Kiera Cass in Manila!!

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Manila waiting for Kiera Cass
Photo credits to Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs
So last Saturday, August 3, 2013, one of the highlights of my book blogging life happened. I met Kiera Cass, author of The Selection and The Elite! I even got to ask her a question! I know this recap is a bit late but I was still in disbelief right after the event that I. MET. KIERA. CASS. I've been to Tahereh Mafi's signing too but I guess I was too shy and nervous then and I wasn't able to bring a camera so I wasn't able to take pictures. Moreover, I was so busy with my thesis then that I wasn't able to post a recap. Anyway, enough with me justifying myself. Pictures or it didn't happen? Here are lots of photos!

Photo credits to Louisse of The Soul Sisters
There were SO MANY people. More than 600 people were there and it was noisy and fun and even hot but WOW. It's amazing how much Filipinos and teens love reading!

Photo credits to Louisse of The Soul Sisters
Here is Kiera during interview! Did you know that Kiera actually CRIED when she saw how many people came to her signing and how everyone was screaming and whooping and yelling? It was also her first time outside of the States so she was so overwhelmed. A little bird told me that she even asked to see how long the line was for her signing in the morning. I can only imagine how happy she was and of course, everyone was so happy with her right in front of us.

Photo credits to Louisse of The Soul Sisters
So after the interview, BOOK(S) SIGNING! Below are some pictures of Kiera signing books! On the left, that's actually Louisse she's signing for!

(L: Photo credits to Louisse of The Soul Sisters; R: Photo credits to Sab of Sab The Book Eater)

So the highlights of my day are:

1. Meeting fellow bloggers and The Selection Philippines! Pictured below are us with such big smiles and Kiera!

Photo credits to Louisse of The Soul Sisters
2. Getting my books signed! Meeting Kiera! Hugging her! I also asked her a question. It was:
If One Direction existed in the world of The Selection series, who do you think would be America's favorite and why?
Do you know what she answered? She said America would be a girl after her own heart so it would be HARRY STYLES! So obviously, I'm a big One Direction fan as well so I asked a question which will involve both fandoms.

Photo credits to Louisse of The Soul Sisters
3. Meeting @mrcassbah! Here he is at the back just watching the love of his life in an interview and Sab sneakily taking a picture of him.

Photo credits to Sab of Sab The Book Eater
And here they are being SO SWEET! Kissing, tugging their ears, hugging and he's even sitting in Kiera's lap! Oh, these two. What a supportive hubby!

(L: Photo credits to Kai of Amaterasu Reads; M&R: Photo credits to me)

4. Lastly, of course, my precious signed books! <3

Thank you so much to Chad and JB and all of National Book Store for bringing Kiera Cass to Manila and for letting me meet her. YOU ROCK, NATIONAL BOOK STORE!

Photo credits to Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs
And because National Book Store is so awesome, they're also bringing THREE YOUNG ADULT AUTHORS this September! For more details, click on my post HERE!


  1. I was actually on the first photo where there are a lot of people. Haha! And omg, I still can't believe we met her! I mean, whenever I see posts about the signing, I still have THE FEELS. I wish I was in the forum too, and to have met you guys as well.

    1. Eeeep, hope to meet you soon! And that was funny! You were near us all the time if you were in the first picture!

  2. Ah, that's so awesome! I'm so glad you had fun and met Kiera:) I wish I lived somewhere where authors visit at times or even a lot. UK wouldn't be a bad place to live lol :D I wish I could have been there! I own a prin copy of The Selection, but haven't read it yet. I don't know when I'm going to, but it would have been nice to spend time with fellow readers and get the book signed:) These pictures are awesome! I hope you get to meet another big author soon:)

    1. Do read it, Siiri! It's entertaining! And yes, meeting the author is really great but meeting with fellow bloggers is so fun! This year is awesome because there are so many authors coming here. Hope someone you love visits Estonia!

  3. Can't believe it's been a week since the signing! I can't wait for the next one! :D


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