Recap: #FrenzyPresents 2014/15 Preview Event


Now into its third year, Harper Collins hosted their annual HCC Frenzy event where they highlight and preview some of the exciting books that will be coming out this Fall. A fun group of familiar faces filled the rooms at the HCC Toronto office on a lovely Sunday afternoon as we listened to the team […]

Review: Bird Box by Josh Malerman


What started as a bizarre news story in far away Russia starts hitting close to home. Something that people are seeing is making them lose their minds and wanting to take their own life. Malorie is among a handful of survivors that constantly live in fear, any venture outside must be done in darkness. With her […]

Recap: A Blindfolded Reading with Bird Box’s Josh Malerman


One gorgeous (and windy) evening a few weeks ago, a large group of Harper Collins Canada Facebook fans gathered at the publisher’s offices in Toronto to meet Josh Malerman, author of Bird Box. The novel takes place in a world where everyone is blindfolded to survive. Something that people see has been causing them to go […]

Mini Reviews: An Assortment of Paris Books


Well, this is a first… I’ve done mini reviews on graphic novels and e-novellas before but given that there are only 3 days left of April, and Paris Month is drawing to a close with so many books I still need to finish & review, I thought I would do a smattering of mini ones. […]

Review: The Shadow Queen by Sandra Gulland


Claudette grew up in a theatrical family, her parents formerly players in a Parisian troupe. The world they live in is one very divisive between the nobility & religion vs actors & theatre. Through some chance encounters spanning many years, Claudette meets Athénaïs, a girl from a noble family who affects her life more than […]

Review: Breathe by Sarah Crossan


When The Switch happened, oxygen levels took a nose dive with both plant and human life dying off as a result. A lottery selected the “lucky” ones to live in an oxygen-controlled dome where the population are split into Premiums and Auxilary, which are basically the haves and the have-nots. Quinn, a Premium, and his […]

Recap: A Snowy Evening with The Enchanted’s Rene Denfeld


On yet another blizzardy day in Toronto a small group of book lovers gathered at the Harper Collins office to meet author Rene Denfeld and to hear her speak about her new book The Enchanted. Christa (More Than Magic) had really enjoyed the book and I was definitely excited to find out more about it. […]

Recap: Matthew Quick & The Good Luck of Right Now


It’s true, I’ve been meaning to watch Silver Linings Playbook for the longest time – but my track record for keeping up with movies AND with reading all the books I want to read is not very good. So when Christa (More Than Just Magic) mentioned that she was reading The Good Luck of Right […]

Review: The Madman’s Daughter by Megan Shepherd


Inspired by The Island of Dr Moreau, The Madman’s Daughter follows Juliet as she lives a life of poverty in London after her father had left in disgrace and her mother had died. She finds Montgomery, an old friend and servant boy, from her more privileged days and convinces him to take her with him […]

Blog Tour Review + Q&A: Hidden by Catherine McKenzie


When Jeff is killed in an accident, his wife Claire and young son must now face the horrible task of planning his funeral and learning to go on with their lives without him. Tish, a co-worker, is overcome with grief when she finds out yet having to keep it a secret on how she is […]

Review: Allegiant by Veronica Roth


The final installment of the bestselling Divergent trilogy concludes with the highly anticipated Allegiant. With the chance to leave behind the world she once knew, which is now in disarray, Tris along with Tobias and a group of others venture out into the unknown. Only they soon realize that the evil you don’t know isn’t […]

Review: Sutton by J.R. Moehringer


Brooklyn-born Willie Sutton was an infamous bank robber in the early 1900s who was arrested countless times and consequently escaped prison just as many times. Also known as Willie the Actor, he was America’s most successful bank robber and was put on the first Most Wanted List from the FBI. He couldn’t stop pulling off […]

Review: Tampa by Alissa Nutting


Celeste is a 26 year old middle school teacher and married to Ford, a 31 year old police officer. For all intents and purposes, to everyone looking in they are the perfect couple. However, Celeste holds a deep dark secret: she’s attracted to 14 year old boys. Her excitement to start teaching is arousing to […]

Review: Asylum by Madeleine Roux


Dan Crawford is off to a college prep summer school in New Hampshire where the students are being housed in a former asylum that housed the criminally insane. He befriends Jordan and Abby who join him in roaming the sealed off offices in search of the asylum’s sordid history. The more they discover about the […]