Tuesday, 25 February 2014

(2 GIVEAWAYS!) Marrisa Meyer Signing in Toronto 2.24

Guys! Yesterday I attended the Marssia Meyer event in Toronto and I had a great time. I had planned to get there around 1 or 2 in the afternoon but I was able to snag an early ride and ended up there at 11am instead. So I ended up first in line. Indigo was so impressed Indigo Green Room tweeted a pic of me. Which was pretty cool.

I was pretty bored waiting around for more people to show up so I read a bit and took lots of random pictures.


At around 1 people started showing up, including my girls so I finally had some company! The event was still six hours away but the time honestly flew by. It didn't feel like I had waited for 8 hours at all.

Around 4 o'clock, Marissa showed up! I was chatting with fellow book blogger Siobhan of Coversations of a Reading Addict when she and her husband appeared seemingly out of nowhere. I had a "wait.. what... is it???? IT IS!" moment so for a few seconds I was just gaping. Oops. She brought everyone in line buttons and then she asked who was first in line and I meekly mumbled "me". (Sidenote I get really awkward around people at first. Awkward, quiet and rambly, oh boy.) Then she asked me since when so naturally I said 11 and she was shocked. THEN she handed me an ARC of Cress that had been her husbands! I had no idea what to say so I just meep'd a thanks and then she asked me if I wanted it personalized. At that point I was like "oh boy oh boy, she's talking to me! This author I admire is talking to me!!!" So of course being me I totally rambled and was all "I.. well.. I ... have one?! I do giveaway on blog!?" and she chuckled and was all "aw sweet!". So that's a thing that happened and smh, I need to work on my social skills.

I was really bummed because I was going to show her my Little Red Riding Hood tattoo that I have but I forgot in the moment. (It's not Scarlet based, but it is Grimm original tale based and I thought she would like it.) I said to myself "Ok, I'll do it at the signing!"

When there was about an hour to go before the signing, we were all moved from a line to the seats in front of the stage. Then some cosplayers showed up! I believe the Cress works for Raincoast but I'm not very sure and I didn't see anyone to ask. Anywho! The Cress was fab and the Scarlet was fab.


Right after that, the Indigo peeps played some games with the crowd to get us all warmed up. Like a dumbass, I volunteered to go up there before they told us what we would be volunteering for and I ended up having to dance in front of everyone. God I hope that doesn't end up on YouTube I am like Chandler Bing.

Finally it was time for the event to start!! Marissa was adorable as always. She opened with the story of how she was published and then she talked about fairytales and told us all the Grimm version of Rapunzel. I recorded that and the video should be uploaded to YouTube soon. I'll update the post with the link when it's ready.






As you can see, I took quite a few pictures! I got a new camera and was a bit trigger happy.

Weirdest face ever, I wasn't prepared for the pic yet so my face is half smile, half "oh what??????"




I got even more photos than this but I don't want to spam the post! And here's a cameo by Siobhan getting some books signed.

But now to the good stuff. Giveaways!! Since I do already have an Cress ARC, first up is the ONE OF A KIND ( ;) ) signed copy that was once Marissa's husband's. 

Both giveaways are INTERNATIONAL!



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And now I have signed hardcover copies of Cinder, Scarlet and Cress up for grabs!! I was a part of the wonderful Lunar Chronicles Street Team these past few months thanks to MacTeen and as a thanks, they sent me signed copies! But, as I had attended Marissa's past event in Toronto, I already have copies of each signed. I thought it wouldn't be fair or nice to hold on to and hoard these copies so I want to share them!

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67 comments:

  1. I wish I could have made it to Yorkdale this week :( Hopefully she visits Toronto again soon! Would definitely love to win.

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  2. this a SERIOUSLY AMAZING giveaway!!! I absolutely adooored this series and LOVED Cinder and Scarlet!! I've been dyiing to read Cress and get my hands on actual hard copies!! Thanks for the AWESOME opportunity! :)
    P.S. jealous of you getting to meet marissa meyer. On my bucket list! ;)

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  3. The Lunar Chronicles is such an awesome retelling of the classic fairytales. The books in this series has so many great twists while still retaining the essence of the tales they are based on.

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  4. I was there too! And you were there at 11am? Wow that's awesome! I'm super excited for Winter; all of her books are just amazing! What I really love about The Lunar Chronicles is that the whole concept is very different, which is what makes it very intriguing. The whole fairy tale makes it all very unique. :)

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  5. Amazing!!! I love this series, the characters, the story, the fairy tale elements, everything *_*

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  7. I missed her signing in Austin last week. The Lunar Chronicles is one of my favorite fair tale retellings. I love the way she writes from different preservatives. Some authors can't pull it off without seeming really confusing but she Marissa does it very well.

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  8. The covers! I haven't had a chance to read this series yet, but the covers are so amazingly gorgeous, and the storyline sounds amazing!

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  9. I love Meyers retelling of fairytales in a whole new way. I would love to see her retelling Mulan!

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  10. I love how Marissa Meyer is able to keep some parts of the fairy tales but change the story so that it's completely different. The characters are amazing as well! It's so easy to relate to them and I also love how Marissa's able to have so many characters and perspectives without anything getting confusing. She always keeps the different perspectives interesting so i'm not just waiting to read one character's story. I just really LOVE the series and am completely obsessed with it!! :P
    Thank you so so much for this amazing giveaway!!

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  11. I haven't read any of them yet! I love fairy tale re-tellings and kick ass heroines so I expect to love them!

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  12. Ughhh I really wanted to go to this, but I was working (for Indigo :( lol)

    I really love the uniqueness of the Lunar Chronicles. There's nothing like it out there, and being fairy tale retellings, that's incredible. We talk this series up so much at my work because it's just so incredibly fab

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    1. LOL! Aw man that sucks!!

      I talk them up all the time too. Sometimes I'm wandering the Chapters by me and I see someone lurking teen and im like [whispers lunar chronicles]

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    2. Hahaha I should do that. Just walk by someone and whisper 'Buy meeee'

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  13. I didn't read them yet! But I read a lot of good reviews and I really like kick ass heroines.

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  14. You're actually the reason I want to read this series!

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  15. Your photos from the event look amazing! The Lunar Chronicles sound like a really fascinating series, I've had many people recommend the books to me so it's a series that I'm excited to read.

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  16. I haven't read The Lunar Chronicles, but I've been hearing a lot of good things about it. Also, I've been wanting to read a retelling for a while now.

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  17. The CHARACTERS. I can't get over what a phenomenal group of characters this series contains. We get all these point of views and not one of them sounds alike. They're so different. Marissa Meyer is simply amazing.

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  18. I currently read Cinder and I already loving it. Love how Marissa portrays her characters. and the idea of cyborg cinderella that is what really sold this book to me. Can't wait to read the next book.

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  19. Marissa Meyer is coming to Vancouver, and I want to go but I won't be caught up with the series by then. I am itching to read these books so bad, I love fairy tale retellings.

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  20. I haven't read them yet, but I want to and I love signed books!

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  21. I really love anything that is a spinoff of fairytales and I love the way that these books weave all the stories together and create a boatload of awesomeness. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  22. i havent read the books yet but ive been planning to and having them all signed would be awesome!

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  23. What I love about the chronicles is that my teen has found another book series (she keeps getting them from the library) that she reads over and over again!

    Barrie

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  24. I would have loved to meet marissa meyer, you're so lucky! I love her spin on the original fairy tales and i can't wait to see where she takes the story next. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  25. I'm absolutely OBSESSED with the lunar chronicles! I went to the indigo signing but I didn't get a picture with marissa because the indigo worker forgot to click the button but oh well! I would love to add as much to my lunar chronicles collection as possible and I think you are awesome for making this stellar giveaway!

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  26. Hi Becca! Gosh, this is your best giveaway yet! And your giveaways are already so awesome. :) how can I follow via gfc, though? Not exactly sure what that is. So if you could let me know, thanks!

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    1. Thanks, doll! You just follow through Google Friend Connect which is in the right sidebar under "members".

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  27. I love the inventive mix of Fairy Tales and Science Fiction! I read the Cinder a couple weeks ago and was blown away by how inventive the plot was. I want to know everything about this new Earth and the completely new race of Lunars! Obviously it's gotta be millions of years into the future and I really want Mrs. Meyer to write a history book for this world and for the Lunars.

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  28. I love the covers. And the font is amazing.

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  29. I always love fairytale stories and now with a very good twist of YA era, I am totally inlove with it. so great that you have this kind of giveaways. Thank you!!!

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  30. I love how how these books portrays the traditional fairy tales but in a different twists!

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  31. I haven't read these books yet, but they seem awesome. The covers are beautiful and there is nothing not to love about fairy tale retellings!

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  32. I love the covers, they are so adorable!

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  33. Everything! I love the covers, I love the story and I love the characters! My favorite retellings are these books!

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  34. All of it every bit of this that is in the book, outside the book, the side of the book... just everything. Also, I really love that they are retellings of great fairytales. :)

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  35. I love the retellings that Marissa Meyer has created, the books are important to me. Growing up reading fairy tales, just makes a reader want to find more.

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  36. I haven't read the series yet, but I hope I get to! :D Thanks for the chance to win

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  37. I hope I get to win this! I love Lunar Chronicles!

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  38. I have not had the chance to read the Lunar Chronicles but I have heard wonderful things about it and I can't wait to read them!

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  39. It literally sounds like the best idea I've ever heard of plus I haven't had the chance to pick it up yet and I would LOVE to read it as soon as possible.

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  40. I have only read the first book, but it was amazing! I'm still waiting for Scarlet and Cress to come in the mail, so that I can finally read them! :)

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  41. the twist on the fairytale retellings!

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  42. I love how refreshing and new the stories are in The Lunar Chronicles, especially the way the fairytales are incorporated into them!

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  43. I love The Lunar Chronicles. they are my favorite book! I can't wait for Winter!!!

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  44. I havent read them yet, but my friend encouraged me to read them! I heard so many good things about them!

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  45. It's a unique fairytale retelling. I mean Cinderella as a cyborg and an inhabitant of the moon? How cool is that?

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  46. I love how the idea is so original! I have yet to read them, but I would love the chance to! My cousin is a huge fan of the books!

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  47. I love the characters! They are all so different but all of them are so compelling and interesting! I love reading every POV which is really unusual for me!

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  48. I haven't read yet,but I the covers are super cool! :)
    I heard wonderful things about this series,I plan to read :)
    Thanks for the awesome chance! :)

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  49. I love that they retell fairytales in a futuristic setting, deviating from the original tales so that it makes sense. I love the characters, particularly Cinder and Cress, and the whole world. I also enjoy the 'magical' aspect, with the Lunars and their bioelectricity. The worldbuilding is great, the writing is great, and I just adore it.

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  50. I personally love the lore of the series. Ever since I was young, I have adored Grimm's fairy tales and I love the way Marissa Meyer brings them to life! Honestly, I devour each book in about a day, and the books just stick with me! I love to write also and I love the originality behind the series. It's fresh and exciting and very enjoyable to read!

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  51. I haven been able to read the books yet, but I've been wanting to get them fro quite some time now!

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  52. I SO LOVE THE LUNAR CHRONICLES. I AM A HUGE FAN OF MARISSA MEYER. I LOVE THE BOOKS, AND THE CHARACTERS ESPECIALLY CINDER! I ENJOYED READING IT AND WILL NEVER GET TIRED OF READING IT AGAIN AND AGAIN

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  53. I wasn't really into fairy tales as a kid. The Lunar Chronicles are what I wished the originals were :-)

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  54. I'm a sucker for fairy tales! I've only read Cinder and I really loved it! The story was so great, it was even better than the original one. I also love the covers, they are just so lovely. Thanks for the giveaway!

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  55. I love fairy tale retellings and the Lunar chronicles is the best out there! Thank you so much for the international giveaway!

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  56. i haven't read yet but they are on my list, i put in my tbr list because i like the cover and because one of my friends talk a lot about this series and how good it is

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  57. One - because it is a fairytale retelling. I LOVE fairytales and Cinderella was my fave--that's why I fell in love with Cinder too. I love the world building, the characters--especially the heroine--I love that each book of the series have different heoines and yet Cinder's story is still there (and could, like, form a team like Sailor Moon). I love that this series has all the genres--fantasy, sci-fi, dystopian, fairytale. Everything about this series is to love. <3

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  58. I love how it's so unique as a retelling-- I mean it has China and robots! How awesome is that?? Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!!

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  59. I love everything, I`ve read first two books in one sitting! I`m a sucker for fairytales! :)
    Thank you for the giveaway!

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  60. The diversity of the characters and locations! :)

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  61. I don't know yet, that's why I'm trying to win it! Neither my library nor my bookshop have it :(

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