LA Times Book Festvial

So I had the opportunity to attend the LA Times Festival of books this year!!! It was so much fun and I had one hell of a time! So I decided to share the experience with all of you!
So, The LA Times festival of books is a festival held at USC every year on a Saturday and Sunday. At the festival are obviously, authors and BOOKS! But there are also a lot of other cool stuff like diverse music, food and TV show panels!

So, my friend and I went to USC about an hour before the festival actually started. The campus was huge so we totally took advantage of the time that we had to look around. The at 10:00 A.M we had a Tahereh Mafi and Soman Chainani panel! I was so fun and we got to talk and take pictures with them which was super great! Tahereh Mafi wrote the Shatter me Trilogy which is amazing and Soman Chainani wrote the School for good and evil trilogy which is also equally amazing!
Then we went to the Danielle Paige signing at the Once upon a time bookstore booth and I was so happy to finally meet her! Danielle wrote the Dorothy must die trilogy and it is one of my favorite retellings out there! I wrote a review for the latest book, Yellow Brick War so check it out! I was so happy that we only had to wait like thirty minutes to meet her! We got there just in time (Thankfully) I was not ready to wait another hour!

The great thing about this festival is the diversity. After the Danielle Paige signing, my friend and I went to get some food and we were amazed by how many amazing food trucks there were! We went to this food truck called the White Rabbit! I got orange chicken with cheese fries and they were really good! Then we got some drinks and we wandered around! While we were walking, this random dude just walked up to us holding an ARC of Zac brewer’s upcoming book The Blood between us and was like “Hey do you guys want a free book?” So we said yes and he told us that the author was signing right over there so we got to meet him as well without even planning on it!

Different booths were EVERYWHERE! We went to the DC comic booth where I snagged a really big poster of Superman vs Batman and we went to a lot of independent bookstore booths!  I really love independent bookstores because they give you the feeling of home and I just love supporting them! There were a lot of cool stages that unfortunately, due to time, we couldn’t go to but maybe next year!

The at 2:30 we headed for the VERY popular YA panel! Ransom Riggs, Marie Lu, Victoria Aveyard and Sarah Rees Brennan! The lines for the panel and the signing were huge but surprisingly, I’ve been through WAYYY worse (Cassandra Clare, cough cough) So we got out books signed and our pictures taken which was surreal because I loved all of their books! Like, to the point of worshipping.
And that was pretty much of the end of our day! It was so much fun but very, very tiring. I would totally do it again though. Definitely worth all the lines and waiting. I had such a great time and I hope that I would be able to go next year! Did you go to the LA Times festival of books? Tell me about your experience!


(Marie Lu, author of The Legend Trilogy and The Young Elites)

(Tahereh Mafi, author of The Shatter Me Trilogy and Furthermore, coming out in August 2016)

(Soman Chainani, Author of The School of Good and Evil Trilogy)

(Zac Brewer, author of the Cemetery Boys and The Blood Between Us)

(Danielle Paige, author of The Dorothy Must Die Trilogy)

(Ransom Riggs, Author of The Miss Peregrines Home for Peculiar Children Trilogy)

(Victoria Aveyard, Author of Red Queen and Glass Sword)

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