|Cat in a very fine hat|
So we made our way into the Quercus offices which hare not only amazing to behold but a bit scary. I looked at my outfit and less than subtle hair colour and thought 'there is no way they'll let me in. I look like a punk hobo' but they did. HUZZAH!
After a bit of gaffing with the entry cards, the gatey things, the lifts, the code to get in (that we didn't know) and nearly following someone the wrong way we found the offices. I've met Cat Clarke and most of the bloggers at the event before but was wonderful to see Alice from Quercus and put a face to a name on the emails. There were cupcakes folks. THEY WERE D-LISH! I had a red velvet one since you asked and Cat and I showed our dismay later at the fact we'd both by passed the Oreo cupcakes. What were we thinking?!
After some chatting and catching up the Quercus folks introduced Cat and gave a little summary of the third book, Undone, which sounds exactly the kind of creepy and edgy that you get with a Cat Clarke novel. She likes to give you reality that boarders on the supernatural crazy but only just dips it's toe into that pool. Cat gave a short reading from the prologue (there is a prologue!) and then Alice revealed the cover art of Undone. There was much OOOOOing and Cat was mightly impressed with the quality of the reaction.
The only way to describe the cover is to say that it's not the same as Entangled or Torn but captures the same vibe. It has a sense of fearful danger and for boding that looms over the story and the cover art. I loved it and can't wait to get a copy.
Thanks to Alice and all the hard workers at Quercus Books for hosting the event and inviting me and also to Cat Clarke for being her awesome self and making me laugh my butt off at the same time. PLUS for having some goodies to take home including the sequel to Ashes by Ilsa J.Bick Shadows which I made lots of grabby hands for and hugged the whole time I was there.