June 8, 2013

Stacking the Shelves: BEA Edition (15)

"Stacking the Shelves" is a weekly feature hosted by Tynga's Reviews
Last week was BEA. Whoa. Whoa, whoa, whoa. So many books. Now, because BEA's a big deal and because I like saying word "excited" on camera a lot, I recorded a vlog in which I highlight my very favorite BEA grabs. A video that still somehow managed to be almost 13 minutes long. Whatever. My life. Now, if you don't feel like listening to me talk for that long, you can just scroll down, past the video and check out the LIST OF ALL OF THE BOOKS. There are a lot of them. I'm not including the misc books I've bought right before and right after BEA (because OBVIOUSLY the 70-odd books I got for free just weren't enough). Perhaps I'll save those for next week/the next haul I do.

And that was a lot of rambling. But definitely note this part: If I got a book at BEA, it'll have a STAR (*) next to it. If I got it at Liza's Rooftop Party, it'll have a TILDE (~) next to it. If I got it through other channels (friends, Teen Author Carnival...), it will have NOTHING next to it.

Okay. Now you can go and either watch the video (WHICH HAS MORE THAN JUST BOOKS IN IT) or skim my lists.

Jessica Darling's It List #1 by Megan McCafferty - 9/3/13 (~)
Hidden by Marianne Curley - 6/25/13 (~)
Siege & Storm by Leigh Bardugo - Already in Stores!
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater - 9/17/13 (*)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell - 9/10/2013 (*)
Across a Star-Swept Sea by Diana Peterfreund - 10/15/13 (*)
Just Like Fate by Cat Patrick and Suzanne Young - 8/27/13 (*)
Lockwood & Co: The Screaming Staircase by Jonathan Stroud - 8/29/13 (*)
The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider - 8/27/13 (*)
Tumble & Fall by Alexandra Coutts - 9/17/13 (*)
The Burning Sky by Sherry Thomas - 9/17/13 (*)
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales - 9/17/13 (*)
Marie Antoinette, Serial Killer by Katie Alender - 9/24/13 (*)
Vicious by V.E. Schwab - 9/24/13 (*)
Scorched by Mari Macusi - 9/3/13
Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein - 9/10/2013 (*)
Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard - Already in Stores! (*)
A Darkness Strange and Lovely by Susan Dennard - WAIT! NOT August, but JULY! 7/23/13 (*)
Once We Were by Kat Zhang - 9/17/13 (*)
False Memory by Dan Krokos - Already in Stores!
False Sight by Dan Krokos - 8/13/13 (*)
Perfect Ruin by Lauren DeStefano - 10/1/13 (*)
Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger - 11/5/13 (*)
These Broken Stars by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner - 12/10/2013 (*)
All Our Yesterdays by Cristin Terrill - 9/3/13
The Coldest Girl in Cold Town by Holly Black - 9/17/13 (*)
Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas - 8/27/13 (*)
The Ward by Jordana Frankel - Already in Stores! (*)
Reboot by Amy Tintera - Already in Stores! (*)
You Look Different in Real Life by Jennifer Castle - Already in Stores! (*)
The Archived by Victora Schwab - Already in Stores! (~)

Roomies by Sara Zarr and Tara Altebrando - 12/24/13 (*)
Sorrow's Knot by Erin Bow - 10/29/13 (*)
Hero by Alethea Kontis - 10/1/13 (*)
Reclaimed by Sarah Guillory - 10/15/13 (~)
My Basmati Bat Mitzvah by Paula J. Freedman - 10/1/13 (*)
Unbreakable by Kami Garcia - 10/1/13 (~)
Relic by Heather Terrell - 10/29/13 (*)
Shadowlark by Meagan Spooner - 10/1/13 (*)
Pretenders by Lisi Harrison - 10/1/13 (*)
How to Love by Katie Cotugno - 10/1/13 (*)
Wild Cards by Simone Elkeles - 9/24/13 (*)
Hostage Three by Nick Lake - 10/15/13 (*)
Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman - 9/9/13 (*)
The Nazi Hunter by Neal Bascomb - 8/27/13 (*)
Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson - 9/24/13 (*)
Game On by Melanie Spring - 9/13 (*)
Charming by Elliot James - 9/24/13 (*)
Ink by Amanda Sun - 6/25/13
The Bone Season by Samantha Shannon - 8/20/13 (*)
Jane Austen Goes to Hollywood by Abby McDonald - Already in Stores! (~)
Gorgeous by Paul Rudnick - Already in Stores! (*)
Truth or Dare by Jacqueline Green - Already in Stores! (~)
Alice Bliss by Laura Harrington - Already in Stores! (~)
Shadowcry by Jenna Burtenshaw - Already in Stores! (*)
Splintered by A.G. Howard - Already in Stores! (*)
Vicious Deep by Zoraida Cordova - Already in Stores! (~)
A Shimmer of Angels by Lisa M. Basso - Already in Stores! (*)
Fury by Elizabeth Miles - Already in Stores! (~)
Envy by Elizabeth Miles - Already in Stores! (~)
Notes from Ghost Town by Kate Ellison - Already in Stores! (~)
The Rithmatist by Brandon Sanderson - Already in Stores! (*)


There was a giveaway at Liza's party for a signed copy of Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola and another book. Katie won the set but, well, she has no use for a children's book and she didn't read this one as a kid. I, however, read and loved Strega Nona as a wee one so, since I was standing next to her and expressed envy at her win, Katie graciously gave it to me. And now I will treasure it forever. (My mom suggested giving it to my niece. I reflexively hugged the book to my chest and yelled "NO!" My niece is 5. She would destroy the pretty!)

PS: In case you're wondering, this book features a magical pot that instantly makes enormous amounts of pasta when the right spell is cast. The title of this book might as well be GABY LOVES PASTA.

Alexa from Alexa Loves Books
Aubry & Margot from Epic Reads
Gillian from Writer of Wrongs
Christina from Reader of Fictions
Steph from the Cuddlebuggery
Liza from WhoRuBlog
Katie from Katie's Book Blog
Amy from Reading Teen created the wreath/wall art of Delirum. HERE is the link to her art (Wicked Bookcraft!)

Elena from Novel Sounds 


  1. Lots and lots of great books! Enjoy them all. I'm really looking forward to Once We Were. :)

  2. Great haul!

    Have you read Marianne Curley's Gaurdians of Time Trilogy? I was obsessed with it in high school and have read it several times. I adore those books. Unfortunately, Hidden was a major disappointment for me (it's already out in NZ), but I still want to track down a copy of Old Magic. Can't believe I haven't read it!

  3. Hold up!! There's a NEW Jessica Darling book?!? Must read it! lol. I love the Book Shimmy shirt. That's so funny you traded it. I'm jealous you got to meet the epic reads girls. Where in NY are they going to be for the signing? Shadow and Bone was amazing and I plan on buying book 2 so maybe I'll come to the signing. Fangirl looks really great. That's cool that you met her. Hope you enjoy all these books!

  4. I'm so jealous over all the BEA swag and books. I keep seeing a few I'm super excited about floating around. Happy reading!

    Tsuki’s STS

  5. Oh wow. All these awesome BEA hauls, I wish I was there too. Happy reading with all the great books you got! :D


  6. Woah, absolutely amazing haul! I'm hoping to go to BEA sometime, because it sounds so fun. Pretenders sounds really amazing! I hope you enjoy everything that you got. :)
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian


    Niiiice haul, missy. Very nice indeed. *reaches through screen and steals your Darkness Strange and Lovely and Perfect Ruin and All Our Yesterdays* Also lolz to your "It's adult, not adult adult, like ADULT ADULT, but adult."

  8. The Spines for Fury and Envy go so good together!! Their just so pretty. and I'm the same way, I just have to get T-Shirts whenever I go to any event no matter what it is.
    New follower via GFC :D
    my StS

  9. Amazing recap, Gaby! Miss you. xo, Liza

  10. BEA was so amazing. I wish I had spent more than five seconds with you. You got a lot of great books.


  11. MISC OTHER BLOGGERS. My heart is touched!!!

    also soooo jealous of Vicious. I really want to read it!

  12. Wow ... so many great things! I wish I could attend BEA, but I don't think it'll ever happen. I just want to come over and pet all your books!

  13. YAY FOR BEA! (I love how that rhymes. Seriously.) And the tee shirts you picked up - AMAZING. I, however, am Camp Jupiter, while you are Camp Half-Blood --- we must work together like they do in the Heroes of Olympus series. (See me being a geek!)

    You know you can always borrow my books anytime you want. *waggles eyebrows* Hearing you sing book titles is the most awesome thing ever, by the way.


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