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Epic Reads YA Meet Up

So many YA books…so little time. Epic Reads invites readers of all ages to join a round-table where you’ll get to strike up conversation with authors Kendare BlakeSara RaaschShelby Mahurin, and Rena Barron who will gab about their books and other fan favorites. A purchase of any of the authors’ new books is required to participate (and you can bring books from home!). Small author dish sesh + killer YA books = a booklover’s dream, courtesy of Epic Reads.

Attendees will be seated in small groups and the authors will rotate among the groups, speed dating style. The meet-up sessions will be followed by signing lines.

All attendees must purchase a ticket (book included with ticket). Additional books will be available for sale at the event, or get 20% off of all four books buy purchasing the 4 Book Bundle.


This is different from other QRB events I've attended. Why do I have to buy my tickets through Eventbrite?

Due to the popularity and size of this event, all event tickets need to be processed through Eventbrite.

Do I need to buy a book to attend the event?

Yes. Since the authors are touring to promote their newest titles, you need to buy one ticket (book included) to attend. If you want to buy all four titles with one ticket, get 20% off by selecting the 4 Book Bundle ticket. Each ticket grants you entrance to the meet up and a signing line ticket. There will not be any free, unreserved seats available.

Ticket Options:

One ticket to participate in the Epic Reads Meet Up with all four authors. Includes a copy of Five Dark Fates and a signing line ticket.
About the book: In the final book in the #1 New York Times bestselling Three Dark Crowns series, an all-out war is brewing—one that will pit sister against sister and dead against undead.

One ticket to participate in the Epic Reads Meet Up with all four authors. Includes a copy of These Divided Shores and a signing line ticket.
About the book: A thrilling sequel to These Rebel Waves—full of deadly magic, double crosses, and a revolution—from Sara Raasch, the New York Times bestselling author of the Snow Like Ashes series. Perfect for fans of Shannon Hale, Leigh Bardugo, and Marissa Meyer.

One ticket to participate in the Epic Reads Meet Up with all four authors. Includes a copy of Serpent and Dove and a signing line ticket.
About the book: Bound as one, to love, honor, or burn. Book one of a stunning fantasy duology, this tale of witchcraft and forbidden love is perfect for fans of Kendare Blake and Sara Holland.

One ticket to participate in the Epic Reads Meet Up with all four authors. Includes a copy of Kingdom of Souls and a signing line ticket.
About the book: The lush world building of Children of Blood and Bonemeets the sweeping scale of Strange the Dreamer in this captivating epic YA fantasy debut.

Get 20% off when you buy all four titles as a bundle. One ticket to participate in the Epic Reads Meet Up with all four authors. Includes a copy of Five Dark Fates, These Divided Shores, Serpent and Dove, and Kingdom of Souls and a signing line ticket.

What is the difference between the ticket options? Why are there so many options?

The only difference between the ticket options listed above is the title included with the ticket. Get 20% off by purchasing all four titles in the 4 Book Bundle Discount Ticket.

What if the ticket option (book) I want is sold out?

Due to popularity, one option may sell out quickly. If there are other tickets available, please select another title, then email us through Eventbrite and let us know your preferred title.

What if the event sells out?

In order to keep the meet up experience intimate and personal, Meet Up Tickets are limited. However, if the Meet Up Tickets are sold out, you will be able to purchase a Signing Line Only Ticket. The signing line will begin after the Meet Up portion of the event. Signing Line Only Tickets include admittance to the signing line and a copy of the new book of your choice.

How can I buy additional copies of books?

You only need one ticket to attend, but you can buy the books by the other authors at the event. You can also order any of the authors’ titles from Quail Ridge Books ahead of time at here.

Where do I pick up my book/signing line ticket?

Your book and your signing line ticket will be available at the event. You may pick up your book and ticket as early as 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 3rd.

When should I get there?

Since you will have a reserved seat and signing line ticket you do not need to come hours early. However, please allow some time for parking and book pickup. You may pick up your book as early as 9:00 am on Tuesday, September 3rd.

Will the authors sign books at the event?

Yes, following the meet up, all four authors will sign and personalize the title that came with your ticket. They will also sign any other titles. Purchase additional books here. Please note that signing details are subject to change.

How are the reserved seats assigned?

Reserved seats and signing line tickets will be issued according to the date/time the ticket is purchased on Eventbrite. It does not matter which type of ticket you buy. Please note, tickets will sell quickly and it is to your advantage to purchase early. If you would like to be seated in a group with friends, you should buy your tickets together.

How is the signing line organized?

The signing line ticket you will receive with your book will have a letter on it. When we call each letter, you will line up to meet the authors. Letters are issued in the order in which your ticket was purchased, so it is to your advantage to order early.

No one will be allowed in the signing line without a signing line ticket.

How do I get there?

For GPS or mapping apps use:

Quail Ridge Books
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh NC 27609

Where can I park?

There is ample parking near JCPenney within a short walk from the bookstore. For other options, refer to this map. North Hills provides a free shuttle service from anywhere in North Hills. For that service call 919-369-4089.

What's the refund policy?

Attendees can receive refunds up to 7 days before the event date through Eventbrite. If you miss the refund window, and are unable to make it to the event, you can pick up your signed book at Quail Ridge Books on or after Saturday, September 14th.

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

You can bring your printed ticket, or you can show us your ticket (with QR code) on your phone. You must show the ticket to pick up your book and signing line ticket.

Event date: 
Friday, September 13, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
North Hills
4209-100 Lassiter Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27609
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