Mon, June 10, 2013

BEA Book Recap

I’m just so beyond excited about the books I got at Book Expo America this year (see my recap here) that I had to share them! Plus, it’s going to take me quite a bit to get to these all, so I wanted to give them some blog love early.

What’s doubly fun about this is that I met most of these authors and had the books signed to me. LOVE IT!

So much love and thanks to the publishers who shared these books with me. xxoo


Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas (already read and LOVED)
Heartbeat by Elizabeth Scott
These Broken Star by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black
Deception by C.J. Redwine (actually borrowed from Jamie during BEA)
All the Truth That’s in Me by Julie Berry
Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston
Faking It by Cora Carmack (Wait, how’d this get in the pile? This was actually in the mail when I got home. Oops.)
Jessica Darling’s It List by Megan McCafferty (Eeeeee!)
How to Love by Katie Cotugno
The Butterfly Clues by Kate Ellison (read and loved awhile ago but never had a physical copy!)


All of Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrell
Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young
The Archived by Victoria Schwab
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia
Taken by Erin Bowman


Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (already read…SO GOOD)
Starry Nights by Daisy Whitney (reading this one now!)
The Indigo Spell by Richelle Mead (sure, I had it already but this one is SIGNED!)
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider
Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles
From What I Remember by Stacy Kramer
Cherry Money Baby by John M. Cusick
Tandem by Anna Jarzab
Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan


The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski

Plus HAHA I went a little crazy on the romance novels this year…oops?


One Good Earl Deserves a Lover by Sarah MacLean
It Had to Be You by Jill Shalvis
Any Duchess Will Do by Tessa Dare
The Best Man by Kristan Higgins
The Tattooed Duke by Maya Rodale
The Wanderer by Robyn Carr

Not pictured: Some really stellar eBooks from NetGalley and my copy of The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater

Thoughts on which I should read first?

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Sat, April 21, 2012

In My Mailbox 44

“In My Mailbox” is a weekly post hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren about what new books we got in the mail (or library or whatever) this week.

Oh, this week. Let’s discuss what happened this week.

Well, first of all, my bookish friends Tara, Jen and Jamie visited and we made ridiculous videos during a sleepover. I’m not saying there was wine involved, but…

And we all went to Anderson’s in Naperville and saw Tahereh Mafi, Anna Carey, Cynthia Hand and Veronica Rossi.

Me, Cynthia Hand, Jamie, Tara, Tahereh Mafi and Jen

Anna Carey, Jen, Jamie, Tara, Veronica Rossi and Me

And a bunch of our crazy blogger friends.

Then we went to the RT Teen Day convention, where all this nonsense went down…

Anna and Jen with Richelle Mead

Me, Richelle Mead and Jen (PS: Richelle signed my copy of Vampire Academy with a stick figure drawing hahaha)

Jamie, Tara, Jeri Smith-Ready, Jen, Me

Me, Tara, Margaret Stohl, Stephanie Perkins, Jamie and Jen

RT Teen Day Veronica Roth

Veronica Roth and Me

Me and Kiera Cass

Me and Ally Carter

Oh man, so many other authors I didn’t get pictures with too. Sarah Rees Brennan and Rachel Caine signed book plates and bookmarks for me…Kimberly Derting gave out nail polish. It was amaze.

Oh! And here’s a rundown of my actual new reads:

Shift by Jeri Smith-Ready (wanted to own my own copy!)

Bitterblue by Kristin Cashore (from Sash & Em)
Shattered Souls (RT gift bag)
The Springsweet by Saundra Mitchell (RT gift bag)
The International Kissing Club by Ivy Adams (RT gift bag)

Shine by Jeri Smith-Ready (from Ginger)
Freefall by Mindi Scott (from Ginger)
The Golden Lily by Richelle Mead (from Heidi, check out my spoiler-free review here)
Once by Anna Carey (from Jamie)
Endlessly by Kiersten White (from Jamie)

For Review:
Au Revoir, Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber (thanks, HMH)
Illuminate by Aimee Agresti (thanks, HMH)
Cold Fury by T.M. Goeglein (thanks, Putnam Juvenile)
Torn by Stephanie Guerra (from author)
Tempation by Karen Ann Hopkins (via Netgally, not pictured)

Phew. FUN FUN FUN if you’re into books!

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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Sat, April 7, 2012

In My Mailbox 43

“In My Mailbox” is a weekly post hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren about what new books we got in the mail (or library or whatever) this week.

I haven’t done an IMM in a while because I was busy doing a little of this…

Anna Reads Books Kindle

…and a little of that…

Anna Reads Kindle

Until I broke my Kindle, of course. On a remote beach. WORST TIMING EVER!

But, alas, new Kindle is here. I promise to be much gentler with this one:

Anna Reads New Kindle

Meanwhile, here are a few of the books I’ve gotten in the past week or so:

For Review:

Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson book coverAshen Winter by Mike Mullin book coverThe Temptation by Alisa Valdes book cover

Underworld by Meg Cabot book coverThe List by Siobhan Vivian book coverTake a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg book cover

Flirting in Italian by Lauren Henderson (Thank you, Random House)
Ashen Winter by Mike Mullin (Sequel to Ashfall; thank you, Tanglewood)
The Temptation by Alisa Valdes (For a review I’m doing for The Mash)
Underworld by Meg Cabot (With a signed letter from Meg AHHH!; thank you, Scholastic)
Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg (Thank you, Scholastic)
The List by Siobhan Vivian (Thank you, Scholastic)


Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols book coverMiracle by Elizabeth Scott book cover

Such a Rush by Jennifer Echols (Thank you, Tara! ALREADY READ AND LOVED!)
Miracle by Elizabeth Scott (I love you, Sash & Em!)


Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren book coverFinnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta book coverObsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout book cover

Touch by Jus Accardo book coverWanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard book coverJust Listen by Sarah Dessen book cover

Waterfall by Lisa Tawn Bergren
Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Touch by Jus Accardo
Wanderlove by Kirsten Hubbard (I loved it so much I NEEDED a finished copy)
Just Listen by Sarah Dessen (Airport purchase — a reread after my Kindle died LOL)

This Week on Anna Reads:
Spoiler-free review of Insurgent by Veronica Roth + Team Dauntless Nook Giveaway
Giveaway of Chopsticks by Jessica Anthony and Rodrigo Corral
Top 10 Books to Read in One Sitting
Review: Dragonswood by Janet Lee Carey
Review: Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie

Don’t forget to click here to support #TeamDauntless:

Team Dauntless

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Sun, March 18, 2012

In My Mailbox 42

“In My Mailbox” is a weekly post hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren about what new books we got in the mail (or library or whatever) this week.

Only one book this week, but I’m super cool with that because I’m sort of drowning in books to read right now. It’s a good problem!

The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland book cover

The Summer My Life Began by Shannon Greenland (Thank you JKS Communications & NetGalley!)

It’s been a beautiful week…a little bit of this:

A little bit of that:

Yeah, it’s been 80+ degrees in Chicago this week, which is quite alarming, considering it’s usually still snowing here in March. But, it was timed well for a St. Patrick’s Day spent outside!

I’m reading the Poison Study series by Maria V. Snyder right now. SO LOVING IT. Almost done, hoping to finish today. Happy reading and happy weekend!

This Week on the Blog:

Review: The Fault in Our Star by John Green
My Top 10 Books for Real Chicks
I really want to read First Comes Love by Katie Kacvinsky
Review: What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen
Review: Frost by Marianna Baer

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Sat, March 10, 2012

In My Mailbox 41

“In My Mailbox” is a weekly post hosted by Kristi at The Story Siren about what new books we got in the mail (or library or whatever) this week.

In the Mail:

Major Crush by Jennifer Echols (Borrowed from Heidi — thank you, my friend!)

Final copy of Take a Bow by Elizabeth Eulberg (Thank you, Scholastic!)

ARC of The Immortal Rules by Julia Kagawa (KAGAWA! LOVE! Thank you, Media Masters Publicity and Harlequin Teen!)

On NetGalley:

Unspoken by Sarah Rees Brennan (Thank you, Random House Children’s!)

Anna Reads young adult book blog

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