Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Mini photo recap of BEA 2012

I'm super late with my BEA (Book Expo of America) post but I wanted to share a quick overview of what I brought home, some of what I wished I had brought home, and our FallenArchangel excitement.

Taking a break from the Florida fun to read Prodigy.

My recent vacation ( I just got home this afternoon) made it possible for me to devour two of my BEA books in the last week, so trust me when I say ORIGIN by Jessica Khoury and PRODIGY by Marie Lu are two books you must read this coming fall/winter. Two amazing stories full of gorgeous writing, fascinating characters, and killer plot twists. THE RAVEN BOYS by Maggie Stiefvater is up next.

Because I took too many last year I practiced some big time restraint this year and only brought home six ARCs/galleys, but I'm thrilled with what I got. What do I wish I had brought home? ALTERED by Jennifer Rush, THRONE OF GLASS by Sarah J. Maas and VENOM by Fiona Paul, just to name a few.

Small but mighty stack of ARCS from BEA 2012

Then there was the BIG excitement of being there for the live reveal of Becca's FINALE and hanging with Becca herself again. (We'll always have the crazy taxi ride and Red Lobster, girls!)

Giant banner that revealed the FINALE cover to the BEA crowd

Becca with the angels

Drew Doyon, the Patch cover model, happened to be in town
for work and made it in time to see the big reveal

FINALE banner at the Simon & Schuster booth

Angels chatting with the long line of fans waiting for Becca's signing

Jenn and Becca in line for a signing

So excited to see STEALING PARKER featured on
the Sourcebooks booth. Go Miranda!

Penguin booth

View from the bus on the ride home. Until next time, NYC!