So I recently went to the Frenzy Presents Fall Preview hosted by HarperCollins Canada and it was a total blast! This was my second time going and I went with Flavia @Flavia the Bibliophile and Milana @A Couple Reads. It was great to see bloggers I met last time and meet some new people. I was definitely way less nervous going this time around because I actually knew what to expect.
When we got there, the first thing we saw were three boards with upcoming releases and we got to choose our favourite books covers using emoji stickers! Then we grabbed some snacks (including some yummy cotton candy!) and went to grab seats before everything started. Frenzy never fails to deliver on all the snacks! Everyone had a copy of The Black Witch paperback and The Iron Flower ARC both by Laurie Forest who was there to talk about her books and sign them. There were also cute Frenzy notebooks and pens so we could write about the upcoming releases.
When the event started I had my camera ready to go so I didn’t miss a thing! You can check out #FrenzyPresents on social media to see all the posts. We watched the movie trailer for The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (I still haven’t read it but I’m hype for the movie) and hear about all the latest editions of her book (the gold collector’s and movie tie-in), which was super fun. She also told us more about On the Come Up, which is her next book. When Team Frenzy started talking about What If It’s Us, we also got to watch a video of Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera (they are super adorable) talk about the book and what it was like collaborating.
Here are the books that Team Frenzy discussed and there are a bunch of new releases I discovered while I was there. There’s a great mix of contemporary, fantasy, and even some thrillers coming! I love how they get me hyped about books that weren’t even on my radar before!
And of course, here are some of the books I’m most anticipating for the fall! I’m a total YA fantasy addict and proud of it. But seriously, these four books all sound epic and I can’t wait to dive into them. Although, I still have to read One Dark Throne before I can dive into Two Dark Reigns! I also can’t handle the covers, either. The Light Between Worlds got an amazing cover upgrade and I could stare at it forever.
When we were done discussing the upcoming releases, we played a game with the Epic Reads Book Nerd Questions, which we all received in our goodie bags. Then Laurie Forest came out and talked about her books, writing, and her inspiration for the story. When she was done discussing and answering Q&A, she went to go sign her books.
Finally, we got our swag bags which each came with a bunch of swag as well as three ARCs each. Here is what I got in my bag:
Epic Reads Book Nerd Questions
Epic Reads Pop Socket
Victoria Aveyard Book Poster
Becky Albertalli Book Pins
Angie Thomas Book Pins
And the ARCs I received:
Shadow of the Fox by Julie Kagawa
The Light Between Worlds by Laura E. Weymouth
The Lady’s Guide to Petticoats and Piracy by Mackenzi Lee
I’m super excited to read the new books I got and I had an all-around amazing second time at Frenzy Presents! It’s amazing to hear everyone rave about upcoming books and to hear authors speak about their books, writing process, and inspiration. I can’t wait to see which books they discuss at the next event.