13.9.18

We Can(ada) Read: #Spotlight: TRUE BORN Trilogy by L.E. Sterling + #Giveaway!

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The entire TRUE BORN Trilogy is out! The last book, TRUE STORM, released on May 1, 2108. So today I am spotlighting the entire series! Learn more about each book below...

TRUE BORN

Author: L.E. Sterling
Series
: True Born Trilogy #1
Publisher
: Entangled: Teen
Publication Date
: May 3, 2016
Summary
:
Welcome to Dominion City.


After the great Plague descended, the world population was decimated…and their genetics damaged beyond repair.


The Lasters wait hopelessly for their genes to self-destruct. The Splicers pay for expensive treatments that might prolong their life. The plague-resistant True Borns are as mysterious as they are feared…


And then there’s Lucy Fox and her identical twin sister, Margot. After endless tests, no one wants to reveal what they are.

When Margot disappears, a desperate Lucy has no choice but to put her faith in the True Borns, led by the charismatic Nolan Storm and the beautiful but deadly Jared Price. As Lucy and the True Borns set out to rescue her sister, they stumble upon a vast conspiracy stretching from Dominion’s street preachers to shady Russian tycoons. But why target the Fox sisters?

As they say in Dominion, it’s in the blood.
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12.9.18

We Can(ada) Read: Eileen @ BookCatPin - #REVIEW: SLEIGHT by Jennifer Sommersby + #Giveaway

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Hello, my name is Eileen and I'm the blogger behind BookCatPin. Yes, that’s books, cats and Pin meaning I’m a book lover and a cat lady. Pin is my childhood nickname added in for a bit of a personal touch. You can often find me reading and cuddling with my cats. I also love sharing pictures and stories of books and my kitties on my social media!

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SLEIGHT

Author: Jennifer Sommersby
Series
: AVRA-K #1
Publisher
: HarperCollins
Publication
Date: April 3, 2018
Rating
: 4/5 stars

Summary
:
Growing up in the Cinzio Traveling Players circus, Genevieve Flannery is accustomed to a life most teenagers could never imagine: daily workouts of extravagant acrobatics; an extended family of clowns; wild animals for pets; and her mother, Delia, whose mind has always been tortured by visions—but whose love Geni never questions. In a world of performers who mystify and amaze on a daily basis, Delia’s ghostly hallucinations never seemed all that strange . . . until the evening Geni and her mother are performing an aerial routine they’ve done hundreds of times, and Delia falls to her death.

That night, a dark curtain in Geni’s life opens. Everything has changed.

As they reel from the tragedy, the Cinzio Traveling Players are also grappling with the circus’s new owner: a generous, mysterious man whose connection to the circus—Geni suspects—has a dark history. And suddenly, Geni is stumbling into a new reality of her own, her life interrupted daily by the terrors only Delia used to see. As the visions around her grow stronger, Geni is not sure who she should trust or love. Worst of all, she’s starting to question whether she can trust her own mind.

A thrilling and mysterious novel that captures the magic of the big top itself, Sleight is a high-flying fantasy that will enchant readers.
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Thank you Jamie for the opportunity to read and review Sleight! I was very excited to discover that Sleight was not only written by a Canadian but she's also a local author to me! I jumped on the chance to read it.

11.9.18

We Can(ada) Read: #REVIEW: THE DARK BENEATH THE ICE by Amelinda Bérubé + #Giveaway

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Jamie is a Canadian book blogger who owns more books than she can fit in her room. She mostly reads YA but has a soft spot for all types Science Fiction and Fantasy, so she carries those around with her as well. Jamie typically reads while drinking tea, curled up in a little ball for maximum warmth. 

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THE DARK BENEATH THE ICE

Author: Amelinda BérubéSeries: N/A
Source: ARC via Raincoast Books
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication Date: August 7, 2018
Rating: 4/5 stars

Summary:
Black Swan meets Paranormal Activity in this compelling ghost story about a former dancer whose grip on reality slips when she begins to think a dark entity is stalking her.

Something is wrong with Marianne.

It's not just that her parents have finally split up. Or that life hasn't been the same since she quit dancing. Or even that her mother has checked herself into the hospital.
She's losing time. Doing things she would never do. And objects around her seem to break whenever she comes close. Something is after her. And the only one who seems to believe her is the daughter of a local psychic.

But their first attempt at an exorcism calls down the full force of the thing's rage. It demands Marianne give back what she stole. Whatever is haunting her, it wants everything she has--everything it's convinced she stole. Marianne must uncover the truth that lies beneath it all before the nightmare can take what it thinks it's owed, leaving Marianne trapped in the darkness of the other side.
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Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book and chose to review it. This in no way impacts my opinion.

This was super creepy and super good and also gay. So all things you want in a book, really. I think it handled mental health really well and it’s set in the best place I ever lived: Ottawa!

10.9.18

We Can(ada) Read: Sam @ Spines in a Line - #Review: PAST TENSE by Star Spider

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Sam is a twenty-something Master’s student from Canada, currently in the final year of her program before she finally leaves school for good and has to face the real world. Blogging for a little over two years but tracking her reading since grade school, she loves to read all genres but has a special fondness for mysteries and thrillers. Sam posts reviews, author interviews, and other bookish things over on her blog, as well as her Music Monday features, which are fun book/music mash-ups! Feel free to drop by to chat, offer book recs, or share your own Music Monday posts!

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PAST TENSE

Author: Star Spider
Series: N/A
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: April 10, 2018
Rating: 3.5/5 stars

Summary:
How do you live after death?

Julie Nolan is a pretty average girl with pretty average problems. She’s been in love with her best friend, Lorelei, ever since they met in grade three. Only Lorelei doesn’t know about it — she’s too busy trying to set Julie up with Henry, her ex, who Julie finds, in a word, vapid.

But life gets more complicated when Julie comes home to find her mother insisting that her heart is gone. Pretty soon it becomes clear: Julie’s mom believes that she has died.


How is Julie supposed to navigate her first year of high school now, while she’s making midnight trips to the graveyard to cover her mother with dirt, lay flowers and make up eulogies? And why is Henry the only person Julie feels comfortable turning to? If she wants to get through this, Julie’s going to have to find the strength she never knew she had, and to learn how to listen to both her mom’s heart and her own.
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I’m going to start my review with a quick blurb about the story because when I first heard it, I was stunned and then immediately added it to my TBR, so I want to bring you all on the same page.

Ninth-grader Julie is dealing with pretty average teenage problems (in love with her best friend, you know how it is) but one day she finds her mom standing stock-still by the sink, hands resting in freezing dishwater, saying that her heart is gone. As Julie reels from this admission and her mom’s strange detachment in the coming weeks, she struggles to find a way to get her mom back to normal while keeping her condition secret from everyone else. But high school brings more drama, and Julie’s secrets are threatening to overwhelm her.

So weird and cool, right?