This month I will be featuring new releases from Canadian authors! From indie authors to well-known authors, I want to share with you the books I’m most excited for this year — I hope you’ll add some of them to your own wishlist and TBR!
These Things I’ve Done by Rebecca Phillips
HarperTeen | August 1, 2017
A contemporary YA perfect for fans of Courtney Summers and Jessi Kirby, THESE THINGS I’VE DONE is the story of a seventeen-year-old girl who accidentally caused her best friend’s death and, a year later, is still grappling with the consequences.
Dara and Aubrey have been inseparable since they became best friends in sixth grade. However, as they begin their sophomore year of high school, cracks in their friendship begin to form, testing the bond they always thought was unbreakable.
It’s been fifteen months since the accident that killed Aubrey, and not a day goes by that Dara isn’t racked with guilt over her role in her best friend’s death. Dara thought nothing could be worse than confronting the memories of Aubrey that relentlessly haunt her, but she soon realizes it isn’t half as difficult as seeing Ethan, Aubrey’s brother, every day. Not just because he’s a walking reminder of what she did, but because the more her feelings for him change, the more she knows she’s betraying her best friend one final time.
I don’t always have time to check Twitter, but sometimes I go on and see someone talking about an upcoming book release and it just happens to be something that I know I’ll love. This is how I found out about Rebecca Phillip’s book … I had been browsing on Twitter and saw someone talking about her book and just out of curiosity I checked out her profile and saw she was from Canada! I immediately added her book to my wishlist … I love that it says it’s a mix of Courtney Summers and Jessi Kirby — I love both of those authors and it sounds like this book will have some grit, some heart, and leave me with a whole lot to think about.
What Canadian book are you waiting for?