Saturday, June 09, 2012

BEA: Highlights and Haul!

I’m back from New York! I was planning to do a big recap post, but I honestly have such a bad memory, I would probably forget half of what I did. Instead, before showing you what I got, I’ll tell you about some highlights of my week.


Signing at McNally Jackson: I got to meet Andrea Cremer, Ally Condie, Marie Lu, Tonya Hurley, Adele Griffin and Michelle Hodkin. It was nice to meet these amazing authors, and listen to them speak about their books.


Teen Author Carnival: I may have been completely dead tired, but the panel was really interesting. The first one was “From A Whole Other World” featuring Lenore Appelhans (can’t wait to read Level 2!!), Aimée Carter, Victoria Schwab, Michelle Zink, Jeri Smith-Ready, Gennifer Albin, Courtney Moulton, Leah Clifford and Scott Tracey. The second Panel I attended was “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Stronger (Kick Ass Characters)” featuring Eliot Schrefer, Michelle Zink, Jeri Smith-Ready, Courtney Moulton, Gretchen McNeil, Siobhan Vivian, Aimée Carter, Stacy Kramer, Valerie Thomas, Barry Lyga, Lauren Oliver and Jackson Pearce.


Children’s Book & Author’s Breakfast:  Chris Colfer charmed me at this event. He was funny, intelligent, and I loved his interaction with the other authors (like the Fifty Shades of Green). John Green was as amazing in reality as he is in his videos. Lois Lowry made me cry, with her amazing speech. Finally, I have to say I didn’t really hear Kadir Nelson’s speech, as I left a little early so I wouldn’t miss Sarah J. Maas signing.

(Waiting for the reveal)
The Cover Reveal of the new paperback of An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. Why is it in my highlights? Well, I was only a couple of feet away from him, so that made my day (yes, it is really easy to make me happy).

I had a lot of fun at BEA. I met so many amazing bloggers, and I got to meet some really great authors. I already can’t wait for next year,

Now, time to show you some of the books I got! (Sorry about the lack of links. It would take me forever, and I want to post this now.)

 The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer
Son by Lois Lowry
Darker Still by Leanna Renee Hieber (signed)
The Twisted Tragedy of Miss Natalie Stewart (signed)
Princess Academy: Palace of Stone by Shannon Hale 
Recipe for Trouble: The Cupcake Club by Sheryl and Carrie Berk  (signed)
A Touch Morbid by Leah Clifford (signed)
The Lost Code by Kevin Emerson (signed)
The Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Near Witch by Victoria Schwab (signed)
The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson (signed)
Scorch by Gina Damico 
The Raven Boys by Maggie Stiefvater
Prodigy by Marie Lu 
Crewel by Gennifer Albin 
Skinny by Donna Cooner  (signed)
The Blessed by Tonya Hurley  (signed)
Innocent Darkness by Suzanne Lazear  (signed)
An Abundance of Katherines by John Green  (signed)
Skylark by Megan Spponer 
Poison Princess by Kresley Cole 
Black City by Elizabeth Richards 
The Ripper by Amy Carol Reeves
Henry Franks by Peter Adam Salomon
In A Glass Grimmly by Adam Gidwitz 
Beta by Rachel Cohn 
Carnival of Souls by Melissa Marr 
After Hello by Lisa Mangum  (signed)
Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull 
What’s Left of Me by Kat Zhang  (signed)
The Revolutions of Evelyn Serrano by Sonia Manzano  (signed)
Hourglass by Myra McEntire  (signed)
Ferocity Summer by Alissa Grosso
Every day by David Levithan  (signed)
Burn for Burn by Jenny Han and Siobhan Vivian 
Ten by Gretchen McNeil (signed)
Origin by Jessica Khoury
A Fractured Light by Jocelyn Davies (signed)
Fathomless by Jackson Pearce (signed)
The Innocents by Lili Peloquin 
The Diviners by Libba Bray
The Darkest Mind by Alexandra Bracken
Then Came You by Jennifer Weiner
Zom-B by Darren Shan
The Golden Door by Emily Rodda 
Drama by Raina Telgemeier 
For Darkness Shows the Stars by Diana Peterfreund (signed)
Falling Kingdom by Morgan Rhodes
Throne Of Glass by Sarah J. Maas (signed)
Undead by Kirsty McKay
Eve & Adam by Michael Grant and Katherine Applegate
Rift by Andrea Cremer (signed)
Venom by Fiona Paul
Entice by Jessica Shirvington
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry (signed)
Deity by J. L. Armentrout

Tighter by Adele Griffin (signed)
Ghostgirl by Tonya Hurley (signed)

Were you guys at BEA?


  1. Wow I'm just speechless! That many books and signed no less. I have got to find a way to get to BEA in the future. I'm so glad you had a good time. Good luck getting them all read!

    1. Thanks! I have to say that the hardest part of having all these books is chosing which one to read first!

  2. Sounds like you had a great time! Wasn't the Childrens Breakfast awesome? Chris Colfer was better than I expected, and incredibly charming. And if I had been as close to John Green as you were, would have made my week! Enjoy all of your new books!

    Alexia's Books and Such

    1. Thanks! The Breakfast was awesome. It got me really excited for his book, to be honest. I wasn't so sure before hearing him tell us how he has been thinking of this book for so long.

  3. Aww it looks like you had an awesome time!!! And thats one awesome haul!! Can't wait for the reviews! :-D

  4. WOW What an awesome haul!!! Happy you had a great time!

  5. You got some great books Emilie. I missed out on a few of the titles you got for various reasons. I love the breakfast it was amazing. It was nice to see you again.

    1. It was nice to see you too! Hopefully, we'll be able to see each other again soon!

  6. Oh wow, how on earth did you get all those books home?! Sounds like you had a great time, very jealous! :D

    1. Two suitcase, some books in my computer bag, and some more in my purse. It was a pain, but it was absolutly worth it. =)

  7. This recap is wonderful! love your pics!!! ^___^ kyaaaaa! <3 <3 <3
    And we got almost all the same books XDD we have such a great taste!! huhuhuhuhuhuhu!

    Wasnt John Green totally awesome with the cover reveal of AN Abundance of Katherines? =9 yay!

    1. He was! Wish I could have met him, even though I would have totally freaked out! =)

  8. Oh. My. Good. Heavens. So many great books, I just can't stop staring at the picture. If I could, I would snag them all away :p Happy reading and I'm glad to hear that you had such a great time!

    1. Thanks! It's really hard to chose which one to start with.