Mailbox Monday #57 Comic-Con Edition

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Hi guys! I just got back from Comic-Con and had a blast but I am so exhausted! I was averaging 3 or 4 hours of sleep a night so I wasn’t able to post anything during my travels, but to get back into the swing of things I’ll share some of the books I picked up this week.

I really failed at SDCC book panels this year, and couldn’t even get into the Simon & Schuster book panel. I was beginning to think I lost my lucky Comic-Con book mojo and I was getting bummed about missing all the cool author events. But- this trip turned into more of a Movie and TV intensive Con and I spent lots of time in Hall H seeing the big movie panels, and that’s OK! I still had a total blast. And the trip ended on a bookish high note when I got to attend the What’s Hot in YA book panel and signing on Sunday.

Comic-Con Book Haul:

Books Comic-Con 2013

Comic-Con Mad Libs  – Picked this up at the Penguin booth on Preview Night. So fun! Mad Libs topics featuring the Hall H line, Star Wars, Adventure Time and more!

The Newsflesh trilogy by Mira Grant – I just happened to see her signing Sunday after her Science Fiction and the Future panel. She was only signing for 15 minutes before she had to dash off to another event but I got my books signed.

What’s Hot in YA Panel book signing:

Rebel Belle by Rachel Hawkins – This is the first book in a new trilogy that is due out in April. It looks so fun, and Hawkins was hilarious on the panel.

The S-Word by Chelsea Pitcher – I like tough issue books and I’m eager to check this one out. Super sweet author!

Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist and Beta by Rachel Cohn – So cool to finally meet Rachel Cohn! I told her I’m planning a NYC trip and how I want to visit some of the places mentioned in Dash & Lily’s Book of Dares. Also, the paperback cover of Beta is very pretty.

Attachments and Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell – Meeting Rowell was high on my list of priorities for the Con, and I did get to have a great conversation with her. And she told me that the Fangirl audiobook is going to have the same narrator as Eleanor & Park. Can’t wait!

And more books I picked up on Preview Night:

Control by Lydia Kang – From the ever-popular Penguin booth. Actually I never revisited the Penguin booth for the rest of my time at the Con because it was just so, so busy in the exhibit hall. Control is described as “a spiraling, intense, romantic read set in 2150”, and is about “the human genetic “mistakes” that society wants to forget, and the way that outcasts can turn out to be heroes.” Look for Control Dec. 26th.

Don’t Look Now by Michelle Gagnon – Received a signed ARC for spinning the wheel at the Harper Collins booth. This is the sequel to Don’t Turn Around and is due out Aug. 27th.

The Dead Run by Adam Mansbach – Received an ARC at the Harper Collins booth with a paid purchase. The book comes out Sept. 24th and is described as “an unnerving supernatural thriller, set in the netherworld of the US/Mexican borderland, from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Go the F**ck to Sleep and the acclaimed Rage Is Back.”

Red Rising by Pierce Brown – Received an ARC at the Del Rey booth. This book comes out Feb. 18th of next year and actually sounds very cool. It is the first book of a sci-fi trilogy about class conflict and revolution. It sounds like it could be a pretty big deal.

The Sweetest Dark by Shana Abe – Received a finished copy from Bantam Books. It’s a YA paranormal/historical fiction that came out in April of this year.

Vortex by S.J. Kincaid – Signed copy purchased at the Harper Collins booth. I wasn’t responding to the audiobook of this one so I’m going to try to read it in print instead.

Look for a write-up of all my Comic-Con experiences throughout the week (when I’m less bleary eyed). And next week I’ll catch up on the review books in my mailbox.

Let me know what you’re reading or listening to in the comments. Have a good week!


21 thoughts on “Mailbox Monday #57 Comic-Con Edition

  1. fishgirl182 says:

    how did i miss you? i was totally in that what’s hot in ya line. and i am sad cause when i got up there eleanor & park was sold out. my friend is going to try to get a signed copy for me from book soup this week. i hardly did any big movie panels this year. i just did not want to stand in that hall h line. i did get into psych which i love though and bob’s burgers and archer. and so jealous you saw mira grant. i was in a panel at that time.

    glad you had fun, lucy. sad i missed you but excited to see what movies you thought looked good. happy monday!

    1. Lucy says:

      You were at the panel too? I was #10 in the signing line. Sorry we missed each other! Next year we’ll have to make a plan to meet up.
      Good idea to check Book Soup for a signed copy of E&P. Glad you got to see Psych. I got lucky with the movie panels, but sacrificed a lot of sleep to do it 🙂

      1. fishgirl182 says:

        i was totally there! yes let’s make a plan next time. i thought for sure i’d find you this weekend but it was probably just too crowded. and sacrificing sleep is all a part of the sdcc experience. 🙂

  2. Awesome books! So jealous that you went to Comic-Con! I was in fangirl overload just at home I can’t imagine what it was like in person.

  3. Elizabeth says:

    You definitely had a haul. ENJOY!!!

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  4. BermudaOnion says:

    I loved Feed and need to finish that trilogy – I’m jealous that you got the whole series.

  5. Tammy Sparks says:

    Wow, we got completely different books at Comic Con! Except for Red Rising, which I did get a copy of. Next year I’m (hopefully!) going to preview night for sure. Great haul, Lucy. Congrats on getting to meet Rainbow Rowell. Zoe and I didn’t want to leave yesterday. It feels so weird to be home…

    1. Lucy says:

      I miss it already too. Glad you and Zoe had fun, Tammy! Looking forward to seeing your book haul 🙂

  6. Vicki says:

    Wow!! What a great haul!

  7. Sunny says:

    Attachments looks amazing as does Rebel Bell! LOVE the haul!

  8. Mary says:

    Great books! Attachments is on my shelf and I’m hoping to read it soon.

  9. bookgoonie says:

    I knew you’d be playing @ Comic Con. Can’t wait to hear all the details. Meeting Rainbow! SQUEE!

  10. Quinn says:

    Oh man, I would love to meet Rainbow Rowell. I loved both Attachments and Eleanor & Park, and I have Fangirl from netgalley, but I am waiting until it’s closer to the release date.

    Anyway, I hope you get more sleep, and happy reading 🙂

  11. Daphne says:

    ooh, i want Rebel Belle! so jealous you got to go to comic-con. i would have camped out at the Doctor Who panel and then hit the Veronica Mars panel and then I would have picked up a copy of Fangirl, read it, and then died a happy girl. 🙂

    1. Lucy says:

      My daughter and her friend camped out for Doctor Who, so I ended up getting up at 4:30 am to get her there. I don’t think Fangirl was available at Comic-Con, or I didn’t see it anyway. I hope you get to go to Comic-Con someday! I think you’d have so much fun.

      1. Daphne says:

        i would be in nerd heaven.

  12. Ooh great book haul – and it sounds like you had a blast!!! 🙂

  13. Shoshanah says:

    I would love to go to comic con some day! What an awesome experience. And I’ve only really thought of it in terms of movie and tv shows before, but now that I know there’s books…. I want to go even more. And out of the books you picked up, the one I’d probably be the most excited for is Rebel Belle.

    1. Lucy says:

      The books are becoming a bigger and bigger part of Comic-Con. There is no shortage of bookish things to do, and all the publishers are there. Rebel Belle does look fun 🙂

  14. kay says:

    Ha! Great haul from the Comic Con, and glad to hear you had a nice time there!
    I heard many great things on many of these books (Eleanor & Park, Beta, etc) I read The S Word and thought it was interesting, a very different pace from most YA mysteries. Enjoy your new books!

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