Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Book Signing: Amy Ewing + News about her new series.

About the Author: 
Me with the author of the Lone City Trilogy, Amy Ewing.
                     Amy Ewing is the young adult author of The Lone Trilogy. She grew up in a small town outside Boston, where her librarian mother instilled a deep love of reading at a young age. Amy moved to New York City in 2000 to study theater at New York University. Unfortunately, her acting career didn’t quite pan out. She worked in restaurants, as an administrative assistant, a nanny, and a sales representative for a wine distributor before the lack of creativity in her life drove her to begin writing.

            Amy received her MFA in Creative Writing for Children from The New School, where she was lucky enough to meet a fabulous community of YA writers who keep her sane on a daily basis. She lives in Harlem, where she spends her days writing, eating cheese, and occasionally binge watching The Vampire Diaries.

Her Books: 
Source: Goodreads 
The Lone City Trilogy
The Jewel (The Lone City #1)
The Jewel means wealth. The Jewel means beauty. The Jewel means royalty. But for girls like Violet, the Jewel means servitude. Not just any kind of servitude. Violet, born and raised in the Marsh, has been trained as a surrogate for the royalty—because in the Jewel the only thing more important than opulence is offspring.

Purchased at the surrogacy auction by the Duchess of the Lake and greeted with a slap to the face, Violet (now known only as #197) quickly learns of the brutal truths that lie beneath the Jewel’s glittering facade: the cruelty, backstabbing, and hidden violence that have become the royal way of life.

Violet must accept the ugly realities of her existence... and try to stay alive. But then a forbidden romance erupts between Violet and a handsome gentleman hired as a companion to the Duchess’s petulant niece. Though his presence makes life in the Jewel a bit brighter, the consequences of their illicit relationship will cost them both more than they bargained for.

The White Rose (The Lone City #2)
Violet is on the run. After the Duchess of the Lake catches Violet with Ash, the hired companion at the Palace of the Lake, Violet has no choice but to escape the Jewel or face certain death. So along with Ash and her best friend, Raven, Violet runs away from her unbearable life of servitude.

But no one said leaving the Jewel would be easy. As they make their way through the circles of the Lone City, Regimentals track their every move, and the trio barely manages to make it out unscathed and into the safe haven they were promised—a mysterious house in the Farm.

But there’s a rebellion brewing, and Violet has found herself in the middle of it. Alongside a new ally, Violet discovers her Auguries are much more powerful than she ever imagined. But is she strong enough to rise up against the Jewel and everything she has ever known?

The White Rose is a raw, captivating sequel to The Jewel that fans won’t be able to put down until the final shocking moments.

The Jewel (The Lone City #3) 
For too long, Violet and the people of the outer circles of the Lone City have lived in service to the royalty of the Jewel. But now the secret society known as the Black Key is preparing to seize power.

And while Violet knows she is at the center of this rebellion, she has a more personal stake in it—her sister, Hazel, has been taken by the Duchess of the Lake. Now, after fighting so hard to escape the Jewel, Violet must do everything in her power to return to save not only Hazel, but the future of the Lone City.

You Can Purchase The Books at the Following: 

Upcoming Books: 
During the event, Amy announced that she will be having a new series called "The Cerulean", which is another fantasy series. It tells a story about Sera and it is set in the clouds, which is known as Sapphic Utopia, where all women have three mothers and a young woman is chosen every 100 years to be abandoned on the planet below as a sacrifice. But something goes wrong with the sacrifice and Sera ends up being kidnapped by two siblings. According to Amy, the book will be published in 2018. It's a long wait and I cannot wait to read more from her. The Cerulean is very different from other books that I have read and I cannot wait to see how Amy executes it. 

Event Recap: 
The line around 8am

This is probably one of the most memorable book signing I attended because even though I waited 8 hours to get my books signed I had so much fun. It was great to meet new friends who shares the same interest as me, which is reading, and in those 8 hours of waiting we all talked about books. And in addition to waiting and talking about books, National Bookstore hosted a giveaway via twitter. They gave numerous ARC and I was fortunate enough to snag one. How I won was a funny story. On twitter they asked who's your favorite charater from a YA novel and I answered Chaol from the Throne of Glass series. Then seeing as I was one of the first five who replied I won The Wish Granter By C.J Redwine. At first I did not check my twitter because I knew I was not going to win but my friends shouted that I won so I checked my twitter and it was true that I won. 

Me and my friend who I met while in line both got a copy. 

Avy (MorganMatsonPH), Josh, and I 
Furthermore, meeting Amy Ewing was a whole new experience. She was so sweet and she even drew a black key in my book so I can get it tattooed soon. I really love how she talked about her books and I was shocked about some additional informations about the series. First was it was inspired by the movie Taken with Liam Neeson. At first I was surprise about the revelation because I don't see any similarities between the books and the movie but she explained that it was based on the auction scene and she wondered what if instead of men buying girls it would be women buying girls. She also explained why she did not make Garnet Violet's love interest, which saddened most of the readers like me in the event. Moving on, Amy also discussed what happened to the characters after The Black Key since it ended in a way that you really do not know what happened to the characters after the major event. Needless to say I was sad and happy about the fate of the characters in the end of the story. In the end, I was satisfied with the discussion since it answered all of my questions I had regarding the series. 

My Signed Books with an ARC of The Wish Granter and Bookmark from Epic Reads 
I would like to thank National Bookstore and Epic Reads for making this event possible. 


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