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A Reader of Fictions: BEA Book Haul, Part Four: Hachette Book Group, Scholastic and the Rest

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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

BEA Book Haul, Part Four: Hachette Book Group, Scholastic and the Rest

This is the last of my BEA book haul vlogs, featuring the remaining books that I obtained. Are you excited? YEAH! Oh, and Percy consented to be in this video, so there's also cat.

Bloggers Mentioned:

Hachette Book Group:
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown - Holly Black
The Twins - Saskia Sarginson
Shaman: A Novel of the Ice Age - Kim Stanley Robinson
Charming (Pax Arcana #1) - Elliott James
Parasite (Parasitology #1) - Mira Grant

Gorgeous - Paul Rudnick
Inhuman (Fetch #1) - Kat Falls
Invasion - Walter Dean Myers

Quirk Books:
Countdown City (Last Policeman #2) - Ben H. Winters

By Referral Only (Whitman University #2) - Lyla Payne

Shadowlark (Skylark #2) - Meagan Spooner

Random House:
Tandem (Many-Worlds Trilogy #1) - Anna Jarzab
Steelheart (Reckoners #1) - Brandon Sanderson

If You Could be Mine - Sara Farizan

The Cutting Room Floor - Dawn Klehr

Running Press:
The Color of Rain (Rain #1) - Cori McCarthy

Leap Books:
Storm Watcher - Maria V. Snyder



Blogger Marathon said...

First, I must commend you on your EXCELLENT pronunciation skillz. Saskia Sarginson. They're just asking for failure with that one, and yet you nailed it without a sweat.

Damnit! I missed INHUMAN. I wouldn't have resisted either! And I still haven't read Skylark which is really stupid of me, because I've heard really awesome things about that one. The only thing I can say about The Cutting Room Floor is I very much hope she doesn't fall in love with him. Because that would be disappointing instead of creepily intriguing. And prostitutes in space kept getting mentioned EVERYWHERE at BEA and now I know what the damn book is called because it sounded so good after I talked to someone about it. Normally I'm nervous about anything with rain in the title but I'm willing to branch out.

And I suppose I must read something by Brandon in this lifetime because so many people love him bad. I'll make a point of it, because seriously the buzz has been driving me CRAZY.

So awesome to see you react to each book, Christina! Hilarious :D

June 12, 2013 at 5:02 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Well, to be fair, there's no saying that the way I said it is the way Saskia Sarginson says her name. I just rolled with it. Usually, I try four different pronunciations, but these are so long that I just went with something. Confidence is half the battle right?

Awwww, that's too bad. I suspect I'll be giving it away when I'm done, so watch for it! Skylark wasn't perfect, but I think it was well worth reading (of course how many books do I think are perfect, so this is basically meaningless).

If she falls in love with him, that book would be getting a .5 star, but I really doubt that. *eyes book*

Bahaha, prostitutes in space. I really hope it's funny. Why the fear of books with rain in the title?

DO IT. Mistborn is the best ever.

June 12, 2013 at 8:37 AM  
Blogger Romily Bernard said...

Oh!! I can't wait for your thoughts on COLOR OF RAIN!! I'm so looking forward to that one!!

June 12, 2013 at 8:48 AM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

I have no idea what to think about The Color of Rain, I kinda want to read it but that cover is AWFUL to me. Another one I will wait for you to review.

I love how your cat just chills in your lap. My dog does it too but I've never seen a cat do it. I think it's adorable.

June 12, 2013 at 9:02 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

That one will probably take a while, honestly, since it's already released. I can barely stay on top of my review copies as it is.

June 12, 2013 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Hahaha, the cover's not great, but doesn't rank among things I super hate either.

Percy's super chill, and he'll let me pet all up on his chubby belly.

June 12, 2013 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Ashleigh Paige said...

PERCYYYYYYYYYY! (And as soon as I typed that, Dodo Bird wandered in and demanded love as if she knew I was admiring another cat. Weird.)

My desire to snuggle your cat (probably against his will) overwhelms even my desire to snatch The Cutting Room Floor from you despite it being a Flux title. I've never given a Flux title more than two or three stars, but that jacket copy is so TEMPTING and sounds right up my alley...

I'm no doubt going to be shouting at myself IT'S A TRAP if I get it and start reading it.

June 12, 2013 at 9:39 AM  
Blogger Lenore Appelhans said...

My favorite part of this video is Percy. (Obvs) But I also really want Tandem and The Coldest Girl in Coldtown.

June 12, 2013 at 9:58 AM  
Blogger Amy said...

Another fabulous haul!! And OMG Percy is the cutest... and I'm not even a cat person! Ahhhh The Coldest Girl in Coldtown and Charming are two that I am really looking forward to. Gorgeous and Inhuman also sound really great! Awesome vlog!

June 12, 2013 at 12:20 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Awwww, your baby was jealous. That's adorbs.

It would be against his will, I imagine. He doesn't tend to get all that snuggly with people who aren't me. He would let you pet him though.

Flux and I probably haven't had the best history either, but I'm SO CURIOUS. Will let you know if you don't beat me to it.

June 12, 2013 at 1:42 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Percy is adorbs, and was being very mellow. Also, I hope they are good.

June 12, 2013 at 2:22 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Someone on GR was not pleased with Gorgeous, so :/. However, Ashleigh and Renae aren't/didn't enjoying/enjoy Fangirl, so obviously we're all different.

June 12, 2013 at 2:23 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Really excited for The Coldest Girl in Coldtown... love Holly Black, all of the books of hers I've read are super entertaining. Mira Grant could do no wrong for me either... Newsflesh trilogy is one of my all-time favs as well. I was sadly disappointed with Parasite but I really look forward to seeing what you think. :) Countdown City is on its way to me... I really enjoyed The Last Policeman, loved the noir touch to it. Steelheart!! REALLY looking forward to that one. Glad you got it flattened out. :)

June 14, 2013 at 1:12 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Oh cool! I've not read her yet, but everyone says I should, even though she writes with CC. Oh, Mira Grant. I love her so. Oh no! You're so speedy. You've read everything!

The Last Policeman was a lot of fun, I agree.

June 14, 2013 at 1:14 PM  
Blogger The Insouciant Sophisticate said...

Love seeing your cat! He kind of looks like mine and now I just want to go hug him. Lots of awesome books here-I'm probably most excited about the new Snyder as I always check out her books.

June 16, 2013 at 9:14 AM  
Blogger Micheline said...

Ahhhh look at Percy all laid out chillin' like a villain! Ok, so I could NOT agree more with your Sanderson comments. For real ā™„ Coldest Girl in Coldtown is another one I'm super pumped about. And I really was curious about Skylark but seeing as you enjoyed it, I'll be adding it to my wishlist. Mira Grant is another author I need to check out too, Giselle was gunning for Parasite hardcore the day they were doing the drop. Oh and I agree that they pretty much ruined Tandem at the Buzz Panel - I was into it at first but totally turned off at the end. I hope it's better than they made it sound anyways.

June 16, 2013 at 11:35 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Awww, I love orange tabbies. They're the best. Such weirdos.

June 17, 2013 at 9:14 AM  

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