Sunday, August 11, 2013

MEETING THE AUTHOR: KIERA CASS IN MANILA!

Where I relive the experience and share all the feels before, during and after meeting these fantastic authors WHO ARE BASICALLY LIFE.

Last weekend, (August 3) I attended, together with such fantastic book blogger friends, Kiera Cass' Blogger Forum and then book signing event in Glorietta 1. It has been awhile since I've these awesome friends of mine and I was so elated seeing and hugging them in person! It was so much fun and I never thought that the event would be as crazy as this one! I really had so much fun!
I was so fortunate to be invited again in this event and Kiera Cass wasn't even near the person I thought she was. Honestly, I though she was kind of snob but OMG! How embarrassing to be proven wrong! She's quirky, fun, talkative and very very sweet!
The Q and A didn't last long. I actually have the entire interview recorded but I was so so lazy to transcribe and I don't want this post to be too long. Callaway was also there (her husband) and he was so sweet! The Q and A consisted of random questions. If she would be a character in the book, she would be May because she's enthusiastic, geeky and crazy. The world building of The Selection is more than a fairy tale than a dystopian. The reason it is set in the future is because that's the only place she can make it work. The inspiration behind the Caste System was a little personal for her because since she majored in Musical Theatre in college and kept picturing actor's lives, like how fair/unfair it would be to work. No other titles for The Section because from the very start, it has always been The Selection. Then if she's Team Aspen or Team Maxon and I laughed when she said YES. There were several more questions I was able to record but this post would take longer than I wanted it to if I transcribe again. Sorry!

What really surprised me was the dedicated fans that lined up early in the morning just to see her! There were almost 700 people who came!! The screaming and fan-girling was so overwhelming that Kiera wasn't able to hold up her tears. It was really a crazy yet super fun book signing event! And one of the awesome parts of this event? I was able to meet several adorable book bloggers!

I had 2 hard bound copies signed that I would save for myself as well as 2 paper back copies am going to give away! Don't forget to join!

We love you, too Kiera! (source)

THANK YOU SO MUCH KIERA CASS, CALLAWAY CASS, JB AND CHAD OF NATIONAL BOOK STORE FOR THE EVENT INVITE AND OF COURSE, NATIONAL BOOK STORE FOR THE AWESOMESAUCE EVENT! SEE YOU IN SEPTEMBER!




 Don't forget to join my INTL giveaway! Ends 9/9!
Rule: If the winner is an INTL-based reader, he/she could choose between a signed The Selection OR The Elite. If the winner is a local-based reader, winner takes all!
~PICTURES~

46 comments:

  1. I don't think I have a dream husband. :( Not in a book anyway. :L Does that count as an answer? I love Kiera Cass though! The Selection is one of my favourite reads ever!
    Laura @ Music Plus Books

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  2. dream husband hmmm....Makoto Tachibana! actually a lot :D I haven't read the books yet still in my TBR pile :(

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  3. My dream husband. Can I say that I already married him? :D

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  4. I'm so jealous that you got to meet Kiera Cass! I love The Selection books so much! A favourite of mine. :)

    My dream fictional husband would have to either be Levi from Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell or Will Herondale from Cassandra Clare's The Infernal Devices.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

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  5. Hmmm. My Fictional Dream Husband?
    It would be Daniel Grigori of Fallen by Lauren Kate or Ahem.. Prince Maxon :) For Daniel he's that kind of guy I would die foe. I mean, besides of being a fallen angel. He would there to save me when i'm in danger xD and as for Maxon, what more I could ask for? He's a prince soon to be a king I would be really happy if I would be he's queen.

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  6. Looks fun and signed books are always a PLUS

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  7. So jealous, you met Kiera ! I wish I had gone to the signing too but I was too far :( It's my first try to join a giveaway, so crossing my fingers on this :))

    My Fictional Dream Husband? So many to mention ! :D But I'll just mention some. Prince Maxon Calix Schreave, Aaron Warner Anderson, James Carstairs, Jace Herondale, Prince Ash, Newt and Minho from the Maze runner, and Dimitri and Adrian too ! :D

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  8. That is a hard question to answer considering that I have TONS of fictional book boyfriends that I wanted to marry. But I guess, if I have to choose one, then I'll choose ... Zachary Goode. ;)

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  9. Who is your dream FICTIONAL wife/husband?

    This is interesting but it is so hard to decide :))
    well then, I'll refer to the book I'm currently reading coz I like him too, so it'll be Jackson from Tempest. He's a nice guy.

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  10. Augustus Waters, Etienne St. Clair or Garrick Taylor. It's very difficult to decide! Thanks for the awesome giveaway! :D

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  11. Luca from the Eternal Rose series by Fiona Paul :-)

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    1. Haven't met him! Thank you for joining even those it took me 3 years to respond!

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  12. I think I'd choose Matthew from A Discovery of Wicthes!

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  13. I've so many dream fictional husbands lol but I'll choose Alex Sheathes from Delirium trilogy :)

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  14. It's so hard to pick, I have a lot of dream fictional husbands!!! But I think I'll mention three of them. Will Herondale from the Infernal Devices, Etienne St. Clair from Anna and the French Kiss and Graham Larkin from This is What Happy Looks Like. :)

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  15. Someone like Travis Maddox from Beautiful Disaster :)

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  16. Since I finished Unearthly by Cynthia Hand and loved it right now I would pick Christian as my fictional husband!

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  17. My fictional husband would be Mr. Adrian Ivashkov from the Bloodlines series ;D

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  18. Will Herondale from The Infernal Devices Series. How can anyone not love him? :')<3

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  19. I'd really want to marry Jace from the Mortal Instruments series xD

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  20. You're so lucky to meet an author. I am also from the Philippines but I'm from Mindanao. I couldn't afford to buy a plane ticket. :D But I am so glad that you were able to meet Kiera in person.

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  21. Sirius Black from the Harry Potter Series. No one else. :D

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