Technically we don’t’ celebrate winter here in PH but when Sarah of HarperCollins International send invites for W’ 15 Preview Night I can’t help but get excited. The House of Starks motto, “Winter is Coming” suddenly become like an LSS before the actual event. We don’t usually get an event like this here in Manila, as of I know it is the first that an International Publisher held an event like this for bloggers and being part of the event is a privilege for me.
I honestly didn’t know what to expect, but meeting Sarah last Saturday during Claudia Gray and Madeline Roux book signing event in Makati makes me more excited for the Preview Night. Sarah is so friendly and nice. I think she’s my new favorite publicist. Love her!
Basically, the Preview Night is where we got the chance to get a sneak peak of what HarperCollins is brewing for the next season. We got to see the upcoming titles, play games, and discuss some of the books and authors we like. Sarah is very accommodating and enthusiastic. She answered all our questions and share her experience with us – from the books, the authors she met, her work as a publicist, and the publishing industry in general. It’s a light and fun event overall.
Here are the list of books presented with their expected publication date:
The Jewel by Amy Ewing (September 2, 2014)
Falling into Place by Amy Zhang (September 9, 2014)
Endgame: The Calling by James Frey (October 7, 2014)
A Thousand Pieces of You by Claudia Gray (November 4, 2014)
Transcendent: A Starling Novel by Lesley Livingston (December 23, 2014)
Willowgrove (Hemlock #3) by Kathleen Peacock (January 6, 2015)
Twisted Fate by Norah Olson (January 20, 2015)
A Cold Legacy (The Madman’s Daughter #3) by Megan Shepherd (January 27, 2015)
Playlist for the Dead by Michelle Falkoff (January 27, 2015)
Red Queen by Victoria Aveyard (February 10, 2015)
My Heart and Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga (February 10, 2015)
The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand (February 10, 2015)
Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor (February 17, 2015)
A Wicked Thing by Rhiannon Thomas (February 24, 2015)
Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver (March 3, 2015)
The Selection Stories by Kiera Cass: The Queen and The Favorite (March 3, 2015)
The Orphan Queen by Jodi Meadows (March 10, 2015)
Everything That Makes You by Moriah McStay (March 15, 2015)
Blackbird Fly by Erin Entrada Kelly (March 24, 2015)
The Wicked Will Rise (Dorothy Must Die #2) by Danielle Paige (March 31, 2015)
Lies I Told by Michelle Zink (April 7, 2015)
The Pretty App (App #2) by Katie Sise (April 14, 2015)
Forged (Taken #3) by Erin Bowman (April 14, 2015)
99 Days by Katie Cotugno (April 21, 2015)
The Secrets of Attraction by Robin Constantine (April 28, 2015)
What do you think of these books? Which of the above titles are you most excited to read?
And here are some photos during the preview night:
Thank you so much HarperCollins International, and National Bookstore for arranging this event. And of course a huge thanks to Sarah for inviting us to the preview night. I hope you enjoy the rest of your stay here in Manila. We love to see you again.