Oh. My. Freaking. Gosh.
That’s what I said when I saw THIS:
Y’ALL!* This is a YA festival. IN MY HOMETOWN! Charleston, SC, aka the coolest city in the world.
And the line-up? HAVE YOU SEEN THE FANTASTIC, MIND-BLOWING LINE-UP FOR THIS THING?
Leigh Bardugo – The Grisha Trilogy Pseudonymous Bosch – The Secret Series Alexandra Bracken – The Darkest Minds Libba Bray – The Diviners Heather Brewer – The Slayer Chronicles Rae Carson – Fire and Thorns Trilogy Cinda Chima – The Heir Chronicles Matthew Cody – Super Rachel Cohn – Nick & Norah’s Infinite Playlist Ally Condie – Matched Trilogy Jocelyn Davies – A Beautiful Dark Melissa De La Cruz – Blue Bloods Series Daniel Ehrenhaft – The Last Dog on Earth Gayle Forman – If I Stay Kami Garcia – The Beautiful Creatures Series Adam Gidwitz – A Tale Dark and Grim David Macinnis Gill – Sun Series Lev Grossman – The Magicians Shannon Hale – Princess Academy Lisi Harrison – The Clique Series Aaron Hartzler – Rapture Practice Nancy Holder – Buffy the Vampire Slayer Ellen Hopkins – Crank Series Mike Johnston – Frozen Bill Konigsberg – Out of the Pocket David Levithan – The Lover’s Dictionary C.Alexander London – Semper Fido Tahereh Mafi – Shatter Me Myra McEntire – Hourglass Series Lisa McMann -Wake Series Lauren Oliver – Delirium Series Alyson Noel – The Immortal Series Stephanie Perkins – Anna and the French Kiss Aprilynne Pike – Wings Series Kathy Reichs – The Virals Series Brendan Reichs -The Virals Series Ransom Riggs – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children Veronica Rossi – Under the Never Sky Veronica Roth – Divergent Series Carrie Ryan – The Forest of Hands and Teeth Victoria Schwab – The Archived Natalie Standiford – How to Say Goodbye in Robot Margaret Stohl – The Beautiful Creatures Series JE Thompson – The Girl From Felony Bay
As well as Marie Lu, Michelle Hodkin, and Caitlin Kittredge.
So in November, I’m going home and my mind will be melted by the awesomeness that is sure to be this thing. Anyone else wanna go?