Saturday, June 8, 2013

StS *25* - BEA Edition!!!

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews showcasing new books we've gotten a hold of (bought/given/gifted/trade/for review).

This is the big one dolls, because in this edition I'll be featuring all my BEA'13 goodies!!  I already did up a BEA Event Recap Post, (click if you missed it and feel like checking it out), so this post is all about the books!  Because it would take forever to link up to every single book I got, I decided to just share pictures of my individual-day hauls, feature some of the highlights for me & a few autographs because I know some of you wanted to see those too :)  So let's get to it:

~ Day 1 Haul ~
Highlights include: Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson, Born of Illusion by Teri Brown, treats by Julie Kagawa (The Immortal Rules, The Eternity Cure, The Iron Daughter & The Iron Queen), an Heir Chronicles books by Cinda Williams Chima, The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater,  Storm Watcher by Maria V. Snyder, The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black & These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner.  Day 1 was pretty epic overall!

 ~ Day 2 Haul ~
Highlights include: The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson, Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas, The School for Good & Evil by Soman Chainani, Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger, Vicious by Victoria Schwab, The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer and Gameboard of the Gods by Richelle Mead.  Day 2 had a lot of signings, so more time spent in line and less time running around to catch book-drops.

~ Day 3 Haul ~
Highlights Include: Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, The Beautiful & the Cursed by Page Morgan, The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas, Some Quiet Place by Kelsey Sutton, False Sight by Dan Krokos, Unraveling  by Elizabeth Norris & Vicious Deep by Zoraida Córdova.  I expected Day 3 to be more quiet than the previous 2, but I got really lucky with signings & being at the right place at the right time so I got some unexpected but coveted goodies!

The Entire Stack - ♥ !!
I did try to restrain myself and only get books I'd already had on my Wishlist or TBR shelf and for the most part I think I did pretty darn good!  Sometimes the temptation was too much to resist though >.<  so many pretties...all around...all shiny and alluring! *blacks out* o_O  A million thanks to all the amazing authors, publishers & BEA staff in general for making this such a truly life-changing experience!  I'm already planning a repeat for next year!

As for the autographs - I know some of you were curious, so here are a few shots of the more memorable ones (ps- it was really hard to limit myself here, authors are totally like rockstars to me:

From left to right: Maria V. Snyder, Kelsey Sutton (Some Quiet Place), V.E. Schwab & Dan Krokos

From left to right: Brandon Sanderson, Julie Kagawa, Teri Brown (Born of Illusion) & Sanderson (again!)

I'd been on a book buying ban for months prior to BEA so I'm extremely happy to have some new goodies to swoon over.  I'll probably reinstate my ban for a few weeks now (till the wallet recovers from NYC) but I have some galleys already set for next week!  Don't forget to link me up to your haul below so I can return the visit & see what everyone else got! ♥


  1. OMG, wonderful haul!! I'm jelly over the Brandon Sanderson books, and he SIGNED THEM. *sighs happily*

    I hope you love all your new pretties! <3

    Shaheen @ Speculating on SpecFic
    Come and check out my weekly book haul feature, Stocktake Saturday.

  2. Oh, a signed copy of Immortal Rules, whoa!! Happy reading.

  3. Extremely jealous of your haul and the fact you got to go to BEA. Especially jealus of Crown of Midnight and Dream Thieves :-)

    Anyhew, you can find my STS here:

  4. OOh look at that. Looks like you had fun :) Happy reading!

  5. Amazing haul! So. many. books. :O Have fun reading!

    My StS:

  6. Oh my goodness, what an amazing haul! Happy Reading!

  7. Um....WOW!! So many books you most thrilled!!!! I can't even comment about any of them, there just so many. I really need to go to BEA someday. Hope you love all of your books :D
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  8. So much awesome!! And I'm glad that you were able to pick up a copy of The School for Good and Evil! I know you were hoping to get it!

  9. *sneaks Ink out of the pile* You don't mind if I borrow this right? ;-) Congrats on the Sanderson signed copies, that is so freaking exciting!!

  10. Great haul! The 100 looks so good. I hope you enjoy everything! :)

  11. I can relate to restraining myself at BEA and I think you did so well! Plenty of good reads to keep you busy and to reward you for going on a book-ban pre-BEA!

  12. Looks like you had an awesome time at BEA. I'm sorry to say that missed you at BEA. I restrained myself this year and bought home less than I did the previous year.


  13. Look at all of your pretties!!! Especially your signed books because I covet signed items. There are way too many books that you listed that I want to read to name them individually here in this comment... so let's just leave it at congrats on this epic haul and I hope you really enjoy reading all of them because they all sound FANTASTIC!! Really curious for your upcoming reviews for these.

  14. Amazing haul! I hope you had fantastic time at BEA! Enjoy all your new books!
    Here are my newest additions.

  15. Holy shitballs girl! So many books! I love all the signed ones. I am so sad that I couldn't be there with you guys but I am happy that I was able to be there in spirit texting G all the time.

    Oh and by the way, you are my hero. That is all. You know why ;)

  16. SO PRETTY!!!!

    Omg I had so much fun I can't wait for next year!

  17. Very cool. I'm so excited to read The Dream Thieves, The 100, and Vicious among others. It looks like you had a wonderful time. Hope you enjoy your pretty new books!

  18. Duuuude, SO MANY BOOKS, my friend! It's so marvelous to see all the pretty books and so well photographed, I might add *grins* It's so wonderful that you got to see so many authors, authors you clearly love, and I'm so happy to have met you! I look forward to reading many many more posts!

  19. Woah girl, I don't even know where to look first o.O So many awesome books!
    I've been a Holly Black fan for almost ten years and I've been waiting for Coldtown for more than a year now - you're so lucky to have gotten an ARC! Crown of Midnight is another one I'd love to read early! And again, I'm so happy you got to meet Brandon Sanderson :) I'd love to read Born of Illusion and School of Good and Evil, too!
    Love the pictures of the signed books ^^ Enjoy them all hun, you deserve it after being so strict with your book buying ban before!

    P.S.: I seet that you got Some Quiet Place. I got an eARC a while back - should we read it 'together'? I've seen some bloggers doing that and it sounded like fun.

  20. So awesome Lady!! That is a ton of books. Don't you just get really excited having signed copies? There like prized possessions in my house. :)

  21. Oh wow, you did a good job showing restraint! I'm so bad at that. I guess I should give myself a break since I do love adult, YA and mg, which not everybody does. Still, you will be glad that you didn't take everything as September comes. How can ALL of the books be released in September or October. Sweet baby cheeses!


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