5 Sept 2018

We Can(ada) Read: Jay @ The Awkward Bookworm - SciFi Novels + THE CROSSOVER by Heather Horst

We Can(ada) Read is by Canadians for EVERYONE to learn more about some amazing Canadian authors! It is a highlight of Canadian Literature and those of us who promote it as much as possible. 

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5 Novels Set in Space to Check Out

The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer

This is one of my favourite series by one of my favourite authors! This is another series that I find just gets better with each book. I absolutely love these fairy tale retellings and how each book tells the story of a different character but still effortlessly blends the other characters in.  It’s such a diverse cast of loveable characters with such amazing dynamics between them. 

The Fifth Wave Series by Rick Yancey

This book has had very mixed reviews since the movie came out a few years ago. Personally, I adored this entire series. Although it can be cheesy at times, it was extremely entertaining right from the beginning. The books are told in alternating perspectives between a cast of colourful characters from a 5-year-old boy, to various soldiers fighting the alien invasions, to an alien himself!  

These Broken Stars by Aime Kaufman and Meagan Spooner

This is a story of survival after a space ship falls from orbit onto an unknown planet. Two unlikely characters: Lilac, a spoiled daughter of one of the wealthiest men in the universe and Tarver, a respected Major in the military, must work together to make it back to safety. The story is told in dual perspective between these two and its interesting to see the same situations from each character’s point of view. The characters grow and change through out the story in such a great way! I have not read the rest of the Starbound trilogy, but I hope to soon! 

Illuminae Files by Aime Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

I’ve personally only read Illuminae, but I have heard nothing but great things about this series! This is such a unique story told in an amazing way. It’s told through dialogue, computer files and different forms of multimedia which gives it a very unique voice. I loved all the graphics and different styles the story took. Again, the cast of characters are great, and you even get a perspective from Aiden, an artificial computer which is very fun! 

E.T. The Extra-terrestrial (1982)

Although E.T is not a book, I felt he needed to be included in this list. I loved this movie when I was younger. It follows a young boy named Elliott who finds E.T, a friendly alien. He introduced E.T to his older brother and younger sister and they decide to keep his existence a secret from the rest of the world. E.T becomes sick and the government intervenes, causing Elliot and his siblings to find a way to get E.T back to his home planet as quickly as possible. It’s such a cute, feel good movie I think everyone should watch at some point! A super fun fact as well: E.T was an imaginary friend that Stephen Spielberg made up when his parents were getting a divorce in 1960!
Heather is a young adult novelist. While she loves writing there are many other things she likes to do in her free time- like watching Netflix and reading! Heather lives in Ontario, Canada. To find more information about Heather follow her on Twitter.

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Author: Heather Horst
Series: Crossover #1
Publisher: CreateSpace
Publication Date: March 1, 2018

It’s been 12 years since Ella has buried her brother Weston, today she buries her Father. Tomorrow she begins her life as an average University student. Unfortunately, much like Ella’s childhood, things do not go as expected. Before the semester can even begin Ella finds herself intertwined with eccentric peers, family ties, and an alternate universe. 

Now Ella is thrust into the responsibility of keeping her personal life in order while saving another Earth from their impending doom, and potentially her own.
This giveaway is sponsored by Moonbeam Books, an independent bookstore in Toronto, Ontario!

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