So if you're a book lover in Texas you've probably heard of Austin Teen Book Festival. It's basically exactly what it sounds like an annual book festival for people who love Young Adult books. Over 30 YA authors go and there's panels and signings and tons of fun stuff. I went last year and had a blast and this year I had twice as many books. If you want to know what I did while I was there keep reading.
When I got there I caught the end of Libba Bray's Opening Keynote speech and if the end was anything like the rest it was a pretty amazing speech. Then there was a weird music video, signing light sabers, fake smoke and other things like that. Sadly I didn't get a picture but it was a sight to see.
Then I went to the We're Not In Kansas Anymore panel with Libba Bray, Leigh Bardugo, Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl, Rae Carson, and Sarah Rees Brennan who threatened to kill the rest of them if they didn't get enough applause. It was very entertaining.
|Sorry for the bad quality. It was a big crowd.|
After that I basically wanted to buy all of their books.
|I may look somewhat calm but inside I was freaking out. My hands were shaking when I was in line. |
Jasmine couldn't go so I had to do something for her since I knew she was most excited to meet them.
|Me and Jessica Khoury who is super nice. We had a nice talk about Doctor Who and how no one understands when it makes us cry. I'm so excited to finally get to read her book!|
|Me and Anna Banks who said she's writing Of Triton and assured me that there was plenty of kissing ;)|
|I had to add this one too. I'm not really sure what is going on here but it looks like we're best friends laughing at a private joke so that's cool. Also great photo bomb in between us.|
|A kinda blurry picture of me and Tara Hudson who is so nice and pretty. She told me when Elegy comes out and said not to brag to Jasmine about being there. I promised :)|
If you went let me know in the comments who you were most excited to meet and if we ran into each other :)