BEA 2011 Final Days: More Books and Book Blogger Convention

bea 2011 day 4

I’m back with my final Book Expo America (BEA) 2011 recap, which also includes my day spent at the Book Blogger Convention.

I think that last day of BEA really kicked my butt, because I think by 11am I was done and went to sit down a bit before going back to the exhibition floor a little later on.

That said, I still managed to get quick a few exciting books including:

Beyond Foo by Obert Skye – Out now!

beyond foo

This one I was really excited about getting and even got in autographed. It’s sort of a spin off on the Leven Thumps books set in the same world.

Synopsis: Geth has existed for hundreds of years. In Foo, the realm that allows us to hope, imagine, and dream, Geth is one of the strongest and most respected beings, a powerful and wise lithen. At the conclusion of the Leven Thumps series, the realm of Foo has once again found balance—dreams can thrive and grow. With things in order, Geth and Clover set off to find a new adventure that leads beyond the guarded border of Foo and into an unknown land where dreams have been trapped and freedom has been crushed. Geth, always a defender of fate and truth, takes readers on a page-turning quest with many life lessons to be learned. “What we want is often buried in what we fear.”—Geth

The Forgotten Locket (Hourglass Door Trilogy #3) by Lisa Mangum – Out Now!

the forgotten locket

I also got Book 1 from BEA, so now I just need to get my hands on book 2 and I’m good to go.

Synopsis: The future is uncertain. The battle to control the past has begun. The final book in the riveting Hourglass Door trilogy begins when Abby steps through the black door, and she doesn’t dare look back. Though it means leaving Dante—wounded, bleeding, and possibly blind—she knows it is the only way to save her family and stop Zo from manipulating the river of time and throwing the future into chaos. In the end, Abby must face a final confrontation that will take her to the very origins of the hourglass door.

And to be honest, I can’t remember the other books I got that day, but I will probably be doing another feature about some of the books I got from BEA, that I haven’t mentioned yet or that I’m really excited about.

So that was the last day at BEA, nothing too different from the previous days.

Overall, it was a really fun experience and if I do end up going back next year, the biggest lesson I took away from it is take a BIG suitcase… no scratch that, that TWO BIG suitcase. Seriously, my suitcase was so heavy that I had to pay extra for the plane.

But more seriously, this is a great place for book lovers and I am so excited to start reading all the books that I brought back with me and talk about them on Daemon’s Books!

Book Blogger Convention

Now I want to talk a little bit about the Book Blogger Convention that I attended on the fifth day.

It was really fun being around so many bloggers, authors, and publicists and I definitely enjoyed the panels that I went to.

I was really happy to finally run into Amy from Amy Reads, who also took part in a fun panel “Navigating the Grey Areas of Book Blogging”, and also to meet Allison from La Petite Fille Rousse and many more, which I can’t remember off the top of my head (sorry, I need to take out all those business cards!).

book blogger convention

And of course there were some more books given out! And the one I want to mention, since it was at the top of my list to get is:

The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin – September 27

the unbecoming of mara dyer

Synopsis: Mara Dyer doesn’t think life can get any stranger than waking up in a hospital with no memory of how she got there.
It can.

She believes there must be more to the accident she can’t remember that killed her friends and left her mysteriously unharmed.

There is.

She doesn’t believe that after everything she’s been through, she can fall in love.

She’s wrong.

So that’s about it for BEA. But of course, there will be plenty of talks about the books that were featured there, so you just keep tuning in to Daemon’s Books :)

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  • http://amckiereads.com Amy

    It was so great to meet you!! We must do it again, clearly :)

    • http://www.daemonstv.com/ Sandie

      Yes, yes, we must! If you are ever in LA let me know :)

  • Michelle

    Thank you for joining us!  I’m glad to hear you enjoyed your time at BBC!

    • http://www.daemonstv.com/ Sandie

      Thanks for putting it together!

  • http://profiles.google.com/savvyverseandwit Serena Agusto-Cox

    Glad you had a great time.  I couldn’t make it this year for good reason, but sounds like it was another resounding success.  Have you read Mary Pearson’s The Adoration of Jenna Fox?  You’ll have to let me know if The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer by Michelle Hodkin is similar.

    • http://www.daemonstv.com/ Sandie

      Hi Serena,

      I haven’t read The Adoration of Jenna Fox. Should I add it on my list? It sounds good!