Blog Tour Review: The Searcher by Simon Toyne

While the people of Redemption, Arizona are at a funeral service, they notice a loud explosion in the distance. On the way to investigate the plane crash, Sheriff Morgan encounters a man running from the crash site. The shoeless man has no memory of who he is, only that he was there to save a […]

Review: Dumplin’ by Julie Murphy

Willowdean Dickson, a self-proclaimed fat girl, is proud of her body despite the cruelty of some people at school. Will, or “Dumplin’” to her mom, discovers that her crush Bo reciprocates her feelings and she is both thrilled and surprised. Rather than be her usual confident self, Will retreats from Bo’s touch as she becomes fully […]

Frenzy Presents! the 2015/2016 Fall/Winter season

It’s been a busy summer and I somehow ended up with an unplanned hiatus from the blog (sorry for the absence!)… but what better way to get me back into the swing of things than a fun preview event from Harper Collins! I know I seem to say this every year, but this upcoming Fall/Winter […]

Review: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

Simon Spier is a closeted gay 16 year old boy in high school who has struck up an increasingly flirty email correspondence with another boy, nicknamed Blue. When one of the emails falls into the wrong hands, Simon finds himself being blackmailed for fear of his secret getting out. He must navigate the growing complexities of his […]

Review: Single, Carefree, Mellow by Katherine Heiny

A collection of short stories with an underlying theme: infidelity. Each short story are small vignettes into the lives of different women in different walks of life who are having an affair. One woman invites her husband’s mistress out for a drink, while another is out for coffee with a married man she met on […]

Review: Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter

In 1962, a dying young actress arrives in a boat at Pasquale’s small hotel off the Italian coast and immediately he is mesmerized by the beautiful American.  Decades later, an old Italian man shows up at a Hollywood production office looking for an actress he once knew. My brief synopsis above does not do this book justice. Beautiful […]

Review: The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily M. Danforth

Cameron Post feels guilty when she finds out her parents just died in a car crash. Not because she thinks she caused it but because she’s relieved they’ll never find out she was kissing her childhood friend Irene earlier. Now under the care of her aunt and grandmother, Cameron must keep hidden her feelings towards […]

Review: Yes Please by Amy Poehler

From getting her start on the improv stage to landing a 10-year stint at SNL, Amy Poehler has continued to flourish and grow in her comedic career. Not only has she starred in the hit NBC show Parks & Recreation, her and Tina Fey blew the roof off with their Golden Globe hosting. In Yes, […]

Recap: Amy Poehler in Toronto

The moment that Harper Collins announced that Amy Poehler was going to be in Toronto to sign her new book, Yes Please, I knew I had to figure out a way to get my hands on a wristband. Thank goodness that Indigo decided to open their store early, at 8am, to give out wristbands before […]

Review: Tell Me Again How a Crush Should Feel by Sara Farizan

Growing up in a Persian family where the pressure to become a doctor and find a nice boy is mounting from her parents, Leila struggles to keep it a secret that she likes girls. Her hidden feelings are challenged when a beautiful new girl shows up at school and she’s tasked with showing her around. […]

Review: The Perfectionists by Sara Shepard

A group of five girls, united by their hatred of the school bully Nolan Hotchkiss, discuss how they would kill him if they had the chance. They all have their valid reasons but it was just talk. They weren’t actually going to do it. When Nolan dies in the exact way that the girls talked about, they’re […]

Recap: Lauren Oliver in Toronto

Lauren Oliver, author of the best-selling Delirium series, was back in Toronto to promote her new adult novel Rooms in Toronto’s west end last week. Foregoing the seat behind the desk, Lauren came out to excited applause from  her fans and hopped up onto the table to get more close and casual to the people who […]

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 […]


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