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Yesterday was a momentous occasion on Epic Reads. We unveiled 7 mystery boxes via live webcam and with the help of all our glorious book nerds, started a few new trends. Here’s what you missed:

Earlier this week, 7 mystery boxes arrived filled with ARCs (avance reader copy) for books that are coming out this winter / spring.

We made everyone wait TWO WHOLE DAYS until we would open all of the boxes. Some of you may have died from the impending excitement, but most of you held on in time to watch us go live on Wednesday at 3:45pm. (Some of you even watched from around the world where it was morning! You guys are all so amazing. WE LOVE YOU!)

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Just to let you know how awesome you all are, #ARCparty trended on twitter! The hashtag #ARCparty was tweeted by all of you OVER 1,100 TIMES. Everyone do a *twitter wave* in celebration!!! (Fast forward the video to 10:45 to see what I’m referring to.)

While the winners for the live stream were already announced via Twitter yesterday, you can still enter to win ALL THE ARCs! Login to your Epic Reads account and click here to enter!

You know want to do a *book shimmy* for all the giveaway goodness. Go ahead, shimmy with us! (Cue the video to 18:00 to see what we’re talking about.)

Or you can do the *twitter robot*….cue the video to 11:37….or just watch the opening to see what I mean.

 This #ARCparty was so popular, it even inspired by Twitter rap from @gdcribbs:

So. Much. Awesome. in Seven Numbered Boxes.
Two lovely ladies breaking down Titles like Foxes…
Trilogies, trilogies, coming to an end.
Snarkles commands Twitter Waves and arms to rise and bend…
Booknerd tweeps watch it all, calling out the numbers.
Boxes opened, titles dropped, like readers unencumbered.
We love books, there’s no denying our infatuation.
As each title solicits snaps, slow claps, and party dance sensations
Now we’re left with the biggest ARC giveaway explosion.
One lucky winner gets it all, 1 copy of each revelation. Woot!

Here are more of our favorite tweets from the event!

 

 

 

Okay, now it’s time to get serious and give you all the linky goodness to the books shown in the video. So what were all those books we revealed? Here’s a breakdown:


THE RISING by Kelley Armstrong
On sale: April 09, 2013
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This is the last book in the Darkness Rising series!


RISE by Anna Carey
On sale: April 02, 2013
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This is the final book in the Eve series, a dystopian trilogy that’s sort of like Matched meets The Handmaid’s Tale.


SHARDS AND ASHES by Melissa Marr, Kelley Armstrong and more!
On sale: February 19, 2013
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This is a collection of original, dystopian tales from nine bestselling authors including Veronica Roth, Kami Garcia, Nancy Holder, Beth Revis, Carrie Ryan, Margaret Stohl, Rachel Caine, Melissa Marr and Kelley Armstrong.


EVERBOUND by Brodi Ashton
On sale: January 22, 2013
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This is the sequel to Everneath, a Hades and Persephone retelling!


WASTELAND by Susan Kim and Laurence Klavan
On sale: March 26, 2013
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This is a post-apocalyptic dystopian where all the adults are long gone, and now no one lives past the age of nineteen.


CRASH AND BURN by Michael Hassan
On sale: February 19, 2013
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This is a standalone realistic novel about a complicated relationship between a profoundly-troubled teenager who takes his school hostage at gunpoint and the profoundly untroubled student who stops him.


PERIOD 8 by Chris Crutcher
On sale: March 26, 2013
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This is Chris Crutcher’s first full-length novel since Deadline!


PROPHECY by Ellen Oh
On sale: January 02, 2013
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You can enter to win the remaining ARCs for this book here!


ARCADIA BURNS by Kai Meyer
On sale: February 12, 2013
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Romeo and Juliet meets shapeshifters amidst an exotic–and very dangerous—Sicilian setting, in this even more high-stakes sequel to Aracadia Awakens.


PULSE by Patrick Carman
On sale: February 26, 2013
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The first in a new trilogy set in 2051 where some teens have the “pulse” which is the ability to move objects with their minds!


SPELL CASTER by Claudia Gray
On sale: March 05, 2013
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This is a new series about a teenage witch who battles against dark forces in a small town.


REVOLUTION 19 by Gregg Rosenblum
On sale: January 08, 2013
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Robots take over the world in this one. Think Terminator meets 1984.


MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza
On sale: March 12, 2013
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This is the first in a new sci-fi thriller series about a teenage girl who discovers that she is a Mobile Intel Life-like Android, an experiment in artificial intelligence created by the U.S. government, and her scientist mother, who kidnapped Mila when she was found to have human emotions.


DEAD SILENCE by Kimberly Derting
On sale: March 12, 2013
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This the last book in the Body Finder series!


CITY OF A THOUSAND DOLLS by Miriam Forster
On sale: February 05, 2013
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Nisha was abandoned at the gates of the City of a Thousand Dolls when she was just a little girl. Now sixteen, she lives on the grounds of the remote estate, where orphan girls apprentice as musicians, healers, courtesans, and, if the rumors are true, assassins.


THROUGH THE EVER NIGHT by Veronica Rossi
On sale: January 08, 2013
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This is the sequel to Under the Never Sky!


REQUIEM by Lauren Oliver
On sale: March 05, 2013
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This is the final book in the Delirium series! So sad this series is ending, so very, very sad.


KISS ME AGAIN by Rachel Vail
On sale: December 26, 2012
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This is the sequel to If We Kiss!


NOBODY BUT US by Kristin Halbrook
On sale: January 29, 2013
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This is a heart-wrenching story about two desperate teenagers on the run from their pasts.


IMPOSTOR by Jill Hathaway
On sale: March 26, 2013
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This is the sequel to the psychological thriller, Slide!


FLOWERS IN THE SKY by Lynn Joseph
On sale: March 05, 2013
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This is another realistic novel about a girl who immigrates from the Dominican Republic to NYC to live with her older brother.

So that’s all the books! WHEW! So many! Tell us which ones you’re most excited for in the comments and don’t forget to enter the mega giveaway, because you could win this box:

Before you head to the comments to tell us which books you’re excited for, here’s another *book shimmy* for you: