Thank you so much, National Book Store (and JB and Chad and all the other awesome NBS peeps) for hosting the blogger forum and this amazing event!
Although the day started at roughly around 9am for me, some fans were already, in fact, waiting outside NBS at 1:45am to be the first ones in line for the trio signing! If that isn’t a sign of dedication, I don’t know what is. It’s just all thanks to National Book Store that everything ran as smoothly as possible (imagine trying to contain over 2000 people!!) and that the event turned out to be a huge success. :)
The blogger forum started out with the usual introductions and greetings, shortly followed by a Q&A addressed to the panel of authors. Here are some of the questions I found incredibly interesting: (not verbatim, of course, and mild spoilers ahead for those who haven’t read the books!)
Q: If you could use a photograph to describe the whole series, what would it contain?
A: A heart.
Q: Have you always known from the start that Juliette would end up with Warner?
(This actually surprised me a lot, considering that Warner was a pretty crazy villain in Shatter Me. But yay for Juliette and Warner!)
Q: What message did you try to send to your readers through the Under the Never Sky series?
A: Themes about home–that it can be found anywhere, as long as you’re happy.
(The message in itself is beautiful. I assure you, the way she phrased it was better than I did just now.) ;))
After the Q&A, I got my books signed (yaaay) and I also got the opportunity to chat a little bit with the authors and take a few photos. These three are the sweetest and nicest people in the world! Meeting Ransom and Tahereh again (and Veronica for the first time!) was such an indescribable experience, and I’m really, truly, thankful for this opportunity.
Here are 2 of the books I got signed by Ransom and Tahereh, respectively:
Overall, it was a great forum and signing! National’s line-up of authors never fails to please (I mean come one, these three are AWESOME! Plus Jenny Han and Stephanie Perkins up next :D) and I will surely attend the next events to come. But before I go…here’s a parting message (more like a really sweet thank you) from Veronica Rossi, Ransom Riggs, and Tahereh Mafi!