Yay! I have scooped into my big jar of entries and I have picked a winner for my first big book giveaway!! Congrats to…..
Thank you to everyone else that entered!! And keep reading!!
Yay! I have scooped into my big jar of entries and I have picked a winner for my first big book giveaway!! Congrats to…..
Thank you to everyone else that entered!! And keep reading!!
Enter once on Twitter, IG, and WordPress and bonus on Facebook on author pages one last time (Cameo Renae, James Rains, Sophie Davis and Sasha and Sarena Nanua) TYPE “BOOK NERD” @officialsophiedavis @jamesrainsauthor @cameo_renae @sarenasashabooks @michellemadow #giveaway #yabooks #talented #caged #hiddenwings #thependanttrilogy
I didn’t even realize!! Today/oops one day late, is the one year anniversary of my blog Living in a World of Book Quotes!! How exciting! It honestly doesn’t even feel like it’s been a year that I’ve been blogging. My how the time flies! To honor my year of blogging, I thought it would be kind of cool to post my first post ever for today’s post! I may or may not do another giveaway, but I need to decide what to do for it. If any of you have any ideas, feel free to comment.
Here was my first post last year!
“I love reading. What I love most about reading, and what makes reading so special to me are the quotes. Amazing quotes are what takes a book onto a whole new level. “When reading, we don’t fall in love with the characters’ appearance. We fall in love with their words, their thoughts, and their hearts. We fall in love with their souls.”
I will post about my favorite book quotes from time to time, but I may also post books reviews or recommendations! Enjoy!! And happy reading!!”
Don’t forget… HAPPY READING!!
BEA day 3
Recap day 3
I think this was my slowest day, because I was honestly so drained from the past two days of running around. There were two authors I mainly wanted to see, but this was the day I helped out one of my co-helpers at the Sophie Davis booth (blogger of Let the Ink Run Free). The ironic thing was that I had already been following her blog before I had even met her.
Authors I met: Marie Lu, Aija Mayrock, Davd Levithan, HM Ward, Kimberly G. Giarratano, Kady Cross, Adi Alsaid, Katie McGarry, Eleanor Herman, Dawn Metcalf (in line waiting for David Levithan-it’s cool seeing authors in line for other authors)
Unsigned books: Tenacity by JS Law (ARC) , Space Dumplins by Craig Thompson (ARC), The Queens Hat by Steve Antony, Rescue Road by Peter Sheutlin (ARC), Zeroes by Scott Westerfield (ARC), The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow (ARC), The Escape by Hannah Jayne (ARC), The Storm by Virginia Bergin (ARC), Scorched by Jennifer L. Armentrout (ARC), The Thing About Jellyfish by Ali Benjamin (ARC), Some Boys by Patty Blount (ARC), The Dogs by Allan Stratton (ARC).
Signed books: The Survival Guide to Bullying by Aija Mayrock (ARC), The Rose Society sampler by Marie Lu (ARC), In the Afterlight by Alexandra Bracken, Another Day by David Levithan (ARC).
Hello readers! Here is my recap of day two at Book Expo America!
Bloggers I met: Stephs Stacks.
Authors I met: James Dashner, Sophie Davis, Katie McGarry, Jennifer L. Armenteout, Elanor Herman, Adi Alsaid, Dawn Metcalf, Jennifer E. Smith, Louis Sachar, Paige McKenzie, Aija Mayrock, Eleanor Herman
Unsigned books: The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich (ARC), Not if I See You First by Eric Lindstrom (ARC), Everything Everything by Nicola Yoon (ARC), Passenger by Alexandra Bracken (ARC), Becoming Maria by Manzano (ARC), Scrapper by Matt Bell (ARC), My Secret to Tell by Natalie D. Richards (ARC), Down Among the Dead Men by Peter Lovesey (ARC), The Girl with The Wrong Name by Barnabus Miller (ARC)
Signed Books: The Haunting of Sunshine Girl by Paige McKenzie (ARC), Against a Darkening Sky by Lauren Davis (ARC), Never Always Sometimes by Adi Alsaid (ARC), Legacy of Kings by Eleanor Herman (ARC), The Maze Runner/Scorch Trials special edition by James Dashner, Stone Cold Touch by Jennifer L. Armentrout, Fragile Facade by Sophie Davis, Platinum Prey by Sophie Davis, Hello Goodbye and Everything in Between by Jennifer E. Smith (ARC), Nowhere but Here by Katie McGarry
So I originally was going to do a post about my first day at BEA. little by little, I’m realizing that I am honestly just rambling. I was writing way too much. I feel as though for you to get a sense of my day, it’s best to just get right to the point and tell you who I met, ie bloggers, publishers and authors. What books I managed to get as well as what books I got signed. And possibly rating how the day went. I’ll also include little moments that were exciting for me. So here’s to my recap of my first day at Book Expo of America:
Bloggers/Vloggers I met: Erin Cosenza of Read at Home Mama, Nori of ReadWriteLove28 (also the founder of the Sunday Street Team blogger network), Christine of polandbananasbooks, Katy of Katytastic, Reagan of Peruse Project, and Jesse from Jesse the Reader(if I forget others, please let me know)
Authors I met: Mo Willems, Petrell Marie Ozbay, Karen Kilpatrick, Sophie Davis, Susan Dennard, Johnny Walker, and RJ Palacio.
Unsigned books: More Happy than Not by Adam Silvera (ARC), Another Day by David Levithan (ARC), Anna and the Swallow Man by Gabriel Sant (ARC), Jade Dragon Mountain by Elsa Hart (ARC), Illuminae by Amy Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (ARC), Keep Calm by Mark Binder (ARC), Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews (ARC), Nightfall by Jake Halpurn and Peter Kujawinski (ARC) and the Copper Gauntlet by Cassandra Claire and Holly Black (ARC).
Signed books: I Will Take a Nap! By Mo Willems, Truthwitch by Susan Dennard, Ekko by Johnny Walker, Imagine and Let’s Play Together by Karen Kilpatrick and Auggie and Me: Three Wonder stories by RJ Palacio (ARC).
It was such a fantastic first day/first time being at BEA 2015. All the thanks goes out to Sophie Davis for inviting me along with them (it’s two authors writing together in case you’re confused by my grammar).
(I will link the bloggers websites and book synopsis at a later time)
Sophie Davis is going to be having a Scavenger hunt across the Blogosphere soon…will you be joining in? Check out the event and details at the link below!
Catch ya later! 😉
So since I got so many fantastic books at the event this past weekend, I would love your help!
Here is a poll of the books, which will be closed tomorrow night (because I can’t wait to read!)
(Sorry I couldn’t find the picture for Indelible until after I finished making the poll)
♥Be sure to click on the pictures to be linked to the authors pages♥
The Secret Diamond Sisters by Michelle Madow
“Savannah. Courtney. Peyton. The three sisters grew up not knowing their father and not quote catching a break. But it looks like their luck is about to change when they find out the secret identity their long-lost dad- a billionaire Las Vegas hotel owner who wants them to come live in a gorgeous penthouse hotel suite. Suddenly the Strip’s most exclusive clubs are all-access, and with an unlimited credit card each, it should be easier than ever to fit right in. But in a town full of secrets and illusion, fitting in is nothing compared to finding out the truth about their past.”
Clicks by Amy Evans
“CLICKS are moments of divine time, when the universe stops to tell you what’s going to happen next. They’re instincts, truths you hear in your heart that can only be heard by you.
Ride the wave, or the wave rides you.
Pinhold Island is the mos perfect example of nature and time, but the eye candy on the surface hides many secrets underground. Cami Roans loves the endless summer and influx of hot boys, but hates the island mythology and the way they’ve shaped her family’s expectations. They’ve planned for her to lead The Guard like her grandmother, and marry Blake, her next-door neighbor. She sees both as traps she must avoid if she ever wants a life off of Pinhold.
But her plans for beach patrol and lifeguard competitions hit the rocks when as soon as summer starts, and a mysterious injury sends her right into Blake’s arms. When other swimmers start to drown, Cami’s forced to question everything she knows. The things that used to make sense no longer do, and only her own instincts will lead her to the life or death truth.”
Penelope is a witch, part of a secret society protecting humans from demon attacks. But when she was a child, a demon killed her parents—and stole her magic. Since then, she’s been pretending to be something she’s not, using her sister’s magic to hide her own loss, to prevent being sent away.
When she’s finally given the chance to join the elite demon-hunting force, Penelope thinks that will finally change. With her sister’s help, she can squeeze through the tests and get access to the information she needs to find “her” demon. To take back what was stolen.
Then she meets Carter. He’s cute, smart, and she can borrow his magic, too. He knows her secret—but he also has one of his own.
Suddenly, Penelope’s impossible quest becomes far more complicated. Because Carter’s not telling her everything, and it’s starting to seem like the demons have their own agenda…and they’re far too interested in her.”
Losing It by Cora Carmack
“Sick of being the only virgin among her friends, Bliss Edwards decides the best way to deal with the problem is to lose it as quickly and simply as possible – a one-night stand. But her plan turns out to be anything but simple when she freaks out and leaves a gorgeous guy alone and naked in her bed with an excuse that no one with half-a-brain would ever believe. And as if that weren’t embarrassing enough, when she arrives for her first class of her last college semester, she recognizes her new theatre professor. She’d left him naked in her bed about 8 hours earlier.”
High school student Bobby Pendell already has his hands full—he works almost every night to support his disabled-vet father and gifted little brother. Then he meets the beautiful new girl in town, who just happens to be his boss’s daughter. Bobby has rules about that kind of thing. Nothing matters more than keeping his job.
When Bobby starts to get blinding migraines that come with scary, violent hallucinations, his livelihood is on the line. Soon, he must face the stunning possibility that the visions of murder are actually real. With his world going dark, Bobby is set on the trail of the serial killer terrorizing his small town. With everyone else convinced he’s the prime suspect, Bobby realizes that he, or the girl he loves, might be killer’s next victim.”
To punish the guilty, he created the Hole, a place where sinners are branded according to their sins. Sinners are forced to live a less than human existence in deplorable conditions, under the watchful eye of guards who are ready to kill anyone who steps out of line.
Now, LUST wraps around my neck like thick, blue fingers, threatening to choke the life out of me. I’ve been accused of a crime I didn’t commit, and the Hole is my new home.
Brutal and savage violence.
Every day is a fight for survival.
But I won’t let them win. I will not die in the Hole.
I am more than my brand. I’m a fighter. My name is Lexi Hamilton, and this is my story.”
Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. lynn
“For twenty-one-year-old Sydney, being in love with Kyler isn’t anything new. They’d been best friends ever since he pushed her down on the playground and she made him eat a mud pie. Somewhere over the years, she fell for him and fell hard. The big problem with that? Kyler puts the ‘man’ in man-whore. He’s never stayed with a girl longer than a few nights, and with it being their last year in college, Syd doesn’t want to risk their friendship by declaring her love.
Kyler has always put Syd on a pedestal that was too high for him to reach. To him, she’s perfect and she’s everything. But the feelings he has for her, he’s always hidden away or focused on any other female. After all, Kyler will always be the poor boy from the wrong side of tracks, and Syd will always be the one girl he can never have.
But when they’re stranded together at a posh ski resort due to a massive Nor’easter, there’s nothing stopping their red-hot feelings for each other from coming to the surface. Can their friendship survive the attraction? Better yet, can they survive at all? Because as the snow falls, someone is stalking them, and this ski trip may be a life-changer in more ways than one.”
Traveling thousands of miles from home to enter college is the only way nineteen-year-old Avery Morgansten can escape what happened at the Halloween party five years ago—an event that forever changed her life. All she needs to do is make it to her classes on time, make sure the bracelet on her left wrist stays in place, not draw any attention to herself, and maybe—please God—make a few friends, because surely that would be a nice change of pace. The one thing she didn’t need and never planned on was capturing the attention of the one guy who could shatter the precarious future she’s building for herself.
Some things are worth experiencing…
Cameron Hamilton is six feet and three inches of swoon-worthy hotness, complete with a pair of striking blue eyes and a remarkable ability to make her want things she believed were irrevocably stolen from her. She knows she needs to stay away from him, but Cam is freaking everywhere, with his charm, his witty banter, and that damn dimple that’s just so… so lickable. Getting involved with him is dangerous, but when ignoring the simmering tension that sparks whenever they are around each other becomes impossible, he brings out a side of her she never knew existed.
Some things should never be kept quiet…
But when Avery starts receiving threatening emails and phone calls forcing her to face a past she wants silenced, she’s has no other choice but to acknowledge that someone is refusing to allow her to let go of that night when everything changed. When the devastating truth comes out, will she resurface this time with one less scar? And can Cam be there to help her or will he be dragged down with her?
And some things are worth fighting for…”
Be with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn
“Teresa Hamilton is having a rough year—she’s in love with her big brother’s best friend, but he hasn’t spoken to her since they shared a truly amazing, mind-blowing, change-your-life kiss. She got out of a terrible relationship. And now an injury is threatening to end her dance career for good. It’s time for Plan B – college. And maybe a chance to convince Jase that what they have together is real.
Jase Winstead has a huge secret that he’s not telling anyone. Especially not his best friend’s incredibly beautiful sister. Even though he and Teresa shared the hottest kiss of his life, he knows that his responsibilities must take priority. He certainly doesn’t have time for a relationship. But it doesn’t help that all he can think about kissing the one girl who could ruin everything for him.
As they’re thrown together more and more, Jase and Tess can’t keep denying their feelings for each other. But a familiar danger looms and tragedy strikes. As the campus recovers, the star-crossed couple must decide what they’re willing to risk to be together, and what they’re willing to lose if they’re not…”
Stay with Me by Jennifer L. Armentrout writing as J. Lynn
“At 21, Calla hasn’t done a lot of things. She’s never been kissed, never seen the ocean, never gone to an amusement park. But growing up, she witnessed some things no child ever should. She still carries the physical and emotional scars of living with a strung-out mother, Mona—secrets she keeps from everyone, including her close circle of college friends.
But the safe cocoon Calla has carefully built is shattered when she discovers her mom has stolen her college money and run up a huge credit card debt in her name. Now, Calla has to go back to the small town she thought she’d left behind and clean up her mom’s mess again. Of course, when she arrives at her mother’s bar, Mona is nowhere to be found. Instead, six feet of hotness named Jackson James is pouring drinks and keeping the place humming.
Sexy and intense, Jax is in Calla’s business from the moment they meet, giving her a job and helping her search for Mona. And the way he looks at her makes it clear he wants to get horizontal . . . and maybe something more. Before Calla can let him get close, though, she’s got to deal with the pain of the past—and some very bad guys out to mess her up if she doesn’t give them her mom.”
Indelible by Dawn Metcalf
“Some things are permanent.
And they cannot be changed back.
Joy Malone learns this the night she sees a stranger with all-black eyes across a crowded room—right before the mystery boy tries to cut out her eye. Instead, the wound accidentally marks her as property of Indelible Ink, and this dangerous mistake thrusts Joy into an incomprehensible world—a world of monsters at the window, glowing girls on the doorstep, and a life that will never be the same.
Now, Joy must pretend to be Ink’s chosen one—his helper, his love, his something for the foreseeable future…and failure to be convincing means a painful death for them both. Swept into a world of monsters, illusion, immortal honor and revenge, Joy discovers that sometimes, there are no mistakes.
Somewhere between reality and myth lies…”
Lux: Consequences (Opal & Origin) by Jennifer L. Armentrout
“After everything, I’m no longer the same Katy. I’m different… And I’m not sure what that will mean in the end. When each step we take in discovering the truth puts us in the path of the secret organization responsible for torturing and testing hybrids, the more I realize there is no end to what I’m capable of. The death of someone close still lingers, help comes from the most unlikely source, and friends will become the deadliest of enemies, but we won’t turn back. Even if the outcome will shatter our worlds forever.”
“Daemon will do anything to get Katy back.
After the successful but disastrous raid on Mount Weather, he’s facing the impossible. Katy is gone. Taken. Everything becomes about finding her. Taking out anyone who stands in his way? Done. Burning down the whole world to save her? Gladly. Exposing his alien race to the world? With pleasure.
All Katy can do is survive.
Surrounded by enemies, the only way she can come out of this is to adapt. After all, there are sides of Daedalus that don’t seem entirely crazy, but the group’s goals are frightening and the truths they speak even more disturbing. Who are the real bad guys? Daedalus? Mankind? Or the Luxen?
Together, they can face anything.
But the most dangerous foe has been there all along, and when the truths are exposed and the lies come crumbling down, which side will Daemon and Katy be standing on?
And will they even be together?”
Lux: Opposition by Jennifer L. Armentrout
“Katy knows the world changed the night the Luxen came.
She can’t believe Daemon welcomed his race or stood by as his kind threatened to obliterate every last human and hybrid on Earth. But the lines between good and bad have blurred, and love has become an emotion that could destroy her—could destroy them all.
Daemon will do anything to save those he loves, even if it means betrayal.
They must team with an unlikely enemy if there is any chance of surviving the invasion. But when it quickly becomes impossible to tell friend from foe, and the world is crumbling around them, they may lose everything— even what they cherish most—to ensure the survival of their friends…and mankind.
War has come to Earth. And no matter the outcome, the future will never be the same for those left standing.”
The Murder Complex by Lindsay Cummings
“An action-packed, blood-soaked, futuristic debut thriller set in a world where the murder rate is higher than the birthrate. For fans of Moira Young’s Dust Lands series, La Femme Nikita, and the movie Hanna.
Meadow Woodson, a fifteen-year-old girl who has been trained by her father to fight, to kill, and to survive in any situation, lives with her family on a houseboat in Florida. The state is controlled by The Murder Complex, an organization that tracks the population with precision.
The plot starts to thicken when Meadow meets Zephyr James, who is—although he doesn’t know it—one of the MC’s programmed assassins. Is their meeting a coincidence? Destiny? Or part of a terrifying strategy? And will Zephyr keep Meadow from discovering the haunting truth about her family?
Action-packed, blood-soaked, and chilling, this is a dark and compelling debut novel by Lindsay Cummings.”
On Friday, September 20,2014 I attended the Chapter by Chapter Book Rave event hosted by Jennifer L. Armentrout in New Rochelle, New York. I originally found out about this event a few months ago, so of course I was counting the days until I could go.
I found out that there were a few authors that I was looking forward to meeting because I had heard such AMAZING things about their novels. Of course one of them being Jennifer L. Armentrout with the Lux series and the Wait for You series. I only recently became a fan of her books so I was extremely excited. The other authors that I was looking forward to meeting, but never read any of their books were Lindsay Cummings-The Murder Complex, Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki –Branded, Cora Carmack-Losing it, and Michelle Madow- The Secret Diamond Sisters.
I really loved how smooth this event was. When you first arrived, there was a registration table where you gave them your tickets as well as the online pre-order for Stay with Me (which I got!). From there they give you a wristband, then you wait in line to go into the little room to purchase books from authors who have books sold through Barnes and Noble. I purchased Be with Me and Frigid by Jennifer L. Armentrout (I wasn’t ready for the Covenant series just yet), Losing it by Cora Carmack, and Vision by Lisa Amowitz. I also originally purchased Empty and Cracked by K.M. Walton (I’ll fill you in on that later in my post). I had asked if they had Branded by Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki, but they didn’t. I was panicking thinking they didn’t actually come to the event. The woman helping me then told me that the independent authors will have their books for sale at their individual booths (phew!).
After I bought my books, I waited in line again, then we were allowed in the author area to start having our books signed. The author signing area was placed in two small rooms. (The author signing was set up from 10:30-3:00). I walked in and I was completely jumping up and down inside. Right away I spotted Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki, as well as Lindsay Cummings whose table was set up right next to them. I first went to Abi Ketner & Missy Kalicicki‘s table to buy Branded. In my excitement, I actually introduce myself as Quotablebooks1, not my actual name. Haha. My thoughts, “did I really just say that?” Yes, yes I did just say that. I then recovered and said my real name.
They had asked me if I’ve ever read their book, but I said I hadn’t. I told them that I heard such amazing and fantastic things about their book so I knew that I had to get it. I also got a picture with them, and it was really funny because we were trying to figure out how to go about it, because the tables were pushed so close together. At one point the two of them literally sat on the table to get in the picture. They were extremely nice and I am so excited to have the chance to read it.
After I met them, I hopped (not literally), over to the next table to Lindsay Cummings table. I also told her that I heard great things about her book. She was also very nice! I also got a picture with her.
I walked around and spotted Lisa Amowitz’s table to have Vision signed. After meeting her, I went to Michelle Madow’s table to get The Diamond Sisters book. I told Michelle that I heard about her book from my fellow blogger friend Ana (Ana.Loves‘ blog). Michelle absolutely raved about Ana that she (Ana) did a wonderful job organizing the author event in Florida (YA.Maniacs). Michelle was sweet and extremely nice! I thought it was pretty funny because both my mom and her mom took a picture of us with Michelle’s book.
I then went and had my 6 Jennifer L. Armentrout books signed (Wait for You, Be with Me, Stay with Me, Frigid, Lux: Consequences, and Lux: Opposition), as well as a piece of paper for Ana-(Ana wanted me to tell Jennifer how much she LOVES the series-and it was signed and included bookmarks!) Jennifer said she loved seeing all the tabs that were in my Lux: Consequences book. I told her that I love finding meaningful quotes in the books that I read. I also got a picture with her!
I also met Cora Carmack. She was very friendly and outgoing. That’s one of the things that I love about going to these author events events, the authors are very outgoing and love conversing with their fans.
Here are the other authors I met:
Danielle Ellison who wrote Salt
Amy Evans who wrote Clicks (who I originally met waiting in line to buy Indelible by Dawn Metcalf) she was so nice!
Dawn Metcalf who wrote Indelible-she had a hilarious shirt)
I met all of these authors by 11:30
Now for the disappointing part of my experience:
I previously told you that I also bought Empty and Cracked by K.M. Walton. I found out around 11:30 that she wouldn’t be arriving until 12:40. I honestly did not worry about it at first because I was still walking around meeting with authors and signing up for newsletters. I had even gone out for lunch just to pass the time. I went back to the author areas and she still was not there, even though it was past 12:50. I again asked the people working there if she had arrived yet, to which they replied that she was off the train, but still hadn’t showed up yet. I then looked up the authors twitter and it said she wouldn’t be arriving until 2:00 (the signings ended at 3:00). I went back to the people working the event and showed them the tweet (and they didn’t know how to respond). I essentially waited for one author for about an hour and a half in order to get her books signed. Due to the fact that I had waited for that long and no one knowing what the official word was on whether or not she would show up (I was told that some authors never even showed up, even though they were on the list), I decided to return the books and leave. I didn’t feel in my heart that I should be waiting an hour and half for one author. An author/books that I had never heard about no less. I was extremely disappointed in this because there was a set time and many authors who traveled from out of state most likely arrived a day before knowing that the author signing was only for a limited time.
If you did get your books signed by her, that’s great. I just didn’t feel it was right to wait an hour and a half for someone to show up. It’s almost the same as being stood up when you make plans with a friend and not tell them if you were going to be late.
Other than this, I really truly had a fantastic time and so happy I found out about this event!
I will be doing another post about the books I bought/had signed at the event.
Thank you for reading!
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