On Sunday after lunch, I headed out to an event that I have always enjoyed in the past – the event for the young adult upcoming releases organised by Harper Collins Canada. Upon my arrival, I was greeted by some of the people who work for the publishing house. At each event, I am always warmly received by our hosts and it certainly encourages me to attend frequently.
Many of the upcoming releases look exciting! The ones that interest me are the fantasy novels and there are many that look promising.:
- Kingdom of Souls by Rena Barron. This is a high fantasy novel written by a debut author.
- Serpent and Dove by Shelby Mahurin. Another debut featuring a French inspired fantasy. Anything French and I am in!
- Treason of Thorns by Laura E. Weymouth. This is an alternate history fantasy set in 1800s England.
- Memory Thief by Laureen Mansy. A romance set in a fantasy world.
- The Sky Weaver by Kristen Ciccarelli. This is the third novel in her series.
- Crown of Oblivion by Julie Eshbaugh. A fantasy fiction with similarities to The Amazing Race.
- The Never Tilting World by Rin Chupeco. A fantasy that focuses on climate change.
- The End and Other Beginnings by Veronica Roth. A collection of futuristic short stories.
I look forward to seeing what other bloggers and bookstagrammers think of these stories – though I am sure that I will be pre-ordering some of these without their input! There are also a couple of novels that are not fantasy stories that I am interested in reading:
- Suggested Reading by Dave Connis. This novel is about a bookworm who fights back when her school censors a number of meaningful books.
- Verify by Joelle Charbonneau. The first of the duology centres on information restriction and censorship.
- Dangerous Alliance by Jennieke Cohen. The main characteer in this romance takes her advice from Jane Austen novels. As an Austen fan myself, this book is a must for me to read!
At the event, we also had the opportunity to hear Jamin Kaur speak and read some of her poetry from her upcoming release When You Ask Me Where I’m Going.
Her poetry is powerfully written and her words gave me chills.
We were each lucky enough to receive a signed ARC of her upcoming release. I look forward to reading her words.
Upon leaving the event, each person who attended was given a swag bag which contained three ARCs of the upcoming releases. When I peeked into mine, I gave an inner squeal of delight when I saw what I had received – a couple of the books were what I had wanted to read.
As always the event had me smiling – during and after. I have placed the books I received on the top of my TBR and will read them in the next few weeks while sipping the tea that was dropped into my swag bag.
What has made you smile this week?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2017
(This post was inspired by Trent’s Weekly Smile, a challenge which focuses on sharing all things positive.)