Recap: Canadian YA Apocalypse Book Tour Plus The Lives We Lost by Megan Crewe Giveaway

I apologize for the lateness, but better late than never, I say!


Last year, I went to the YA Apocalypse Book Tour which had the wonderful Canadian authors Megan Crewe, Cheryl Rainfield, Lesley Livingston, Maureen McGowen, and Leah Bobet.


They introduced each other and said who they were and a little bit about themselves.


The downside to this tour was that there was no emcee to talk and no microphone at all so the authors had to project their voices. I’m sure they would have felt more comfortable if they had microphones.


Also the area wasn’t curtained or screened off so it was terribly annoying and rude when people would walk right in front and disturb the dynamic of the speeches.


Each author answered questions from the authors and I was fortunate enough to take some notes on my phone.


After all the questions and answers we finally met the authors and got to talk to them one on one. I talked to each one and chatted a bit about books, blogging and life in general. Each one was a delight to talk to, and I pretty much felt giddy taking in all their literary awesomeness.


Favourite authors


  • Philippe Gregory
  • Ronald Dahl
  • Lois Duncan
  • Beth Revis
  • Tamara pierce


  • Jim Butchers
  • Shakespeare
  • Harry Dresser
  • Parke Godwin


  • John Irving
  • Veronica Roth
  • Stan Collins
  • Moira Young
  • Robertson Davies



  • Peter Beatles
  • Shawn Stewart


What book did you wish you have written?


  • Anything by Shakespeare
  • Jitterbug Perby Tom Robbins


  • Blood Red Road by Moira Young
  • Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood



  • Holding Still with Zoe Whittall


  • The Last Unicorn by Peter S. Beagle
  • The Princess Bride by William Goldman


  • The Calling by Kelley Armstrong


My Signed Books








What I Learned

  • Authors value book bloggers as much as we value their work.
  • Be prepared to hand off your business cards at a moment’s notice.
  • Don’t be afraid to ask questions to the author for swag! They’ll give you tons!


Rules and Regulations

  • Ends on February 25, 2012 at 12:01AM (EST)
  • US/Canada residents only
  • The author will be shipping the book
  • Total prize value is $19 CAD
  • I will not be responsible for lost or damaged packages from the shipper
  • The winner will be announced on Twitter

a Rafflecopter giveaway


  1. Erin Anderson

    April 19, 2013 at 7:22 PM

    I tottaly want to read Hunted :0)

  2. Margie aka The Bumble Girl

    February 24, 2013 at 4:25 PM

    No, I have not read it yet! But I want to! Oh, to have more hours in the day to dedicate to reading only 🙂

  3. Rabiah

    February 17, 2013 at 12:56 AM

    Nope I haven’t yet, but it’s on my shelf, crying at me to read it 😛 Thanks for the amazing giveaway!!

  4. Amber Hsu

    February 12, 2013 at 11:17 PM

    not yet, but i’m planning to!

  5. Tiffany M

    February 9, 2013 at 9:48 PM

    Not entering just thought I would stop and mention how awesome this looks! I missed it because I was to go to the one in Barrie and it was snowing like heck! It was good to see what a great time you had!!

  6. SweetMarie83

    February 5, 2013 at 6:32 PM

    Looks like a lot of fun, Giselle! They came to Belleville, but I wasn’t able to go. I was SO mad because nobody ever comes here, and I hardly ever go anywhere but I’d made plans to go to the States that day *cries*. I haven’t read the first book yet, but it’s on my list! Thanks for the giveaway!

  7. Stephanie W.

    January 31, 2013 at 2:15 AM

    I haven’t read it yet, but it’s patiently waiting for me on my bookshelf. Thanks for the giveaway! It looks like you had an awesome time!!

  8. Jennifer k

    January 30, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    I haven’t but it’s on my wishlist too.

  9. alicia marie

    January 30, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    Yes! I can’t wait to read the next one : )

  10. Kristie M

    January 29, 2013 at 3:01 PM

    I haven’t yet,but I will! I have read lots of great reviews.

  11. Tiffany Drew

    January 29, 2013 at 2:47 PM

    Not yet, I’ve been waiting to read these back to back!

  12. Julie R

    January 29, 2013 at 11:05 AM

    I have not read it yet, but I am adding it to my TBR pile.

  13. Leanna

    January 29, 2013 at 12:26 AM

    I have not read THE WAY WE FALL yet, but it has been put on my to-read list. Thank you :]

  14. mamabunny13

    January 28, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    I have it but have not read it yet. It’s next on my tbr list.

  15. Samantha D

    January 28, 2013 at 11:10 PM

    I havent but its been on my TBR list since it came out! 😀

  16. .Ambur.

    January 28, 2013 at 10:40 PM

    I haven’t read The Way We Fall Yet, but it’s a series that I’ve been wanting to start! 😀 I loved the interview questions, Giselle, and those are some great little recaps of tips that you learned! 😀

  17. deanna_boocock

    January 28, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    Haven’t read it yet but will be reading. Especially if I win, cuz if I don’t I wont know what’s going on.

  18. Anne C

    January 28, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Great books and talented authors! Congrats on the book tour. Don’t forget to bring a microphone on the next tour. 😀

  19. Marlene V.

    January 28, 2013 at 6:11 PM

    I haven’t read the first book

  20. leannessf

    January 28, 2013 at 5:33 PM

    Not yet – it’s in my TBR pile!


  21. sarah c.

    January 28, 2013 at 4:20 PM

    No i havent had the chance to read it but it is on my tbr list! Thanks for the giveaway and great pictures!!!!

  22. Katie Amanda

    January 28, 2013 at 4:03 PM

    I haven’t read it, but I’m very interested. Thanks!

  23. Holly Letson

    January 28, 2013 at 2:32 PM

    Looks like you had a lot of fun. They look like such friendly people.

    No, I have not read it. But, I would like to.

  24. Lisa Richards

    January 28, 2013 at 2:05 PM

    I haven’t but it is on my wishlist.

  25. Tia

    January 28, 2013 at 12:36 PM

    No, But I would like to

  26. May

    January 28, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    I have seen it in book store but haven’t read it yet.

  27. Erika

    January 28, 2013 at 11:44 AM

    I have not read it yet! Looks great! Thanks for sharing the great post and pics! Looks like you had fun:)

  28. RIN

    January 28, 2013 at 11:42 AM

    I haven’t read ti yet, but it’s fairly high on my (very long) TBR list.

  29. Teresa (NeedNewSpace)

    January 28, 2013 at 10:16 AM

    I was also lucky to see these fabulous ladies on their Apocalypse Tour in my city! It was a fantastic time and since I’m from a much smaller town than Toronto, the experience was much more intimate. I really enjoyed meeting them all and they were all so gracious and forthcoming when answering the audience. I have not yet read Megan Crewe’s The Way We Fall & was not fortunate to have a copy with me to get signed. It is however on my TBR List.

  30. Galena

    January 28, 2013 at 9:27 AM

    I have not had a chance to read it yet.

  31. Lisa @ Lost in Literature

    January 28, 2013 at 8:40 AM

    I haven’t read book one yet, though I definitely want to. How awesome you got to meet these authors! Looks like a fun time! 🙂

  32. laurie g

    January 28, 2013 at 8:38 AM

    I have book 1, but haven’t read it yet. Its high up on my TBR pile though so I’ll be reading it soon!

    Thanks for the chance and good luck everyone!

  33. Samantha @ Reading-AndCoffee

    January 28, 2013 at 8:20 AM

    I wanted to go to this signing so bad! Wish I could have made it.

    I haven’t read The Lives We Lost *yet* but it’s close to the top of my TBR!

  34. Rose. P

    January 28, 2013 at 7:48 AM

    I have book 1, but haven’t read it yet. Its high up on my TBR pile though so I’ll be reading it soon!

    Thanks for the chance and good luck everyone!

  35. Carissa St. Amand

    January 28, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    Not yet, but it’s on the never-ending-taking-over-apartment list! 😛

    • Carissa St. Amand

      January 28, 2013 at 7:36 AM

      never-ending-taking-over-apartment-TO-READ list*

  36. Alicia

    January 28, 2013 at 7:13 AM

    I haven’t read this book yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

  37. Brooke Banks

    January 28, 2013 at 6:50 AM

    I haven’t read the first book either, but I love dystopians. It’s on my TBR list, which I have dubbed the never-ending, ever-growing there are too many good books to read list. TBR is just short hand. =)

  38. Brooke

    January 28, 2013 at 5:42 AM

    I haven’t. I have it in ebook. I really want to read it! Thanks for the giveaway!

  39. Grace Lo

    January 28, 2013 at 3:58 AM

    No, but I need to do it now! And the cover! I love its simplicity.

  40. Karin

    January 28, 2013 at 3:13 AM

    I haven’t read The Way We Fall but i’ll be sure to check it out.

    Thanks for the giveaway!

  41. Courtney

    January 28, 2013 at 12:43 AM

    Really jealous I didn’t go to this! Looks like it was a good event full of amazing authors.

  42. Katie Mahnken

    January 28, 2013 at 12:42 AM

    I have not read The Way We Fall yet, but it is on my TBR shelf on Goodreads — I looooove slightly future dystopic/survival novels so I’m really looking forward to finally getting my hands on it!! Hmm…maybe tell my husband to forget the Valentine’s dinner… lol!

  43. Ange/Libby Blog

    January 28, 2013 at 12:41 AM

    No sadly I haven’t. It’s still waiting on my TBR which is getting wildly out of hand! I should go on a vacation just to read books! 🙂 Wouldn’t that be lovely!?

    • Katie Mahnken

      January 28, 2013 at 12:43 AM

      Me too! I think I have around 400 books on my Want-To-Read shelf! It’s insane!! 😀

  44. April Simms

    January 28, 2013 at 12:27 AM

    Unfortunately, I have not read her book yet. It’s on my TBR list!

  45. Darlene Ysaguirre

    January 28, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    I have not read the first book yet =/

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