The totes. Everyone talks about the books of BEA, as they should, but the hidden gems are the totes. You will get a ton. You will always find another one you want. (Little Elliott bag, we just were not meant to be....)
So, here are the ones I ended up with (minus an Epic Reads tote I gave to Lyn and an Underwater Puppies bag that wasn't home in time for a picture):
Thanks to Chronicle, Quirk, Abrams, the NYPL, and Bloomsbury!
And now... the books.
40 books over two days, some of which are signed to me (or Lyn because she is the best.) But more on that later. Here's the rundown.
Blue is YA, green is middle grade, purple is adult fiction.
Compulsion by Martina Boone (signed to Lyn, given to me)
Messenger of Fear by Michael Grant
Tape by Steven Camden
The Question of Miracles by Elana K. Arnold
Anatomy of a Misfit by Andrea Portes
Thrones and Bones: Frostborn by Lou Anders (given to me by Kara of Great Imaginations)
A Plague of Unicorns by Jane Yolen
The Walled City by Ryan Graudin (signed to me)
The Map to Everywhere by Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis
Stitching Snow by R. C. Lewis (given to me by Bekka of Great Imaginations)
Glory O'Brien's History of the Future by A.S. King (signed to me)
Pennyroyal Academy by M.A. Larson (given to me by Kara and Lyn of Great Imaginations)
The Swift Boys and Me by Kody Keplinger (won by Debby of Snuggly Oranges, given to me, also signed to me)
The Girl With All the Gifts by M.R. Carey (I already read this and hooolyyy shiiiiit guys)
Burn for Me by Ilona Andrews
On a Clear Day by Walter Dean Myers
Black Ice by Becca Fitzpatrick
Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater
Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
The Jewel by Amy Ewing
Rooms by Lauren Oliver (signed to Lyn and given to me)
Since You've Been Gone by Morgan Matson (signed to me)
Rebel Yell by S.C. Gwynne (nonfiction)
This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner (given to me by Bekka of Great Imaginations)
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein
The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue
Unmarked by Kami Garcia (haven't read the first, uninterested so look for a giveaway)
Hold the Dark by William Giraldi
Belzhar by Meg Wolitzer
Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle (signed to me)
The Eye of Zoltar by Jasper Fforde
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang
Mortal Heart by R.L. LaFevers
I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes (signed to me)
Clariel by Garth Nix
The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black
Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (signed to me)
And just the signed copies.
I am so happy with everything I got. Not a bad haul for two days of BEA, and none of BookCon.
I also came home to three lovely presents from Macmillan:
Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini
A finished copy of She Is Not Invisible by Marcus Sedgwick.
and Evidence of Things Not Seen by Lindsey Lane.
Whew. It's a lot of books and I came nowhere near the BEA Mastery that some of my friends exhibited. However, I am really excited for every book I got except for two (one of which is intended as a gift for my dad and the other was a random pickup) and I plan to read and review every one.
There are, of course, some I am more excited about than others. And the top ten I am most excited to read are:
1. Mortal Heart by R.L. LaFevers (His Fair Assassin #3)
2. Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas (Throne of Glass #3)
3. Clariel by Garth Nix (Abhorsen #4)
4. Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis
5. Broken Monsters by Lauren Beukes
6. Rooms by Lauren Oliver
7. This Shattered World by Amie Kaufman and Meagan Spooner (Starbound #2)
8. I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson
9. Salt & Storm by Kendall Kulper
10. The Walled City by Ryan Graudin