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A Reader of Fictions: On My New Arrivals Shelf: BEA Special Edition

A Reader of Fictions

Book Reviews for Just About Every Kind of Book

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

On My New Arrivals Shelf: BEA Special Edition

Okay, I decided to show off my BEA books now, mostly because of Kara's nagging. :-p And if you don't like my vlog, blame her. It is all her fault. This was my first try at vlogging and I have no idea what I'm doing, so be kind. I have links to the books on Goodreads at the bottom of the post, so that you can add them!

Books Mentioned:
From Random House:
Next to Love  - Ellen Feldman (my review)
From Spencer Hill Press:
Masters of the Veil (The Veil Trilogy #1) - Daniel A. Cohen (signed to Kayla Beck)
From Tanglewood:
Ashen Winter (Ashfall #2) - Mike Mullin
From Sourcebooks:
Entice (The Violet Eden Chapters #2) - Jessica Shirvington
Stealing Parker - Miranda Kenneally
From Little, Brown and Company:
The Yellow Birds - Kevin Powers
Zom-B (Zom-B #1) - Darren Shan
From Houghton Mifflin Harcourt:
Croak (Croak #1) - Gina Damico (signed|my review)
Scorch (Croak #2) - Gina Damico (signed)
From Scholastic:
The Raven Boys (Raven Cycle #1) - Maggie Stiefvater
Skinny - Donna Cooner
Magisterium - Jeff Hirsch
From HarperCollins:
For Darkness Shows the Stars - Diana Peterfreund (signed)
What's Left of Me (The Hybrid Chronicles #1)  - Kat Zhang (signed)
Flight Behavior - Barbara Kingsolver
From Disney Hyperion:
Time Between Us - Tamara Ireland Stone (signed)
Beta (Beta #1) - Rachel Cohn
The Darkest Minds - Alexandra Bracken
From HarlequinTeen:
Soul Screamers, Volume 1 (Soul Screamers #.5-2) - Rachel Vincent (signed)
Alice in Zombieland (White Rabbit Chronicles #1) - Gena Showalter
Speechless - Hannah Harrington
Pushing the Limits - Katie McGarry
From Simon & Schuster:
Then Came You - Jennifer Weiner
Burn for Burn - Jenny Han & Siobhan Vivian
Keeper of the Lost Cities - Shannon Messenger
Level 2 (The Memory Chronicles #1) - Lenore Appelhans (signed)
From Macmillan:
Wake (Watersong #1) - Amanda Hocking
Beautiful Lies - Jessica Warman
Throne of Glass (Throne of Glass #1) - Sarah J. Maas (signed)
Eve  & Adam - Michael Grant & Katherine Applegate
Crewel (Crewel World #1) - Gennifer Albin (signed)
From Penguin:
Prodigy (Legend #2) - Marie Lu (signed)
The Fault in Our Stars - John Green (signed)
City of Women - David R. Gillham
The Apothecary - Maile Meloy (signed)
The Lost Prince - Selden Edwards (signed)
Venom (Secrets of the Eternal Rose #1) - Fiona Paul (signed)
The Farm - Emily McKay
Falling Kingdoms ( Falling Kingdoms #1) - Morgan Rhodes
In a Glass Grimmly (A Tale Dark and Grimm #2) - Adam Gidwitz
Black City (Black City Chronicles #1) - Elizabeth Richards
Gods and Warriors (Gods and Warriors #1) - Michelle Paver
Origin - Jessica Khoury

Bloggers Mentioned:
Kayla Beck of Bibliophilia, Please
Giselle of Xpresso Reads

So that's it. My wondrous BEA haul. I also posted about some books from there in Sunday's On My New Arrivals Shelf post in case you missed that.

Do let me know what you think of my attempt at vlogging. Do you want to see my face more in the future or should I call this a failed experiment?



Anonymous Anonymous said...

You did a great job with your vlog. This is a great lineup. If you are anything like me you will have a hard time figuring out what to read next.

June 13, 2012 at 9:26 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Awww, thanks. Actually, I have a big list that decides what I'll be reading for me. I read my review books by publication order or when the review is due. Otherwise, RAMPANT CHAOS! Haha.

June 13, 2012 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Kara_Malinczak said...

Nice list!! Make sure you link this up somewhere on Saturday or Sunday so you can get some visitors over here! I'm jealous!

I did get Darkest Minds and Crewel so I'm not complaining too much, but I am drooling over Level 2, Black City, Venom, Origin, and Falling Kingdoms. I am buying them all. My husband won't understand why I need more books when I have so many I haven't read, but I don't care. I will FIGHT for those books. ;)

Nice haul. Oh, and you are a great vlogger! Keep it up!

June 13, 2012 at 9:32 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I guess I'll need to save some links to both posts, so I can copy paste them in as I comment on other people's hauls. Good idea.

You fight for those books, girl! Your husband surely knew what he was getting when he married you, so this shouldn't be a big surprise. :-p


June 13, 2012 at 9:41 PM  
Blogger Kayla Beck said...

I loved looking at all of your great books! I don't usually watch vlogs because of my super-slow interwebz connection, but I tethered just to be nosy. I would give up an eyebrow for a couple of those books. You scored bigtime. :-)

June 13, 2012 at 10:38 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

My interwebs are super slow too, so I totally get it. I don't watch them often myself either for that same reason.

I so did score big time. It's the complete opposite of my romantic life, lol.

June 13, 2012 at 10:41 PM  
Blogger Steena said...

I love the vlog! So nice to see your pretty face.

Super excited to read your reviews of these books. I'm already logging dystopian-Austen and historical fiction titles. And August sounds like it's going to be a great month.

Am I right in thinking that Stealing Parker has a baseball themed cover? Because, if so, unintentional punnage! You're going to "knock it out!" Ahahaha. OK.

June 13, 2012 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Thanks, dear! I miss your face too!

YAY! Dystopian Austen! Good choices.

Stealing Parker is baseball-themed. The other book, Catching Jordan is football. I'm guessing the pun was intended, haha. Although I hate sports, I still have high hopes for them. I think they're about women playing, which is cool.

June 13, 2012 at 11:49 PM  
Blogger kara-karina@Nocturnal Book Reviews said...

O_o_o! What a super awesome haul, Christina! :) Now I need to go and check half of these pretties out! Enjoy! :)

June 14, 2012 at 12:50 AM  
Blogger Nori said...

Christina, I would love to see your face for more often!

Books I'm drooling over: Entice, Scorch (I started Croak recently; it's currently my purse book), Alice in Zombieland, Throne of Glass, and Black City!

I had no idea that the author of Apothecary was related to someone in the Decemberists! The book wasn't my favorite, but it was kind of adorable.

Also, not the biggest Stiefvater fan, but I keep wanting to read her books any way...Looking forward to a giveaway!

June 14, 2012 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

It's your face! Ahh! You did an excellent job on the vlog, my friend.

I want to read all of those books...all of them! I read the SoulScreamers novella last year, and I really liked it, so hopefully the series is just as great :)

June 14, 2012 at 1:47 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Yay! I'm so excited about them (in case you couldn't tell)!

June 14, 2012 at 1:50 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

:) I wish your face were around more too! I miss it!

CROAK! Do you love it? I hope so. I guess you must be loving it if you are drooling over the sequel.

Why do I keep wanting her books? haha.

June 14, 2012 at 1:51 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Vlogging was actually kind of fun. Heathersaurus, we should totally film a book discussion or something. It would be amusing solely to us and our friends, but WHO CARES!

Haha, don't you love my giant haul, also known as your giant haul?

June 14, 2012 at 1:52 PM  
Blogger Heather said...

OMG, we totally should! Taking over the world, one vlog at a time (and yeah, our friends would be totally amused!) haha

I love everything about it! haha

June 14, 2012 at 2:03 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

We can discuss the books we both read ot something. Haha, it will be the best!

June 14, 2012 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger Lenore Appelhans said...

How excited am I that you got LEVEL 2?! VERY VERY VERY!

June 15, 2012 at 8:11 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

YAYYYYYYYY!!!! You should have heard one of my early failed videos where I sounded like a creepy stalker because I talked about you for like two minutes!

The review will be up August 1. I'm waiting until late July to read it which is KILLING me. Dystopias, I want to read them all RN.

June 15, 2012 at 8:20 AM  
Blogger April (BooksandWine) said...

I can't watch the vlog because I am at work and procrastinating. Sigh.


You definitely scored some great looking books, I mean YAYYY LEVEL 2 and The Darkest Minds. I can't wait to read those books.

June 15, 2012 at 2:49 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

Haha, I forgive you. I rarely watch videos myself for that precise reason, so I do not begrudge you that. This is why I put a list down there. Because otherwise, how will people know?

In the video, I totally geek out over Level 2. *dances*

June 15, 2012 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger Kat said...

You are an awesome vlogger! I LOVE seeing the people behind the blog and you present really well!

Great books, how are you going to decide where to start with all of those beauties?!

June 17, 2012 at 2:43 PM  
Blogger Kimberly @ Caffeinated Reviewer said...

Sweet haul!! I am attending BEA in 2013 and cannot wait. I am looking forward to reading Croak and Black City and of course many more on your list..looking forward to your reviews!

June 18, 2012 at 11:12 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

Awww, thanks!

I'm deciding by publication date, because otherwise I will so fall into chaos.

June 18, 2012 at 11:30 AM  
Blogger Christina said...

I'm looking forward to my reviews too. Cannot wait to break into these beauties!

June 18, 2012 at 11:34 AM  
Blogger Jenni said...

I'm not even going to go into what books I want from that list because it would be way too freaking long. Such an awesome haul. Enjoy!

June 18, 2012 at 12:06 PM  
Blogger Christina said...

I don't blame you. I'm so excited about pretty much every single one. And the others I'm really curious about.

June 18, 2012 at 12:08 PM  
Blogger Ezmirelda said...

Hey Christina,

You have incredibly great speaking skills. I loved watching your vlog!
Every year I try to see if its possible for me to go to BEA since it's not too far away from where I live (I'm a Bostonian) but school always gets in the way. I'm glad you were able to go! Looks like you got a lot of really amazing reads. I'm especially envious of your copy of What's Left of Me. The author is one of my favorite bloggers. I can't wait to read your thoughts on these books. New follower! :D


June 18, 2012 at 12:18 PM  
Blogger Christina said...


That is so incredibly sweet of you to say! I do my best, but my words always try to run away from me when I'm staring at that image of myself in the webcam. Haha.

What's Left of Me was definitely one of the ones I was most excited to snag. And I was so thrilled to get a special message signed to me!

Thank you for following!

June 18, 2012 at 1:33 PM  

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