!! If you ever go to BEA never ever cut in line. It's rude, mean and disrespectful. Anyway, I got to meet Sarah J. Maas and she is so freaking pretty and soooo nice!! I'm glad I stayed in line. It was so worth it. 



I also got to meet Alethea Kontis!


She's the author of these pretties:

I got lucky with this series. Alethea was signing Enchanted on Thursday and told us if we went to the Houghton Mifflin booth they would give us the third book in the series, Dearest. Then she was signing the second book in the series on Saturday and of course I got in line. I'm super excited to read these! 

Another awesome thing that happened on Friday was that I got Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers! I'm a huge fan of the series and was so happy that I took a copy home!



I didn't take any pictures on Saturday. I just didn't have the energy and it was kind of a mess. Saturday was BEA/Bookcon. I don't know who came up with the idea of putting 10,000 people (I don't know if this number is accurate) in half of the Javits. It was really hard to walk imagine how hard it was to be in line for a signing. It got very hot and hard to breathe real quick. I hope they don't do this next year. 

Overall I enjoyed the event. This was my fourth year going and I haven't gotten used to the awesomeness of BEA. It's an exhausting and exhilarating 
experience. You have to definitely work your butt off for the books you want. But at the end it feels great to be holding that book that you have been waiting for and wanting for so long. 

And here is my BEA haul. I'm just going to post the ones I'm excited for because the rest I either donated to my library or gave away. 


 Plus I got to take home this amazing Throne of Glass tote bag!!!



And now for the giveaway!!!!! I'll be giving away the books in the picture below plus the "totes books" tote bag!To enter just fill out the rafflecopter form below. The giveaway is INT'l and will end on July 4th. Good luck!!




a Rafflecopter giveaway

78 comments:

  1. I am very excited to read Since you Been Gone by Morgan Matson! :)

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  2. hum deadly curiosity had me so curious that i can't wait for the release

    thanks

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  3. There is a few books I can't wait to read.
    1. Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
    2. Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead
    3. Deliverance by C. J. Redwine
    there is more but there is my top 3.

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  4. BEA sounds amazing, I hope I'll get to attend one in the future (living halfway around the world doesn't help, but hey, that's what bucket lists are for, right?) :)

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  5. Oh, as for what books I'm looking forward to read this summer, I finally got a copy of We Were Liars (E. Lockhart) so I'm definitely reading that. I'm also currently reading Scarlet (Marissa Meyer) and would definitely start on Cress right after that :D

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  6. Definitely excited to read Talon whenever that comes out! Thanks for your update on BEA, how exciting that you got to meet Sarah J. Maas! You got a pretty good haul as well! One day I will make it to BEA, one day.

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  7. I've made a list of all the books I want to read this summer that I have on my TBR pile, but I've borrowed a copy from Mortal Heart from a close blogging friend and that's one of the books I'm most excited about <3

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  8. I'm looking forward to The Silkworm, Talon and Solitaire. I have a huge TBR list and it is really hard for me to decide my next read, but I have these books, so I would read these first.
    I wish BEA events would happen worldwide.

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  9. Silver Shadows!!!! And Mortal Heart!!

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  10. I'm most excited to read City of Heavenly Fire and (Don't you) Forget About Me. Those are some amazing books you're giving away! Thank you :)

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  11. I am most excited to read The Summer Wind by Mary Alice Monroe. All of the books look so great. Thanks for having this giveaway.

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  12. I think of all the books on my TBR, I'm most excited to read On The Fence by Kasie West. I will read absolutely anything this woman writes. I don't care what it is. I love her work!

    Awesome giveaway. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. the latest Kate Daniels book by Ilona Andrews :) thanks for sharing!

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  14. Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater and Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead, thank you for the great giveaway!

    Rffle name: Demitra Giote

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  15. LOL I love this. Thanks so much for sharing all the pics with us and I am so glad you got to meet some of your favorites. :)

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  16. I really want to read Landline, Since You've Been Gone, Say What You Will, and We Were Liars. Too many!!

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  17. I want to get my hands on The Book Of Life by Deborah Harkness!

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  18. I'm really looking forward to Silver Shadow by Richelle Mead. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. MR MERCEDES by Stephen King sounds exciting.

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  20. OMG so many! Mortal Danger by Ann Aguirre, Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers, and Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer, and from your giveaway...Lies We Tell Ourselves and Black Ice sound awesome! Oh, can't forget Heir of Fire...especially after a fellow blogger whom I usually agree with thought it was boring! Now, I am hoping we disagree this time as I am so looking forward to it!! Thanks for the giveaway!

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  21. So so so happy to finally meet you, Beth! And yeah, those wicked people cutting in front of us! ugh. Anyway, great giveaway! :)

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  22. Aw, yay! I love Alethea Kontiss' Fairytale Rants on her YouTube channel, and I've been dying to read Enchanted and the whole series. I can't wait to hear what you think of them!

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  23. I really want to read We were Liars! Thanks for having a book giveaway!

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  24. 'A Shard of Ice' & 'Between The & The Burn'. I have too many to look forward to~

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  25. I actually want Black Ice BAD!!!!!! I was super stoked that you're offering it!!!!!! Thanks for the super giveaway and for sharing your BEA experience!

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  26. There are so many great book releases this summer! i can't wait to read Heir of Fire.

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  27. Silver Shadows! Only one month left... :/

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  28. Ruin and Rising! Thank you for the giveaway :)

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  29. I'm most excited to read Two Boys Kissing which is waiting for me at the library to pick up this week. :)

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  30. Sounds like you had such a great time! I'm currently reading one of my must-reads this summer and that's The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith (or you know...J.K. Rowling)

    -lauren

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  31. I've heard nothing but amazing things about Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson so I can't wait to read that!

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  32. I'm really excited for Opposition by Jennifer Armentrout!

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  33. MR MERCEDES by Stephen King and the truth about Alice,
    thanks so much for making this international!!!!
    =)

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  34. I want to know what happens in C.E. Murphy's Shaman Rises, which is out TODAY! :)

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  35. What an awesome haul and giveaway! I really like the Four shotglass, and the standee of course. Man, he's just so hot!

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  36. City of Heavenly Fire, I have been so busy with school and work but now that school is out for the summer. I will be starting it this weekend.

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  37. I'm most excited to read City of Heavenly Fire this summer.

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  38. I'm most excited to read Let's Get Lost this summer. :)

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  39. I'm really excited about On The Fence. It looks really good.

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  40. Thanks for the chance!!!
    I´m excited to read Silver Shadows.
    :)

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  41. trial by fire by josephine angelini :D

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  42. I loved The Wolves of Mercy Falls series and I'm super excited to read Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater!! :)

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  43. Probably Ruin and Rising. Thanks so much for the giveaway :)

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  44. The Girl With All The Gifts. As soon as I finish up my review pile, imma get me a copy!

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  45. I'm really looking forward to The Truth About Alice!

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  46. I'm really excited for On the Fence by Kasie West! :D

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  47. Went to the Library this evening & got a pile of good stuff. Hard to decide which to read first but I think it will be The serpent of Venice by Christopher Moore or I always loved you by Robin Oliveira. As soon as I finish The Glass Sentence.

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  48. My pretty arc of HEIR OF FIRE!! and Opposition!

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  49. (This is Darith L.)

    Landline by Rainbow Rowell! :D

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  50. Mine's Landline too, by Rainbow Rowell!
    And I'm finishing Side Effects May Vary :) :D

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  51. I can't wait to read Vampire Queen #3 - Eternal Dawn by Rebecca Maizel! :)

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  52. I am excited to finally read The One by Kiera Cass.

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  53. I am excited for Black Ice and Let's Get Lost!

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  54. I was most excited for The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith. I just finished it and 'twas AMAZING

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  55. Landline! I can't wait to get it in the mail!!!

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  56. I'm looking forward to Isla and The Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

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  57. I am dying to read Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout!! ♥

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  58. Isla and the Happily Ever After! <3

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  59. Alexandra Pash here!

    BEA must have been such a nice thing. Im so unlucky for not being able to go on such things.

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  60. Probably Heir of Fire because of Crown of Midnight's killer cliffhanger!

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  61. Opposition and Isla and the Happily Ever After!! CAN'T WAIT

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  62. Side effects may vary. I won a signed copy of the book! So excited to receive it! :)

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    1. Rafflecopter is Meghan Hawk...forgot to mention that, sorry.

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  63. I am excited to read Lux: The Beginnings by Jennifer L Armentrout and thanks for the giveaway!! :)

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  64. I'm really looking forward to reading landline.

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  65. im excited to finally start the lunar chronicles this summer!

    kmichellec87(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  66. I would have to say I'm most excited about reading Midnight Thief by Livia Blackburne. I've already preordered my copy and everything!! EEEKKKKK!!!! Thanks for hosting the giveaway! You got some awesome books in this one!

    Amanda @ Of Spectacles and Books

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  67. I can't wait for Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater and Beautiful Oblivion by Jamie McGuire. Thanks for the chance.

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  68. I'm excited to read Silver Shadows by Richelle Mead! ^^

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway! =D

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  69. Isla and the Happily Ever After :D
    (Ileana A.-rafflecopter)

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  70. Oooh, it looks like you had a fab time! I'm so jelly. I'm back from vacay and making the rounds... Happy Friday! :)

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