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28 July 2013

Stacked (65): Comic-Con Edition

Hello again! Happy Sunday, all. Hope everyone is having an awesome weekend. This week's Stacked post is going to be focused on the books that I got at Comic-Con. Some are ARCs and others are things that I purchased. I have some e-galleys and books from an event I attended this weekend but I am going to save those for next week. On to the books!

Beautiful Bastard series by Christina Lauren - I have heard good things about this series and Christina Lauren (a writing duo) were doing a couple of signings at SDCC. Decided this was a great opportunity to try the series out and get my books signed. Simon & Schuster also had these awesome Beautiful Bastard pins available all weekend, which I got a few of. :)

Untold by Sarah Rees Brennan - Got this from the Random House booth. I still haven't read the first book in this series but it was highly recommended by the RH rep. Have to say though that I am a bit bummed that the cover design for this series changed. I think Unspoken is an awesome cover while this one looks a bit more generic.

The Eye of Minds by James Dashner - New James Dashner series that was being talked about at SDCC. This story is about gamers and looks like a crazy futuristic thriller.

Tandem by Anna Jarzab - This one has a really gorgeous cover. It's about parallel worlds, which is a theme that I always find interesting. 

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black - I really wanted to get this one and was excited when I did. I like Holly Black a lot and really want to see where this new series takes her. 

Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger - You needed a secret password to get this one. I was a bit disappointed with the first book in this series, Etiquette & Espionage, but am interested to see where this goes. Gail always writes colorful characters and this series is full of them. 

The Troop by Nick Cutter - I talked about this one earlier in the week. It's a horror novel set on a mysterious island with troop of Boy Scouts. I think I might wait til it gets cooler and read this in the fall, just so I can scare myself more.

Rise Again by Ben Tripp - I mean it's a zombie thriller. What more do  I need to say? 

The Creature Department by Robert Paul Weston - This one just look really cute and I love the cover. I don't know much about it except it has cool monsters in it.

Frozen by Melissa de la Cruz and Michael Johnston - This is the first book written by this husband and wife duo. Melissa, of course, is already a popular author but this is the first book she's written with her husband. I wasn't the biggest fan of Blue Bloods but I am willing to give this book a try.

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins - Received this ARC at the signing line after the panel Rachel was on. Rachel's pretty awesome and I am excited to read this paranormal story set in a Southern town.

Steelheart by Brandon Sanderson - Another book I talked about earlier this week in a Comic-Con spotlight post. There are no super heroes, only super villains. This looks awesome.

Magic Rises by Ilona Andrews - Thank you, Mysterious Galaxy for putting out some early copies of this. My friend and I were ecstatic when we found them. And OMG it's so good! Fans of this series will not be disappointed. One of my faves.

Mistborn by Brandon Sanderson - I always hear great things about this book and I figured I should just get it already. Was able to get it signed by Brandon, too.

White Trash Zombie Apocalypse by Diana Rowland - Diana was signing at the Mysterious Galaxy booth so I bot the third book in her series signed. I love the covers to this series and Diana is always super nice.

Bronze Gods by A.A. Aguirre - Ann was signing copies of her new steampunk book over the weekend. I don't read much steampunk but I like Ann and think this series looks fun.

Ghost Projekt by Joseph Harris - This came highly recommended at the Oni Press booth. This is set in Cold War Russia and has some paranormal aspects to it. Also, the cover glows in the dark.

Severed by Scott Snyder - This looks dark and super creepy. Perfect for me. :)

Saga by Brian K Vaughan - I am a big fan of Vaughan and have been meaning to read this series for a long time. Finally decided just to pick up the first trade and can't wait to start it.

RASL by Jeff Smith - I haven't had a chance to read Smith's newest series yet and they were selling a really nice looking special edition at SDCC so I decided to grab it.

Phew! Gold star if you made it this far. I tried not to go too crazy this year at Comic-Con though I still picked up a lot of books. I have a bunch of books I need to read first but I am really looking forward to reading some of these soon. Thanks for hanging out and happy Sunday!

*Special thanks to Random House, Simon & Schuster, Penguin, Little Brown, Orbit and anyone else I am forgetting. And thanks to Mysterious Galaxy for providing so many awesome books during the panel signings.

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