Thrillerfest Teen Panel

Hey guys! I’m sorry I have been a bit inactive this past week. Work has been keeping me super busy and worn out but I actually ended up doing something fun and book related yesterday so I decided I needed to share. I went to Thrillerfest Teen Panel at Books of Wonder. Honestly such a fun experience. Let me tell you more about it before I talk about my experience.

Event Information:

Books of Wonder is proud host the ThrillerFest Teen Panel. Meet ELLE COSIMANO The Suffering Tree, New York Times bestselling author or All the Missing Girls, MEGAN MIRANDA for The Safest Lies, ASHLEY ELSTON for This is Our Story and KARA THOMAS for Little Monsters.

Get ready for an evening of psychological drama that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Starting at 6pm join us in welcoming these FOUR talented authors of great new thrillers. The authors will read from their latest novels, answer questions from the audience, and sign copies of all of their novels. Ages 12 and up. Thursday, July 13th. 6-8pm.


So I have to say going into this I only read two of these authors. I read The Darkest Corners By Kara Thomas and I read All The Missing Girls by Megan Miranda. So I didn’t know too much about the other authors. I was interested in reading This is Our Story By Ashley Elston. I also was hoping they would be selling Little Monsters by Kara Thomas but no such luck. Thankfully I ended up reserving a signed copy for when it comes out.

So anyway I ended up getting to the event almost close to 7. I get out of work at 6pm so it sucks cause I get to miss the talking part of the panel. Thankfully when I got there the authors were taking questions so I got to listen to some of that for a little bit. I wish I could have heard the talking part but still q&as are also very fun. I did get to hear about all the upcoming projects they have coming up and I have to say I am super excited for each of them.

So surprisingly this was a pretty small event. Not a lot of people ended up showing up which is such a shame but I also liked that because it ended up being a smaller event and more intimate. When my friend and I were waiting to get our book signed by the authors whose books we bought we got a chance to talk to the other authors who didn’t have anyone talking them. We ended up going over to Elle Cosimano about her book cover. She was telling us about how the illustrator did such an amazing job with the cover and I agree.  It is such a beautiful design. She mentioned how each little detail has to deal with the story. She kept telling us about all these different things and I was super into it that I decided to go and purchase the book. Mind you I ended up buying The Darkest Corners and This is Our Story. I decided that since I would probably buy it in the future I might as well just buy it now and have it signed. So I did that.

I also ended up talking with Ashley Elston whose book I was really excited to pick up. The more I would hear her talk about the book the more I was sold and extremely happy that I decided to pick up the book. It had everything I loved. It’s a thriller. It’s also told from different perspectives. One of those perspectives is told from the shooter who you won’t find out is until the end. She also said the shooting happens right at the beginning so it sounds like I will be hooked from the start. I honestly can’t wait to jump into this.

Lastly I went over to Kara Thomas. I was so excited to go tell her how much I loved her book The Darkest Corners and that right after I read it I found out she had a new book coming out soon I was ecstatic. My friend told her how I got her to buy her book so she was super happy about that. I honestly can’t wait for Little Monsters to come out in less than two weeks. I read a little bit of it and I really enjoyed it. I honestly can’t wait to get my hands on the full book.

Overall I thought this was such a fun experience.  All the authors were so sweet and welcoming. Since it was such a small group of people you could take your time and talk to them without being rushed. You could tell they were super appreciative of everyone who came out and supported them. I am so glad I went. It ended up being a fun time and a fun experience. It did end up hurting my wallet a little but I’m so happy with my purchases. I can’t wait to dive into these books. I’m seriously ready to drop my current reads for these.


I hope you guys ended up enjoying my experience about The Thillerfest Teen Panel. It was such a fun time and hopefully found some new favorite authors. Have you guys read anything from these authors? I would love to hear your thoughts on any of these books.

Top Ten Tuesday: Best Books You’ve Read In 2017 So Far

Hey guys!! It’s time once again for another Top Ten Tuesday which is hosted by The Broke and Bookish. This will be their last Top Ten Tuesday until August 15th. I’m excited to do this because I’ve read 59 books so far. This should be fun!


I just want to know these are in no order. These are just some books that have stood out to me that I really liked. There are a couple more that I really did like but I wanted to keep it at 10.

megan-meadeMegan Meade’s Guide to the McGowan Boys by Kate Brian

Reason: This was a book I bought a while ago when it was on sale in the iBooks store. I finally decided I was going to read it. I have to say I was very surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It ended up being a very enjoyable read.

 

the-truth-about-foreverThe Truth About Forever By Sarah Dessen

Reason: I loved this book so much. It was such a fun summer read. I didn’t end up reading it in the summer time but just everything about I really enjoyed. I was so upset I ended up taking so long to finally read this one. Hands down my favorite Sarah Dessen book.

 

You Will Know MeYou Will Know Me By Megan Abbott

Reason: I think part of me enjoying this book so much was because I read it in parts each day. I would have to wait for the next day to find out just a little bit more. It made the experience even more suspenseful because I was dying to know what was going to happen. I really ended up enjoying this one.

One of Us Is Lying

 

One of Us is Lying By Karen M. McManus

Reason: This is a book I was really looking forward to reading and did not disappoint. It shocked me and left me completely surprised by the ending. I could not get over it. I have to say this book was worth the wait.

 

The Darkest CornersThe Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Reason: This is a book I got from netgalley probably last year. I had sat on it for a while and this year finally decided to read it. I was so upset I waited so long for it. It was such a shocking read. I honestly didn’t see anything coming. I looked up the author right after and saw she was coming out with a new book this year. You know I can’t wait for that to come out.

 

The Girl You LostThe Girl You Lost By Kathryn Croft

Reason: This ended up being another really good thriller that I was not expecting. It was another book I had gotten from Netgalley but didn’t end up reading. I was so disappointed I waited so long because this was so good. It had me feeling on the edge at times and I really enjoyed that it messed with me a little. Not too many books do that to me so it was interesting to that a book could actually do that to me. I really need to read other books from this author.

 

Girl Out of WaterGirl Out of Water By Laura Silverman

Reason: This was a book I didn’t know too much about. I ended up really enjoying it a lot. It was a nice coming of age story. I have to say I was jealous of this characters life but I also felt I related to her in some ways. It ended up being a really fun read for me. I can’t wait to see what this author comes up with next.

 

A Life in PartsA Life in Parts By Bryan Cranston

Reason: Okay so if you’re really shocked this is here you really don’t know me at all lol. I am a huge Breaking Bad fan which means I am a huge supporter of Bryan Cranston. The moment I head he was writing a book I knew I needed that book. I did end up getting carried away and bought a signed copy but worth it. He ends up telling it all and I enjoyed that. He wasn’t afraid to hold back. I would highly recommend this if you’re a fan.

 

Pretty GirlsPretty Girls By Karin Slaughter

Reason: This book right here. Wow I was pretty shocked by everything in this book. It was so surprising and I gotta admit a bit graphic but I enjoyed that. I know a lot of people said it ended up being too graphic for them but I actually ended up enjoying it. It made the story shocking and a lot more intense. I can’t wait to read more from Karin.

 

Lady Mechanika Vol. 1Lady Mechanika, Vol. 1: The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse By Joe Benitez

Reason: This is such an underrated comic. I found out about this from my boyfriend and it just so happened volume 1 and 2 were on Netgalley to read right away. The artwork ended up being incredible. Hands down the biggest draw. Don’t get me wrong the story was a lot of fun and I couldn’t wait to continue it but the artwork was so well done. I can’t wait for the next volume.