I meant to get this post done before leaving on vacation, but that didn’t quite work out. So this post will showcase the second half of June, and I’ll have another post later in the week with my book mail for the beginning of July! It’s been a crazy couple of months for mail, and it’s all so exciting 🙂
It’s been so long since I’ve done a Fangirl Friday! And this one is overdue, but I’m still excited to share my excitement frorm meeting Susan Dennard in person once again and geeking out over the Witchlands series! Plus bonus: pics from the FaeCrate Hangover Kit for Bloodwitch, which was fantastic!!
For the three nights that I stayed in a hotel room, I was able to spread my books out and take pictures. I was not able to do that with the fun books I picked up on Monday, so today I just have pictures of what I picked up. Tomorrow’s post will go more in depth for the various titles and who I picked them up for. I would like to point out the signed Buffy the Vampire Slayer board game that I won during the raffle at ALA Gaming, which is one of my favorite additions to the conference. Can’t wait to test out this game!
Daughter of immortals.
Princess Diana longs to prove herself to her legendary warrior sisters. But when the opportunity finally comes, she throws away her chance at glory and breaks Amazon law—risking exile—to save a mortal. Diana will soon learn that she has rescued no ordinary girl, and that with this single brave act, she may have doomed the world.
Daughter of death.
Alia Keralis just wanted to escape her overprotective brother with a semester at sea. She doesn’t know she is being hunted by people who think her very existence could spark a world war. When a bomb detonates aboard her ship, Alia is rescued by a mysterious girl of extraordinary strength and forced to confront a horrible truth: Alia is a Warbringer—a direct descendant of the infamous Helen of Troy, fated to bring about an age of bloodshed and misery.
Two girls will face an army of enemies—mortal and divine—determined to either destroy or possess the Warbringer. Tested beyond the bounds of their abilities, Diana and Alia must find a way to unleash hidden strengths and forge an unlikely alliance. Because if they have any hope of saving both their worlds, they will have to stand side by side against the tide of war.
Today’s Fangirl Friday continues to focus on author signatures in my collection, but this time, I wanted to present something a little different. As I recently attended ALA Annual in Chicago for work, I was able to meet a few authors and snag a few more signatures. I wasn’t able to personally meet very many authors as I was quite busy attending work-related sessions, so many of these were acquired via my husband standing in line since he was there on vacation.
Considering I leave to attend ALA in a couple days, I thought it might be a good time to recap some recent book hauls. Namely the books a co-worker picked up at BEA for me and my most recent Book Outlet sale purchases.
The most exciting book from BEA was The Tea Dragon Society as it is signed by the author/illustrator, and I love this art and story combo! You can read the webcomic online for free here or purchase the book when it publishes in October from Oni Press. The same co-worker who picked up that one also snagged a copy of Holly Black’s newest, The Cruel Prince. Can’t wait to read this one! A second co-worker surprised me by bringing back a final copy of Daughter of the Pirate King and an arc of The Glass Town Game. If I remember correctly, she picked them up at the Owlcrate booth 🙂
I’m not sure that you can tell yet from looking at my blog, but I recently discovered how much I love Tor.com’s novella line of titles. And since I’m a couple years behind in reading them, I picked up four of the most intriguing ones available on Book Outlet.
Spiderlight by Adrian Tchaikovsky
Impersonations by Walter Jon Williams
The Drowning Eyes by Emily Foster
Binti by Nnedi Okorafor
In addition to those, I also picked up Beyond Redemption by Michael R. Fletcher, which I’ve been hearing wondrous things about. The Secret Loves of Geek Girls looked like a fun mix essays and topics, and I decided that I needed a second copy of The Throne of Glass Coloring Book since I couldn’t bring myself to actually color in the one I pre-ordered.
I should be posting reviews of Binti and The Tea Dragon Society in the near future as I have finished reading those. But I’m also hoping to read through most of these fairly soon as well!
Back in January, I had the opportunity to meet 2 authors that had quickly made their way to the top of my TBR based on the synopsis and premise of their books/series. So, even though I hadn’t read more than a chapter or two of either of their books, I drove a little over 2 hours one way on a work night to meet Susan Dennard and Elise Kova. And I took a friend who had even less knowledge of these two than I did.
As promised, here are some signatures collected from past ARCHONs! It’s always exciting to see who the writer/artist guest of honor will be and then to meet them in person. My earliest favorite author, Tamora Pierce, attended a couple years back. I went to almost every panel she was on and even invited her to my bachelorette party. Unfortunately, although she agreed to make an appearance that night, she was not feeling well. Instead, she sent her assistant with a lovely note apologizing and congratulating me.
Another week to feature some fun author signatures in my collection. Next weekend, I’ll be attending ARCHON 2016 in Collinsville, IL, so part 4 of this series will feature authors that regularly attend the convention. The week after I return will feature newly collected signatures, and the following week will showcase any remaining authors that didn’t fit into those two posts.