Yesterday I went to Walker Books, along with other bloggers, to hear from some authors and about new books they are going to be releasing this year.
It was my first bookish event and it was so fun. I loved meeting bloggers and talking to people that I know on Twitter, plus finding out about all these new books!
That food though ;)
We got to hear from 3 different authors and about their books that are coming out this year.
First was Katie Everson and her book Drop, this is her debut novel and we got to watch the trailer for the book and I admit, it gave me chills, she also read from the book and oh my goodness it sounds fantastic and I actually can't wait to start this wonderful book-
Carla has just moved to London and starts at yet another new school; she is desperate to fit in. Though she makes a couple of friends, she soon meets the charismatic, good-looking Finn and their whirlwind romance begins. Carla, an A student and gifted artist, lets her schoolwork slip as she enters Finn's world - a world of partying and drugs. Friends tells her that Finn is no good - even his brother, Isaac. But Isaac has an ulterior motive, doesn't he? Is either brother right for Carla? Publication date - 6th August 2015.
Next we had Lauren James and her novel The Next Together, I was amazed when she said she was 22 and was writing this whilst in uni, and graduated with Masters, well done to her! Her book sounds amazing and it's a novel about time-travel and fate -
A powerful and epic debut novel about fate and the timelessness of first love. Katherine and Matthew are destined to be born again and again. Each time their presence changes history for the better, and each time, they fall hopelessly in love, only to be tragically separated. How many times can you lose the person you love? For Matthew and Katherine it is again and again, over and over, century after century. But why do they keep coming back? How many times must they die to save the world? What else must they achieve before they can be left to live and love in peace? Maybe the next together will be different. Publication Date- 3rd September 2015.
The last, but not least! Was the wonderful and funny Zoe Marriott, she was talking about the last book in her Japanese - inspired urban fantasy - The Name Of The Blade: Frail Human Heart. I haven't read this trilogy but I am going to pick up the first 2 as we where given the 3rd book from Walkers. Zoe also gave us a poster and a bookmark, which was pretty cool. She also talked about some other books she is working on, I am very excited if she does write the re-telling of Mulan -
“For fans of Maggie Stiefvater and Cassandra Clare” – Booktrust. Zoë Marriott has been named "a rising star of fantasy fiction" by The Times. In the thrilling final instalment of her epic, Japanese-inspired urban fantasy trilogy, Mio has succeeded in banishing the Goddess of Death’s plague-spreading monsters – by making the most terrible sacrifice. With Mio’s love Shinobu lost, and hell literally breaking loose in London, the only things standing between the human world and an apocalypse are Mio and her sword. Publication date - 2nd July 2015.
They also had a video from Patrick Ness who did a reading from his new book, The Rest Of Us Just Live Here, and it sounds so amazing and I really can't wait to get this book. He should also do the audiobook as I could have listened to him for days. His new book is out on 27th August 2015.
Award-winning writer Patrick Ness's bold and irreverent novel powerfully asks what if you weren't the Chosen One? The one who's supposed to fight the zombies, or the soul-eating ghosts, or whatever this new thing is, with the blue lights and the death? What if you were like Mikey? Who just wants to graduate and go to prom and maybe finally work up the courage to ask Henna out before someone goes and blows up the high school. Again. Because sometimes there are problems bigger than this week's end of the world and sometimes you just have to find the extraordinary in your ordinary life. Even if your best friend might just be the God of mountain lions.
We also had a talk from Maria about the new covers for Cassandra Clare - The Mortal Instrument series! The new covers where designed by Mila Furstova, who did the album artwork for Coldplay's Ghost Stories, she did them by etching and it was so amazing to see the process they went through to get these beautiful covers. Not only that, but Walker Books also gave us the first book, City Of Bones, with the new cover. I may have fangirled over it on the train home...No regrets.
They also talked about the new books they will be publishing and have published this year -
The Red Shoe by Ursual Dubosarsky - 6th August 2015.
The Lone City 2: The White Rose by Amy Ewing - 1st October 2015.
Hell And High Water by Tanya Landman - 1st October 2015.
Just Friends by Dyan Sheldon - 3rd September 2015.
101 Pieces Of Me by Veronica Bennett - 1st October 2015.
The Hired Girl by Laura Amy Schlitz - 1st October 2015.
The River And The Book by Alison Croggon - 5th November 2015.
Julius Zebra: Rumble with Romans! By and illustrated by Gary Northfield - 5th March 2015.
Codename Eagle by Robert Rigby - 6th August 2015.
Timmy Failure: Now Look What You've Done by Stephan Pastis - 6th June 2015.
Also some Shaun The Sheep books that will be coming out around December.
Not only did we get to hear about some amazing books, at the end of the event Walker Books gave us goodie bags and this is what was inside -
And of course, books! There was 4 books in the goodie bags and then they had proofs on the table and you could take ones that you wanted too read.
Drop by Katie Everson
Lottery Boy by Michael Byrne
Nobody Saw No One by Steve Tasane
The Sky Is Everywhere by Jandy Nelson
Frail Human Heart by Zoe Marriott
The Next Together by Lauren James
City Of Bones by Cassandra Clare
So, thank you to the team at Walker Books for holding such a wonderful event and for the goodies :)