Something really awesome happened the other day! I noticed a certain bookish event a few weeks back on Twitter, and right away booked tickets for it! I’d been very excitedly waiting for the day of it to come, and on Thursday, it did!
I MET JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I’ve loved this author’s writing for many years now – The Lux and Covenant series are some of my favourites ever, and I adore all of the characters. Literally just talking about these books gives me a major case of the feels!
Anyway, the event took place in a bookstore, and it was a Q&A, followed by a signing. Unfortunately, I got there a bit late, and the only seats left were at the back. This meant I couldn’t really see what was going on up at the front, but it didn’t matter – I loved listening to everyone’s questions and hearing Jennifer’s answers!
(Please excuse the bad quality, I had to zoom in a bit!)
It was amazing getting an insight into these books, and the characters that I love so much! It was also pretty darn cool to be surrounded by people that love them just as much as I do!
It then came to the signing. Because they did it row-by-row, I think I was the second to last person to go up and get my books signed! The table that Jennifer was sitting at was right beside me though!
(I may have been fangirling a little bit too much to my friends via SnapChat!)
Being the awesome person she is, Jennifer was signing everything people had brought with them, which I thought was such a nice thing to do! When I went up, she said she was doing it because she didn’t know when she was coming back to the UK, and she’d flown over here so she may as well go all out!
But guys, something terrible happened when I went up to get my books signed: I couldn’t talk. Well, no, I could talk, but I couldn’t say what I wanted to say. I talked about taking the train, and how it was the easiest way to travel to the store, and that was it. I’m so upset with myself, but I just couldn’t seem to get the words ‘I adore your books; your writing is so awesome!‘ out. I can’t believe I had the opportunity to tell this author how much her books mean to me, and I talked about the train. Honestly, only I would do that!
I wanted to tell her about a certain thing that happened to me a few weeks ago. (You won’t understand this if you haven’t read Obsidian!) Long story short, a few doors down, new people moved in on my street. When I met them for the first time, I was standing on their doorstep, and this shirtless dude opens the door, looks at me in a very Daemon way, and I’m like, ‘this is it! I’m finally meeting my Daemon!!‘
Turns out, the dude isn’t like Daemon. He’s worse than Daemon 3.0.
But that moment was so like when Katy meets Daemon for the first time in Obsidian, I wanted to share the experience!! (But words decided to stop working for me, unfortunately!)
I did get a photo though, and she said she liked my t-shirt! (My face was actually shaking I was that nervous!)
However, as much as I’m annoyed at my self for being a shy heffalump, I’m so happy I got to meet her! She was so lovely, and the Q&A was amazing!
(Also, I found out some pretty awesome things that night – The Lux series is being scripted for a film, and The Covenant series is optioned for a TV series!! How amazing is that?!!)
And look how she signed one of my Lux books!! AHHHHHHHHHH!!!
Have you read any of Jennifer L. Armentrout’s books? What did you think?