Everyone who knows me knows the most anticipated event I look forward to is BookExpo America. Already can't wait for BEA 2016, too bad it's in Chicago next year.
Once again, huge thanks to my Aides *job description: snagging ARCs and heavy lifting; a.k.a book slaves*, who are also my big little brother, my mother and my guy I was able to snag nearly all of the books on my most wanted list plus awesome books I didn't even know I wanted. Not to mention, I was able to share my favorite event of the year with my favorite people =)
May 27th: Day 1 Highlights
Amy Ewing signing THE WHITE ROSE
Lines near Penguin/Random House booth
Jennifer Donnelly signing THESE SHALLOW GRAVES at the Random House booth!
Before the madness began in the Autographing Area!
Day 1 Loot:
Can't wait to crack open the covers of THE WHITE ROSE written byAmy Ewing and WALK ON EARTH A STRANGER by Rae Carson and THESE SHALLOW GRAVES by Jennifer Donnelly.
May 28th: Day 2 Highlights
This year was lucky enough to be invited to Harlequin Teen Blogger Breakfast again. It was fantastic. We had speed dating with authors as well as Harlequin Teen personnel. AND we received a goodie bag with swag and ARCs (Advance Reader Copies).
*I received the ARCs of the following books:
Here is a closeup of the author panel from the breakfast:
Jennifer Amentrout, Katie McGarry, Eleanor Herman
& Adi Alsaid
& Adi Alsaid
Color-coded plan of attack for Day 2
Blurry but that's Josephine Angelini signing FIREWALKER
Marissa Meyer signing FAIREST
Libba Bray signing LAIR OF DREAMS
My guy waiting on a long line
Day 2 Loot:
Favorites some this epic pile include: LOIS LANE FALLOUT by Gwenda Bond, THE CAGE by Megan Shepherd, HUNTER by Mercedes Lackey.
May 30th: Day 3 Highlights
The final day of BEA is always sad but, alas, still wonderful as ever.
Oh, that's just James Patterson I spotted while waiting to check in my bag at the luggage claim
Carrie Ryan signing DAUGHTER OF DEEP SILENCE
Scott Westerfeld signing ZEROES
Leigh Bardugo signing SIX OF CROWS
Alexandra Bracken signing IN THE AFTERLIGHT
Aaron Hartzler signing WHAT WE SAW
Julie Murphy signing DUMPLIN'
Final Day Loot:
Usually, the last day of BEA usually accounts for the smallest book loot but not this year :)
The Tattered Page giveaway piles . . .
*Check out my posts for previous BEAs: BEA 2011 (Day 1, Day 2 & Day 3), BEA 2012, BEA 2013 & BEA 2014.