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And I Darken Launch Party Recap | The Heart of a Book Blogger
I headed down to San Diego last week for Kiersten White’s launch for her latest novel, And I Darken, and Mysterious Galaxy. Mysterious Galaxy is such an awesome store, and I definitely recommend stopping there if you ever find yourself in San Diego. I have had the pleasure meeting Kiersten several times before, and she is great. Marie Lu was there as well and it was lovely meeting her. The Conquerors Saga is Kiersten’s first historical fiction series, and she talked about how hard it is to write it. There is so much research involved, that even talking about something simple as a window needs to be checked out for accuracy. One interesting part Kiersten said was that much of her research that she included in drafts of the book had to be taken out. There can always be more research, but at some point, you have to take a step back. As she wrote And I Darken, she listened to Lorde’s Yellow Flicker Beat 1300s! This helped her set up her mind for writing, and now she thinks about writing And I Darken everytime she hears it on the radio. Kiersten sorted the main characters of And I Darken into their Hogwarts houses. Interestingly …