Yesterday was like Christmas. At about 4 in the afternoon a shipment of boxes arrived at Epic Reads headquarters full of mystery and intrigue. What would be in those boxes? We knew they were ARCs (advance reader copies) of upcoming books we’ll eventually use for all of our giveaways here and on Pitch Dark and Story Crush — but we didn’t know what would be in them. Yesterday we slowly opened the boxes and revealed their contents via Twitter and Instagram, but we’re going to do a quick replay of what went down yesterday and open the 2 remaining boxes today!
It all started with the arrival of the boxes. Our office hedgehog/overlord, Snarkles (his name was voted #1! But his official long name is King Snarkles Prickle McFluffypants) was guarding them for us. Keeping all those grabby hands at bay.
After a brief discussion with King Snarkles, he agreed to let us open the boxes and reveal their contents. The first one revealed copies of MIND GAMES by Kiersten White (on sale February 19th).
Peeling back the flaps on box #2, we found copies of ASUNDER, the sequel to Incarnate by Jodi Meadows and copies of UNRAVEL ME, the sequel to Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi! Asunder goes on sale January 29, 2013 and Unravel Me goes on sale February 5th, 2013!
What goodies would box #3 hold? **drumroll please!!** Looks like copies of RAVAGE, the third book following Vesper and Havoc by Jeff Sampson and THE MADMAN’S DAUGHTER by Megan Shepherd! Ravage goes on sale January 22, 2013 and The Madman’s Daughter goes on sale January 29, 2013!
Box #4 was a mystery, until Snarkles opened it for us. Box #4 was full of copies of SILENCE IN THE SHADOWS, the sequel to Angelfire and Wings of the Wicked by Courtney Allison Moulton and THE TROUBLE WITH FLIRTING, the sequel to Epic Fail by Claire LaZebnik. Silence in the Shadows goes on sale January 29, 2013 and The Trouble with Flirting goes on sale February 26, 2013.
Box #5 gave us copies of PIVOT POINT by Kasie West and ONE SHOT AWAY by T. Glen Coughlin! Pivot Point goes on sale February 12, 2013 and One Shot Away goes on sale in less than a month – October 2nd!
Finally, Box #6 was opened. It held copies of THE DEAD GIRLS DETECTIVE AGENCY by Suzy Cox and PRETTY GIRL-13 by Liz Coley! The Dead Girls Detective Agency goes on sale this month on September 18th and Pretty Girl-13 goes on sale March 19, 2013!
Now it was time to unload all the boxes, and as we made our way down to the bottoms, box #3 held a surprise! Copies of MILA 2.0 by Debra Driza! This book (I’m personally doing a happy dance for as we speak) goes on sale March 12, 2013!
Two more boxes arrive late at night so we saved them for today to open! Snarkles guarded them overnight, ruling as their rightful overlord and today he helped us open them!
Behold box #7! Hello there, TAKEN by Erin Bowman and THE SHADOW GIRL by Jennifer Archer! Taken goes on sale April 16, 2013 and The Shadow Girl goes on sale April 9, 2013!
Finaly, box #8 was opened. Greetings VALKYRIE RISING by Ingrid Paulson! We hope you enjoy your temporary home! We’re adding Valkyrie Rising to the Pitch Dark giveaways page next week, so keep an eye out for it! It goes on sale October 9, 2012.
Even though we love having all these beautiful books around the headquarters, they won’t be staying long. ALL of these arcs will be given away throughout the coming months so check back frequently to Epic Reads, Pitch Dark and Story Crush to see what’s new, what’s hot and what books you could win!
So now we have too many books to fit on our shelves! We gave away the copies of THE DEAD GIRLS DETECTIVE AGENCY on Twitter last night, but now we need to giveaway all the copies of ONE SHOT AWAY!
Want to win one of those copies of ONE SHOT AWAY? In the comments, tell us which of these advance copies you are most excited to read and why & you’ll be entered to win! We’ll pick winners on Monday and announce it in the comments.