Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Scarlet Launch Party!

Yesterday was amazing!
First, I went shopping at Forever 21 and got a new pair of black trousers. Yay!

(these ones)

Then, I waited. and waited some more.

Then, I went to Garfield Book Co........that place is so cool by the way...........for Marissa Meyer's launch party for her second book in the Lunar Chronicles series, Scarlet. Now, you probably know from previous posts that I won an ARC of Scarlet last year for Marissa's Choice in her pumpkin contest she held in October. Here's a little reminder of what I did.

(Cinder's version of pumpkin carving)

If you want to check out the whole process of how I made the pumpkin, and the story concept behind it, go here:

I sent Marissa my mailing information for her to send me the ARC, which then started a small correspondence between us, in which she invited me to bring the pumpkin I made to her launch party. What?! I was so ecstatic and nearly speechless. Of course I said yes and began to do a little tweaking on the needed a little extra jushing. I switched out the orange ribbon for red (so much more appropriate for the evening), added a few gold details, replaced some duct tape with wire, and gave the tea lights handles for better transfer and plates to sit on/in.

All in all, I was much more attracted to my pumpkin (I stared at it for while). And Marissa loved seeing it too. She even shared the concept I created for the pumpkin with everyone at the party. 

(Does anyone have a photo they took of my pumpkin? I'd love to see it!)
I felt and still feel so honored by Marissa. She's so sincere and such a naturally happy person. It was fantastic to meet her again, and I'm looking forward to her next book, Cress...though I will be waiting for it for an entire year (*sigh). I finished Scarlet about a week ago. It was just as good as Cinder, maybe a little more exciting...maybe.

I hope you are all having a wonderful day and are reading to your hearts content.

Olive Juice...

P.S. Go read Scarlet by Marissa Meyer. But read Cinder first if you haven't done so already.

And check out Marissa's blog for all info on the Lunar Chronicles and the dates for her book tour...she could be coming to your city!