HarperCollins Canada: Frenzy Presents
(Spring 2019 Edition)
On February 28, 2019, I was fortunate enough to attend Frenzy Presents, a YA-centric book preview hosted by HarperCollins Canada (HCC). The event’s focus was to highlight upcoming Spring 2019 releases. As always, it was great connecting with the Toronto et al. community of influencers.
I’ll be showcasing the 27 books in full and highlight some standouts that I’m excited for! Better get your Goodreads open because shelves be topplin’.
Spring 2019 In A Glance
Below is a graphic containing the books featured by Frenzy. Are there any covers below entice you? Let me know!
Spring 2019 Books I’m Excited For!
While I am sure I could probably word vomit a bunch of hype for many of the above, I am going to spotlight a few of the titles that have me more than intrigued for reasons of foreseeable feels.
Reasons: GROUND! HOG! DAY!
“But this love story is . . . complicated. It is an almost happily ever after. Because Kate dies. And their story should end there. Yet Kate’s death sends Jack back to the beginning, the moment they first meet, and Kate’s there again.”
Reasons: FOOD! CULINARY ARTS! FOOD!
“The one place she can let her responsibilities go is in the kitchen, where she adds a little something magical to everything she cooks, turning her food into straight-up goodness. Still, she knows she doesn’t have enough time for her school’s new culinary arts class, doesn’t have the money for the class’s trip to Spain — and shouldn’t still be dreaming of someday working in a real kitchen.”
Reasons: Everyone will probably cry reading this so.
“…when it comes to arranging the perfect bouquet, CJ discovers a knack she never knew she had. A skill she might even be proud of. Then her mom decides to sell the shop—to the family who swindled CJ’s grandparents when thousands of Japanese Americans were sent to internment camps during WWII. “
Reasons: Hello grief my ol’ friend.
“The only person who ever made him think he could be more was his older brother Patrick, the family’s golden child. But that was before Patrick died suddenly, leaving Pup with a family who won’t talk about it and acquaintances who just keep saying, “sorry for your loss.””
Reasons: I am bachelor trash.
“But after an excruciatingly public rejection from her closest childhood friend, Selah’s stepmother suggests an unthinkable solution: Selah must set sail across the Atlantic, where a series of potential suitors awaits—and if she doesn’t come home engaged, she shouldn’t come home at all.”
Reasons: You can’t comp Patrick Ness and expect me not to pick it up…
“Ash lost all memory of that event when she fell from Solomon’s treehouse. Since then, Solomon has retreated further and further into a world he seems to have created in his own mind. One that insulates him from reality, but crawls with foes and monsters . . . in both animal and human form.”
Haul and Swag
I walked away from Frenzy Presents with a swag bag containing the below. THEY GAVE BATH BOMBS TO EVERYONE. I will finally get to experience the fizzle life (even if I never take baths, let’s be honest).
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How to instagram? / / I was fortunate to attend #FrenzyPresents last Sunday at HarperCollinsCanada and they did the bit where they say “that cover tho!” // and I “yeet” // and they blurb it // and I’m “hey, that sounds rad” // they interject with “rad but sad!” // but they don't know sadness is my pal so I'm… “tell me more” // and now I have more books on my reading pile than I ever needed due to my sloth-like reading speed. / / More importantly: YA BOY GOT A BATH BOMB FROM THE SWAG BAG. Honestly a highlight. Also A+ mug. So thanks to the Frenzy team for bringing together the Toronto book community for bookish shenanigans on a cold winter day with 100 km/h winds. / / / /
Which Spring 2019 release are you excited for? Which cover designs have caught your attention?