Friday, June 7, 2013

Final BEA Book Haul Vlog and CROWN OF MIDNIGHT Giveaway!

Here it is, the last of my BEA videos, featuring, yet again, the awesome Lili from Lili's Reflections! (Also, I'm sorry for the Effie Trinket impression. Really, deeply sorry.)

Day One's Haul
Day Two's Haul

OH MY GOD why did it choose that frame?! I LOOK DEMENTED. Oh, well. I guess the Gillian-faking-normal ship has long sailed, anyway. (Rory Gilmore: It's probably in Fiji by now.)

Bloggers mentioned:
Shelver from Bookshelver's Anonymous
Epic Reads

Books mentioned:
The Moon and More by Sarah Dessen
My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi
Blaze (or Love in the Time of Supervillians) by Laurie Boyle Crompton
The Secret of Ella and Micha by Jessica Sorensen
Never Fade Alexandra Bracken
False Sight by Dan Krokos
Twinmaker by Sean Williams
Hereafter by Kate Brian
Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton
Faking It by Cora Carmack
Incarnate by Jodi Meadows
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Walking Disaster by Jamie McGuire
Pretenders by Lisi Harrison
Charming by Eliott James
The Returned by Jason Mott
Reality Boy by A.S. King (who is female. Which I knew. But forgot.)
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas
Wake Up Missing by Kate Messner
Fire with Fire by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian

In celebration of my first year at BEA, and my CRAZY HUGE book haul, I'm giving away at least one of my pretty, pretty ARCs! And not just any ARC, but.... CROWN OF MIDNIGHT by Sarah J. Maas! Yes, this is the ridiculously awesome sequel to Throne of Glass. Yes, I have already read and cried over and shouted about Crown of Midnight, because it is just that amazing. What I'm saying is, you NEED a copy, and you need it bad.

Also, if I reach a high number of entries, I may throw in other THINGS. Things you WANT. *waggles eyebrows mysteriously*

Giveaway is US/CA ONLY because I am dead flat broke after BEA. Seriously, you try shipping 70+ books weighing over 50 lbs. three thousand miles. I'm amazed I can afford lunch.

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  1. What books did you get that I'm NOT excited about? I'm trying to think of books to tell you that I haven't flailed about to you already. Which is hard, because it's us. Our friendship (yes, friendship) is based on flailing.

    1. Fangirl
    2. Across a Star-Swept Sea
    3. The Coldest Girl in Coldtown

    Nice Rory Gilmore reference. APPROVE.

  2. I'm definitely team Dorian. He's so cute and sweet! Not saying Choal isn't at times, but I like Dorian more! I hope she'll be with him! :)

  3. I'm hearing great things about The Beginning of Everything so I'm excited for that.

  4. Wonderful haul, and I can imagine being dead flat broke after BEA too, lol. What a great experience, I hope to make it next year.

  5. Team Chaol!!! :) I don't know whether its the gradual earning of trust, of the begrudging admittance of talent, all tied up in the adorableness of their budding friendship/more-than-friendship, or maybe it's just the fact that I'm all for the stoic and silent type, but damn, is Chaol my fave to win Celaena's heart!

  6. Team Chaol!!! I'm most excited for Across a Star-swept Sea and Rose Under Fire.

  7. Definitely 'Across a Star-Swept Sea.' I am living in perpetual fan-girling mode until I have that beautiful book in my hands.

  8. Team Chaol! and probably The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider. :)

  9. Team Chaol but I actually like them both. And I think I'm most excited about Antigoddess! ooh or Fire with Fire, I just saw that one.

  10. Team Chaol! I'm most excited for These Broken Stars and Wild Cards. Thank you for the giveaway!

  11. I am Team Chaol, all the way!! There isn't even a little bit of a contest. :D

    I had to laugh super hard at the frame YouTube chose, and especially your comment about it. I think we all learned long ago to just embrace the weirdness!

    Definitely excited for These Broken Stars. That cover is just GORGEOUS.

    Fabulous haul, and so excited to hear what you think of these books! And thank you for a chance to win CoM...I might die a little bit each day until it's in my hands! :P


  12. Team Chaol! And omg. Soooo many books it's so hard to choose just one.

  13. I really need to get to reading The Darkest Minds, don't I? But I'm looking forward to seeing what you think of Twinmaker. I've heard very mixed things, and last time I checked the average rating for it on Goodreads was 1 star (yeeeesh), so am definitely interested in reading your thoughts. And oooooooooh, dying to see what you think of Charming, The Beginning of Everything, and The Burning Sky. They all sound really awesome. And eeeee, about to start Crown of Midnight after I'm done slogging through Teardrop! SO excited.

  14. Breathe by Abbi Glines is the most interesting..that's quite a haul!

  15. *runs in*


    *zooms away*

  16. You had to get there at 6 to get a ticket? BLEHHH. This is why I don't bother with ticketed signings.

    In my experience, the pronunciation will generally whatever way I don't say the name.

    Didn't know Blaze was being signed. I got a copy from Steph.

    I would have said it like Mischa (Barton).

    You would apparently not have anything without Lili. How did you get through all of these lines? You clearly have a time turner. I WANT ONE. SHARE THE WEALTH.

  17. Team Chaol ALL THE WAYYYYYY! I don't like Dorian :I.

  18. The Secret of Ella and Misha looks so good!
    Thanks for the giveaway!

  19. Im exicited about Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Once We Were by Kat Zhang. also unbreakable by Kami Garcia!!

  20. Team Chaol! There's no future for Caelena and Dorian.

  21. Is it bad that I don't know if I'm team Dorian or team Chaol? I just love them both sooooo much!!!! Thank you for doing this giveaway for the people who couldn't make it to BEA. You are awesome!

  22. I'm Team Dorian. I can see the appeal of Chaol, but I just think Dorian's more fun. ;)

    You have so many books I'm pining to read in your book haul: Crown of Midnight (obvs), Antigoddess, The Coldest Girl in Cold Town, Fangirl, Vicious, Rose Under Fire (!!!).

  23. Team Dorian! And I am super ridiculously, extremely, jump around screaming excited about The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black! I love love love her and I cannot wait until I can get my hands on that book. The wait is killing me!

  24. Team Chaol! And from all three book haul posts.. I'm most excited for Never Fade, False Sight, Curtsies & Conspiracies, The Bone Season, Splintered and Unhinged! (Though I've already read Splintered..)

  25. Totally Team Chaol! And what can i say, i am looking forward to most of your books in your haul!!!

  26. Totally Team Chaol! That seems to be the consensus, huh? I'm also very excited about Curtsies & Conspiracies, Crown of Midnight and The Burning Sky. I'm so jealous of your haul!

  27. Definitely Team Chaol!!! I'm really excited for Crown of Midnight, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown, and False Sight. What an awesome haul :)

  28. Team Chaol all the way!! Most excited by Reality Boy

  29. First off. Team Chaol! Wooo! I'm so excited about Tandem and Relic also! I can't wait to go to BEA next year!

  30. INCARNATE!! My favorite book of all time!! LOVE. Thanks for the giveaway!

  31. There are so many I'm looking forward to, including Incarnate, Never Fade, & the Burning Sky!

  32. I seriously need to find out what New Adult is all about! EVERY BLOGGER I FOLLOW goes crazy for the genre and I'm definitely missing out on something good. So! I'm crazy excited for The Secret of Ella and Micha & Faking It.

    I'm also REALLY excited for Charming! I have an ARC and can't wait to start it!

  33. Team Chaol forever and ever, I´m sorry Dorian put I don´t like princes.
    I´m excited about The Burning Sky

  34. I think I am pretty outnumbered, but I am Team Dorian. I was drawn to him from the beginning, plus I can already see the author developing him into a better person :)

    Thanks for the giveaway! And I am so jealous you got to go to BEA. I would have but alas I am too young plus I'd miss school! :) Happy reading!

    Oh, almost forgot, I am really excited for These Broken Stars, Charmed, Coldest Girl in Coldtown, and Just Like Fate. (I don't remember if you got these but I recall that these were at BEA according to other sites)

  35. I can't really pick, Chaol is such the obvious choice but I like Dorian a lot, too. i think we have a lot to learn about him yet.

  36. Team Chaol. I can't wait to read Crown of Midnight!

  37. Very excited for Incarnate! I love her series!

  38. Chaol all the way!

  39. I'm torn between Chaol & Dorian honestly. They're both great characters and seemingly great guys. I'm interested to see how they develop in Crown of Midnight!

  40. As of Throne of Glass I am totally torn and would be happy either way. From what I've seen about Crown of Midnight on Twitter it definitely seems that Chaol is the preference for most people so I'm curious to see how everything develops now.

  41. I want Celaena by herself. Who says she needs a guy when she's a strong independent woman? ahhha.

    But really. Chaol.

  42. I love Prince Dorian! But I don't mind Chaol...haha.


  43. I love Chaol! But I feel bad for Dorian because he does seem to care for Celaena.

    As for the books from your haul that I'm most excited for....
    1) Crown of Midnight (obviously!!)
    2) Never Fade
    3) Once We Were
    Words cannot describe how jealous of you I am right now! But you're so generous for giving away Crown of Midnight. Thanks for such an awesome giveaway!! :)

  44. Out of all the books you got from BEA (WOW), I'm going to pick something unlikely because it's hard to pick from the most anticipated ones. THE TWISTROSE KEY by Tone Almhjell. Sounds like something up my alley!

  45. Totally Prince Dorian!

    Thank you for the giveaway!


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