Saturday, June 7, 2014

Book Haul, or the One With All the BEA Books

I'M BACK FROM BEA! And I'm... exhausted! However, the blogging show must go on, so here are the books I snagged at Book Expo America. In the vlog I'll list my top ten books of BEA, share which book caused a Hunger Games situation, and clasp my number one most anticipated read to my cheek, like normal people do. Below that, I'll show you every single book I got while I was in New York!

Pre-BEA and Teen Author Carnival haul:

The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black (thanks Meg and Christina for snagging this for me!)
My Faire Lady by Lauren Wettersten
Rebels: City of Indra by Kendall and Kylie Jenner (yes, really)
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley
Bright Before Sunrise by Tiffany Schmidt (SIGNED!)
Let's Get Lost by Adi Alsaid (SIGNED!)
Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle
Meant to Be by Lauren Morrill (SIGNED!)
If I Stay by Gayle Forman (SIGNED!)
One Man Guy by Michael Barakiva (SIGNED!)

BEA Day One Haul:

This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Talon by Julie Kagawa
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Tape by Steven Camden
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
Killer Instinct by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Made for You by Melissa Marr (SIGNED!)
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Jackaby by William Ritter
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
The Young Elites chapter sampler by Marie Lu
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang
Afterworlds by Scott Westerfeld
The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp (SIGNED!)
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan
Clariel by Garth Nix
Alistar Grim's Odditorium by Gregory Funaro
The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare
Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire (SIGNED!)
Zodiac by Romina Russell

BEA Day Two Haul:

Unmarked by Kami Garcia
Love is the Drug by Alaya Dawn Johnson (SIGNED!)
Jessica Darling's It List 2 by Megan McCafferty
Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson
Breath, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally (SIGNED!)
Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision (SIGNED BECAUSE JEN'S THE COOLEST)

The Walled City by Ryan Graudin, plus a slutty brownie (aka cookie dough, Oreo, brownie combo) made by Gaby

BEA Day Three Haul:

The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet by Bernie Su and Kate Rorick (my review)

Totes adorable!

That Deep Blue tote, by the way, is both a bag AND a towel. It's genius.

Aaaaand that's why one of my two suitcases was nine pounds overweight! Woooorth it.


  1. I haven't read anything by Julie Kagawa yet either! Your BEA haul is epic, and I'm jealous but very happy for you. :)

  2. I totally need Exquisite Captive and Afterworlds in my life now. Bookception! :D

    Angie @ Pinkindle

  3. I am so excited for youuuuuuuuuu all the great books. And I am only hating you a little over the Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet and Mortal Heart because I need them like air.

  4. I don't know if this makes sense but I may be more jealous of the totes than anything lol Great haul!!!!! :D

  5. Thank you for posting this. I've been waiting for a post like this to see what books they had at BEA. So many great ones it seems. I hope you enjoy reading them. I personally can't wait to read talon by Julie Kagawa when it comes out.

  6. Ahhhh! So many great books! Wish I could read so many of them. Haha!

  7. Haha. Nope, you aren't the only YA book blogger who hasn't read anything by Julie Kagawa. I haven't either, also because The Fae has never been something I liked either.

    Enjoy all your goodies and happy reading.

  8. OMG o.O I can't stop staring at your beautiful haul! So so excited for This Shattered World, The Young Elites, Killer Instinct and Talon! I have an eARC of Exquisite Captive and I'm really excited for that too.
    Hope you enjoy all of these! I'm sure you will ;)

    Richa @ City of Books

  9. Wow. Success!! Can't wait to see some of your reviews.

  10. We both petted Heir of Fire in our videos for our BEA haul. THIS, YET AGAIN, CEMENTS OUR FRIENDSHIP <3

  11. Did you bring a backpack or a huge bag to carry all your books around? I'm attending for the first time next year and I'm really curious to know!

  12. Holy cow, Gillian. Holy COW. (That is my "holy cow" of both burning jealousy and pure delight on your behalf, btw.)

  13. All those booooooks! I also love the tote bags, especially the Throne of glass one <3 Heir of fire, Talon, the darkest path of the forest, can't wait to read those books. Happy reading! :)


  14. YAY :D It looks and sounds like you had an amazing time at BEA sweetie. <3 But oh, how I am jealous :) SO MANY amazing books. And I would love to meet all the blogger people. Sigh. But so happy for you :) I hope you love everything sweetie. <3 I am mostly jealous about Mortal Heart ;p

  15. Can one fall in love with pictures? Because I JUST DID.

  16. awesome haul!!! :) I posted mine this week as well :)

  17. When I saw that one of the books was called "Let's get Lost" I kept on thinking "Dresden Dolls. Dresden Dolls.".


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