I’m back with my write-up for day three of YALC! This was one of my favourite days as I got to hang out with and see some of my favourite people and authors.
First port of call was the VQ ticket table to get my tickets for the day, I will talk more about this in my next YALC post. I then went over to the Illumicrate stand to find my friend, Amy. I picked up a gorgeous Priory of the Orange Tree pin and won a Harry Potter mug coaster in the lucky dip. We then wandered around for a bit before ending up at the Hodderscape booth to try get ARCs of Girls of Storm and Shadow, we were first in line and managed to get them. I can’t wait to read it!
We then popped over to Tesco to get drinks and snacks before heading down to LFCC to explore, I spent even more money, it was so worth it though. I bought two Pennywise prints from some artists to decorate my room with. This one is my favourite of the two, just look at it, I couldn’t walk away from it! They’re incredible and I can’t wait to frame and hang them!I
It was then time to head back up to YALC for my first signings of the day, which were Taran Matharu’s and Sasha Alsberg’s. This was easier as they were next to each other, though I did have some trouble with a crew member. I already had books signed by both so I got my YALC bag signed instead, they’re both lot and I highly recommend going to their events. I was given a cool double sided Project Red print, which I love! You can buy these from Sasha’s website.
Samantha Shannon’s signing was next, because YALC isn’t complete without going over to say hi, chat and get things signed.
We then joined the queue for Natasha Ngan’s signing, I got my copies of Girls of Paper and Fire, Girls of Storm and Shadow and YALC bag signed. Natasha is so friendly and generous with her time, if you ever have the chance to go to an event, definitely go! Hopefully I get to attend a talk at some point.
We had some time before the next signing so we went to pack things back into our cases before wandering around again as books were slowly being discounted by this point. I didn’t it anything else, I’d spent so much money already over the weekend and there wasn’t really anything I was desperate for.
It was then time for the last signing of the day, which was David Owen. I absolutely adore all of his books and couldn’t miss the chance to see him and get yet another copy of The Fallen Children signed. I was also given a Grief Angels bookmark, I’m so excited about this book and the cover is gorgeous!
That’s everything from my schedule, we went to the chill out area for a bit and then decided to call it a day and leave early. Despite a couple of issues I still managed to have a good day, it was great to catch up with people I don’t get to see often.
IT – Chapter 2 movie tie in:
How could I resist when the new movie tie in edition has such a striking cover and spine? I love it! There’s no such thing as too many copies, right?
Mist, Metal and Ash: This one my friend, Amy got for free when buying a book and gave to me. It’s a sequel but I’m intrigued and will definitely grab the first asap!
Girls of Storm and Shadow: I was hoping I would get one of these and was so happy and excited when I did! I’ll be reviewing it on my blog so keep an eye out for it!
So there you have it, my final YALC write-up! Overall I had an amazing time, I’ll have a post up soon where I talk about some issues for those who are interested!