Sunday, May 6, 2012

YA or Bust Tour - Los Angeles

Mary and I drove clear across town to Children's Book World to meet three incredible ladies. We read online that Nina Lacour, Stephanie Perkins and Gayle Forman were appearing in LA for the YA or Bust Tour (Penguin) and our local YA author, Marie Lu was moderating.

Nina Lacour presented her second YA novel, The Disenchantments. I remember seeing the cover on Goodreads several times and it really peaked my interest. Eventually, I viewed the book trailer and it was as cute as it's cover. After Nina read an excerpt from The Disenchantments, she totally won me over. 

I had to hold back from fangirling all over Stephanie Perkins, author of Anna and the French Kiss, Lola and the Boy Next Door and the final companion novel, Isla and the Happily Ever After expected to release in 2013. Mary and I love everything about Stephanie's novels and we know we're just going to love Isla. One of my favorite things that she said was that she writes the type of stories she writes because she met her husband in high school and he was her best friend. I can totally relate to that. Stephanie Perkins is not just cute, smart and amazing, but she's in inspiration. 

And finally, Gayle Forman, author of, If I Stay and Where She Went was amazing. Her books were one of the first that we read and reviewed for the blog. Both books are incredible but I'm more partial to Where She Went, as much as I adored Mia and her family in the first novel, I loved Adam's story a little more. Not to mention all of the tears shed combined with both novels, Mia and Adam will always have a place in my heart.

Spotted: Margaret Stohl (co-author Beautiful Creatures)
& Ransom Riggs (Miss. Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children)

We're so fortunate to live where we live. Thank you to Children's Book World and Penguin for bringing these wonderful ladies to us. 

Click the album below to view all of the pictures.
April 27, 2012

1.fangirlingUrban Dictionary
v. 1. the reaction a fangirl has to any mention or sighting of the object of her "affection". These reactions include shortness of breath, fainting, highpitched noises, shaking, fierce head shaking as if in the midst of a seizure, wet panties, endless blog posts, etc. 


  1. i wish i could have gone to this but i work too far away. :( sounds like a fantastic time!

  2. Haha, yeah, it was my first time there. Thanks Thuy, it was! We'll be at OUAT for Jenny Han tomorrow night, hope to see you there :)

  3. I Looooooooooove them! Thanks for sharing the pics. I was so sad I had to work that evening :/ See you tomorrow!

  4. I can't believe I still haven't read If I Stay and Where She Went, but I think it's because I'm too afraid they'll have no HEAs. If I already know they don't, then I'll be able to read them, too, but I just GOT to know. Argh! XD

    The pictures are amazing and to be honest, I'm super jealous!


  5. Ahhh! More amazing events! So jealous.


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