Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Hex Hall meet Demonglass

I love Houston.

Why? Three Words...

Blue Willow Bookshop.

They are not only the cutest and kindest bookshop in town, they also house some of the best author signings around!

This time is no different. This Friday is the Rachel Hawkins and Sarwat Chadda signing and several bloggers are looking forward to it! In fact, we're looking to make a whole evening of it!

Meredith, Kristin Rae, Heather, and my sister Kim and I are all meeting for dinner at a Cafe & Bistro near the bookshop and then heading over! If anyone in Houston is interested in meeting up with us we'd love to have you!! Just shoot me an email!
I loved Hex Hall! One of my favorite books of last year so it only makes sense that I drove to Blue Willow last night to pick up Demonglass to get ahead on reading before the signing!

Here is my review of Hex Hall:

Sophie Mercer isn't your typical teen. With magic on her side and an attitude she finds herself stuck in Hex Hall a place where those who weren't behaving well end up. She is someone you understand and can relate to. Being the outcast even in the school of outcasts she finds that her roommate who happens to be a vampire is the only person she can truly confide in. Mixed with a group of witches who wants Sophie on their side they will try and entice anyway they can!

The end will surely not disappoint anyone who loves a little magic and a lot of fun! Rachel Hawkins makes the adult feel like a teen again with the roller coaster of emotions and the wild rides around the corner. This book is sure to make you smile and unable to break before finishing!

36 comments:

Lo said...

Hex Hall was my favourite debut of last year!! I got Demonglass yesterday and I'm trying to read it as slowly as possible so I can savor it. I'm so jealous you get to meet Rachel! I hope you blog about it!

Diana Mieczan said...

That sounds like a great read. I so need to read it:) Happy day, darling. How is your week so far?

Ps: I’m hosting an EmersonMade GIVEAWAY later today! Just in time for spring:) (you will love this one)

Lindsay N. Currie said...

Jen I LOVED Hex Hall. It was such a fun read:) Jealous. That's all I have to say. I'm. so. jeaous.

Guinevere said...

I loved Hex Hall, and I'm so jealous of your awesome indie bookstore and author signings! Have fun!

Stina Lindenblatt said...

I'm looking forward to Demonglass. :D

Katie Mills said...

OH I loved Hex Hall! You're so luck to live in an area where you can do something like that! So fun!

Len Lambert said...

Hmmm...I haven't heard of Hex Hall before, Jen. I will check it out! I wish I lived near you so I could join :(

Angela Felsted said...

I read Hex Hall a couple of weeks ago and LOVED it! Can't wait to get my hands on Demon glass. :)

Meredith said...

Can't wait for Friday!!! And I'm so glad to hear you loved Demonglass--I know it's going to be such a fun read!

Erica Mitchell-Spickard said...

Hex Hall was awesome. Totally love it and I can't wait to read Demonglass. Have fun at the signing!

Summer Ross said...

I wish there were book signing like this in Casper- but Alas- it rarely happens. The book sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing

Lindsay said...

I loved Hex Hall. I just got Demonglass today. I'm going to read it once I finish Betrayal by Lee Nichols.
Have fun at the signing. You know I'm totally jealous, right? lol. :)

Aubrie said...

I don't know if I want to feel like a teen again....

Tracey Neithercott said...

I read Hex Hall for the first time a couple weeks ago and loved it. I can't wait for Demonglass.

Sounds like such a fun evening/signing. If I click my heels together three times and say, "There's no place like Houston," do you think I could come?

From the Mind of Thomasina said...

Sounds like the book is a good read. Have lots of fun at the book signing, and make sure you share all the details!

Laura Marcella said...

That sounds like so much fun! Have a great time!

I've had Hex Hall on my to-read list!

Carolyn V said...

How cool! I really want to come visit Blue Willow Bookshop! And Hex Hall sounds so great!

Teenage Bride said...

I really need to find a cute local book store... I love our Barnes and Noble... but smaller bookstores are just so charming!

Nicole Zoltack said...

Hex Hall is on my TBR list.

Joanne said...

You are so fortunate to have a great bookshop that hosts many authors. It's always nice to meet and hear what our favorite writers have to share. Sounds like you'll have an amazing Girls' Night Out :)

Emy Shin said...

It's so awesome that you all are meeting up for DEMONGLASS. Hope you'll have a fabulous time!

T C Mckee said...

You're so lucky. No one ever comes to my local bookstore. Well, we were graced with Sarah Palin last year, but I must have been busy. Bummer. Other than that we get nobody. So not fair. Have fun!!!

Sharla Scroggs said...

Good to know about that bookstore! I need to check it out next time I'm that way...I live 2 hrs from Houston.

By the way, I linked to you today in my post. http://sharlascroggs.blogspot.com/2011/03/women-who-write-wednesday.html

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hope that store survives then!

roxy said...

Dinner with friends and author signings? That is a good time, indeed. Lucky.

Donea Lee said...

Haven't read this one, but it sounds like something I'd love. And SO JEALOUS!!!! I want to hang out with some of my blogger buddies... :( I hope you guys have a FANTASTIC time, I'm sure you will! I heart you, too - Jen ~ :)

Jennie Bailey said...

I wish that I was in Houston!! How fun! I loved Hex Hall as well. Great review!! I wish we had Blue Willow Bookshop HERE!

Clarissa Draper said...

I love those cute little bookshops. I hope the night goes well. Have fun!

Christina Lee said...

AHHH! I loved HH and can't wait to download next one! Have a blast!

Melissa said...

Hex Hall was one of my favorite books last year. I hit the bookstore yesterday to get Demonglass. I hope you blog about the signing!

Marsha Sigman said...

Ok, this sucks because I can't go. You have to take pics and post them!

I fully intend to be there for Lauren Oliver though. We have to meet up for that!

Catherine Denton said...

Sounds like an exciting night! Have fun!
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Jemi Fraser said...

Hex Hall was a terrific read! I wish I was close enough to join you at the signing - have fun!!

Colene Murphy said...

Oh awesome!! You DO go to the best signings!! Have a fun and RELAXING night!!

Stephen Tremp said...

Houston's a great city! Lived on the southwest side for a year a while back ... me and some friends went there after high school and framed houses in Sugarland, Richmond, Rosenburg and such. I remember the 610 loop, ice skating at the Galleria Mall, and seeing some great concerts and meeting great people! Don't think I went to Blue Willow Bookshop though.

Kristin Rae said...

CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!