Arrival Day: Welcome to Canada!

Posted October 2, 2016 in Books, Travelling the Pages / Leave a comment!

Hello lovelies and welcome to our first stop on our travels across the world! This is the beginning of a 3 month journey visiting all kinds of new places that we’ve (mostly) only seen in books. Maybe one day we’ll see all these places in person but for now this is the next best thing. Am I right?

We decided to start somewhere easy. So many books take place in the US and that’s fine but we’re trying to move away from that a bit since it can get to be a little repetitive. We want to ease you into our journey and what better way than to pick Canada as our first stop!

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Both me and Alice @ Alice’s Book Vault are actually from Canada! So this is home to us! We’re excited to share so many things with you all starting with books! Check in on Wednesday to see some foods, movies, and fun facts about the country we call home!

Arrival Day: Welcome to Canada!City of the Lost by Kelley Armstrong
Series: Casey Duncan #1
Genres: Adult, Mystery, Thriller
5 Stars
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Casey Duncan once killed a man and got away with it. Since then she’s become a talented police detective, tethered only to her job, her best friend, Diana, and the occasional evening with her sexy, no-strings-attached ex-con lover, Kurt. But then Diana's abusive ex finds her again, despite all Casey has done to help her disappear. And Casey’s own dark past begins to catch up with her. The two women need to run—and Diana’s heard of a place where they won’t be found, a town especially for people like them…

Arrival Day: Welcome to Canada!Center Ice by Cate Cameron
Series: Corrigan Falls Raiders #1
Genres: Young Adult, Contemporary
4 Stars
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The hometown hockey hero won’t know what hit him…

Karen Webber is in small-town hell. After her mother’s death, she moved to Corrigan Falls to live with strangers—her dad and his perfect, shiny new family—and there doesn’t seem to be room for a city girl with a chip on her shoulder. The only person who makes her feel like a real human being is Tyler MacDonald.

But Karen isn’t interested in starting something with a player. And that’s all she keeps hearing about Tyler.

Corrigan Falls is a hockey town, and Tyler’s the star player. But the viselike pressure from his father and his agent are sending him dangerously close to the edge. All people see is hockey—except Karen. Now they’ve managed to find something in each other that they both desperately need. And for the first time, Tyler is playing for keeps…

Arrival Day: Welcome to Canada!The Scorpion Rules by Erin Bow
Series: Prisoners of Peace #1
Genres: Young Adult, Sci Fi
3 Stars
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The world is at peace, said the Utterances. And really, if the odd princess has a hard day, is that too much to ask?

Greta is a duchess and crown princess—and a hostage to peace. This is how the game is played: if you want to rule, you must give one of your children as a hostage. Go to war and your hostage dies.

Greta will be free if she can survive until her eighteenth birthday. Until then she lives in the Precepture school with the daughters and sons of the world’s leaders. Like them, she is taught to obey the machines that control their lives. Like them, she is prepared to die with dignity, if she must. But everything changes when a new hostage arrives. Elián is a boy who refuses to play by the rules, a boy who defies everything Greta has ever been taught. And he opens Greta’s eyes to the brutality of the system they live under—and to her own power.

As Greta and Elián watch their nations tip closer to war, Greta becomes a target in a new kind of game. A game that will end up killing them both—unless she can find a way to break all the rules.

Arrival Day: Welcome to Canada!The Birth House by Ami McKay
Genres: Adult, Historical Fiction
5 Stars
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The Birth House is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of the Rare family. As a child in an isolated village in Nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing and a kitchen filled with herbs and folk remedies. During the turbulent years of World War I, Dora becomes the midwife's apprentice. Together, they help the women of Scots Bay through infertility, difficult labors, breech births, unwanted pregnancies and even unfulfilling sex lives.

When Gilbert Thomas, a brash medical doctor, comes to Scots Bay with promises of fast, painless childbirth, some of the women begin to question Miss Babineau's methods - and after Miss Babineau's death, Dora is left to carry on alone. In the face of fierce opposition, she must summon all of her strength to protect the birthing traditions and wisdom that have been passed down to her.

Filled with details that are as compelling as they are surprising-childbirth in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion, the prescribing of vibratory treatments to cure hysteria and a mysterious elixir called Beaver Brew- The Birth House is an unforgettable tale of the struggles women have faced to maintain control over their own bodies and to keep the best parts of tradition alive in the world of modern medicine.

Arrival Day: Welcome to Canada!Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery
Series: Anne of Green Gables #1
Genres: Young Adult
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Everyone's favorite redhead, the spunky Anne Shirley, begins her adventures at Green Gables, a farm outside Avonlea, Prince Edward Island. When the freckled girl realizes that the elderly Cuthberts wanted to adopt a boy instead, she begins to try to win them and, consequently, the reader, over.

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