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War Storm Launch Party Recap | The Heart of a Book Blogger
This past Tuesday I celebrated the launch of War Storm, conclusion to the Red Queen series, with author Victoria Aveyard herself at Diesel, A Bookstore along with special guest Marie Lu. This was my first time visiting this bookstore, so I wanted to get there early (especially since I knew this event would be packed) and figure out the layout. The bookstore is on the smaller side, so the event was held outside on a patio area. Marie Lu kicked off the discussion by asking Victoria which character was the most fun to write. For favorite character, Victoria said she usually answers that she loves all her children equally, but for most fun it would be Evangeline. Her goal in last 2 books was to make readers like her. Victoria writes as she goes. A cool analogy she used for her process is that she builds a maze and lets the characters go in it—they’ll get to the ending she wants but not necessarily in the way she first imagined. One of her favorite scenes to write was the twist at the end of Red Queen. This was her “carrot scene” that motivated to keep her writing and she loved it so much because …