In My Mailbox #16: Early Spring 2021 Releases

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Over the past few months, even though I wasn’t doing much reading or blogging, I still received some very exciting new Spring releases that have either just come out or are set to be released very soon!

The first book I received was ACCIDENTALLY ENGAGED by Farah Heron. This book came out in early March, and I have yet to read it. However, I am very excited to start it, as I have heard some great things about the characters and themes in this book! Thanks to HBG Canada for the ARC!

The next book I received was BROKEN (IN THE BEST WAY POSSIBLE) by Jenny Lawson. I have read a few of Lawson’s previous books, and I have really enjoyed them, so I am really looking forward to reading her newest book! Thanks to Raincoast Canada for this ARC! This book is already out, so be sure to get your copy if your a fan of Jenny Lawson’s books!

I then received THE MURDER GAME by Carrie Doyle, which came out in early April. I can’t remember the last time I read a YA thriller, but I am very intrigued by this story! Thanks to Raincoast Books for the ARC!

The next book I received was TOKYO EVER AFTER by Emiko Jean. One of my goals this year is to read books by a more diverse group of writers. I have heard a lot of phenomenal things about this book, and I plan on reading it very soon! Thanks to Raincoast Books for the ARC! This book comes out next week, so be sure to pre-order a copy if it intrigues you!

EVERY BODY SHINES, edited by Cassandra Newbould, is one of my most anticipated books of the year! I am a big activist for body positivity and body acceptance, so when I first heard of this new anthology, I was SO excited to read it! This anthology comes out on June 8, and I hope to have each story read and reviewed by that time! Thanks so much to Raincoast Books for the ARC!

The second to last book I received recently was SUCH A GOOD WIFE by Seraphina Nova Glass. Over the past few years, my highest read genre was mystery/thriller, although, this year I have barely read any of them! I hope to get my thriller read count up by starting this very novel! This book comes out on August 10, but I plan on reading it very soon. Thanks to Harper Collins Canada for sending me this ARC!

The final book I received recently is MISFIT IN LOVE by S.K. Ali. I read Ali’s 2019 publication and absolutely LOVED it, so I am very excited to read her newest book! This book is actually the sequel to SAINTS AND MISFITS which I have yet to read, but I plan on reading them both back-to-back soon! Thanks to Simon and Schuster Canada for sending me this ARC!

Those are all of the books I have received recently, which are also books I hope to read very soon! Thanks to all of the listed publishers for all of these great ARCs, and thanks to all of you for reading my posts!

Good Night Book Owls!

In My Mailbox #15: Late 2020 & Early Winter 2021 Releases

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Over the past two days, I celebrated finishing my first semester of University (as an English Major… more on that later!), and celebrated SEVEN YEARS of Reading, Reading, Reading! Whether you have been reading my posts starting in 2013, or starting today, I am so incredibly thankful for you! My life has changed so much since I started this little blog, and I could not be more thankful for everyone who reads my posts!

Over the past few months, I have received quite a few books from a few different publishers, which have come out just recently or are scheduled to be released in the coming months! I always enjoying share new releases with you, which is why I love to both make and read these kinds of posts!

A quick disclaimer: This is in no way a form of bragging. I truly love sharing the books I receive from publishers, and since I share them periodically on my Bookstagram account, this is a way for my blog readers to see them all featured in one spot. Additionally, if you cannot afford to purchase new releases, or can only access books from your local library, you are just as important in this book community as someone who can afford such luxuries! Buying new books does not make you any “more” or “less” of a reader!

The first pile of books I am featuring all came from Hachette Book Group Canada, including one of my most anticipated releases of 2021, None Shall Sleep by Ellie Marney! This book has received some insanely amazing praise recently (the Goodreads reviews for it are STELLAR), and I plan on reading it very soon!

The second book I received from HBG Canada was A Tale of Witchcraft by Chris Colfer. As many of you know, Chris Colfer’s first middle grade series, The Land of Stories, is one of my favourite series of all time! His newest series is a spin-off of that series, and includes new characters and new adventures! I cannot wait to read this second instalment!

The first book I received from HBG Canada was Horrid by Katrina Leno. I have read a handful of Katrina Leno’s previous releases over the course of the last few years, and have enjoyed most of them, so I hope I enjoy this one just as much!

The fourth book I received from HBG Canada was The Inheritance Games by Jennifer Lynn Barnes. I have been seeing this book pop-up everywhere on Bookstagram and BookTube, so I plan on reading it quite soon to find out if it is worth the hype!

The final book I received from HBG Canada was very unlike the books I usually receive, but I am incredibly excited for it! Accidentally Wes Anderson by Wally Koval is a “coffee-table book”, featuring hundreds of photographs that all look like they come from Wes Anderson films! I skimmed this book when it first arrived in the mail, and I am so excited to take a closer look at all of the beautiful photos! Thanks to HBG Canada for all of those incredibly new releases!

One of my biggest bookish goals of 2021 is to read more contemporary/literary fiction novels, as that is the genre I have enjoyed reading from the most this year! Sorrow and Bliss by Meg Mason is a contemporary novel featuring some very interesting literary themes, and I am really looking forward to reading it! This book was released in Australia this year, and is set to release in North America on February 9, 2021! Thanks to Harper Collins Canada for sending me an ARC!

These last four books were all graciously sent to me from Simon and Schuster Canada! The first book I received from them was Yolk by Mark H.K. Choi. Choi wrote both Emergency Contact and Permanent Record, two incredibly well-know YA contemporary novels, and this is her third YA release! I have not read her previous novels, but am looking forward to reading this one nonetheless! This book is a tale of two sisters, which already intrigues me more than her other two novels!

The second book I received from S&SC was Milk Fed by Melissa Broder. All I know is that the two main characters in this book are Jewish women, which places this book near the top of my TBR pile (I rarely see any overt Jewish repersentation in Adult literarture)! I truly cannot wait to read it!

The third book I received from S&SC was Other People’s Children by R.J. Hoffmann. To be honest, I remember next to nothing about the synopsis of this book, but am still very intrigued by the title and cover! Another book I will be adding to my growing list of literary fiction to read in 2021!

The final book I received from S&SC was Good Eggs by Rebecca Hardiman. While the cover of this book is beautiful, what really hooked me in was the first sentence of the synopsis “perfect for fans of Where’d You Go, Bernadette and Evvie Drake Starts Over” – two books I loved! I am really looking forward to this novel, and hope to read it before it releases on March 2, 2021!

Those are all of the books that showed up in my mailbox over the past few months! Again, I would like to extend a huge thank you to Hachette Book Group Canada, Harper Collins Canada, and Simon and Schuster Canada for these new books! I cannot wait to read and review them for you!

Good Night Book Owls!

In My Mailbox #14: Exciting Fall 2020 Releases!

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It is very hard to believe that I have not written an In My Mailbox post since January! Crazy to think that at the time of me writing the 13th edition of this series of posts, we had no idea how insane the year would become. As a result of COVID-19, publishing houses have been sending out a very limited number of physical ARCs (luckily, I bought a Kindle Paperwhite, so I have been loving reading eARCs lately!), especially since most ARCs are printed and distributed from US warehouses, while I live in Canada. However, I have received quite a few incredibly exciting ARCs in the mail over the past three weeks, which I will be featuring right here, right now!

The first book I received in the mail was Group: How One Therapist and a Circle of Strangers Saved My Life by Christie Date. This book was sent to me from Simon & Schuster Canada, and is set to release on October 27, 2020. This year, I have been loving non-fiction, specifically memoirs, so I was very intrigued when this showed up in my mailbox at the beginning of August! The concept of therapy is really interesting to me, and I hope to learn more about it though this book!

The second book I received was Even If We Break by Marieke Nijkamp. This book was sent to me from Raincoast Canada, and released on September 15, 2020. I read one of Nijkamp’s former publications, This Is Where It Ends, several years ago, and remember enjoying it, so I hope I enjoy this one just as much!

I then received In A Holidaze by Christina Lauren (insert screaming here)! This book was sent to me from Simon and Schuster Canada, and is set to release on October 6, 2020. Words cannot describe how shocked I was to find this inside of the package! I have only ever read Christina Lauren novels as either eARCs or library books, so I am thrilled to finally have one to add to my physical library! Here’s hoping that I enjoy this one just as much as I loved The Unhoneymooners!

The fourth book I received in my mailbox was Undrafted by Nick Kypreos. This book was sent to me from Simon and Schuster Canada, and is set to release on October 20, 2020. Kypreos is a former hockey player and current hockey analyst on Sportsnet (a Canadian sports network). He is one of my favourite hockey analysts, and I am very excited to read his memoir!

The final book I received from Simon and Schuster Canada was The Woman Outside My Door by Rachel Ryan, which is set to be released on November 24, 2020. This is one of my most anticipated reads of Fall 2020, and I even had it pre-ordered from Indigo! I am so thankful to S&S for sending me this ARC (among all of the others!), and I can’t wait to read and review it!

The second last book I received was Beautiful Wild by Anna Godbersen. This book was sent to me from HarperCollins Canada/HCC Frenzy, and is set to release on November 3, 2020. If you were a member of the online book community around 2012, you have probably heard of The Luxe Series, as it was an incredibly popular series during the “old-days” of BookTube and the book-blog-osphere! While I never read any of them, I really looking forward to Godbersen’s newest release!

The final book I received in my mailbox recently was Grown by Tiffany D. Jackson! This book was sent to me from HCC Frenzy, and was released on September 15, 2020. I have had this book on my radar ever since it was first announced, and I am so thankful to have it in my hands! I can’t wait to read and review it!

Those are all of the books I have received in my mailbox recently! Thanks to Simon & Schuster Canada, Raincoast Canada, and HCC Frenzy for sending me these beautiful ARCs! I am looking forward to reading and reviewing all of them in the near future!

Good Night Book Owls!

In My Mailbox #13: Early Spring 2020 Releases

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Right after I got back from my vacation to Las Vegas on December 26, I came home to three packages of new 2020 releases! These are all books that I requested and am very excited to read! A few of them you may have already heard of, but the others may be new to you, which is always exciting!

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The first book I received was WE ARE THE WILDCATS by Siobhan Vivian. Truth be told, I don’t know much at all about this novel (but if you are interested, click the title and it will take you to the Goodreads page link!), however I have read quite a few books from this author before and have really enjoyed them, so I figured it would be sweet to grab an ARC of this one and see if the pattern continues! Thanks to Simon and Schuster Canada for the ARC!

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The next book I received was THE STARS WE STEAL by Alexa Donne. While I am not normally a huge fan of SFF books, the tagline for this one is “The Bachelorette goes to space…”, and since I am a HUGE Bachelorette fan, I though I’d give this one a try! Thanks to Raincoast Books for this ARC!

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The third book I received was THE MAP FROM HERE TO THERE by Emery Lord. I heard about this one during the latest Raincoast TeensRead Preview, and it sounded like something I would love! I’m so happy I have an ARC of this one and can’t wait to read it! This book comes out in just a few weeks, so stay tuned for a review around that time. Thanks to Raincoast Books for the ARC!

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I then received THE BEST LAID PLANS by Cameron Lund. I believe this book is categorized as YA, but I would say just from reading the synopsis, this should probably go under the new adult category. One of my unofficial goals for this year is to read a few books from the NA genre, and I think this one will be a good place to start! Thanks to Penguin Teen Canada for the ARC!

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The final book I received is DANCING AT THE PITY PARTY by Tyler Feder. This book is actually a graphic novel, and ended up being my last book read in 2019! Review spoiler: I LOVED IT, but I’m going to save the rest of my thoughts for my review! Thanks to Penguin Teen Canada for the ARC!

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Those are all of the ARCs I received to start of 2020! One of my goals for this year is to be more selective with ARCs, so you may not be seeing these posts as frequently as you did last year. Regardless, I still hope you enjoy them!

Good Night Book Owls!

In My Mailbox #12: Most Anticipated Fall ARCs!

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Yesterday afternoon, I came home to two ginormous book mail packages from Penguin Teen Canada and HBG Canada! I shared the outside of the packages on Instagram, but decided to share the contents on here with all of you! I also decided to include a package that I received from Simon and Schuster Canada within this post as well! This post features a lot of my most anticipated books of Fall 2019!

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The first book I received from Penguin Teen Canada is AMERICAN ROYALS by Katharine McGee. I requested this book ages ago, and was SO excited to see it in my ARC package! I don’t know much about this book, other than it has to do with a first time Queen. I was inspired to request this book after reading and loving Red, White, and Royal Blue, and I hope to love it just as much!

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The second book I received was FULL DISCLOSURE by Camryn Garrett. I was speaking to somebody that was either a beta reader/first-draft editor of this book (I can’t remember), and she spoke so highly of this novel that I couldn’t help but request this one since it seemed so intriguing to me. This book comes out in September, so look out for my review around then!

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The third book I received was THE STARS AND THE BLACKNESS BETWEEN THEM by Junauda Petrus. This novel is written in dual POV from two very different black girls that see the world similarly. I am really looking forward to reading this unique novel!

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The fourth book I received was THE PROM by Saundra Mitchell. This book is based on the Broadway play Prom, which a lot of book-tubers had the opportunity to see after Book Expo this year! I have not seen the play, but am aware of the general story line, and am really interested to see other people’s reviews of this book who have also seen the show on broadway!

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The fifth and final book I received from Penguin Teen Canada was THE BABYSITTERS COVEN by Kate Williams. Can we first admire how stunning this cover is?! I don’t remember much about this book, other than the fact that it is in the Penguin Ten must reads for the Fall!

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Those are all of the books I received from Penguin Teen Canada! I am SOOOO excited to read all of them! If you’re interested in any of them, keep your eye out for my reviews coming throughout the next few months!

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The first book I received from HBG Canada is GIRLS OF STORM AND SHADOW by Natasha Ngan. I read and loved GIRLS OF PAPER AND FIRE, the first novel in this series, late last year and am really excited to read this second instalment!

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The second book I received from HBG Canada was HOME WORK by Julie Andrews with Emma Walton Hamilton. HBG Canada supplies me with my yearly fix of Non-Fiction books throughout the year, and since I am a big fan of Julie Andrews, I was so excited to see this one on the blogger newsletter!

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The third book I received is THE QUEENS OF ANIMATION by Nathalia Holt. As some of you may know, I am a ginormous Disney fan, and couldn’t resist requesting this ARC, featuring the untold story of women who transformed Disney animation!

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And the last book I received in this package is my most anticipated book of 2019, which is  A TALE OF MAGIC… by Chris Colfer. If you have been following my blog for a very long time, you will know that Chris Colfer’s THE LAND OF STORIES series is my all time favourite series, and I am so excited for the first instalment in this spinoff series!

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Those are all of the books I received from HBG Canada!

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The first book I received from Simon and Schuster Canada was THE VERY, VERY FAR NORTH by Dan Bar-el. This book was blurbed as a spinoff on Winnie The Pooh, and since I love Winnie, I decided to pick this one up and give it a try!

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The second book I received was CHARLIE THORNE AND THE LAST EQUATION by Stuart Gibbs. This one sounds super, super interesting, and I am really looking forward to reading this action-packed YA novel!

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The last book I received was SLAY by Brittney Morris. I have heard a lot of hype surrounding this book during/after BookExpo/BookCon, and hope that it lives up to all of my expectations. I typically enjoy novels surrounding AI or virtual reality or gaming, so I am really looking forward to reading this one!

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Those are all of the books I received from Simon and Schuster Canada!

And those are ALL of the books I received in this twelfth addition of In My Mailbox! To read all of my previous ones, click here. Thanks to Penguin Teen Canada, HBG Canada, and Simon and Schuster Canada for all of these exciting ARCs!

Good Night Book Owls!

In My Mailbox #11: An Abundance of Fall ARCs!

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In this edition of In My Mailbox, I will be sharing with you some new ARCs I have received from Raincoast Books and HCC Frenzy/HarperTeen Canada, as well as some finished copies from Penguin Random House Canada! As always, these posts are intended for me to share new books that I will be reading and reviewing, but never with the intent of bragging about books I am so fortunate to receive for free from publishers.

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The first ARC I received was DON’T SAY A WORD by Amber Lynn Natusch. I requested this book after the TeensRead Feed event hosted by Raincoast, as I noticed that this is the second book to DARE YOU TO LIE, which was one of my favourite books that I read last year!

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The next ARC I received from Raincoast is THE LIARS OF MARIPOSA ISLAND by Jennifer Mathieu. I read Jennifer’s book MOXIE earlier this year for Fierce Female February and loved it, and I cannot wait to read her new darker and mysterious novel! Thanks to Raincoast Books for sending me this ARC!

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When Fernanda from Raincoast Books described this novel as “Jewish resistance middle-grade novel”, I knew I needed to read it! I was so fortunate to get an ARC of this new highly anticipating middle grade novel, and I plan on reading it very very soon (even though it comes out in September). Thanks to Raincoast Books for sending me this ARC!

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While I was on my long book blog hiatus last year, I read Nicola Yoon’s book EVERYTHING, EVERYTHING and loved it, so when I found out that her husband was writing a YA contemporary, I was absolutely thrilled! I will admit that I know next to nothing about this book, but am still really looking forward to reading it! Thanks to Penguin Teen Canada for sending me this ARC!

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If you are on bookstagram, I am sure you have seen this beautiful cover floating around your timeline! I was one of about 20 book bloggers that received this stunning ARC of THE TEN THOUSAND DOORS OF JANUARY by Alix E. Harrow from HBG Canada earlier this Spring. I know that this is a light adult fantasy that has something to do with a girl walking through doors (?). I have heard this book compared to Seanan McGuire’s fantasy series, and hope to read them both very soon! Thanks to HBG Canada for sending me this ARC!

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AFTER THE END by Clare Mackintosh seems like it will be a hard-hitting adult contemporary that I won’t be able to put down! Thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me a finished copy!

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As you should all know by now, mystery/thriller is my favourite genre, and WHEREVER SHE GOES by K.L. Armstrong sounds like the perfect thriller for me! Thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me a finished copy!

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DEAR HAITI, LOVE ALAINE by Maika Moulite and Maritza Moulite has been on my radar for a very long time, and I was so excited to see the ARC edition of it on my doorstep just a few weeks ago! It came in a very unique package, which you can see in my book mail highlight on my bookstagram! Thanks to HCC Frenzy for sending it to me!

The last two books, INTO THE CROOKED PLACE and CALL IT WHAT YOU WANT were both sent to me by Raincoast Books after hearing about them from the TeensRead Feed event! I am super intrigued by both of these stories, and am really looking forward to reading and reviewing them!

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Those are all of the ARCs I have accumulated over the past couple of months! Are you anticipating any of them? Let me know in the comments!

Good Night Book Owls!

In My Mailbox #10: Spring Is Here!

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Spring has finally (sort of) sprung in Toronto, and I am SO excited to finally be wearing spring jackets and sneakers outside! We actually had a minor snow storm on March 31, but thankfully it melted the very next day thanks to a temperature increase! In my family, the start of Spring is signified as baseball season, as the Toronto Blue Jays just started their brand new season!

With every season comes some new phenomenal Spring book releases, and this tenth instalment in the “In My Mailbox” series might be my best yet!

 

The first two books I received came from Raincoast Books! The book on the left is “Birthday” by Meredith Russo, and the book on the right is “Happily and Madly” by Alexis Bass. Both of these books seem super interesting and unique, and I am really looking forward to reading them! Thanks to Raincoast Books for sending them my way!

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The next book I received was “The Missing Girls” by Lexie Elliot. This one seemed super eery and interesting, and is written by the same author as “The French Girl”. I plan on reading this one super soon, since thrillers are my favourite spring genre to read! Thanks to Penguin Random House Canada for sending me a finished copy!

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About a month ago, I requested an ARC of “Stepsister” by Jennifer Donnelly from Scholastic Canada. I had not heard anything back from them, but came home one day to a surprise package from Scholastic! I could not believe that I was sent this ARC, and I am SO beyond excited to read this! If you are an “O.G.” follower of this blog, you will know that I absolutely love fairytale retellings and one of my all-time favourite series is “The Land of Stories” by Chris Colfer. Thus, I cannot wait to read this, and am very interested to see what the story is really about (besides being a Cinderella retelling of sorts)!

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On Monday, Penguin Random House Canada sent me a few books that were from their “March Recommendations” monthly newsletter! The book on the top is “Gingerbread” by Helen Oyeyemi, and the book on the bottom is “The Migration” by Helen Marshall. I was really hoping to receive both of these, but since it is already almost the middle of April, I didn’t really expect them. However, when they showed up I was really excited and I am really looking forward to reading and reviewing both of them!

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The last book I received came (again) from Penguin Random House Canada. It is called “Normal People” and was written by Sally Rooney. Even though this one just released a few weeks ago, it has been nominated for several prestigious book awards, and I am really excited to see what they hype is about! I lent this one to my Mom and she is reading this one right now, so that is why I don’t have a picture of the physical book.

 

Those are some of the exciting Spring 2019 releases that I have received over the past week! I am super excited to read and review all of them, and hope that they live up to my expectations! Thanks again to Raincoast Books, Scholastic Canada, and Penguin Random House Canada for providing me with all of these books!

Good Night Book Owls!

In My Mailbox #9: Snow Storm Edition (Brrrrrrrr)

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Over the past three weeks, we have had three snow storms, and my mail has been so off and on because of the weather. However, I received five books yesterday, so I thought it would be very fun to share them with you! I always love watching BookTube unboxing/book mail haul videos, and this is my written out version of them! As always, I am not trying to brag in anyway and create these posts as a preview to future reviews that I will be sharing in the future!

All of the books that are featured/shown in this post were sent to me for free by either Raquel Rich, Raincoast Books or Penguin Random House Canada (I will specify which book came from where when I mention it).

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The first book I received was Hamartia by Raquel Rich. Raquel reached out to me a few weeks ago to see if I could review her book, and I gladly accepted the invitation! This novel sounds really interesting, especially if you are into Sci-Fi books. From the reviews I have read online, it seems like this book is going to be really great, so I am really looking forward to reading it! Thanks to Raquel for sending me her novel!

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The second book I received came from Raincoast Canada, and is called “Wicked Saints” by Emily A. Duncan. I am participating in the Raincoast Blog Tour for this book, and my post/review will be up on March 29. I am super excited to start this book, and think that it is going to be a really interesting read!

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You have NO IDEA how excited I was to receive this book in the mail!!!!! The second book I received from Raincoast Canada is “Again, But Better” by Christine Riccio (A.K.A. Poland Bananas Books on BookTube)! I had seen ARCs from Christine’s personal friends social media accounts, and am beyond fortunate that I received an ARC for myself! This book is among one of my Top 3 releases of 2019, and words cannot describe how thrilled I am to be able to read this book before the release date!! I might not be able to wait until May to read it… and now I don’t have to!

Thanks again to Raincoast Canada for “Wicked Saints” and “Again, But Better”!

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Later yesterday afternoon, I received a large box in the mail from Penguin Random House Canada! I had requested a few books from their February newsletter, and since we are already near the end of February, I wasn’t sure if I was going to be sent my requests… but here they are!

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The first book I received from Penguin Random House Canada was “The Hiding Place” by C.J. Tudor. Since my love affair with mystery/thrillers started during the last quarter of 2018, I haven’t been able to stop reading them! I don’t know much about this book, other than that it is a thriller combined with horror elements.

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The second book I received from Penguin Random House Canada was “Chicken Girl” by Heather Smith. Penguin Random House Canada doesn’t usually offer many Young Adult titles, so whenever I see one that I am semi-interested in, I will usually request it. This one seems like such a great book, and I’m really excited to read it!

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The last book I received from Penguin Random House Canada is one that has received a lot of buzz over the past few weeks. “Black Leopard, Red Wolf” by Marlon James is a book that I have had on my radar ever since ARCs were sent out and posted around the book-socials. Apparently this one combines african history and mythology, which sounds very intriguing to me!

The last two books I received came from Simon & Schuster Canada via NetGalley. “The Last” by Hanna Jameson has something to do with people trapped in a hotel during a nuclear war, and also has a sub plot line about a murder mystery that takes place within the hotel. Doesn’t that sound so interesting?! “Social Misconduct” by S.J. Maher is about a girl whose phone gets hacked and life (potentially) gets ruined because of it (I think). I’m really looking forward to both of these titles! They both are scheduled to be released sometime in April.

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Those are all of the books I received literally yesterday!! Thanks to Raquel Rich, Raincoast Books, Penguin Random House Canada, and Simon & Schuster Canada for sending me these ARCs, I am so appreciative of them!

Good Night Book Owls!

In My Mailbox #8: Winter 2019 Edition

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Winter/Spring ARCs are coming in HOT and I am so fortunate to have been sent quite a few for review! Most of these books were requested by me, and have a few of them were unsolicited ARCs (which I will still be reading and reviewing). I will be including both the link to the publishers website as well as the direct GoodReads link if you want to add any of them to your TBR shelves (which I highly recommend you do)!

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The first book I received within the first couple of days of December from Simon & Schuster Canada! It is called “Looker” and was written by Laura Sims. Like I may have said earlier this month, I have been absolutely in LOVE with Mystery/Thriller books (just wait until you see my short review of “Behind Her Eyes” in my wrap-up)! This one sounded great on their seasonal ARC newsletter, so I was so happy to have requested it and eventually been sent it.

 

As always, Simon & Schuster Canada is great with providing almost all of the ARCs I have requested by sending out eARCs via NetGalley. Probably my MOST anticipated book of 2019 is “Sky Without Stars” by Jessica Brody and Joanne Rendell. This is supposed to be a mix of The Lunar Chronicles and Les Miserables… two of my favourite stories EVER. I am SO excited to read this humongous book before it even comes out! I am also currently reading “Watching You” by Lisa Jewell, and I have yet to form an opinion thus far. I’m hoping that it will pick up anytime now so I can finally start to really really enjoy this story! (UPDATE: I have now finished it and really enjoyed it!!!) My review will be up for it on the official release date (December 26). As for “Crown of Feathers” by Nicki Pau Preto and “The Remarkable Inventions of Walter Mortinson” Quinn Sosna-Spear, I am really looking forward to reading both of them and am anticipating their release so I can post my review (once I read them!).

Harper Collins Canada is always one of my favourite companies to get packages from! A lot of their seasonal packages are sent with some goodies, which I always LOVE! I was sent four books from them which I requested around early November for the Winter 2019 season. (P.S. I got a huge kick out of being sent a Lindt chocolate with this package! My mom works for Lindt in their downtown Toronto head office, so I thought it was so coincidental that they sent me a Lindt product!)

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The first book in the package was a book I didn’t originally request, but I will definitely read it because it sounds great! It is called “The Field Guide to the North American Teenager” by Ben Philppe. I was actually also invited to the book release party for this book, which seems like such an awesome event! This book seems like an interesting coming of age book, which is one of my favourite types of books to read! It comes out at the beginning of January, so look out for my review around then.

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This next book comes out in February and is called “The Black Coats” by Colleen Oakes. The first things that attracted me to this book was the gorgeous title! The picture doesn’t even do it justice!! I have wanted to read a Colleen Oakes book forever, so I’m really happy that I finally have an ARC of her newest one!

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In April, “Love & Other Curses” by Michael Thomas Ford comes out. I have heard fantastic things about Michael Tomas Fords’ writing, so I am really looking forward to finally reading a book written by him! While I am not currently in a huge contemporary mood, I know that around the spring time I absolutely love to read love stories, and I’m sure this one will be at the top of my list!

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The last book I was sent by HCC is called “The Meaning of Birds” and was written by Jaye Robin Brown. Can we just take a moment to stare at this cover? I mean COME ON. How beautiful is it?! One of my reading goals for next year is to read my diverse books, including LGBTQ+. This one sounds super lovely, and I am really excited to read it in April.

Hachette Book Group Canada sent me four eARCs via Netgalley as well, which I am very excited for! “The Woman in the Dark” by Vanessa Savage sounds AMAZING, and is definitely filling my recent obsession for thrillers! “Izzy & Tristan” by Shannon Dunlap sounds like such a sweet book and I am really looking forward to reading and reviewing it. “Golden State” by Ben H. Winters was giving me a 1984 vibe when I read the synopsis, and I am currently reading 1984 and loving it, so I thought it would be fun to give this one a try! The last book I was invited to read is “Internment” by Samira Ahmed. This book is obviously very relevant in today’s world, therefore I thought this was an important one to read and review.

Penguin Random House Canada sends out monthly “Recommended Reads” newsletters, where they often send out HARDCOVER anticipated new releases to bloggers and bookish “influencers”. I don’t think I will ever get over publishers sending out brand new hardcovers, since they are finished copies that have a legitimate value to them! Anyways, I received “A Ladder to The Sky” by John Boyne and “Final Report” by Rick Mercer. ALTTS has been getting a load of great book reviews lately and I thought the synopsis sounded amazing, so I just had to request/read it! I am also a big non-fiction fan, and I thought Rick Mercer’s book would be a very fun one to read. Plus, my Dad likes Rick Mercer quite a bit, so I plan on giving it to him once I have finished reading it.

Thanks very much to Simon and Schuster Canada, Harper Collins Canada, Hachette Book Group Canada, and Penguin Random House for providing we with some exciting new releases coming out in Winter 2019! All the books you see in this post will have a full written review posted on my blog on their date of release.

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Good Night Book Owls!