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! 

Sasha read:

  1. 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!

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 of Warcross by Marie Lu.

Sasha read 1 book

  1. 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!

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.

HCC Frenzy Fall 2017.jpg

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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

#IndigoYAPreview Fall 2017 Recap

Hey everyone! Yesterday we were lucky enough to attend a YA preview event hosted by Indigo Books at their head office in Toronto. We’ve attended their previews twice before, and as always, we had lots of fun! Thank you to Indigo for inviting us and to the publishers for donating awesome books for us bloggers/readers to take home.

This post will mostly be photos, and of course, we’ll share the awesome books we took home!

We started by mingling and eating (photo below); we got there around 4:50, and it was due to start at 5pm. The preview covered YA books, but we also talked about everything from graphic novels/manga to romance reads and crossover adult titles! Continue reading

July Wrap-Up [2017]

Hey all! July completely FLEW by, and we still can’t believe summer is almost over! Let’s take a look at what we read/what we posted on Instagram in July!

July was pretty eventful outside of school. We went to our cousin’s wedding, celebrated Canada Day and our bro’s bday, and visited Pennsylvania for a weekend (B&N book haul below!)

In July, Sarena read 1 book:

Everything, Everything by Nicola Yoon — 4.5*

Sasha read 6 books: 

Caraval by Stephanie Garber — 5*

The Child by Fiona Barton — 4.5* (ARC review here)

One of Us is Lying by Karen McManus — 5*

Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody — 4.5* (ARC review here)

The Disappearences by Emily Bain Murphy — 5*

Rebel of the Sands by Alwyn Hamilton — 4 – 4.5*

Here is our July book haul:

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