Swoony Boys Podcast Episode 19: We Love BEA!

Swoony Boys Podcast Episode 19: We Love #BEA14

Swoony Boys Podcast BEA 2014 Wrap Up Post

Whew! The books are sorted, our feet are rested, and we’re ready to revisit all the Fun That Was #BEA2014. Of course we couldn’t do BEA without our favorite twinnies, Jaime and Erin, from Fiction Fare! We had a blast and can’t wait to tell you all the things so sit back and get ready for our craziness!

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Podcast Notes

  • Jaime gives us the official 411 on BookExpo America (BEA).
  • Kassiah tells us who can go to BEA.
  • We talk about our favorite book grabs.

I'll Give You the Sun by Jandy Nelson Famous in Love by Rebecca Serle The Fine Art of Pretending by Rachel Harris Landline by Rainbow Rowell A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall The Walled City by Ryan Graudin The Young World by Chris Weitz Salt and Storm by Kendall Kulper Heir of Fire by Sarah J Maas Sinner by Maggie Stiefvater The Return by Jennifer L Armentrout Zodiac by Romina Russell Zac & Mia by AJ Betts Mortal Heart by Robin LaFevers The Vault of Dreamers by Caragh O'Brien Compulsion by Martina Boone Talon by Julie Kagawa

  • Then we talk about the books we hoped to get but didn’t. ::sadface::
  • We have a little detour to discuss samplers: hate them or love them?

Dove Arising by Karen BaoGolden Son by Pierce BrownLet’s Get Lost by Adi AlsaidThe Mime Order by Samantha ShannonThe Giver by Lois LowryThe Young Elites by Marie LuAtlantia by Ally CondieIsla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

  • Next we talk about some of the awesome authors that we met, including but not limited to: Jandy Nelson, Heather Demetrios, Marie Rutkoski, Romina Russell, Rachel Harris, Cara Lynn Shultz, Miranda Kenneally, Shannon Stacey, Caragh O’Brien, Sarah Maas, Jennifer Armentrout, Julie Kagawa, and Tiffany Reisz.
  • Then we talk about the amazing events we attended. It was so much fun!

NOVLHarlequin TeenEpic Reads Harlequin

  • …and the fantastic 2014 YA Blogger/Author Party!
  • Then we discuss the craziness that was Book Con and why we hated didn’t love it.


  • We discussed the fun we had in NYC with our friend Jess and how exciting it was to meet Adam Silvera (“BFFs for Lyfe”).
  • Then we mention some tips for BEA#15.
  • Like every podcast, we have some more thank yous. ♥


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Let us know what you think! Ask Us a Question or Make Suggestions via our Handy Dandy Suggestion Form and tell us who’s got you swooning here.


  1. all these books look amazing, but i really want to read Zac & Mia, The Vault of Dreamers, I’ll Give You the Sun, or Golden Sun. Thanks for the awesome giveaway!!! 😀

  2. For me, it was Chelsea Cain’s ONE KICK. Of those featured here, The 57 Lives of Alex Wayfare and The Wonder of All Things.

    BTW: Lucky person who gets that tote!

  3. Miranda E. says

    Wow what an awesome giveaway! The books I would’ve loved to get my hands on if I went to BEA would be Compulsion by Martina Boone or Zodiac by Romina Russell. I’ve heard wonderful things about those two books and I want to know what the buzz is about!

  4. I’ve been keeping an eye on Talon. Amazing covers!

  5. I think all these books are great but Compulsion, The Young Elites and Talon are the ones I’m the most interested in.

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