Harper Collins Frenzy | Spring 2019

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:


A gorgeous Six of Crows pillow case that my cat Lucy immediately took to.
 Arc of Fan the Flame by Anna Priemaza
 Arc of Nocturna  by Maya Motayne
Arc of The Exact Opposite of Okay  by Laura Steven
 Chapter Sampler of The Evil Queen by Gena Showalter
Valentines Day Pop Socket
Frenzy Mug
Green Tea Detox Tea from Tealish
Blueberry Cheescake Bathbomb from Da Bomb
Six of Crows Pillowcase from Owl Crate

Not Pictured:

Candy from Sweetartisancandies (I ate it… again.)

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!

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Alexandra is always looking for the next book she can devour. She has a love hate relationship with teen fiction specifically when it comes to fantasy, post apocalyptic and failed shakespeare adaptations.

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