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#Discussion: 2018 Canadian YA Releases + Another Year of We Can(ada) Read!

Hello everyone! As you may (or may not?) know I am Canadian so I try my dang hardest to promote as many Canadian books and authors as possible. So today I am telling you about all the 2018 releases by Canadian authors! This is also a formal announcement that I will be running my Canadian feature again in September 2018, We Can(ada) Read! 
We Can(ada) Read is by Canadians for EVERYONE to learn more about some amazing Canadian authors. This is a month-long feature that takes place in September and features Canadian bloggers and authors! If you are one of those and want to participate, please fill out the appropriate Google Form so I can contact you when I am putting together the master list of everyone to contact. 

Unfamiliar with We Can(ada) Read? Check out the We Can(ada) Read posts from 2016

For bloggers: There is an option to review a book in the sign-up link and I would love to see everyone choose that one and send them a copy of one of the books listed below to be reviewed! But feel free to choose to do a Guest Post for me as well.

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2018 Canadian YA Releases

THE DARK BENEATH THE ICE

Author: Amelinda Bérubé
Series
: N/A
Publisher
: Sourcebooks Fire
Publication
Date: August 1, 2018

Summary
:
Something is wrong with Marianne.


It's not just that her parents have 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. But a first attempt at an exorcism calls down the full force of the thing's rage. It demands Marianne give back what she stole. And Marianne must uncover the truth that lies beneath it all before the nightmare can take what it think it's owed, leaving Marianne trapped in the darkness of the other side.

ARROWHEART

Author: Rebecca Sky
Series
: N/A
Publisher
: Hodder Children's Books
Publication
Date: June 14, 2018

Summary
:

What if you had the power to make any boy fall in love with you? Addictive romance with a fantasy twist for fans of Holly Smale, Ally Carter, and Zoe Sugg.


The gods are gone. 


The people have forgotten them.


But sixteen-year-old Rachel can't forget - the gods control her life, or more specifically, her love life.


Being a Hedoness, one of a strong group of women descended from Greek God Eros, makes true love impossible for Rachel Patel. She wields the power of that golden arrow, and with it, the promise to take the will of any boy she kisses. But the last thing Rachel wants is to force someone to love her . . .


When seventeen-year-old Benjamin Blake goes undercover to investigate disappearances that link back to the Hedonesses, Rachel's world collides with his, and her biggest fear becomes a terrifying reality. She's falling for him - a messy, magnetic, arrow-over-feet type of fall.


Rachel distances herself, struggling to resist the growing attraction, but when he gives up his dream of being an officer to help her evade arrest, distance becomes an insurmountable task. With the police hot on their trail, Rachel soon realizes there are darker forces hunting them - a group of mortals recruited by the gods who will stop at nothing to preserve the power of the Hedonesses - not to mention Eros himself, who is desperate to reverse the curse . . .


Rachel must learn to do what no Hedoness has done before - to resist her gift - or she'll turn the Ben she's grown to love into a shadow of himself ... for ever. 

THE VANISHING KINGDOM

Author: Laura E. Weymouth
Series: N/A
Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: October 23, 2018

Summary:
Five years ago, Evelyn and Philippa Hapwell cowered from air strikes in a London bomb shelter. But that night took a turn when the sisters were transported to another realm called the Woodlands. In a forest kingdom populated by creatures out of myth and legend, they found temporary refuge.

When they finally returned to London, nothing had changed at all—nothing, except themselves.

Now, Ev spends her days sneaking into the woods outside her boarding school, wishing for the Woodlands. Overcome with longing, she is desperate to return no matter what it takes.

Philippa, on the other hand, is determined to find a place in this world. She shields herself behind a flawless exterior and countless friends, and moves to America to escape the memory of what was.

But when Evelyn goes missing, Philippa must confront the depth of her sister’s despair and the painful truths they’ve been running from. As the weeks unfold, Philippa wonders if Ev truly did find a way home, or if the weight of their worlds pulled her under.

MERCURY RISES

Author: Scarlett Kol
Series
: N/A
Publisher
: Inkspell Publishing
Publication
Date: February 2018


Summary
:
Being the daughter of New America’s leader is every girl’s dream—lavish parties, beautiful friends, servants, money, fame. But for seventeen-year-old Mercury Masters, it’s a nightmare. She knows that all these perks come with a price that the public never sees. And Mercury is tired of paying.

Hawk, a handsome prep school dropout turned vigilante, knows the struggle of the citizens of New America. Mercury’s father is destroying the country, and a new biological threat is terrorizing the city. With his group of misfit hackers and thieves he’s determined to be the hero the world so desperately needs.

Mercury’s secret government knowledge and Hawk’s underground resources might be the key to helping save the citizens of New America, but when aggressions flare and hearts get in the way, coming together might just get them both killed.

NOT EVEN BONES

Author: Rebecca Schaeffer
Series
: N/A
Publisher
: HMH
Publication
Date: September 4, 2018


Summary
:
Dexter
meets This Savage Song in this dark fantasy that's perfect for fans of Victoria Schwab and Leigh Bardguo.

What Canadian YA releases are you looking forward to?

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for this great list and event Jamie!!

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  2. This is so great. Thank you for including Arrowheart! xo

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