#RiGoesOutside: Raincoast Winter/Spring 2016 Preview!

Yes I did indeed go outside. And this time it was to my very first publishing preview! I was invited to preview some Winter/Spring 2016 books by Raincoast Books! Raincoast is a Canadian distributor for Macmillan, Tor, Chronicle and other publishers. I was so excited to go to this event not only to learn about the awesome new books, but also meet some bloggers there!!

So we all gathered to google hangout with the other group of bloggers hanging out in Vancouver. We went through the list of awesome books that are releasing in 2016. Here are just some of the books that we discussed!

Truthwitch by Susan Dennard
Release Date: January 5th 2016

Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn
Release Date: January 5th 2016

Thief of Lies by Brenda Drake
Release Date: January 5th 2016

This is Where it Ends by Marieke Nijkamp
Release Date: January 20th 2016 

Into the Dim by Janet B. Taylor
Release Date: March 1st 2016

These Vicious Masks by Tarun Shanker and Kelly Zekas
Release Date: February 9th 2016 

Riders by Veronica Rossi
Release Date: February 16 2016

The Winner's Kiss by Marie Rutkoski 
Release Date: March 1st 2016 

You can find the entire list of books that we talked about here:

The entire thing was a lot of fun and we all squealed for the books that we were excited about. I met a lot of awesome people at the event and people I've talked to only on twitter before.

I got to meet Lynne of Words of Mystery, Liran of Empress of Books, Amanda of Heartless Girl, Christine of Padfoots Library, Nova of Out of Time,  Jessica of Bookish Serendipity, Shelly of Read.Sleep.Repeat. and many more! There were a lot of people there and it was so much fun to meet bloggers in real life. I just hope I didn't scare anyone off. Hahaha!

I also got to see my friend Eileen from Book Cat Pin on the other end of the google hangout show. We basically just stared and smiled at each other while DMing, because we thought it would be awkward to wave.

Then at the end, we took a group picture together!

There's me, sitting in the striped shirt! There were soooooooo many people at the Toronto meetup and it was awesome!

I also got an awesome swag bag with two 2016 ARCs! In it I received:

After the Woods by Kim Savage
Release Date: February 23rd 2016

I See Reality by Various Authors 
Release Date: January 26th 2016 

Thank you so much to Vanessa and Jenn for hosting this preview on our end and to Raincoast for organizing the entire thing! It was so much fun and I hope to attend again next year!

Happy Reading!
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  1. Hi Ri!! I am totally going to wave next time lol~

    1. LOL. I'm totally going to wave next time too!

  2. So many great books! I can't believe The Winner's Kiss was being discussed! I also can't believe that March isn't that far away!

    1. I know right? March isn't that far off at all!

  3. THAT IS SO FUN <3 I wish I could go to one of those events, but they never really happen anywhere near home. I'm soo jealous (in a good way, though). And I hope you had fun Ri! This is really cool :)

    Jillian @ Jillian's Books

    1. Hahaha! I hope that you get to do a publishing event some day! And thanks Jillian! I definitely did have fun! :D


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