I know, I know, I’m really late for #FrenzyPresents but in my defense … grad school.
So, how about a little recap of my first bookish event (and a refresher for those who attended/read about this last month)?
I had very little idea what to expect besides what I’d seen in other bloggers’ posts from past events so it was all very new! We were invited up to their new office space, which had tons of bookshelves and a great view of the city. They also had lots of snacks for us (and you know I’m all about that free food).
For the actual “Presents” part of the day, HCC Frenzy unveiled their new logo and ran through some of their upcoming releases. Here are a few that caught my attention!
Tiffany Sly Lives Here Now by Dana L. Davis
This one was compared to Fresh Prince of Bel Air — the MC moves from Chicago to California to live with her rich biological dad BUT, twist, another man tells her he’s her father and Tiffany only has seven days before he’s coming to demand a paternity test :O
Invisible Ghosts by Robyn Schneider
The MC’s best friend is her brother, WHO’S A GHOST. That was enough for me.
The Loneliest Girl in the Universe by Lauren James
Romy is the last survivor on a spaceship, alone in space, until she makes contact with someone on another ship. But this tagline, “Sometimes, there’s something worse than being alone . . . “. I don’t know what’s going on but I want in.
Sea Witch by Sarah Henning
A backstory for Ursula?! Sign me up for any and all villain origin stories
Heretics Anonymous by Katie Henry
This one was pitched as Breakfast Club meets Saved by the Bell (admittedly, I have not seen the second but I get the gist). The MC is an atheist who starts attending a Catholic school, and feeling very out of place soon joins a group of other outcasts, hence Heretics Anonymous. It sounds like a really funny read and I love the cover, so I’m looking forward to this!
And of course, the swag bag. HCC Frenzy sent us home with all sorts of treats — buttons, a candle, teas (which have found a happy home with my sister), and of course, BOOKS!
As well as what was in our bags, we also received a copy of Hadley Dyer’s Here So Far Away as she was the invited speaker at the event, and then also got a chance to chat with her and get our book signed. She was lovely and hilarious, and we bonded over being newbies-ish to Toronto and throwing some shade on the “centre of the universe”.
I had a great time and can’t wait for the next Frenzy event! Thanks for having us and sorry for my delay in posting about it!!