It's been a while since I've posted again--but I just finished Legend (which I absolutely loved) and I'm in the process of typing up my review for it right now! I actually got to meet Marie Lu last Thursday and there was a big turnout for it (well, huge by my standards--all the seats were filled and people were standing behind the chairs to listen to her speak). Her debut party was held at Mysterious Galaxy (an independent bookstore--the one I went to is in Redondo Beach, but their first store is in San Diego) and I need to say that if you're in the area, you need to go check them out.
They have a great YA section and their focus is on YA, MG, science fiction, mystery, horror, and horror. On Saturday from 4pm-5pm they're actually having their first YA Book Group meeting and I definitely intend to go (unless something crazy comes up). If you're nearby, definitely come! I'm pretty darn shy, but if you're there for the YA, I'm sure we have something to talk about! :D (I'll probably wear my Hunger Games shirt from TeeFury.) Did I mention that they also carry signed books? And that some of them online? Because you can totally do that. If you couldn't tell by now, I'm really thrilled that they're so close to home (literally two miles from my house) and more importantly, that they're an independent bookstore! I'm definitely looking forward to more of their book signings and other book related events.
Also, congratulations to entry # 340 (Ashelynn Hetland) who won the ARC of Incarnate by Jodi Meadows! [Please respond within 48 hours; otherwise I'll need to pick another winner. ): ]