Celebrate the release of The Language of Thorns! FYI – Some events may be ticketed so make sure you check with the bookstore for more info.
Politics & Prose
Stepping Stone Theatre
Bookseller: Red Balloon Bookshop
St. Paul, MN
Schuler Books & Music
Grand Rapids, MI
Omaha Public Library
In conversation with Rainbow Rowell
Hosted by The Bookworm
Celebrate the release of Wonder Woman: Warbringer! FYI – Some events may be ticketed so check with the store to find out more info.
B&N: The Grove at Farmers Market
Los Angeles, CA
Books Inc. Opera Plaza
San Francisco, CA
University Book Store
Decatur Book Festival
Community Christian Church
Bookseller: Anderson’s Bookshop
B&N Union Square
New York, NY
King’s English Bookstore
Salt Lake City, UT
St. Charles City-County Library
Bookseller: Main Street Books
St. Peters, MO
Bookmarks Festival of Books
Series: The Folk of Air Bk1
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Publish Date: January 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Fantasy
Obtained from: BookCon 2017
This is the first book I have read of Holly Black’s that was not co-authored with someone else. Congratulations Holly you have just earned yourself another life fan!
I could not put The Cruel Prince down. With a twisted dark romance, a female main character that is fierce and head strong, in a world full of terrible beautiful creatures, both human and Fae. When I finished all I wanted to do was to start rereading it again.
Favorite line in the Book: If I cannot be better than them, I will be so much worse. – Jude
Oh and check out this artist that painted The Cruel Prince cover on her self! It’s amazing!!
Enter Fierce Reads Sweepstakes for a chance to win a special sampler of RENEGADES by Marissa Meyer 😍
Preorder Sarah J. Maas’s TOWER OF DAWN to receive an exclusive pouch! Submit your proof of preorder here: http://bit.ly/2twEaIB by September 4th, 2017 to get this awesome offer while supplies last. Open to USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, AU, and NZ.
Who is excited? This girl is😍
Alright ladies and gents who is excited about this bit of news???? Sara Raasch author of Snow Like Ashes trilogy is coming out with a new series 2018 called These Rebel Waves!!! I for one can’t wait:)
This was my first time attending BookCon. Let’s get this out of the way first… It was amazing and yes, I will be returning in 2018😊
Saturday – I showed up at 8 am spent the first 15-20 minutes trying to figure out where to go. By the time I found where I was supposed to line up I was about 100 people from the front of the third line. I am guessing here but each line depending on how packed they were could hold anywhere between 750 to 1500 people. I spent most of the day just wandering aimlessly and falling in to line for books I wasn’t sure about. I did find myself in lines for giveaways I had planned for but for the most part following a set schedule was difficult if not impossible. There are many reason for this, a few being; lines being capped, a line is so long the time it would take to get through you end up missing out on something else, and/or giveaway time conflicts. I felt like a lot of the major event (giveaways, panels, signing) either didn’t leave you with enough time to show up early enough to get a spot or straight out over lapped each other.
Sunday – I showed up at 5 am and there was about 30+ people in front of me. I heard someone say they showed up at 3am. I was happy where I was. 😊 By the time they let us in the door (which was about 8am) and lined us up to enter the show room floor I ended up being about 100 people from the front of the first line…. I was still happy with this but let me tell you the security was not happy with us. The Cassandra Clare autograph tickets sold out in the first 30 second of opening on May 22nd. So, I made sure I was able to see Cassie in the Out of the Shadows panel. Here is a little secret (BookCon may change this rule in the future) they do not clear panel rooms (as long as they are NOT main stage panels). So, with that said…. I lined up for Justice for DC and YA Heroes panel which had some of my MOST favorite authors! Sarah J Maas, Leigh Bardugo, Maire Lu, and Matt de la Pena😊 Let me tell you they did not disappoint! I was among the first in the door and was able to snag a seat in the front room. I was one happy girl!
“Are the panels worth missing all the opportunities for ARC drops, giveaways, and booth signings?” I have come a cross this question more than once, from people online and at BookCon, so I thought it would be a good idea to address it on here. To answer the question, it depends, I wanted to see Cassandra Clare and the DC panel because I miss out on the autograph tickets for Sarah J Maas and Cassandra Clare. So, was it worth it? It was to me but I did miss out on all the major ARC drops, giveaways, and booth signings. It really just depends on where your priorities are.
Here are some lessons learned:
Delta Airlines is an affordable friendly way to travel if you find yourself traveling. Their flight attendants and pilots are very friendly and professional. My only complaint would be their IOS mobile app. I attempted to check-in through the app as soon as check-in was available which happened to be early in the morning (lucky I start work at 5 am). Went through all the steps to complete the transaction. The app told me my check-in was completed….. Went through my day thinking everything was good. Because I don’t fly that often, I was a little paranoid, so I double checked. Guess what???? I was not checked in…..Ugh…. I ended up checking-in through their web site which worked great!
Yotel is a very affordable and a great place to stay. It’s short pleasant walk to Javits Center. The rooms are small so if you plan to share a room with someone make sure you don’t mind being cozy or bathroom friendly with them.
570 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036
Phone: (646) 449-770
Out of all the small eatery’s I went to during my stay Rustic Table was by far my favorite! This place has great atmosphere and wonderful staff. The food is AMAZING!!! I had Shakshuka for breakfast it was light, delicious, and filling. My only suggest for this dish would be to order the egg poached hard, it will probably still turn out medium. To drink I had the Cappuccino and it was perfect. This was how good the Croissants are, I ordered one to go shoved it in my bag walked around BookCon all day with it, then the next morning I ate a very squished but still delicious croissant.
504 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036
Phone: (212) 244-0744
There are no words to express my excitement about having this opportunity to meet Morgan Rhodes. I have an “Authors I Have to Meet” bucket list and she is at the top:)
Morgan Rhodes – Falling Kingdoms and Spirits and Thieves
Romina Russell – Zodiac
Aditi Khorana – Mirror in the Sky and The Library of Fates
Danielle Vega – The Merciless & Burning
Monday, July 24th @ 7:00PM
3415 SW Cedar Hills Blvd.
Beaverton, OR 97005