I have been on a come-down since Friday night, because Friday night was one of the best bookish nights I've ever had. It was the launch of Katherine Webber's new book, Only Love Can Break Your Heart, and the first ever YA Prom. 

As soon as Katie announced the event, I knew I had to go, and I have been excited for months. I will admit, I took my camera with me in the hope I would vlog and take hundreds of photos. In reality? I was having so much fun, the camera didn't even leave my bag.

My husband and I met with Liv (thatfictionlife) and Lucinda (theclichebookworm) at 6:30pm and we made our way to the gorgeous venue the event was being hosted at; Battersea Arts Centre. We got there a little early to take photos outside and inside the venue, because if there's one word that describes me and Liv, it's definitely extra.

We made our way up to the hall at just after 7pm. There was a stunning Only Love Can Break Your Heart backdrop which we all posed in front of and had some gorgeous photos. We bumped into Katie previously and oh my god, she just looked beautiful; definitely worthy of the Prom Queen crown (spoiler alert!).

We grabbed some drinks and made our way into the hall where Katie did a speech and thanked us all for coming (Katie, thank you for creating such a gorgeous event and such a fantastic way to celebrate your wonderful new book!). We cracked on with a Prom Movie/TV Show quiz where I was convinced Team Blogger (me, Hayden, Liv, Lucinda & Kate) did amazingly - turned out, we did not. I think if I had received an award that night, it would be for getting drunk the quickest - let's just say by 8pm, I was definitely not sober anymore...

After the quiz, there was a "Most Likely To..." awards ceremony for the authors which was great. I would show you photos, but I failed at being a blogger that night (sorry!). Then the pizza buffet started, which was delicious, and the night was in full swing. I missed out on the pizza buffet at my own prom, so I felt life had given me a second chance.

I met so many amazing people, and spent time with my faves. Meeting Rosie, Kate, Faye, Connie Glynn (I fangirled so hard!) and getting to catch up with Liv, Lucinda, Steph, Kelly, Amy, Janay, Jess, Jim and Will (there were definitely others but my brain is a sieve at the moment!) was definitely the highlight for me. To have so many incredible bookish people in one place was intimidating, but so exciting.

I have been a fan of Connie Glynn for years now, and it took me 3 wines and a lot of persuasion from Rosie to finally approach her. I'm always nervous of meeting people I have loved for a while, but I definitely had no reason too. She was the sweetest and loveliest person; in fact, it made me love her more! Very excited for the next book in The Rosewood Chronicles.You should definitelty read Connie's first book before the next one comes out in September.

I was going to say thank you to Hayden for being my prom date, but in reality, we all know it was really Liv (love you Hayden!). To everyone I met that night, thank you for making it one of the most fabulous bookish launches/evenings (and for putting up with drunk me!). It's made me extra excited for YALC now and I can't wait to spend time with everyone again. The bookish community is something I'm so grateful for, and so lucky to be a part of.

Me and the hubby/Janay and I

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