Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Books that Leave You Breathless

Okay, I'm so behind the times. I've been meaning to tell you all about my visit to the Breathless Reads tour for almost two weeks. *frowns*

This tour included Ally Condie (Matched), Brenna Yavanoff (The Replacements), Andrea Cremer (Nightshade), Beth Revis (Across the Universe), and Kirsten Miller (The Eternal Ones). These lovely ladies were kind enough to do an hour-long Q&A for the audience, during which the wise and ever-classy Ally likened having a book published to being struck by lightning. In order for this to happen, you have to be standing in the rain. (I just adore Ally. She is 100% frawsome.)

I hung with my awesome friends Windy, Elana, and Sheralyn, and ran into many others, including the lovely Heather Gardener, the fantastic photographer who took these shots. (Aren't they fab?)

Yes, it was as much fun as it looks. No, I didn't write down enough of their quotes, but I did love much of what they had to say. If any of these authors happen to stop in your area (together or by themselves) it's worth your time to go.

If you haven't heard about the following books, you should check them out. Seriously. I've only finished reading Matched so far (um, uber busy working on some important sekrit projects *winks*) but am so very excited to move on to the next four. I just love a great book that leaves me...well, breathless.

Check out this trailer:

If you've finished any of these books or had a great experience meeting one of these authors, I'd love to hear about it. Do share!


Christine Fonseca said...

SO so so wish I could have been there!

Carolyn V said...

I've read Matched and have one of the others on my shelf. I can't wait to read it!

L.T. Elliot said...

I would have loved to go to that event. =[ I have read Matched and I'm waiting to read Across the Universe and well, every book on that tour!