Today was my first time at YALC and what a wonderful time I had! It’s always a delight to spend time with people who love books. I mean, really love books, and there were loads of them at YALC today.
As well as just chatting, there were two stand-out moments for me. The first was fan-girling all over Kat Ellis who was also there today.
Kat’s debut, Blackfin Sky, is one of my absolute favourite books for 2015 (and possibly much longer), which I hope I made clear in my review way back in January this year.
And my other favourite thing (because I’m usually shy and retiring and don’t normally jump around people squealing, I love your book, I love your book!) is finding a new book or author that I’m going to love – a new world to vanish into for a visit. And I had the pleasure of discovering Anthony Ergo’s Dystopia. I do like a nice, grim dystopian story, and I love fast-paced books whatever the genre.
Well, I picked up Dystopia to have a glance at the first page – and realised on page 13 (oh, how apt is that?!) that I really ought to pay the nice man because I was clearly going to have to take it away and read the whole thing (although I may need a lie down first, because YALC is also pretty exhausting!).