Welcome back to Reading, Reading, Reading!
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of attending my second Frenzy Presents event (read my first recap here), hosted by the lovely team at HCC Frenzy (Harper Collins Canada Teen division)! We chatted about some fantastic new Spring and Summer upcoming releases, and I am so excited to read so many of them!
Right outside the elevator was a big sign welcoming everyone to the Frenzy Presents event. On the poster, they featured their logo and tagline “Let’s Get Literary!”
The first Frenzy Presents event I went to was located at their old office on Bloor St., therefore this was my first time visiting their new office on Adelaide. This one is much larger, and is absolutely gorgeous!
Right before going inside to watch the presentation, there was a sign that you could write your Twitter and/or Instagram handle on! Can you spot my Twitter handle?!
At 11:30 am on the dot, the HCC Frenzy team began their presentation about all of the exciting upcoming Spring and Summer YA books! They started off the presentation by introducing themselves, and sharing a video from Angie Thomas talking about her new novel “On The Come Up”.
You can spot me in this picture, posted by Hailey in Bookland on Instagram!
Here are some of the books that sparked my interest out of all the ones they mentioned in their presentation:
- The Meaning of Birds by Jaye Robin BrownI have an ARC of this one and can’t wait to read it!!
- The Beholder by Anna BrightA historical version of The Bachelor/Bachelorette, featuring lots royalty!
- The Rest of the Story by Sarah Dessen
- The Exact Opposite of Okay by Laura StevenFormatted in blog posts from a teenage girl with lots of crushes!
- The Evil Queen by Gena ShowalterAn unique Snow White retelling from The Evil Queens perspective!
- This Time Will Be Different by Misa Sugiura
- Destroy All Monsters by Sam J. MillerContemporary, Mystery, and Fantasy mix!
- The Beckoning Shadow by Katharyn Blair“X-Men” meets “Fight Club”!
After the event was over, I received a huge swag-bag put together by the HCC Frenzy team!
Inside the bag, there were a variety of cute bookish themed items, including a HCC Frenzy mug accompanied by some loose leaf green tea (provided by Tealish), some candy (provided by Sweet Artisian Candies and Golden Ticket Candy), a bath bomb (provided by Da Bomb! Bath Co) and a really neat pillow case!
There were also some nice paper goodies, including business cards from the companies who provided us with the candy and bath bomb, some HCC Frenzy bookmarks, and a sampler of an upcoming release titled “The Evil Queen” written by Gena Showalter.
HCC Frenzy was so kind to gift us three ARCs that they spoke about during their presentation!
The first ARC I received was “Let Me Hear a Rhyme” by Tiffany D. Jackson. Tiffany wrote “Monday’s Not Coming“, which I have yet to read but have been wanting to for a long time. This book includes a downloadable sound track link that feature songs that are meant to be listened to while you read the book. This book comes out on May 21, 2019. I am very excited to read this novel!
The next ARC I received was “This Time Will Be Different” by Misa Sugiura. While the cover is not shown on my ARC, it has already been released and you can find it on Goodreads! It is SO beautiful and the story sounds amazing! It is set to be released on June 4, 2019.
The final ARC I received was “Nocturna” by Maya Motayne. I have been really wanting to read some fantasy books lately, since I cannot even remember the last time I read a book with magical elements! This book is going to be Harper Collins’ big fantasy release of the summer, and I am super excited to read it. This book comes out on May 7, 2019.
Thank you again to Ashely and the entire HCC Frenzy team for inviting me to your fantastic event. You guys are the BEST!
Good Night Book Owls!