Rift, which is the first book in the Nightshade Prequel series, was released. Andrea went on a small tour for Rift and thankfully Red Balloon Books was once again one of the stops. I haven't had the chance to read Rift yet (after all, I only read Bloodrose in August and have yet to review it here) but I was able to attend the signing and pick up a copy.
The event started at 6 so I got there a little early. I actually browsed in some nearby shops beforehand and found some great accessories on sale, so I was pretty happy with myself. I also had the opportunity to look around the store, buy copies of Rift, and pick up The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle, which I like to use during storytimes.
Andrea Cremer came out at 6 wearing an amazing wolf-printed dress from Modcloth. After talking some about her writing process from Rift, she did a short reading. I'm really looking forward to the book after hearing the passage she read. Plus, it helps that everyone has said that this book is even better than the Nightshade trilogy. Andrea wrapped up by answering questions. I know she's a big fantasy lover, so I asked what fantasy has had a big effect on her as a writer on person. I can't remember everything she listed, but I remember that she mentioned The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley and A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin, as well as Doctor Who. She also mentioned that she was working on The Inventor's Secret and talked a little bit about Rise and Invisibility release in 2013. I'm so excited for all three books!
After that, she signed books! I was able to get a signed copy for myself and pick up one for you guys. Check out the rules and fill out the form below if you're interested.
*One winner will receive a signed, finished copy of Rift by Andrea Cremer.
*Open to international readers.
*You must be 13 years of age or older to enter.
*The giveaway will end on Nov. 12th at 11:59 p.m. CST.
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