Date a Book YA Night Recap

18 August, 2015 Event Recaps, Random 26 comments

Last night I went to the Hachette Date a Book YA Night and had about a million tons of fun. I got to meet some great bloggers and book people who I adore and heard about some great books.

First I met up with Pavan and Kinokuniya book shop on George street and we made our way to the DAB night together only getting slightly lost.

I got to meet Sass, The Little Book Owl and Keely while we waited outside to be let in. Once in, it was lovely! All decorated and pretty!

I didn’t get any photos because, objectively, I suck worse than a blackhole at taking photos. Infact, I didn’t get any photos of me with the lovely bloggers I got to meet. Jaz, Joy, Sunny, Fran, Elspeth, Alison, Gina, Cassie, Eugenia, Jess, Manda, Shaheen and so many more – I’m sorry if I forgot anyone!

Then it was time to get down to business. Kim and Ashleigh did a great job MCing the night.

First, they introduced us to this book called Running Like China by Sophie Hardcastle which is a memoir – something a little out of my territory, but it was about living her life with Bipolar type 1. I’ve already started reading this beautiful book and I’m loving it.

We had signings with Sophie Hardcastle before we were sat down again and threatened with beatings kindly asked to tweet through the night, which I did intermittently. But I have to admit, I’m not a very good tweeter when it comes to events.

The books discussed that I was most interested in was:

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

The 25 year redo of Thunderwith by Libby Hathorn

Anything by Ryan Graudin – particularly Wolf by Wolf

Kelley Armstrong’s new Young Adult book, I can’t remember what it was called. Sorry!

Mosquitoland by David Arnold

Court of Fives by Kate Elliot

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (I’ve started reading this book but haven’t finished it yet!)

Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo

Then of course, it came to the big part of the evening!

Holly Black got up to talk and, what can I say? She was a true entertainer. She had lost of wonderful stories, she spoke very well and was immensely entertaining.

We got little gift packs that included the following books!


It was all immensely exciting and I had a great time.

Thank you so much to Hachette, Kim and Ashleigh for hosting the evening!


Kat Kennedy

Kat Kennedy

Co-blogger at Cuddlebuggery
Kat Kennedy is a book reviewer and aspiring author in the Young Adult genre. She reviews critically but humorously and get super excited about great books. Find her on GoodReads.
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26 Responses to “Date a Book YA Night Recap”

  1. Sass

    It was great to see you in person last night! out of interest, what was your third book? (Everyone seems to have gotten Pompidou Posse and This Raging Light, but the third seems to be random?)

  2. Jaz

    I had so much fun last night and it was great seeing your gorgeous face! We really need to see each other more often.
    Cannot wait for Glass Sword and Six of Crows. Also very intrigued by Kate Elliott’s YA debut. I’ve got Cold Magic and have been meaning to read it for ages.
    Let’s meet up sooooon!

  3. Carina Olsen

    Ahh, gorgeous post Kat 😀 Sounds like you had so so much fun 😀 Thank you for sharing about your amazing evening 🙂 Wish I could have been there. <3 and YAY for getting to meet Holly Black too 😀 She seems so amazing. So thrilled you had a great time 🙂
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