WtCR & Fierces Reads at Mysterious Galaxy

On June 6, 2012 we got to go to our favorite bookstore, Mysterious Galaxy, for a truly memorable author event. Authors Leigh Bardugo (Shadow and Bone), Anna Banks (Of Poseidon), Jennifer Bosworth (Struck), Emmy Laybourne (Monument 14), Marissa Meyer (Cinder), and Jessica Brody (My Life Undecided) appeared to discuss and sign their books as part of MacMillan’s Fierce Reads Tour.

The wonderful ladies of the Fierce Reads Tour, Jessica Brody, Emmy Laybourne, Anna Banks, Leigh Bardugo, Jennifer Bosworth, Marissa Meyer, and our human!

The event started off with a viewing of each book’s trailer followed with an intro by the authors. Mind you, we wouldn’t have been able to see the trailers if our human hadn’t offered up her laptop for their use. Are we ever thankful she thought to bring it with her. =^.^=  If you’ve not seen the trailers for each of these ladies books, fear not as Sara will be including them in her reviews in the following weeks. But we will tell you right now that they are all awesome! In fact, the trailer for Jessica Brody’s book was so intriguing, it made Sara go out and get a copy to read the following weekend! Her review of it will be up soon so keep an eye out for it.

Anyways, after the intros it was time for some Q&A and this is where the fun really began. These ladies were hysterical! No sooner were we done recovering from one joke, then we were on the floor laughing at the next one. It truly was an epic night! Murr! Jennifer Bosworth, Anna Banks, and Emmy Laybourne stole the show as far as we are concerned. While we loved everyone on the tour, these three ladies stood out the most for us because of their humor, especially Emmy who at one point ask our human if she’d be willing to sign Divergent as Veronica Roth. Naturally our human declined, but it was funny to watch her stumble over herself due to the request!

At one point a debate even broke out between Jessica and Leigh regarding self-publishing. It was a rather fascinating discussion to say the least and we were sorry to see it end due to time constraints. We’d have loved to continue listening to them both discuss the issue. But alas all good things must come to an end and soon it was time for the authors to sign their books and say goodbye.

It was a pleasure to meet everyone and get our books signed, but we were sad to leave. Truly, this was one of the best events we’ve been to yet at Mysterious Galaxy!

So, you are probably asking why it is that we are posting this so long after the event, well it’s because Sara has decided that she will be doing a Fierce Reads title reading marathon the next two months. Yep, that’s right, Sara is planning on reading all six books and posting her reviews up throughout the months of July and August!

July’s books will be My Life Undecided, Cinder, and Of Poseidon.

August’s books will be Struck, Shadow and Bone, and Monument 14.

Be sure to check back throughout the next two months for Sara’s reviews and if you aren’t a fan of our Facebook page, maybe give some consideration to joining us there as we will be posting our pictures from this event up on our site soon!


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