Patricia Briggs is one of my favorite authors, and she did not disappoint me one bit. I loved how the characters had grown from the previous books in the series, especially Anna. She had been through a lot and was timid and scared. In this book, she was a lot more confident and outspoken, and I loved it. She seemed to have a fierceness to her in this book. I felt like she broke out of her shell, and it was really nice to see.
The author always does a fantastic job at creating a wonderful fantasy world that I love to get lost in. She created strong, vivid characters that stick with me well after I finish the book. I always highly recommend her books. They are exciting and fresh from the vampire/werewolf craze that has been going on since Twilight came out. She wrote the Mercy Thompson series before the Twilight series came out, and they are not anything alike.
Patricia Briggs Signing
I was lucky enough to meet Patricia Briggs in March. I had planned to write up a post about it, but my life got busy with college and moving, so I’m going to talk a bit about it here before I give away a Signed copy of the first book in the Mercy Thompson series, Moon Called.
When I found out that Patricia Briggs was coming to Books-A-Million in South Portland, Maine, I was ecstatic. There are not many best-selling authors that come to Maine for a book signing. If you picture a crazy fan girl, that is probably what I looked like. I had this huge grin on my face, and I was literally jumping up and down and had to immediately call my friend Katie, who has also helped me do some features on my blog. Let's just say there was a lot of yelling and squealing going on. The signing could not come soon enough.
The actual reading and signing was amazing. She was one of the nicest authors I have met. She read from Fair Game, which I reviewed above. After she answered a ton of our questions, she assured us that there will be many more books in both series' (SQUEEEEE). After that, she signed books. I waited until everyone else went, because I sort of had a ton of books with me. She signed twenty books for me, which was so nice of her. One of them was for this giveaway, and three of them I sent to my blogger friend Michele from A Belle’s Tales. Patricia Briggs was quite impressed that I brought that many books with me. I was hoping I would be able to get them all signed because many of the Borders people that I used to work with were working at Books-A-Million also, so I had an in.
After she signed my huge stack of books, she hung out with my friend and me and just talked to us. We discussed books that she loves to read and my to-be-read list got longer. I always seem to put an author like Patricia Briggs on a pedestal, and then, it surprises me when I hear the author talk about books by other authors that they love. It is always like, "Wow they read other people’s stuff." In reality, authors are a lot like you and me and enjoy a lot of the same stuff - they just happen to write some awesome books.
I want to end talking about the book signing by giving a HUGE shout-out to Patricia Briggs, thanking her for coming to South Portland, Maine, to do a signing. I loved meeting her and talking with her. I would love to meet her again - please come back to Maine!
(part of Shanna's tattoo showing the book with Moon Called on it)
(Shanna Showing Patricia Briggs her book title on the tattoo)
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