Most of the people there were for Veronica Roth (me included). I've already blogged a review about Partials (not a bad book but skimpy on the medical details), and Kincaid's Insignia was a Waiting on Wednesday entry (worried that it may be too similar to Ender's game, but it's gotten rave reviews). I had never heard of Aprilynne Pike, but after I heard that her series was about "magic and lots of kissing," and her in depth discussion of her villain, I knew I should take a look.
I ended up buying a copy of Insignia (by the way, the inspiration for the title came from Kincaid walking into a Best Buy and seeing that brand). So we'll see how it goes. I'm exponentially having less and less time to read (sadly!!!) but hopefully I can finish it soon and post a review for you guys.
They each had their own signing line, which was nice. Unfortunately for poor Kincaid (who here thought she was a guy from her pen name??? *raises hand*), since her book hadn't come out yet, she didn't have much of a line.
Veronica Roth had, unsurprisingly, the longest line. And yes, I took a picture with her. I am THAT dorky! And I am dorky enough to post the picture twice ;-)
Possibly the best part of it all was meeting other bloggers, fans, and just people that love to read. I met someone who is a teacher and gets books signed on a regular basis for her school's library. I remet Jessi from the wonderful Reading in the Corner blog. And I got to sit down with Antony John, the author of the wonderful Five Flavors of Dumb and the terrific Elemental, a dystopian YA novel, coming out Nov 21st. I'm lucky enough to be a beta reader for the second installment of the trilogy! And tune in for that amazing ARC giveaway of Elemental, which will likely be in September.
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