Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Top Ten Authors I REALLY Want To Meet at BEA


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. This week's Top Ten Tuesday asks bloggers to list ten authors they REALLY want to meet. Since BEA is around the corner I decided to choose authors who plan to attend BEA. The following authors are in no particular order.

1. Kim Liggett's Blood and Salt is Romeo and Juliet meets Children of the Corn. In the town village of Quivira, Kansas, there is a history of unrequited love and murder, alchemy and immortality. How awesome does this book sound? Liggett will be signing at the HorrorWrites Booth #2651 on Friday, May 29th at 10:00 a.m.


2. Richelle Mead wrote two of my favorite series, Vampire Academy and Bloodlines. Now, she is coming out with Soundless. Fei lives in a village with no sound. When the village is threatened, it's up to Fei to help stop the crisis. Mead will be signing Soundless on Friday, May 29 at 2:00 p.m.


3. Marie Lu's The Rose Society is the second book in The Young Elites series. I enjoyed The Young Elites a lot and I need to know what happens to Adelina! I would love to meet Lu at BEA. Lu will be signing at the Penguin Random House Booth # 3319 on Friday, May 29th at 1:00 p.m.


4. Leila Sales wrote one of my favorite books, This Song Will Save Your Life. I am looking forward to her fall release of Tonight the Streets Are Ours which is about a girl who takes a road trip to meet a blogger she admires. Sales will be signing in the Autographing Area at Table #4 on Friday, May 29th at 1:00 p.m.


5. Mike Curato's Little Elliot, Big City is one of my favorite children's picture books. Curato will be coming out with Little Elliot, Big Family. I would love to meet Curato. His illustrations are stunning and I love how timeless his first book is. Curato will be signing at the Macmillan Booth #3056 on Wednesday, May 27th at 4:00 p.m.


6. Carolyn Mackler is coming out with Infinite in Between. The novel has five main characters in high school and echoes John Hughes' The Breakfast Club. I am super excited about this novel. Mackler will be signing in the Autographing Area at Table #13 on Thursday, May 28th at 12:00 p.m.

7. Liza Wiemer's contemporary novel, Hello? will be released this year in the fall. I have been hearing great things about Hello? which is about five teens' stories about friendship and family, loss and love, heartbreak and healing, serendipity and ultimately hope. Wiemer will be signing at the Midpoint Trade Books Booth #1356 on Friday, May 29th at 11:00 p.m.


8. Josephine Angelini's Trial by Fire blew me away last year. I am anticipating Firewalker which is the second installment in The Worldwalker Trilogy. I also want to meet Angelini since I missed out in meeting her last year. Angelini will be signing in the Autographing Area at Table #5 on Thursday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m.


9. Jennifer Walkup's This Ordinary Life has a compelling synopsis and I love the cover art! I cannot wait to meet Walkup at BEA and to read about Jasmine who has life full of family dysfunction causing her to put a hold on her future plans until she meets Wes. Walkup will be signing in the Autographing Area at Table #8 on Friday, May 29th at 1:00 p.m.


Author I wish was signing at BEA

10. Marie Marquardt's debut novel Dream Things True is something I must get at BEA! Even though she will not be signing, I need to get this book! It's a modern-day Romeo and Juliet story in which a wealthy Southern boy falls in love with an undocumented Mexican girl. The Immigration and Customs Enforcement are making raids around town. Also, how cute is this cover? I love E for Evan and A for Alma. Very clever typography I see here.


18 comments:

  1. So exciting that you are going to BEA! I hope you have fun and meet lots of these people!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by. I hope I get to meet most of these wonderful authors!

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  2. I hope you have an amazing time at BEA and get to meet these authors. My TTT!

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  3. I'm really looking forward to meeting you at BEA! I loved reading about you on your blog. We have so many book loves (and other things) in common. Thanks so much for featuring Blood and Salt. <3

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    1. I can't wait to meet you too! BEA is around the corner :D.

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  4. You're going to BEA! Wow, I'm so jealous! Have an amazing time :)

    Claire @ Book Blog Bird

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  5. So jealous you are going to BEA! Have an amazing time! Lots of pretty covers on this list!

    My TTT

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    1. I agree..many of the covers are gorgeous!

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  6. I absolutely love that you chose Mead because she's such an amazing writer and she seems like a pretty great person.
    Congrats on going to BEA! :)
    Top Ten Tuesday

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    1. I love Richelle's VA and Bloodlines series and I hope her writing is good in Soundless as well. Thanks for stopping by.

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  7. Great choices. You’re so lucky to be going to BEA. I hope you get to meet all of these authors.

    Aj @ Read All The Things!

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  8. Richelle Mead made my list as well. Unfortunately not too many authors come to WI, but I'm hoping to make it to BEA one of these years!

    My TTT

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    1. BEA 2016 will be in Chicago. It's closer to WI :D.

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  9. I'm so in two minds about reading Marie Lu's books! I'll probably pick them up some day :-) Lovely list! Hope you have fun at BEA! :-) Here's my TTT if you would like to check it out :-) Have a great day!

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    1. I tried reading Marie Lu's Legend series and couldn't get into it but I enjoyed The Young Elites.

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  10. Wow you've got all the information down!! ooh Kim is AMAZING, I hope you have a lovely time meeting her and getting Blood & Salt. I have it, but haven't started reading it yet. It looks erie and awesome. I'm dying to read Soundless and/or meet Richelle Mead. I love her books so much, and I can't wait for this one. Have an awesome time at BEA!

    Rachel @ A Perfection Called Books

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    1. Kim will be at Boston Teen Author Festival too which I am excited about.

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