The Sarah J Maas signing was a little bit different than the Maggie Stiefvater Signing was, and the same goes for other signings I had gone to at home. Her signing was just that, a signing. As much as I would have wanted to hear Sarah talk to us about A Court of Mist and Fury, I understood the reason why she didn't. Sarah had gone to BookCon that morning/afternoon, the same thing that we had done. With us being exhausted, I wouldn't find it hard to believe that Sarah would be too, then there's that hour long drive from BookCon to Anderson's Bookshop to factor in as well.
Even if I was exhausted, I was still super stoked to meet her again. Even with the odd spotting at BEA, I had actually met Sarah for the first time at YALLfest 2014, although I wasn't a fan of her work quite yet. It was a little bit after that event that I became obsessed.
With having to buy a copy of A Court of Mist and Fury at the event, I also bought a hardcover copy of The Assassin's Blade, ( I was having the darn hardest time finding a hardback at home), and I had also brought my ARC of A Court of Thorns and Roses to have signed.
The line process went as followed, when purchasing your copy of A Court of Mist and Fury, you received a ticket with a number on it, that was your place in line. We were numbers 80-something if I recall correctly. The line went up to numbers in the 200's. Luckily though, because we had our numbers predetermined for us, people with large numbers were allowed to leave and come back when it got closer tot their numbers.
We ended up staying and just waiting for our turn, so for the most part I ended up chatting the series with a few people standing around me, the rest of the time I started my reread of A Court of Thorns and Roses. The people we were in line with were the sweetest, one of them even blogged on Tumblr with one of my best friends at home. So that connection was really cool to talk about!
When my turn in line was just around the corner, I was even more excited to read ACOMAF than I was before. Sarah was just as excited to see my ARC and matching ACOTAR bookmark, the only bookmark that one needs to survive.
She was just as sweet as before and really excited to talk to you. We discussed my ARC and Bookmark for a bit, as well as YALLFest 2014 before unfortunately it was someone else's turn to have their books signed.
In the end the signing was sweet and simple, and now I can gush every time I look at my Court of Thorns and Roses books!
A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 3rd, 2016
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #2
Format: Hardcover, 624 pages
Description from GoodReads:
Feyre survived Amarantha’s clutches to return to the Spring Court—but at a steep cost. Though she now has the powers of the High Fae, her heart remains human, and it can’t forget the terrible deeds she performed to save Tamlin’s people.
Nor has Feyre forgotten her bargain with Rhysand, High Lord of the feared Night Court. As Feyre navigates its dark web of politics, passion, and dazzling power, a greater evil looms—and she might be key to stopping it. But only if she can harness her harrowing gifts, heal her fractured soul, and decide how she wishes to shape her future—and the future of a world cleaved in two.
Check out the book that started it all.
A Court of Thorns and Roses by Sarah J. Maas
Release Date: May 5th, 2015
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens
Series: A Court of Thorns and Roses, #1
Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
Description from GoodReads:
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 grows over the faerie lands, and Feyre must find a way to stop it... or doom Tamlin—and his world—forever.
If you haven't seen my other posts from BEA you can see those here:
Have you met Sarah before? Were you at the signing? Would you ever want to meet her in person? Tell me your stories! I'd love to hear!