Thursday, July 18, 2013

Luncheon with Jessica Spotswood & Emily Pohl-Weary Re-cap

Hey fellow book lovers! So I had the awesome opportunity to visit Penguin Canada's offices last Friday, for lunch and Q&A with Razorbill authors, Emily Pohl-Weary and Jessica Spotswood, where we discussed their new and upcoming releases!
Vikki VanSickle did a fabulous job leading the Q&A during the lunch, and I
learnt a lot of interesting things about these two YA authors, including their writing inspirations, which for Emily was Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Twilight- she wanted to write a kick-ass heroine worthy of the attention Bella received from Edward and Jacob. Jessica's character inspirations, however, come from a more personal experience as the Witches of the Cahill Sisterhood are inspired by her own two sisters!
Both authors were in complete agreement though that they both wanted to create a story with strong and independent heroines, and I must say Emily Jessica, MISSION ACCOMPLISHED! Of course, it always helps to have a strong hero (for back-up that is) :).

Titles discussed during this lunch were:

JESSICA SPOTSWOOD'S The Cahill Witch Chronicles
Star Cursed (Cahill Witch Chronicles #2)
Order Star Cursed here.
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
With the Brotherhood persecuting witches like never before, a divided Sisterhood desperately needs Cate to come into her Prophesied powers. And after Cate's friend Sachi is arrested for using magic, a war-thirsty Sister offers to help her find answers—if Cate is willing to endanger everyone she loves.

Cate doesn't want to be a weapon, and she doesn't want to involve her friends and Finn in the Sisterhood's schemes. But when Maura and Tess join the Sisterhood, Maura makes it clear that she'll do whatever it takes to lead the witches to victory. Even if it means sacrifices. Even if it means overthrowing Cate. Even if it means all-out war.

In the highly anticipated sequel to Born Wicked, the Cahill Witch Chronicles continue Cate, Maura and Tess's quest to find love, protect family, and explore their magic against all odds in an alternate history of New England.

Don't miss the book that started it all! 
Go here to check out BORN WICKED (The Cahill Witch Chronicles #1)

EMILY POHL-WEARY'S Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl
Not Your Ordinary Wolf Girl
Release Date: September 24th/13.
Publisher: Razorbill Canada
Pre-order your copy here.
Synopsis courtesy of Goodreads:
Sometimes Living in the Big Apple Really Bites!

Eighteen-year-old rock star Sam Lee isn't like other girls. She's the super-talented bass player and songwriter for an all-girl indie band and an incurable loner. Then one night after a concert in Central Park, she's attacked by a wild dog.

Suddenly, this long-time vegetarian is craving meat--the bloodier, the better. Sam finds herself with an unbelievable secret and no one she trusts to share it. And so begin the endless lies to cover up the hairy truth...

When a new girl gang appears in the city--with claws and paws--Sam suspects there's a connection to her own inner beast. Trapped in a tug-of-war between her animal and human selves, forced to choose between the guy who sparked her carnal appetite and the one who makes her feel like a normal teenage girl, Sam has to unravel the mysteries of the werewolf world before her bandmates, her mother, and the media catch up to her.

Here are the goodies I got to take home with me (all three books are signed):
I've been hearing great things about The Bone Season so I'm super excited to get started on this one!

It was fabulous meeting Emily and Jessica, and I want to thank Penguin/Razorbill Canada for inviting me to this lovely lunch and thanks so much to Emily and Jessica for taking the time to chat with all us book lovers! You're awesome!

Happy Reading!!!

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