Hey everyone! I want to wish a Happy Canada Day to all of my fellow Canadians out there. I hope you all have a day filled with fun, food and fireworks! Due to the heat wave (over 44 degrees Celsius with the humidex) I won’t be doing anything during the day to celebrate and will most likely be going to the fireworks in the evening. In honour of Canada Day though I thought I would do a post on 5 Canadian authors and their books that I think you should check out. So let’s jump right in!
Her debut young adult book Game of Secrets comes out on July 3. It is an action filled spy thriller set in the Victorian era. Get ready for a sassy badass heroine, magic, and a thrilling adventure! My review on this book will be available on the date of publication, so keep an eye out for it!
Emily R King
Author of The Hundreth Queen Series, this is a high fantasy quartet which features a strong willed heroine, a forbidden romance, action and court intrigue. It is mainly about a girls quest to reclaim her life and make one of her own choosing. Join Kalinda on her journey through this series as she learns about her magic and faces trials and tribulations. This is one series you don’t want to miss! The fourth and final book in this series is out August 14.
She is the author of the Age of Legends series which is the epic adventure of twin sisters, an imperial guard and a thief. It has a wonderful romance, magic, and twists and turns that you won’t want to stop reading. All three books in this trilogy have been released so you can binge read them all at once! Trust me, these books are so good you won’t want to stop after the first.
E.K. Johnston has wrote many books, most of them standalones. There is one book of hers that I think is particularly interesting: That Inevitable Victorian Thing. That Inevitable Victorian Thing is set in the near future in a different version of what happened after the Victorian era. The crown princess gets to spend a summer away from her responsibilities to go to Toronto where she will find friends, romance and adventure. An alternative historical fiction I will always have a soft spot for books that are set in my hometown.
If I personally had to recommend one of Megan’s books it would definitely be A Mortal Song. A book inspired by and based on Japanese mythology this book is about a girl who was raised to protect the Spirit kingdom of Mt. Fuji. Until she found out she’s a fake and now has to teach the true heir while still protecting those she cares about in the spirit world. I love Japanese mythology and this is a unique take in that it doesn’t really have anything to do with ninjas or the samurai and that really set it apart for me. With magic and a spirit world to explore how could you not pick this one up?
Who are some of your favourite Canadian authors? Or what are some of your favourite Canadian books? I only mentioned the authors that I think are lesser known, but I could’ve included so many more! Such as: Kenneth Oppel, Lucy Maud Montgomery, Erin Bow, Rachel Hartman, Eric Walters, E.K. Johnston, Y.S. Lee, Amanda Sun, Michelle Krys and more. I hope everybody has a wonderful Canada day and enjoys their long weekend!