YALC WAS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING! I’m so happy that I got to meet so many lovely people and I’m totally going back next year for at least two days.
I got 25 books from YALC so I’m going to do it by publisher stall!
First up I went directly to the BKMRK stand like so many other people and grabbed the signed edition of the Shadow and Bone trilogy and a sampler of King of Scars.
The second thing I did was go to Harper Collins stall and I picked up All Rights Reserved by Gregory Scott Katsoulis, Bloodprint by Ausma Zehanat Khan, Dazzling Heights by Katherine McGee, Fawkes by Nadine Brandes, Heart of Thorns by Bree Barton and A Thousand Beginnings and Endings by various authors.
From Ink Road books I grabbed a full cover of Nowhere Else But Here by Rachel Cotton which was signed.
Hashtag Reads I grabbed Jinxed by Amy McCulloch which was signed!
From Waterstones I got Are We All Lemmings and Snowflakes by Holly Bourne, Show Stealer by Hayley Barker and Lost Witch by Melvin Burgess.
From the Bloomsbury stall, I got my house edition of Slytherin in hardcover and I won the competition to win a signed (by Levi Pinfold) art print of my house!
From Melia Publishing Service I got three hardcover copies which were Beast Made Of Night by Tochi Onyebuchi, The Queen Underneath by Stacey Filak and A Room Away From Wolves by Nova Ren Suma and because I got three full covers I got three free arcs and I choose Love and War by Melissa De La Cruz, I Am Still Alive by Kate Marshall and What You Left Me by Bridget Morrissey!
I saw people walking around with Children of Blood and Bone tote bags so I went to My Kinda Book to find out how to pick one up and I had to buy three books for it so I got Queens of Fennbirn by Kendare Blake, Wild Blue Wonder by Carlie Sorosiak and There’s Someone Inside Your House by Stephanie Perkins. I also picked up some posters of Renegades, Floored and Ash Princess.
There was an indie stall, where I picked up Dark Queen by Josephine Boyce and atomeintheclouds had her bookmarks on sale so I grabbed a Slytherin one!
A couple things that aren’t bookish and didn’t buy there were things from friends from bookstagram! Jordan from paperflamecandleco gave me two candles, a bookmark and some tea, and Sam from elvenwickcandles made us some gorgeous YALC candles and I also got some tea. Also Abbey (@abbeysbooktopia) bought me a Luna pop funko from Tesco which I paid her for 🙂
I didn’t get many books signed in the end, I got all my Holly Bourne books signed and Floored by Holly and Lisa Williamson!
Did you go to YALC? Did you get a major book haul or did you restrain yourself? :3