June 4, 2014

BEA '14: The Book Haul

Today's the day, friends -- I'm sharing with you a list (and a video) (and photos) of the books I picked up at BEA 2014! I feel so blessed to have been able to snag some of these titles. Many thanks to the publishers, authors & bloggers who made it possible for me to have them! My hope is that others who read this will find titles they're interested in, especially for the ones that were new-to-me when I heard a little about them at BEA!

If you're up for it, take a look at my (surprisingly quick) BEA haul vlog. I only said the titles and authors of the novels, but I do include links in this post so you can check them out on Goodreads if you find yourself intrigued!

And now, here are photos of the haul, in case you wanted to see them a little more clearly:

For My Sister
The Return by Jennifer L. Armentrout (It's a spin-off, not a companion!)
Beginnings by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout 

From Macmillan Happy Hour
(Thanks Macmillan, Swoon Reads + Ksenia!)

From the Author
(Thank you Jen!)
Threats of Sky and Sea by Jennifer Ellision

From the YA Party Goodie Bag
(Thanks Liza + the rest of the organizers & publishers involved!) 
Behind the Scenes by Dahlia Adler
Inside by Maria V. Snyder
Virgin by Radhika Sanghani
Nantucket Red by Leila Howland
Pawn by Aimee Carter
Space Mountain by Bryan Q. Miller

From the Bloomsbury Brunch
(Thanks to the Bloomsbury team!)
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon
Thursdays with the Crown by Jessica Day George
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas

From Other Bloggers
Can't Look Away by Donna Cooner (from Book Blogger Meet & Drink!)
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater (from Melody!)
Compulsion by Martina Boone (from Elena!)
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (from Book Blogger Meet & Drink!)

Signed Copies
Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
Exquisite Captive by Heather Demetrios
Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson

Highly Anticipated ARCs
Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers
The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen
Clariel by Garth Nix
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Landline by Rainbow Rowell

ARCs I Knew of Pre-BEA
Frostborn by Lou Anders
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Neverhome by Laird Hunt (a Hannah recommendation!)
Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts
Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson

ARCs I Learned about at BEA
Nest by Esther Ehrlich
On a Clear Day by Walter Dean Myers
The Opposite of Love by Sarah Sheerger
Stronger than You Know by Jolene Perry

That's it for my BEA 2014 haul! Please let me know what you think of the books (Do you want to read any of them? Are any of them ones you've already read? Did you discover any of the titles because of the post?) in the comments.


  1. I love this!!!! First-you're gorgeous and love seeing you 'in real life'...kinda...haha Second-LOVE that you picked up books for your sister and husband! So cool! Wish my family read more haha. Third-damn girl, you are efficient! Fourth--Stroking Heir of Fire, I totally approve of this Fifth- -you're just a rockstar. That is all :)

  2. I wish I was your sister! So nice of you to grab those JLA titles for her! :D

    I'm going to need to look up a couple of these books, particularly Threats of Sky and Sea (such a gorgeous cover!).

    Angie @ Pinkindle

  3. JUST AWESOME :) So many amazing books!!! I'm so glad you had a great time at BEA!! I really want to read Jolene Perry's new book... ahh the cover is amazing too!!!

  4. So many good books! You already probably know my favs so I'll skip over them. I am super pumped to read Exquisite Captive. I think it sounds AMAZING. I was also glad to grab a copy of Zac & Mia, I hope it's really cute. I didn't get Compulsion or Breathe Annie Breathe but I will be watching out for reviews of them because I'm definitely curious! Now I need to check out the books that you discovered at BEA - I haven't heard of these yet! I did discover Watched by C. J. Lyons at BEA and it sounds pretty good! I might film a vlog for my Saturday StS even though my Recap went up today :)

  5. THREATS OF SKY AND SEA has such a beautiful cover! Thanks for letting me stalk you and live through you while you were at BEA! oxo

  6. Oh my god! You got so many beautiful arcs! I can't wait to see what you think of some of those. I definitely added quite a few to my TBR.

  7. What a good haul! I think you should read The Queen Of The Tearling soon -- I read it pre-BEA and really loved it. ALSOOOOOOOOO SALT & STORM, because I am curious and want to know if I should move it up.

    I am glad I got to see you quite a few times at BEA!

  8. Such a great video with SOOO many awesome books! Thanks for sharing them all with us. Loved seeing you on video and you are just the cutest!!

  9. So excited that you've got so many books! I hope to be able to go to BEA even just once in my lifetime because it seriously would be a dream come true. <3

    First time I've heard of A Little Something Different and The Opposite Of Love- I'm glad I found out about them! I seriously cannot wait to read I'll Give You The Sun! I am such a huge fan of Jandy Nelson! I will have to live vicariously through you and everyone else who received the ARCs so I can't wait to hear your thoughts! :DDD

  10. Ah! Loved, loved,LOVED all the JLA books you got for your sister!! I actually missed out on The Return because of the insanity of BookCon *grumbles* The Thrones & Bones series is one I'll definitely need to check out!! I'm currently reading HoF atm too and I ALSO call it my prrrecioussss LOL Oh and I'm quite jealous that you managed to get Queen of the Tearling but I hope you love it :D Anyways you got a lot of amazing books, I hope you enjoy them ALL.

    PS- Sorry for the lateness of my comment, I've been trying to catch up on all the bloggish things since BEA but sadly I fell behind with work and real life things. Cheers xxxx

  11. I'm finally catching up on people's BEA posts (slowly but surely) and EEEEEP, you got so many amazing books, Alexa! A Little Something Different is way up there on my list....plus almost all your other books. I'm meeting you next year. End of story.

  12. SO MANY PRETTY BOOKS. Signed Breathe, Annie, Breath and Since You've Been Gone?!? EEEEP. I'll be stalking you on GR to see what you think about some of these titles! :)


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