Wednesday, 24 October 2018

{Event Recap} Raincoast Books' Teens Read Preview - Winter & Spring 2019

Is there anything more exciting and fun than talking about books? Other than reading them, I don't think anything else could top that kind of excitement!

Raincoast Books' Winter and Spring 2019 Teens Read Preview took place on October 20th, with many book bloggers attending in person in Vancouver and Toronto, or via Google Hangout. I, like many bloggers, attended via Google Hangout, with snacks on hand, a piping hot latte, and notepad ready for note taking. I was extremely excited to learn about any new upcoming supernatural or high fantasy titles, and was eager to learn more about the Cast family's brand new series.

The event started in a timely manner, and I immediately dove into the pamphlet Raincoast Books provided ahead of time, and quickly perused the upcoming titles we would be discussing. Several titles immediately caught my attention, like Susan Dennard's Bloodwitch, Gita Trelease's Enchantee, and The Dysasters by PC and Kristin Cast. Melissa and company did a phenomenal job making sure we were well informed on each title, their hype, and any potential comps that would help us feel better acquainted with the upcoming releases. Needless to say, my to-read list is oh-so large! In addition, Canadian cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks, behind such titles as Friends with Boys and The Nameless City, made a special appearance. She discussed her career and her upcoming collaboration with author Rainbow Rowell on PUMPKINHEADS, a title we can expect to see later next year.

Below you will find my full compiled list of titles that were discussed during this season's Teens Read Preview. You will, additionally find ๐Ÿ’“ and ๐Ÿ emojis beside specific titles. All hearts indicate titles I'm eager to read and have tentatively added to my to-read/review list and leaves indicate a book by a Canadian author.


Upcoming Winter & Spring 2019 Releases:
The Similars by Rebecca Hanover๐Ÿ’“
Bloodwitch by Susan Dennard๐Ÿ’“
A Curse so Dark and Lonely by Brigid Kemmerer๐Ÿ’“
The Gilded Wolves by Roshani Chokshi๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ
Dark of the West by Joanna Hathaway
King of Scars by Leigh Bardugo๐Ÿ’“
Enchantee by Gita Trelease๐Ÿ’“
The Dysasters by P.C. and Kristin Cast๐Ÿ’“
Children of Virtue and Vengeance by Tomi Adeyemi๐Ÿ’“
Courting Darkness by Robin LaFevers
The Giver (Graphic Novel) by Lois Lowry and P. Craig Russel
Comics Will Break Your Heart by Faith Erin Hicks๐Ÿ’“๐Ÿ
Watch Us Rise by Renee Watson and Ellen Hagan๐Ÿ’“
What We Buried by Kate. A. Boorman๐Ÿ
You Owe Me a Murder by Eileen Cook๐Ÿ
Bloodleaf by Crystal Smith๐Ÿ’“
Voices by David Elliott
A Place for Wolves by Kosoko Jackson
Wicked Saints by Emily A. Duncan๐Ÿ’“
The Lost by Natasha Preston
The Hummingbird Dagger by Cindy Anstey๐Ÿ
Birthday by Meredith Russo
We Hunt the Flame by Hafsah Faizal
Kingsbane by Claire Legrand๐Ÿ’“
Finale by Stephanie Garber๐Ÿ’“
In Paris With You by Clementine Beauvais
The Girl King Mimi Yu
The Deceivers by Kristen Simmons
Bloom by Kevin Panetta and Savanna Ganucheau
The Shadowglass by Rin Chupeco
You Asked for Perfect by Laura Silverman
We Told You Six Lies by Victoria Scott๐Ÿ’“
White Rose by Kip Wilson
The Chosen by Taran Matharu
Somewhere Only We Know by Maurene Goo


I want to send a HUGE thank you to the team of Raincoast Books for putting together yet another phenomenal, fun, and highly informative event. See you next time!

Happy Reading,

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