Crazy news, I’m recapping an event less than a week after it happened instead of a month later!!
I went to the Teens Read Preview hosted by Raincoast Books last week, which many Canadian bloggers were tuned into on Twitter. The actual event took place in Vancouver but I was in a secondary location in Toronto, watching the livestream with a group of fellow bloggers/booktubers/booklovers, etc.
There were SO many books that they talked about, and if you go check out #teensreadfeed on Twitter you can see discussion about all of them, but I’m gonna highlight just a few I’m looking forward to that are coming out this fall.
Mirage by Somaiya Daud
This one sounds a bit like The Prince and the Pauper but a lot more high-stakes. Amani is kidnapped and forced to serve as the princess’ body double, since her subjects hate her so much they’re worried for the princess’ safety outside of the palace. Dream job!
Bibliophile by Jane Mount
I think everyone at the preview has this one on their wishlist now. It’s a book all about books, with illustrations of bookstores and author’s writing spaces, book recs, and so many fun bookish things!!
A Blade So Black by L.L. McKinney
This one was pitched as Buffy meets Alice in Wonderland, so obviously it immediately went on my TBR list. We made so much noise about it on Twitter that the author got a ton of traffic and was wondering what in the world was going on! Lots of readers are excited about this one, I think it’s going to be a hit!
Not Even Bones by Rebecca Schaeffer
One common theme in many of the upcoming reads: Lots. Of. Death. I got this one in my swag bag and it was compared to Dexter but with a paranormal twist. Nita’s mom kills supernatural creatures while Nita dissects them so they can sell their body parts on the black market. Nothing like a loving mother-daughter relationship 🙂
The Boneless Mercies by April Genevieve Tucholke
Another one from my swag bag, this one is a retelling of the epic poem, Beowulf (which I haven’t read 😛 ). The story follows 4 girls who are hired killers (what’d I say about death?) and try to take down one last monster. Always interested in a YA retelling!
On a Sunbeam by Tillie Walden
Maybe the one I’m most looking forward to! An f/f sci-fi graphic novel set in space, the MC sets out on an epic journey to find her long-lost love. It started as a web comic but I’m so excited to see this one published!
Salt by Hannah Moskowitz
I was already intrigued by the title and cover, but then I heard sea monsters, and then I read that it’s a story that focuses on a group of siblings and the strength of familial love?! Pleasantly surprised that romance doesn’t seem to be a focus in this one but instead gives so much attention to these siblings’ relationship (they are all stuck on a boat together but still). A rarity but one I’m definitely going to pick up!
So those are my stand-outs! Thanks again to Raincoast Books for the invite and all the goodies! 🙂
I still have yet to write up more of my reviews (because they are very time-consuming!) so I don’t know how many posts I’ll have up this month. BUT I’m participating in the #readingwomenmonth challenge over on Instagram and highlighting some of the books I own, many of which are still on my TBR pile. I’m posting every day so you can come check that out and share some of your own TBR books!
What’s your next read?
Which of the preview books are you most looking forward to?