Monday, November 9, 2015

Author Event & Signed Book Giveaway: Marie Lu Author of The Young Elites

Author Event: Marie Lu Author of The Rose Society
Vromans Bookstore Pasadena, CA
October 2015
I always enjoy attending author events at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena, CA.  Last week, I shared a spotlight of this bookstore that highlights why I love attending their events. To view my post on Vroman’s Bookstore, you can go HERE. 

 So when I heard Marie Lu would be promoting her newest release The Rose Society, I was excited to meet my long-time partner in book crime Rachel from The Readers Den for the event.   To make this evening even more exciting, we learned that it was being recorded for a popular podcast, First Draft Live with Sarah Enni, so I encourage you to go to iTunes and look up the podcast First Draft Live to hear the full interview of the event.

Joining Marie Lu for a discussion on the scary side of YA literature was Margaret Stohl, Anna Carey and Kali Wallace.  They all showed up dressed in their Halloween best.  One of Lu’s fans dressed as the character of The Young Elites, Adelina Amouteru.

This event was filled with all sorts of fun moments including a raffle of some of Marie Lu’s favorite things, as well as 10 ARC giveaways of Shallow Graves by Kali Wallace, which Rachel was lucky enough to win! Congrats Rachel! Also, there were authors in the audience including the writers of Illuminae, Amie Kaufmanand Jay Kristoff!

Overall, it was fun to hear how the authors responded to questions about writing scary stories and villainous characters.  So to hear the entire interview, be sure to check out First Draft with Sarah Enni.

Lastly, I was fortunate enough to get my copies of The Young Elites, The Rose Society and Legend signed by Marie Lu.  I also bought an additional paperback copy of The Young Elites by Marie Lu to giveaway here! This giveaway is open to US Residents only. Be sure to fill out the rafflecopter and share a thoughtful comment about this post. Happy reading.
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  1. I'm so jealous. I would love to meet Marie Lu. Her books are amazing. Too bad there are no bookstores around me.

    1. I hope you get to meet her someday. She's a very sweet author!

  2. I have been wanting to read this book! Thank you for the chance to win!

  3. Marie Lu is one of my favorite authors of all times. I loved her Legend trilogy. I have yet to read The Young Elites but I never got the chance, but I heard great reviews from the book. You're so lucky to have met her in person! If I had the opportunity to see her at a book event near me, I would go see her. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! :)