Last weekend Chelsey and I were lucky to attend our second ever Harper Collins Frenzy Event in Toronto.
This time round the event was a little shorter as the majority of the participants had scored tickets to go see Angie Thomas at the AGO (we sadly didn’t get tickets in time).
After a short game of guess the winter title based on the emoji, the Frenzy Team dove right into the upcoming spring and summer books. And oh boy, there are some really awesome titles headed our way.
The Reading List
(All of the books discussed during the presentation)
Opposite of Always – Justin A. Reynolds
Defy Me – Tahereh Mafi
Love and Other Curses – Michael Thomas Ford
The Meaning of Birds – Jaye Robin Brown
The Tiger at Midnight – Swati Teerdhala
Broken Throne – Victoria Aveyard
Last Things – Jacqueline West
With the Fire On High – Elizabeth Acevedo
Nocturna – Maya Motayne
The Missing Season – Gillian French
Let Me Hear a Rhyme – Tiffany D. Jackson
The Wise and the Wicked – Rebecca Podos
This Time Will Be Different – Misa Sugiura
Sorry For Your Loss – Jessie Ann Foley
Like a Love Story – Abdi Nazemian
The Beholder – Anna Bright
Ordinary Girls – Blair Thornburgh
The Rest of the Story – Sarah Dessen
The Exact Opposite of Okay – Laura Steven
The Evil Queen – Gena Showalter
Pan’s Labyrinth – Guillermo del Toro, Cornelia Funke
Destroy All Monsters – Sam J. Miller
The Beckoning Shadow – Katharyn Blair
Let’s Call it A Doomsday – Katie Henry
Hello Girls – Brittany Cavallaro, Emily Henry
A Dress for the Wicked – Autumn Krause
Fan the Fame – Anna Priemaza
At the very end of the presentation the Harper Collins team did a quick shout out to some of the books coming out later in the summer and all of them sounded super fun. Extra points to Dear Haiti, Love Alaine for an interesting and fun premise. I can’t wait to pick it up in September.
Then the Frenzy team brought out a game wheel. The premise was simple. Spin the wheel, answer a YA trivia question and get your name added to a basket. At the end of the questions names would be drawn and people could pick prizes. Chelsey managed to convince me to go up where I failed to answer a question about Love Simon… slightly embarrassing. But we both won prizes!
Chelsey won a copy of What if It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera. And I hit the jackpot and won the On the Come Up Indigo box!
GET HYPED: The Swag Bags
I really wanted to get my hands on a copy of Nocturna and the gods of the swag bags provided.
Check out the rest of the goodies below:
WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU TRY TO TAKE PICTURES OF A PILLOWCASE
Another super fun event at Harper Collins! I’m so excited to dive into the arcs I got. And I am even more excited for the other books to come out. I’m looking at you This Missing Season.
Thanks again to the Frenzy Team for inviting Chelsey and I and we can’t wait for the next event!