Most Anticipated Reads of 2018

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

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October Wrap-Up [2017]

Hey all! It’s time for our October wrap-up!

This month, Sarena read 3 books:

  1. Goosebumps Horrorland: The Scream of the Haunted Mask (5/5 stars)
  2. Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Baker (4.5/5)
  3. The Witches by Roald Dahl (5/5) — reread

All these books were awesome fall/Halloween reads!ย 

Sasha read:

  1. Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber (4.5/5)

She also read some ofย Forest of a Thousand Lanternsย 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Check out our month via IG photos:

Plus our October book haul (except we forgot one book … oops!ย A Shadow Bright and Burning)

Hope you all had a great month!

S&S

September Wrap-Up

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:

  1. Frostblood by Elly Blake – 4.5*
  2. Fireblood by Elly Blake – 4.5* review here

She also read about half ofย Warcrossย by Marie Lu.

Sasha read 1 book

  1. Zenith by Sasha Alsberg & Lindsay Cummings – 5*

She also startedย The Library of Fatesย by Aditi Khorana andย Are You Sleepingย 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 ofย Elf. Duh!)

2 weeks ago in Times Square! ๐Ÿ˜โœจโšก๏ธ #thecursedchild #timessquare #harrypotter

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The following week, school began and we had joined Chapters Vega for their Teen Takeover event, where we signed copies of our books!

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!

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!

S&S

Frenzy Presents Fall 2017 Recap

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.

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August Wrap-Up [2017]

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!

Shortly after, we attended the Indigo Preview Event in Toronto! You can read all about it here.

We hope you all had a great, restful month! Until next time,

Sarena & Sasha