Last weekend Eleanor and I, along with 800 other people queued for over 4 hours to meet the wonderful Cassandra Clare. For those who don’t know Cassandra Clare is the New York Times Best Selling Author of the amazing ‘Mortal Instruments Series’ and was on her UK tour for the release of her new book ‘Lady Midnight’. I will link our review here on Lady Midnight which Cassandra Clare actually read, which we both seriously freaked out about!!
Her signing was in Birmingham and Waterstones had already announced that the queue would start at 3pm with the signing at 5pm, so we popped into the Handmade Burger Co. for lunch (it was delicious!). It was bang on 3pm when we arrived and the queue was HUGE! So far not so good.
However we were able to meet some lovely people when queueing and it turned out we had so much in common and made the 4 hours waiting in the queue go a bit faster. We all had such a great laugh together and it felt like we had known each other for years so I highly recommend that if you attend a signing make friends with the people around you! When it came to the end of the signing we were all pretty upset that we had to go our separate ways but don’t panic we had each other social media and we plan to all meet up again soon!
We finally met Cassandra Clare and she was lovely! She had a brief conversation with both of us, asking Eleanor who her favourite character was (she replied Magnus! Good choice) and discussed our newly found friendships with me! Both of us got ‘Lady Midnight’ signed as well as one other book stamped with the angelic rune which looks pretty cool! Overall we had a fab day filled with excitement, laughter and friendship!