Hey all! Welcome back to our blog. It’s been kind of bare here, so I thought I’d do a post on our most anticipated 2018 books! These books are really only ones that come out in the first half of 2018, since there are so many more that’ll come out in the fall; we’ll save those for another post! (Click on titles to go to their respective Goodreads pages). Continue reading
Hey all! It’s time for our October wrap-up!
This month, Sarena read 3 books:
- Goosebumps Horrorland: The Scream of the Haunted Mask (5/5 stars)
- Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Baker (4.5/5)
- The Witches by Roald Dahl (5/5) — reread
All these books were awesome fall/Halloween reads!
- Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber (4.5/5)
She also read some of Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao!
We both read Are You Sleeping for our book club pick and totally flew through it!! Definitely check it out if you like thrillers 🙂
Check out our month via IG photos:
Plus our October book haul (except we forgot one book … oops! A Shadow Bright and Burning)
Hope you all had a great month!
Hey everyone! It’s already October 13th … can you believe it? It’s about time we shared our Sept wrap up!
Sarena read 2 books:
- Frostblood by Elly Blake – 4.5*
- Fireblood by Elly Blake – 4.5* review here
She also read about half of Warcross by Marie Lu.
Sasha read 1 book
- Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings – 5*
She also started The Library of Fates by Aditi Khorana and Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber.
September was a great month! Before Labour Day, we visited NYC and met up with our agent and visited some awesome bookish friends (Patrice Caldwell and Sona Charaipotra). Of course, we saw the Statue of Liberty and did a bunch of tourist-y things!
(And every time I saw the Empire State Building, I thought of Elf. Duh!)
The following week, school began and we had joined Chapters Vega for their Teen Takeover event, where we signed copies of our books!
Huge thanks to everyone who came out/supported our books at today's @chaptersindigo signing! We sold out of copies of The Gemstone! 😍 We'll be doing another one in October so keep your eyes peeled 😄🎉💕📚 #thegemstone #thekingsjewel #thepoisonedemerald #thependanttrilogy #yalit #yafiction #booknerdigans #bookstagram #amreading
The following day, we attended the HCCFrenzy Preview event in Toronto and met Angie Thomas, Becky Albertalli, and Julie Murphy. Read the full recap here!
These are the books and swag we got in these awesome @epicreads totes from today's @harpercollinsca @hccfrenzy event!! Including @owlcrate and @smashboxcanada stuff! #frenzypresents Thank you! We are so excited for these 😍 . #epicreads #hccfrenzy #zenith #thelastnamsara #theglassspare #katandmegconquertheworld #topten #theybothdieattheend #elizaandhermonsters #thegentlemensguidetoviceandvirtue #threesidesofaheart #booknerdigans #bookstagram #bookhaul #owlcrate
Later that month, we attended the Toronto Word on the Street Book Festival and met Lesley Livingston, Kristen Ciccarelli (pic below), and Elly Blake:
We hope everyone had a super awesome month!
Hey all! This post is a little late, but on September 10, 2017, we attended HarperCollins Canada’s YA book preview (#FrenzyPresents) in Toronto. This is the 3rd time we’ve attended a preview at HCC, and this one was definitely the best yet. (Why? Read on!)
First, we arrived just after 2pm, when the event was due to start. Luckily we got there before it officially started, grabbed some snacks, and took in the sights.
Akemi Dawn Bowman’s debut Starfish is a colourfully painted, masterfully crafted YA contemporary about growing up biracial, fitting in, and what it means to have a place in this world.
I absolutely loved this novel. But before we dive into the review, take a look at the cover and blurb (from Goodreads): Continue reading
Hey everyone! We’re back today with a review of FIREBLOOD, book two in the Frostblood Saga by Elly Blake!
*Disclaimer: We received this ARC from Hachette Book Group Canada. This has not biased my opinion. Thank you, HBG!*
First off, take in this GORGEOUS cover below:
Hey all! It’s time for our August wrap-up. Here’s a look at what we read & what we did!
Sasha read 3 books:
-Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton – 4*
-A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir – 5*
-Starfish by Akemi Dawn Bowman – 5* (review coming soon!)
Sarena read 3 books:
-One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus – 5*
-Flame in the Mist by Renee Ahdieh – 4.5*
-The Reader by Traci Chee – 5* (seriously one of the BEST books I have ever read)
August was a bit busy since it was the end of summer school, but otherwise we did do a few fun things! Here is a look at the month via Instagram photos:
We also went to this awesome book signing–a YA Extravaganza panel at Chapters Brampton!
We had a great time at Chapters Brampton today meeting all these awesome authors!! I even won a copy of THE SPEAKER! 💕 Swipe to see the books we got signed 😄📚 Thank you @chaptersindigo! #ellyblake #frostblood #booknerdigans #tracichee #thereader #thespeaker #ekjohnston #tarasim #timekeeper #sarahtolscer #songofthecurrent #cinderellanecromancer
Shortly after, we attended the Indigo Preview Event in Toronto! You can read all about it here.
Our #IndigoYAPreview book haul! Swipe for more pics! ✨ Yesterday we attended a preview at Indigo HQ. We got so many great upcoming releases–we're most excited about The Hazel Wood, Everless, Girls Made of Snow & Glass, and Moxie! A recap of the event is on our blog now. Thank you, Indigo! 😄🎉📚✨ . . . #booknerdigans #bookhaul #girlsmadeofsnowandglass #houseofash #moxie #allthecrookedsaints #loveherwild #everless #thehazelwood #intothehazelwood #thewinnowing #scionofthefox #thelanguageofthorns #theepiccrushofgenielo
We hope you all had a great, restful month! Until next time,
Sarena & Sasha