On Wednesday October 28th despite it being a horrible spring day weather wise (temperatures got to around 32 degrees) something awesome happened.. ALLEGIANT CAME OUT! Now just in case you’ve been living under a rock, Allegiant is the third and final installment in the best-selling and extremely popular series, Divergent by Veronica Roth. With a upcoming movie adaptation starring Shailene Woodley, Theo James, Ansel Elgort and Kate Winslet - to name a few, coming out next april. Now having only participated in a re-read a week before Allegiant’s release, I was a buzz with excitement. So I was literally counting down the days for the Allegiant Launch Party run by Harper Collins which I had been invited to.
|2nd Photo: Viv, Francoise & Me (left - right)|
The event started at 5:30 in Dymocks on a busy and hot afternoon in the city. Not much after I arrived I was chatting to Lana, Vivienne, Jaz from Fiction in Fiction in Fiction, Mandee from Vegan YA Nerds, and of course Francoise. It was really lovely to see and meet everyone and we were all excited for Allegiant but also nervous after all of the reviews and spoilers out on the web. Shortly after the event began once everyone had collected a goody bag and faction cupcake.
The launch began with some Divergent talk and then a Divergent Trivia. There were ten questions and whoever put their hand up first was picked. If you answered a question correctly you could go on the stage and pick a prize pack. It was really fun and there was definitely a lot of competitiveness in the room, I knew I had to win a prize. I was surprised with how easily I knew the answers and after a girl stuffed up, I was chosen to answer the name of the five factions: Abnegation, Dauntless, Candor, Amity and Erudite. After answering correctly I was then able to select a prize from the stage. I chose these two lovely Harper Collins books, All The Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry and Spellcaster by Claudia Gray.
There was then more talk and a unseen before quote from Allegiant and some prizes were rewarded to those best dressed in faction colours. That pretty much drew the nights end. But Francoise, Vivienne, Jaz, Lana and Shirley and myself stayed a while longer, taking a look at the lovely selection of books Dymocks had and talking bookish things. I bought a copy of Allegiant for myself and my friend at the event and also brought her home a goody bag. I still can't get over how amazing the good bags were and luckily since 2 of my sister's also attended, I managed to get extras. They included a Allegiant t-shirt, poster, post cards, faction badges, a divergent film poster and a letter from Veronica Roth *IKR*!
It was a really awesome night, enjoyed by all and you could tell how much effort was put in by the lovely people at Harper Collins. I really want to say thank you to the Harper Collins team and of course Amanda. I finished Allegiant and I don't want to scare anyone like I did on twitter but let's just say I am eternally crying. DM me on twitter if you've read it, so we cry together. But go read it anyway! Anyway, sorry for the horrible formatting of this post but it's quite hard to fit all the photos in without it looking messy. Go check out what Francoise thought of the event on her blog. Oh and for the record, I'm Amity! Happy Reading!