If I Were Going to BEA- The Books I’d Want

This post is inspired by Jenna from Jenna Does Books post BEA 2014 My Most Anticipated Titles

Because I’m a glutton for punishment I’ve been perusing the galley drop lists and day-dreaming what it would be like to join the amazing bloggers headed to BEA later this month. I can’t imagine the excitement, stress and nerves associated with going. I can’t wait to hear all the stories and see the pictures.

In my day-dreaming I’ve obviously created my wish-list so figured I’d share it. Not in order of desire.

 JackabyMortal Heart (His Fair Assassin, #3)Heir of Fire (Throne of Glass #3)

 The Darkest Part of the ForestThe JewelThe Fire Artist

 The Vault of DreamersThe Walled CityTrial by Fire (The Worldwalker Trilogy, #1)

 SinnerThe Iron Trial (Magisterium, #1)

Jackaby by William Ritter, Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers, Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas, The Darkest Part of the Forest by Holly Black, The Jewel by Amy Ewing, The Fire Artist by Daisy Whitney, Vault of Dreamers by Caragh M O’Brien, The Walled City by Ryan Graudin, Trial by Fire by Josephine Angelini, Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater and The Iron Trial by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

I’m probably forgetting some other epic books but these are the ones that I’ve taken the most notice of. Jackaby is my latest obsession. I was approved on Edelweiss but I’d scramble to get that beautiful ARC; I would love to pet the cover. I also have a digital copy of Trial by Fire but once again I’d love to have the physical ARC  for the cover. I would also have Talon by Julie Kagawa on the list but the wonderful Meredith from Pandara Books gifted me a copy.

Related sort of– our latest LEGO cover was of Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers. I was thrilled and honored that she shared our Lego cover on her website! If you’ve not visited her site and blog then you really must.

Are you headed to BEA? If so what book is your most anticipated? If you’re like me and not going do you still look at the information and daydream?


    • says

      Ack! I know…both of those books get me all antsy thinking about them. I NEED THEM. haha. I imagine Talon will be up on NG sooner than later. I hope so.

  1. says

    Awesome list! I wasn’t going to go again this year but my plans have changed so it turns out I could go, but I feel like it’s all too last minute now, d’oh!

    I would defo be aiming for Mortal Heart and Sinner!

    • says

      No! not last minute! If you can go you should and have so much fun! Use these lists to create yours. I’ve been petting the author/galley lists since they released, lol. I want you to go and take tons of pictures and tweet about the fun 🙂

  2. says

    Ohh great list and .. there are many books who are on my wish list too!! Trial By Fire and Heir of Fire – I must get these! Also, super high on my list is Jeanine Frosts new series – after being so sad that she is finished with Cat and Bones I am excited to see what comes next from her!

    • says

      It sort of seems that ‘fire’ is a theme this year in books 🙂 I imagine they’ll all be amazing…I can’t wait! I need to check out Jeanine Frost–I’ve not read her yet!

  3. says

    ACK! So many amazing books. Oh, how I wish I could go to BEA. SOBS. I’m sorry that you aren’t going either 🙁 But anyway. This is an AWESOME wishlist. <3 MORTAL HEART. I want that ARC SO MUCH. Ahhh. And The Iron Trial 😀 Want that so much too. Sigh. Thank you for sharing sweetie. <3

  4. says

    I really like this post, because I’ve been basically doing the same thing in my head for weeks! I am mostly jealous for Heir of Fire. AHHH! Jackaby is also intriguing. And The Jewel!(really hoping that one goes up on Edelweiss). Ah, so much book lust. But mostly HEIR OF FIRE!

    • says

      I am so glad to know I’m not alone!! I’m so jealous of Heir of Fire and Mortal Heart. Jackaby has me obsessed and The Jewel has such a lovely cover.

  5. says

    Not going 🙁 I want Landline by Rainbow Rowell, Sinner from Maggie (though I’d prefer Blue Lily, Lily Blue, but whatever!), Jen Armentrout’s The Return, and the new Jandy Nelson.

    • says

      I still haven’t read Fangirl though I’ve heard great things. I really, really, really want Blue Lily, Lily Blue. I dont’ know of The Return…I’ll need to look it up. And I’ve not read Jandy Nelson! On to Goodreads for me 🙂

  6. says

    Awesome picks. Sorry you aren’t going – I’m not either don’t worry! The Jewel, The Darkest Part of the Forest, and The Vault of Dreamers would definitely be on my list, too! And OH MY GOODNESS this is the first I’ve seen of Holly Black and Cassandra Clare’s new one. I’d heard they were writing it but didn’t know there was a description or cover yet! AWESOME! Great picks! 🙂

  7. says

    I would totally stalk behind u since your list is almost to the T what I would want. I would add Talon in there as well. I’m making an effort to go next year since it will still be in NYC. 🙂 great post.

    • says

      No need to stalk, we’d run around together basking in all the amazing bookish fun. I hope to go next year (maybe) too. *fingers crossed*

  8. says

    These books do look pretty epic. Thanks for sharing! I must admit, that they also have pretty cool covers too. I love when a cover turns out to be an excellent depiction of the story inside. It makes the novel more appealing. Cover designers these days are doing a fantastic job!

  9. says

    Unfortunately I’m going, but I would pick up Mortal Heart & Heir of fire for sure! Those are my two most anticipated books from BEA. The Jewel sounds great too and I’d love to read Talon. The darkest path of the forest has me intrigued, pretty cover.

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