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Sunday, June 1, 2014

Stacking the Shelves - BEA Edition

This is going to end up being a lot.  I've listed out the BEA / Blogger's Conference titles by day, but also since I haven't posted a regular STS post for a while, I am also including the purchased books since then.

So without further ado, here are my acquisitions in May.

Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews.

Stacking the Shelves – Bloggers Con and BEA 2014 Edition

Bloggers Con Wednesday
Advanced Reading Copies:
Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
Killer Instinct (A Naturals Novel) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Mary: The Summoning by Hillary Monahan
10:04 by Ben Lerner
Jackaby by William Ritter
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner
Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen
Zodiac by Romina Russell
Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Discretion by Allison Leotta
Can’t Look Away by Donna Cooner
Little Man by Elizabeth Mann
Invisible: The Twixt Book Two by Dawn Metcalf
Fives and Twenty Fives by Michal Pitre
The Only Thing to Fear by Caroline Tung Richmond
The Accidental Highwayman by Ben Tripp

Finished Books:
Speak of the Devil by Allison Leotta (Hard Cover)
The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow (Personalized)
Stress Pandemic by Paul Huljich

BEA 2014 Day 1 Thursday
Advanced Reading Copies:
Those Who Wish Me Dead by Michael Kortya
The Mime Order by Samantha Shannon (Sampler)
The Guardian Her: Starfire by Jennifer Lynn Alvarez (Middle School)
Amulet Book 6: Escape from Lucien by Kazu Kibuishi
Night Heron by Adam Brooks
Septimus Heap Pathfinder: TodHunter Moon Book One by Angie Sage (Middle School)
Magic in the Mix by Annie Barrows (Middle School)
Bad Magic by Psuedonymous Bosch (Middle School)
Atlantia by Ally Condie (Three chapter preview)
Breaking Butterfiles by M. Anjelais
Smek for President by Adam Rex
Vampires of Manhattan by Melissa de la Cruz
The Black House by Peter May
How Star Wars Conquered the Universe by Chris Taylor
The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man by W. Bruce Cameron
Always Abigail by Nancy J. Cavanaugh (Middle School)
The Junkyard Bot by C. J. Richards
The Eye of Zoltar : The Chronicles of Kazam Book Three by Jasper Fforde (Middle School)
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini (Personalized)
Talon by Julie Kagawa (Personalized)
Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle (Ink Stamped, not signed due to injury)
Lies We Tell Ourselves by Robin Talley (Personalized)
I Wish by Elizabeth Langston (Personalized)
Ghost House by Alexandra Adornetto (Personalized)
The Black Butterfly by Shirley Reva Vernick (Personalized)
Let’s Get Lost by Adi Alsaid (Personalized)
Invisible by Dawn Metcalf (Personalized)
Jacob T. Marley by R. William Bennett (with audio sample)
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Running on Empty by Colette Ballard
Death Date by Victoria Laurie (Disney giveaway from the Blogger Con ad)
Fat & Bones and Other Stories by Larissa Theule
Forest of Whispers by Jennifer Murgia (Personalized)
Dearest by Alethea Kontis
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
Thunder: Stone Braide Chronicles by Bonnie S. Calhoun
Diamond Rings are Deadly Things by Rachelle J. Christensen
The Girl Who Never War by Skylar Dorset
The Swap by Megan Shull
War Dogs by Rebecca Frankel (For Hubby – He’s going for his Masters in History)
The Spiritglass Charade: A Stoker and Holmes Novel by Colleen Gleason
Rebel Yell: The Violence, Passion and Redemption of Stonewall Jackson (For Hubby)
Alistair Grim’s Odditorium by Gregory Funaro (Middle School)
The Illusionists by Rosie Thomas
Night Sky by Suzanne and Melanie Brockmann
A Tale of Light and Shadow by Jacob Gowans

Finished Books:
Bailey Boat Cat: Adventures of a Feline Afloat by Louise Kennedy
The Ring & the Crown by Melissa de la Cruz (Personalized)
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch (Mass Market)

BEA 2014 Day 2 Friday
Advanced Reading Copies:
Young Houdini: The Magician’s Fire by Simon Nicholson (Middle School)
The 8th Continent by Matt London (Middle School)
One Kick by Chelsea Cain
Gabriel Finley & the Raven’s Riddle by George Hagen
The Young Elites by Marie Lu (Sneak Peak)
Throne of Bones: Frostborn by Lou Anders (Middle School)
The Young World by Chris Weitz
The Lewis Man by Peter May
The Magician’s Lie by Greer Macallister
The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis (Middle School)
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
Tape by Steven Camden
A Tale of Light and Shadow by Jacob Gowans (Personalized)
Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larsen
Sway by Kat Spears
The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris (Personalized)
Starry Night by Isabel Gillies (Personalized)
Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally (Personalized)
Compulsion: Heirs of Watson Island by Martina Boone (Personalized)
Unmarked by Kami Garcia
Bombay Blues by Tanuja Desai Hidier
Nest by Esther Ehrlich
The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue
Star Wars Jedi Academy: Return of the Padawan by Jeffrey Brown
The Doll People Set Sail (The Fourth Doll People Story) by Ann M. Martin & Laura Godwin
The Forgotten Girls by Sara Blaedel
Dash by Kirby Larsen (Middle School)
The Forgotten Girl by David Bell
The Diamond Thief by Sharon Gosling
The Whispering Skull: Lockwood & Co by Jonathan Stroud
Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
The Iron Trial by Cassandra Clare & Holly Black
Lark Ascending: Book Three in the Skylark Trilogy by Meagan Spooner
The Fire Artist by Daisy Whitney
Falling Into Place by Amy Zhang
In the Kingdom of Ice by Hampton Sides
Positive: A Memoir by Paige Rawl
Rooms by Lauren Oliver
Perfidia by James Elroy

Finished Copies:
Digging for Richard the III: The Search for the Lost King by Mike Pitts (For Hubby)
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Lux: The Beginnings by Jennifer L. Armentrout (Personalized)
The Biggest Flirts (The Superlatives) by Jennifer Echols

BEA 2014 Day 3 Saturday
Advanced Reading Copies:
Made for You by Melissa Marr
Project Superhero by E. Paul Zehr (Middle School)
We Should Hang Out Sometime by Josh Sundquist
Famous Last Words by Katie Alender
One Step Too Far by Tina Seskis
Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour
The Scent of Death by Andrew Taylor
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
The Return: A Titan Novel by Jenifer L. Armentrout (Personalized)
Legends from China: Three Kingdoms by Wei Dong Chen & Xiao Long Liang (Graphic Novel)
Adventures from China: Monkey King by Wei Dong Chen & Chao Peng (Graphic Novel)
Tales from China: Outlaws of the Marsh by Wei Dong Chen & Xiao Long Liang (Graphic Novel)

Finished Copies:
Star Trek: Fun with Kirk and Spock by Robb Pearlman (Personalized for Hubby)
Flying Shoes by Lisa Howarth
The Thickety: A Path Begins by J.A. White (Signed)
The Luck Uglies by Paul Durham (Signed)
Lucy at Sea: The Voyage of Lucy P. Simmons by Barbara Mariconda (Signed)

Digital Books:
Breathe, Annie, Breathe by Miranda Kenneally
The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley
Memory of Water by Emmi Itaranta
Thorn Jack by Katherine Harbour
The Clockwork Dagger by Beth Cato
Queen of the Dark Things by C. Robert Cargill

Books Purchased:
Mystic City by Theo Lawrence
The Summer of Firsts and Lasts by Terra Elan McEvoy
Mistwalker by Saundra Mitchell
Thorn Abbey by Nancy Ohlin
The Last Best Kiss by Claire LaZebnik
Since You’ve Been Gone by Morgan Matson
Catch a Falling Star by Kim Culbertson
Edenbrooke by Julianne Donaldson
Jack in the Green by Charles DeLint
Blonde Ops: A Novel by Charlotte Bennardo
In the Shadows by Kiersten White
Royally Lost by Angie Stanton
The Chapel Wars by Lindsey Leavitt
The Missing Manuscript of Jane Austen by Syrie James
Dearly, Beloved: A Zombie Novel by Lia Habel
Blackmore: A Proper Romance by Julianne Donaldson
Unchosen: Book 2 of The Reaper Diaries by Michele Vail
Being Sloane Jacobs by Lauren Morrill
The Very Best of Tad Williams by Tad Williams
A Phantom Enchantment by Eve Marie Mont
The Forever Song (Blood of Eden) by Julie Kagawa
Buzz Kill by Beth Fantaskey
How to Meet Boys by Catherine Clark
Magic City: Recent Spells by Holly Black et al
Broken Hearts,Fences and Other Things to Mend by Katie Finn
Meant to Be by Morrill, Lauren
Of Triton (Syrena Legacy) by Banks, Anna
The Geography of You and Me by Smith, Jennifer E.
The Year of Mistaken Discoveries by Eileen Cook
The Poison Eaters: And Other Stories by Holly Black
The City of Heavenly Fire by Cassandra Clare
Dangerous Creatures by Margaret Stohl and Kami Garcia
The Art of Neil Gaiman

Kindle Books Purchased:
Wedding Hells (Chocoholic Series) by Jennifer Gilby Roberts
Conjured by Sarah Beth Durst – Kindle Big Deal Promotion
The Looking Glass by Jessica Arnold
Going Vintage by Lindsey Leavitt – Kindle Big Deal Promotion
Prom and Prejudice (Snark and Circumstance) by Stephanie Wardrop
Wonders of the Invisible World by Patricia A. McKillip – Kindle Daily Deal
The Dr Pepper Prophecies (Chocoholic Series) by Jennifer Gilby Roberts
My Double Life: a romantic comedy by Janette Rallison
The Immortal Rules (Blood of Eden) by Julie Kagawa – Kindle Daily Deal
Breath of Yesterday (The Curse Series) by Emily Bold – Kindle Daily Deal
My Life After Now by Jessica Verdi – Kindle Big Deal Promotion
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange – Kindle MatchBook
My Unfair Godmother by Janette Rallison - Kindle Big Deal Promotion
Emma & Knightley: Perfect Happiness in Highbury: A Sequel to Jane Austen's Emma by Rachel Billington – Kindle MatchBook
Weekend with Mr. Darcy by Victoria Connelly – Kindle MatchBook
Born of Corruption: A Born of Illusion Novella (HarperTeen Impulse) by Teri Brown
Wishes: A Novella in the Legacy Series by Molly Cochran
Dangerous Dream: A Beautiful Creatures Story by Kami Garcia, Margaret Stohl
Cinderella Sidelined by Carly Syms
Beautiful Mess by Jennifer Preston
Suddenly You (The Jane Austen Academy) by Cecilia Gray
Fable (Unfortunate Fairy Tales) by Chanda Hahn, Joy Sillesen, Steve Hahn
Brooke: An Under the Never Sky Story by Veronica Rossi
Roar and Liv by Veronica Rossi
When I'm With You (The Jane Austen Academy) by Cecilia Gray
Only With You (The Jane Austen Academy) by Cecilia Gray
Trust in Me: A Novel (Wait for You) by J. Lynn
The Eternity Cure (Blood of Eden) by Julie Kagawa – Kindle Daily Deal
Just Like Fate by Suzanne Young, Cat Patrick – Kindle Daily Deal
Haunting Zoe by Sherry Ficklin – Free eBook
Pushing the Limits by Katie McGarry
Riley's Curse (A Moon's Glow Prequel) by Christina Smith – Free eBook
Maybe One Day by Melissa Kantor – Kindle Daily Deal
Storm Front (The Dresden Files, Book 1) by Jim Butcher – Kindle Daily Deal
Going Too Far by Jennifer Echols – Kndle Daily Deal
The Girl Who Kissed a Lie: An Otherworld novella by Skylar Dorset – Free eBook
Tiger's Promise: A Tiger's Curse Novella (The Tiger's Curse Series) by Colleen Houck
Fool and the Dragonox: A Prequel to A Tale of Light and Shadow by Jacob Gowans – Free eBook
Love 'Em or Leave 'Em by Angie Stanton – Memorial Day Weekend Kindle Deal
The Sweetest Spell by Suzanne Selfors – Kindle Monthly Deal
Vlad All Over by Beth Orsoff – Memorial Day Weekend Kindle Deal
A Longtime (and at one point Illegal) Crush by Janette Rallison, CJ Hill
Romantic Comedy Bargain Box Set #1 by Lynda Renham
Masquerade: a romantic comedy by Janette Rallison, CJ Hill
Deception (Mystic Series #3) (The Mystic Series) by B.C. Burgess
Impassion (Mystic Series #2) (The Mystic Series) by B.C. Burgess
Foolish Games (Book 1) (Foolish Games Series) by Leah Spiegel

Manga Purchased:
Bride of the Water God 15
Strobe Edge 10
Vampire Knight 18
Phantom Thief Jeanne 2
Say I Love You 1
Wallflower 32

Blu Ray Purchased:
Ranma ½ Season 1


  1. So many awesome books! And kudos on finding some Star Wars and Star Trek books at BEA! Enjoy!

    1. I think my strategy worked pretty well. First year at BEA, I was so overwhelmed that I picked up everything thinking even if I don't want it, someone will. I still have a lot of those books to give away.
      This year I was focused on the books I actually wanted while keeping my eye out for things I thought other people would actually like rather than grabbing random books.
      As a result, I was able to find almost all the priority books I wanted.
      Now I just need to find time to read.

  2. What a great haul! It's really cool that you got to go to BEA, I've heard that it's such a fun and fantastic experience! I hope you enjoy all of your books; you got quite a lot! :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

    1. BEA is an amazing experience. It's worth it alone for the books. But just being able to meet the publishers, authors and other bloggers, to network is the best.
      I used to work in a book store and my absolute favorite part of the job was unpacking the boxes full of brand new books.
      Jacob Javits becomes like the biggest box of books ever received!
      If you ever get the opportunity to attend any kind of a book conference, I recommend you do.