It was an awesome week for us here at Fiction Fare!
Reason number one: We were asked to moderate the Sarah J. Maas ACOTAR Tour event hosted at the Madison Public Library (THANK YOU LIZZY!) and if you know us at all, you know how much we love Sarah and all of her books. Of course we said we were absolutely going to do it and after Jaime and I both had a moment of panic (It was our first time doing this!!), it was quickly followed up by excitement over the fact that we were going to get to hang out and chat with Sarah and we started thinking about all the questions we needed to ask her!
When we arrived at the library we met Conor Moran, the Director for the Wisconsin Book Festival, and he was absolutely wonderful! We chatted a bit about the event, BEA, and a bunch of other things and then he set the stage on how things were going to roll! When Sarah arrived we were able to chat a bit before she had to get in front of the crowd and it was so great to be able to do that since when we saw Sarah last, we didn’t have any time to talk. Of course, we had a million books for her to sign….ok maybe just like 6 each but it is weird how we always have so many books for her to sign.
Ok so getting to the actual event – There were about 100 people in attendance and we ended up running through about 10 questions – everything from asking Sarah to pronounce all of her character’s names so everyone really knows how to say them to telling us who her favorite swoony boys are (Jamie Fraser anyone….). There was plenty of time to run through some audience questions and I think the favorite was if the characters of Throne of Glass went up against the characters in ACOTAR in a dodgeball game, who would win. The picture below was taken before we started so it doesn’t show the full audience but know there were people standing in the back once we got started!
We wrapped up the Q&A portion and then Sarah had the opportunity to sign everyone’s books. Jaime and I had a 90 minute ride home so we hit the road after hugging Sarah and telling her to take it easy on her knee (she took a spill in New Orleans) while she was on tour.
If you haven’t had the opportunity to see Sarah on tour ever, definitely make sure you do. She is a great story teller (obviously) and is always so wonderful to be around! You should also check out A Court of Thorns and Roses if you haven’t done so yet. It has faeries, action, swoony bits, and some awesome characters!A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
(Website, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads)Published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA on May 5th 2015
Genres: Action & Adventure, Fantasy & Magic, Love & Romance, Young Adult
When nineteen-year-old huntress Feyre kills a wolf in the woods, a beast-like creature arrives to demand retribution for it. Dragged to a treacherous magical land she only knows about from legends, Feyre discovers that her captor is not an animal, but Tamlin-one of the lethal, immortal faeries who once ruled their world. As she dwells on his estate, her feelings for Tamlin transform from icy hostility into a fiery passion that burns through every lie and warning she's been told about the beautiful, dangerous world of the Fae. But an ancient, wicked shadow over the faerie lands is growing, and Feyre must find a way to stop it . . . or doom Tamlin-and his world-forever. Perfect for fans of Kristen Cashore and George R. R. Martin, this first book in a sexy and action-packed new series is impossible to put down!
Stay Tuned for our Part Two post to find out the other reason we had an awesome week!