This past weekend I had the pleasure of attending another Frenzy Presents event at the Harper Collins Canada office. For the Fall/Winter preview, the wonderful staff at HCC Frenzy were discussing 24 new middle-grade and young adult books that are hitting shelves over the next few months.
“I can see the dark things. They’re trying to hide, but I can spot them, hunched behind corners, pressed against walls. Shadows where there is no one to cast shadows. Nobody’s shadow would look like that anyway. Warped. Bony. Bent almost like branches. They are waiting. I can feel them. And they can feel me pushing back.”
“Magic was a mask Finn had slipped over her head so many times, she’d almost forgotten what her own face looked like. But that was just how she liked it.”
This weekend I had the opportunity to attend the Harper Collins Canada Frenzy Spring Preview in Toronto! What does that mean? Frenzy, HCC’s YA group, showcased their spring lineup of amazing books!
In 2014 I was studying international development and project management at Humber College. In April of that year, 276 females were kidnapped from a school in Nigeria. You might remember it being referred to as the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapping (Chibok was the town they were living and attending school in). I still remember this event, as everyone in my program was talking about it.
The Marrow Thieves was the best book I’ve read (so far) this year, and I need to tell you why.
Happy first Sock Sunday of October! I’m kicking off my October reads with Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. My Octobers are always spent reading creepy books, and this one seemed appropriate given the young, floating girl on the cover.