I’m back with my write-up for day two of YALC. As my sister went to Poland I spent a lot of Saturday on my own, it wasn’t as bad as I thought it would be but I did leave early as I’d had enough and needed some puppy snuggles.
When I arrived I went straight to the table to pick up VQ tickets for the signings that day. I had to get out of the chaotic queue because it became too much, I went to the front and asked for help and was given all the tickets I needed. I then decided to have a wander and found myself in the Hot Key Books booth where I bought my first book of the day, as I left Joe Thomas walked past me, I’m a huge fan of The Inbetweeners and couldn’t believe it!
I then continued my wander before bumping into Lucinda, and went along to the Mystical YA panel with Vic James, Sarah Maria Griffin, Melinda Salisbury, Zen Cho and V.E. Schwab, chaired by Yaba Badoe. They talked about their books, writing and characters.
I then went over to the signing area to get my copy of Sanctuary signed. It’s always nice to see Vic at events, we were given some cool goodies. There were M&Ms with character names on and witchy stickers and pencils too. I’m glad my copy arrived in time to get it signed. I also highly recommend reading Sanctuary, it’s so good, I haven’t been able to put it down since I started it!
I had nothing else planned until 1PM so went for another wander around the stands, bought even more books, I walked past Josie Jaffrey’s stand and had to stop for a look. I love vampires so these books sound right up my street, I probably shouldn’t have bought the entire trilogy but I couldn’t help myself. I also couldn’t resist buying a pin either. I also stopped by the Firefly Press stand and got a copy of Blackfin Sky signed by Kate Ellis.
It was then time to go back to the signing area to start queuing for M.A. Bennett’s signing. I loved S.T.A.G.S. and The Island and couldn’t miss her first signing as an official YALC guest! While we were queuing we were given a S.T.A.G.S. prospectus and popcorn. I love how creative Hot Key Books are with themed swag.
I went straight into Holly Jackson’s queue to get my copy of A Good Girl’s Guide to Murder signed. I haven’t had the chance to read it yet despite being really excited about it, I’m looking forward to it though. I have a feeling it’s going to be brilliant!
I had nothing else planned after so I went to the chill out zone and met up with a friend. We wandered around, checking out stands to see if anything new had been added. I left early and went home to snuggle with Jazzy and sleep.
All These Beautiful Strangers – I picked this up at the penguin booth, as soon as I read the blurb I had to buy it. All These Beautiful Strangers sounds right up my street.
Frankly in Love – I was given this proof for free when I bought a book, I’m intrigued by the premise and will definitely read it soon hopefully.
Penguin bingeable box set – This is one big bindup of samplers for Penguin’s upcoming titles and were given out for free at their booth.
Perfectly Preventable Deaths – I’ve been desperate to get my hands on this for ages, I’m so happy I finally have a copy and going to read it asap!
Blackfin Sky – I loved Kat’s story in Three Strikes and this one came highly recommended by a couple of people.
The Gilded King, The Silver Queen, The Blood Prince – I bought these from Josie Jaffrey, I love a good vampire book and heard brilliant things about this trilogy.