Two weeks ago I has the opportunity to go to the Romantic Times Convention. It is such a great opportunity and if you ever get to go, you should GO! I came out of the convention with 25 books! I bought 5 there and brought with me 2. I have eight signed. The total amount of money I spent compared to how many books I got would've been less than $5 a book!! I went to the Teen Day Party and we got to interact with all the authors. We had little class type sessions. I went to speed reading. At this particular one the authors read short snippets from one of their books. Then, I went to a writing tips and techniques session. The only author I knew in their was Kathy Reichs.
I had a great time and I have some pictures to show you!
Here is my 25 books! At the end of this post I will list the books and the authors. The Books Standing up are signed. All of the books laying down are books that I got with the bag on the floor. While looking at this picture I realized that Anna and the French Kiss is laying down, but I did get that signed by Stephanie Perkins.
This is L. H. Nicole. She has a book called Legendary coming out soon! I need to get it! She's super nice and she was assigned to my group to help us with a quiz to get our books. We lost the quiz, but we had fun doing it!
This is Erica Cameron. She is super nice , as they all were, and super happy to talk about anything and everything. She, with the help of L. H. Nicole, was with my group during our quiz to get our book bags.
I have been waiting to meet this amazing person for years! Kiera Cass is funny and, beautiful, and overall one of the best people I have ever met! The Heir, the fourth installment in the Selection series, just came out this month! It is pretty amazing. I love her books and she is just a great person.
Here is Marie Lu. I didn't get to talk to her for long, but her books are good, so it's okay!
Sara Raasch is cool. I haven't read anything by her, but I love her hair and I have heard great things about her books.
Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl co-write "Beautiful Creatures."
I am looking forward to starting this series.
Susane Colasanti is super great. I am also excited to get to read her books!
This is the first picture I actually took of all the books together. I am in awe of how many I got! This is my biggest book haul yet! I can't wait to have another one like this in the future.
Here is the amazing and sweet Lauren Oliver. Her newest book is Vanishing Girls. She writes YA, Adult, and for young readers. What a great variety! She also writes the Delirium trilogy.
This is Scott Westerfeld. He writes the Uglies series. I am almost finished with the first one and I am loving it!
Kathy Reichs is the screenwriter for "Bones". It is a crime show and it is based off of her books. I got the first book in the series about Temperance Brennen. This was such a great opportunity to meet her!
Stephanie Perkins is one of my favorite authors of all time! She wrote, "Anna and the French Kiss." Stephanie and Kiera are ladies that are beautiful inside and out. It feels surreal that I got to meet them. Both of those ladies write incredible books. They are sweet, and cute, funny, amazing and they are just great people!
I cannot wait for my next book convention! I got some great books! I love to share my love for books with other! I brought along with me a friend and my younger sister. Also with us was my Mom, my aunt Heather and my friends dad.! We all enjoyed this and I know that this was worth my money!
So on this list of books that I got, I have only read about 2 of them. Since my summer break started yesterday I am going to enjoy my summer reading the books I got at the convention. Here's the list:
- The Wrath and The Dawn by Renee Ahdieh
- How We Fall by Kate Brauning
- The Heir by Kiera Cass
- City Love by Susane Colasanti
- Top Ten Clues You're Clueless by Liz Czukas
- Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard
- Of Metal and WIshes by Sarah Fine
- A Tale of Two Cities by Rachel Harris
- One Perfect Summer by Rachel Hawthorne
- Reawakened by Colleen Houck
- Reborn by C. C. Hunter
- Insomnia by J. R. Johansson
- A School For Brides by Patrice Kindl
- Don't Fail Me Now by Una LaMarche
- Confessions of a Queen B* by Crista McHugh
- Bloodlines by Richelle Mead
- Allure by Lea Nolan
- Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
- Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige
- Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins
- Déjà Dead by Kathy Reichs
- A Book of Spirits and Thieves by Morgan Rhodes
- Daughter of Deep Silence by Carrie Ryan
- Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl
- Uglies by Scott Westerfeld
If you click on the authors name it will take you to their website and you can learn more about them and their books!