Saturday, September 24, 2016

Stacking the Shelves #114

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Stacking the Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga's Reviews that lets us share what we've added to our shelves.
Thank you HCCFrenzy for Bright Smoke Cold Fire!

Ripple with Bright Smoke Cold Fire

Thank you HBG Canada for sending me Wake of Vultures. I'm quite curious about this one. 
Pickles with Wake of Vultures
I highly enjoyed Lauren DeStefano's first MG so thank you Raincoast Books for The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart!

Ripple with The Peculiar Night of the Blue Heart

What did you add to your shelves this week?

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Blog Tour: Review & Giveaway - The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts

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The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown RobertsThe Replacement Crush
by Lisa Brown Roberts
September 6, 2016
259 pages

Goodreads Summary:
True love can’t be strategized.

After book blogger Vivian Galdi’s longtime crush pretends their secret summer kissing sessions never happened, Vivian creates a list of safe crushes, determined to protect her heart.

But nerd-hot Dallas, the sweet new guy in town, sends the mission and Vivian’s zing meter into chaos. While designing software for the bookstore where Vivian works, Dallas wages a counter-mission.

Operation Replacement Crush is in full effect. And Dallas is determined to take her heart off the shelf.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

WoW #115: To Catch a Killer by Sheryl Scarborough

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about! 

To Catch a Killer by Sheryl ScarboroughTo Catch a Killer
by Sheryl Scarborough
February 7, 2017
320 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Erin Blake has one of those names. A name that, like Natalee Holloway or Elizabeth Smart, is inextricably linked to a grisly crime. As a toddler, Erin survived for three days alongside the corpse of her murdered mother, and the case—which remains unsolved—fascinated a nation. Her father's identity unknown, Erin was taken in by her mother's best friend and has become a relatively normal teen in spite of the looming questions about her past.

Fourteen years later, Erin is once again at the center of a brutal homicide when she finds the body of her biology teacher. When questioned by the police, Erin tells almost the whole truth, but never voices her suspicions that her mother's killer has struck again in order to protect the casework she's secretly doing on her own.

Inspired by her uncle, an FBI agent, Erin has ramped up her forensic hobby into a full-blown cold-case investigation. This new murder makes her certain she's close to the truth, but when all the evidence starts to point the authorities straight to Erin, she turns to her longtime crush (and fellow suspect) Journey Michaels to help her crack the case before it's too late.

This one sounds like a really good thriller. I hope to be surprised!

What are you guys waiting on this week?

Monday, September 19, 2016

Event Recap with Giveaway: Raincoast Books present TeensRead Winter+Spring Preview 2017

TeensRead Preview Winter + Spring 2017

Hey everyone! About a week ago I went to the TeensRead Preview event hosted by Raincoast Books. I was super pumped. It's always such a blast getting to hang out with book lovers. Thank you Raincoast for the invite! :)
I got to the library early so of course I had to take a selfie with the sign XD After settling into my seat, I grabbled myself some yummy snacks (look at the matching colours!) to wait for the event to start.
Selfie with the Raincoast sign lol..  Yummy treats from the Raincoast TeensRead Preview.
Once all the bloggers, booksellers and librarians all arrived, the event started. The Raincoast ladies took turns saying hello and presenting the upcoming spring and fall titles. After that special guest author Mary E. Pearson went to the front to answer some Q&As. I got to see Mary again and even got a selfie with her! *flails*
Mary E. Pearson talking about her The Remnant Chronicles.  Selfie with Mary E. Pearson.

Some of the books I'm absolutely dying for (click on each cover for more info):
Here's a complete list of all the titles the ladies presented (click on the picture for a better view):
TeensRead Winter+Spring 2017 titles
Which titles are you waiting on and can't wait to read?
All the bloggers also received a bag of goodies with ARCs and swags. If you'd like to see what I got, I posted my haul in my StS post last week. Just go right HERE.
It was also super fun to meet and chat with Lindsay @ Me On Books and Rachel who works at Chapters. I hope I wasn't too awkward! I'm not a very sociable person haha...
Again thank you so much to the Raincoast ladies for always hosting such fun previews! I shall go forth and start fangirling about all these amazing upcoming titles~
Now since I got an extra The Beauty of Darkness poster, I thought I'd give it away to you guys. It's even signed ;)
1. This giveaway is International and will run until October 10, 2016!
2. The winner will receive a signed poster of The Beauty of Darkness.
3. You must be 13+ or have parent's permission to enter this giveaway.
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6. I will check all entries so please be honest or you will be disqualified.
7. The winner must respond to my email within 48 hours or I will have to pick another winner.
Good luck!

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Event Recap: Mary E. Pearson Signing

Guys, last Friday I got to meet NYT Bestselling Author Mary E. Pearson! Squeeee! She was in Vancouver for vacation and agreed to do a signing. Thank you so much to Raincoast Books for making it happen!

Mary E. Pearson @ Chapters Metrotown!
I headed straight to the bookstore after work. I was basically the first one there so I sat down in the front row after the bookstore finished setting up for the event. When it was time, Mary came out with Lindsay from Me On Books who was moderating the event. She asked Mary some really great questions! There were laughs and some serious nods.

Mary with Lindsay from Me on Books.

I managed to remember some of the things Mary talked about during the event:
1. Mary explained that the relationship between Lia,Rafe andKaden wasn't a love triangle. She doesn't consider it so because Lia really only had feelings for one guy through TKoD. Their relationship is what she would call "love complicated".
2. The ARC version of The Heart of Betrayal contains a small passage that was later taken out and not in the finished copies. She couldn't remember where exactly this passage was though.
3. She loved writing the Komizar. Even though he was a villain in our eyes, from his own point of view, he was a hero.
4. Mary didn't know the ending to the trilogy until she sat down and started writing. Before that, she just had brief synopsis written down.
5. Some of her favourite female characters include Kestrel from Marie Rutkoski's The Winner's Trilogy and the ladies (Ismae, Sybella and Annith) from Robin LaFever's His Fair Assassin series.

After the Q&A session, Mary read the beginning of The Beauty of Darkness to us. Then she did a little trivia and gave away two goodie baskets. We were all really stumped on the finish-the-quote questions. Oops.

Mary E. Pearson reading from The Beauty of Darkness.
Then came time for the signing! I was really nervous when Mary got to me so I didn't say a lot but she was so nice! I was second in line so I managed to snatch a signed poster of The Beauty of Darkness. Yippy~

I got a picture with Mary E. Pearson!
Please ignore my awkward smile, I was really nervous *hides*

It was so lovely to meet Mary! Thank you so much for coming to Vancouver and thank you again to the Raincoast ladies for making it possible~
Now if you guys haven't read her Remnant Chronicles yet, you should definitely get on it ;)
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