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“Be With Me follows the story of Jase and Teresa. Jase is Cam’s best friend who we meet in book one [Wait for You] and Teresa is his sister. Teresa is just coming off a really bad knee injury that has put her out of commission for dancing and is going to the same school as Jase,who she has had a major crush on for years. Jase is Cam’s best friend and knows he can’t go after Cam’s sister but he struggles with his feelings for her and his own problems from the past.
I loved this book. I am a big fan of J Lynn (AKA Jennifer L Armentrout) I loved Wait For You and couldn’t wait to read this one, I loved the story and I thought the characters were great since we have already been introduced to them. The characters’ issues with their pasts were really realistic and the struggles they had with each other were relatable as well. I thought Teresa was a great character, really strong and knew what she wanted but likeable at the same time. Jase was a great match for her, and he was also really swoon worthy.
Overall this book was amazing and I am already dying for the next, I would highly recommend her books for lovers of New Adult.”
~ Jessie at Coles
Want to learn more about the New Adult genre? Email me at shannon.parsons@harpercollins. I’m happy to explain it a bit further, and also send along a sampler featuring excerpts from key New Adult authors.
As you guys may know, CBC’s Canada Reads competition starts on Monday. This year, they are looking for the book that has the power to change Canada.
We’re cheering for Esi Edugyan’s powerful novel, Half-Blood Blues!
Evoking the world of Paris during the Second World War, Half-Blood Blues is about the disappearance of Hiero, a talented young black German jazz musician at the hands of the Nazi Party. Half Blood Blues is an entrancing, electric story about jazz, race, love and loyalty. Already a champion, Half-Blood Blues won the Scotiabank Giller Prize in 2011.
And that’s not all, Olympic gold medalist Donovan Bailey will be defending Half-Blood Blues in Canada Reads this year!
Now, to make it even more exciting, the publishers decided to make a little wager on the competition.
The winner now gets a case of beer AND a bottle of champagne.
Go #TeamEsi, go!
We can’t wait to see which book wins Canada Reads 2014!
I have extra advanced reading copies of:
Zac & Mia by A.J. Betts (on sale March 25th)
Told in alternating perspectives, Zac and Mia tracks the relationship of two ordinary teenagers in exceptional circumstances. This is a great read for John Green fans!
The Rich and the Dead by Liv Spector (on sale March 18th)
Welcome to Star Island, where Miami’s wealthiest residents lead private lives behind the tall gates of their sprawling mansions. It’s a blissful escape from the hot and dirty city—or it was, until New Year’s Day 2015, when twelve of the most powerful people in the world were found murdered… (FYI - Liv Spector lives in Canada and went to McGill!)
The Hotel on Place Vendome by TIlar J. Mazzeo (on sale March 11th)
Set against the backdrop of the Nazi occupation of World War II, The Hôtel on Place Vendôme is the captivating history of Paris’s world-famous Hôtel Ritz—a breathtaking tale of glamour, opulence, and celebrity; dangerous liaisons, espionage, and resistance—from Tilar J. Mazzeo, the New York Times bestselling author of The Widow Clicquot and The Secret of Chanel No. 5, Non-fiction fans, this one’s for you!
Alright, Chapters/Indigo/Coles readers! If you want any of the above email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Cory & Shannon
Jared Bland, The Globe’s book editor, explains why sci-fi lovers and those who are sci-fi curious will love Jeff Vandermeer’s new book, Annihilation. (Cory’s fave!)
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We totally agree.
"It would be easy to call Reconstructing Amelia a mystery and leave it at that. It leaves the reader waiting and questioning what is the truth with every turn Kimberly McCreight incorporates into her Mean-Girls-gone-killer. But it’s more than just a mystery. The story follows Kate Baron trying to find out why her perfectly happy daughter Amelia killed herself or why someone would have pushed her off the top of the school building.
Through flashbacks from the point of view of Amelia we experience the struggles she faces growing up in a school filled with mean girls, Facebook, and gossip. McCreight cleverly weaves a coming of age story during a technological era, where cyber-bullying and digital media are an ever growing dilemma. McCreight takes it to the next level by using Facebook posts, e-mails and gossip blog posts to help the story along. She does such a fantastic job of writing these Gossip Girl-esque blogs, you won’t be able to read the posts without hearing the voice of Kristin Bell in your head!
Personally, I think the greatest strength of Reconstructing Amelia is reading it with your own mother. Kate and Amelia have the kind of mother/daughter connection that so many girls can identify, making Amelia’s death and her mother’s search for the killer even more poignant. As soon as I finished reading the book I passed to my own mother who looked at the novel with a completely different set of eyes but still loved every bit! Definitely a wild read that will keep you entertained.” ~ Kassandra, Indigo bookseller