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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]