A couple of weeks ago I was invited to the Hodder launch party for Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor. The launch was held in a bar called The Worship Street Whistling Shop in Shoreditch and I have to say it was a fab atmospheric place to visit. As soon as we arrived we were treated to a special cocktail that had been created in honor of the book and started out a smokey grey and turned pink when they added the magic ingredient. I didn't actually try one but they looked fantastic.
There was plenty of time to mingle with lots of my blogging friends and staff from Hodder while lots of delicious looking nibbles were being passed around. They had the most amazing little meringues that turned people into fire breathing dragons when they ate them (with smoke coming out of their mouths and noses!) it was fun to watch I can tell you.
Viv & Sammee
Hayley, Stacey, Casey, Leanne & Alice
Rhys & Matt
Cait & Me
Then it was time to meet the lady we'd all come out to see Laini Taylor. I absolutely loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone (watch out for my review coming tomorrow) so I can't tell you how much I was looking forward to meeting Laini! She was just as nice in person as she is on Twitter and it was great to be able to chat with her and we were even able to get our books signed. Thanks so much to Hodder who gave us all a beautiful hardback of the book (I also managed to get my arc signed for a future giveaway so keep an eye out for that one!). Can I just tell you that Laini has the coolest hair I've ever seen, just look at the pictures below & you'll see what I mean, I absolutely love the colour! I've always wanted to dye my hair blue but I'm now seriously tempted to give pink a try :o)
Laini & Viv
Laini & Sammee
Laini & Andy
Laini & me
A quick apology for the poor quality pictures - I forgot to take my camera *GASP* so had to use my phone instead. I'd like to say a massive thank you to everyone at Hodder for organising such a fun event and an even bigger thank you to Laini for writing such an awesome book and for spending so much time chatting with us all as she signed our massive piles of books!
Who was there?
Leni, Kate, Lucy & Nick - Hodder
Laini Taylor - Website
Alice - The Reader Room
Andy - The Pewter Wolf - Event Report
Bella - Cheezy Feet Books
Cait - The Cait Files
Casey & Hayley - Dark Readers
Jamie - Mithril Wisdom
Leanne - District YA - Event Report
Liz & Essjay - My Favourite Books
Matt - Teen Librarian
Rhys - Thirst for Fiction
Sammee - I Want To Read That
Stacey - The Pretty Books
Viv - Serendipity Reviews
Awesome post. Looks like you had alot of fun! I have heard alot of good things about Daughter of Smoke and Bone, but still have no idea what it is about, so looking forward to your review :)ReplyDelete
You got a better picture of me with Laini that I did! LOL. Can I borrow it?ReplyDelete
Looks like fun and what a great book. Glad you enjoyed yourself xReplyDelete
Wow, Sarah! I haven't seen any pictures of you since you lost all your weight and I just wanted to say you look AMAZING!!!ReplyDelete
And I would love to be brave enough to have my pink hair like Laini's! Maybe one day...
@ Christina - it was such a fun event :o) I loved Daughter of Smoke and Bone, it's such a beautifully written fantasy story & one I'd highly recommend!ReplyDelete
@ Viv - lol of course you can Viv :o)
@ Susan - thanks, we had a fab time. I wish we could get to see you more often though!
@ Chrissie - thanks so much, I've lost 6 stone 6 lbs now and am feeling so much better for it :o) I doubt I'll ever dare to dye my hair pink (or blue lol) but I have bought the hair dye just in case hehe