Sunday, February 3, 2019

Lisa's Looking Forward To #4 - February 3rd, 2019


Here are the books that are on my ARC list in my blog planner that will be published this week, on February 5th:





Beautiful cover, and a time travel story, what's not to like?

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Seattle, 1913 // Dorothy is trapped. Forced into an engagement to a wealthy man just so she and her mother can live comfortably for the rest of their days, she’ll do anything to escape. Including sneaking away from her wedding and bolting into the woods to disappear.

New Seattle, 2077 // Ash is on a mission. Rescue the professor—his mentor who figured out the secret to time travel—so together they can put things right in their devastated city. But searching for one man means endless jumps through time with no guarantee of success.

When Dorothy collides with Ash, she sees it as her chance to start fresh—she’ll stow away in his plane and begin a new life wherever they land. Then she wakes up in a future that’s been ripped apart by earthquakes and floods; where vicious gangs rule the submerged city streets and a small group of intrepid travelers from across time are fighting against the odds to return things to normal. What Dorothy doesn’t know is that she could hold the key to unraveling the past—and her arrival may spell Ash’s ultimate destruction.
 








Currently reading this sequel series to an earlier favorite series of mine.  Watch out for my review tomorrow!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Death wasn’t the end, it was only the beginning…

Sybella has always been the darkest of Death’s daughters, trained at the convent of Saint Mortain to serve as his justice. But she has a new mission now. In a desperate bid to keep her two youngest sisters safe from the family that nearly destroyed them all, she agrees to accompany the duchess to France, where they quickly find themselves surrounded by enemies. Their one ray of hope is Sybella’s fellow novitiates, disguised and hidden deep in the French court years ago by the convent—provided Sybella can find them.

Genevieve has been undercover for so many years, she struggles to remember who she is or what she’s supposed to be fighting for. Her only solace is a hidden prisoner who appears all but forgotten by his guards. When tragedy strikes, she has no choice but to take matters into her own hands—even if it means ignoring the long awaited orders from the convent.

As Sybella and Gen’s paths draw ever closer, the fate of everything they hold sacred rests on a knife’s edge. Will they find each other in time, or will their worlds collide, destroying everything they care about?







I've enjoyed other books by this author, and the synopsis sound good as well!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
In a parallel present San Francisco, Natalia Peña works as a hotel maid, practices martial arts, and cares for her eleven-year-old brother, Calvino. In this version of our world, all children start to "wane" when they reach Cal's age; by their teen years, they've lost their ability to feel emotion. But Cal isn't waning. When a mysterious corporation kidnaps him for testing, Natalia's reaction surprises her: she's crushed, and she'll do anything to save her brother from their experiments. But the road to his rescue leads her into the path of a dashing but troubled billionaire's son, a cadre of killers, and, eventually, the shocking truth about waning. Filled with twists and turns, The Waning Age is a powerful mirror that shows us the danger of becoming desensitized to violence and the remarkable, transformative power of love.







I wanted this ARC soooooooooo bad! I tried so hard to get someone to trade with me, but no one wanted anything I had in trade for it unfortunately. So now I'll be waiting till I get it ordered for my school library so my students can read it, and when they don't check it out, I will.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Love. 
Magic. 
Revolution.

When smallpox kills her parents, seventeen-year-old Camille Durbonne must find a way to provide for her frail sister while managing her volatile brother. Relying on petty magic--la magie ordinaire--Camille painstakingly transforms scraps of metal into money to buy the food and medicine they need. But when the coins won't hold their shape and her brother disappears with the family's savings, Camille must pursue a richer, more dangerous mark: the glittering court of Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette.

With the dark magic she learned from her mother, Camille transforms herself into 'the Baroness de la Fontaine' and is swept up into life at the Palace of Versailles, where aristocrats both fear and hunger for la magie. Her resentment of the rich at odds with the allure of glamour and excess, Camille is astonished to find that her would-be suitor Lazare, a handsome young inventor whom she thought shared her dreams of liberty, is also living a double life.

As the Baroness de la Fontaine, Camille gambles at cards and flirts, desperate to maintain her place at court and keep herself and her sister off the streets. But la magie has its costs. When a scheming courtier blackmails her and Lazare's affections shift, Camille loses control of her secrets. Then revolution erupts, and she must choose--love or loyalty, democracy or aristocracy, reality or la magie--before Paris burns.

Bestselling author of Caraval Stephanie Garber calls Enchantée "a lit firework crackling with treacherous magic, decadent romance, and disguises that take on lives of their own--deliciously addictive!" Gita Trelease's lush, imaginative debut fantasy is perfect for anyone looking for immersive magic in the world of Sofia Copola's Marie Antoinette.



Final Thoughts:
Have you read any of these yet?  Are any of them on your TBR list?  Hey, while you're here, you can check out some of the things I have to trade and try to win one if you go to my post yesterday about Clearing my TBR shelf, HERE.   Oh yeah, I also made a button for this post, like my dachshund with glasses?  

10 comments:

  1. I have not read any of these, but if you do, I hope they are enjoyable. Thanks for sharing. I love seeing what all is coming out.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. I figured there had to be a reason other than just for my blog planner, especially if I'm not getting around to reading them all. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. I really want to read Waning Age too! It sounds unique and fun! I also really liked both Stolen Time and Enchantee, so I hope you do too!

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    1. Hopefully I'll get a chance to read some of them soon! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. I've been hearing great things about Enchantee, I do hope you get to read it soon!

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    1. Me too! It sounds so good! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. Counting Darkness and Enchantee are both books I have been seeing across blogs a lot lately. And all the ones you feature here have such amazingly beautiful covers. I think the one I would be most likely to read myself would be The Waning Age.

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    1. I wish I had gotten a copy of Enchantee so bad! Oh well. The Waning Age does sound really good too! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I keep seeing Enchantee everywhere and everyone seems to love it, so here's hoping you love it too! And Stolen Times sounds amazing and that cover is gorgeous! I'm looking forward to your review!
    Jen @ Star-Crossed Book Blog

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    1. I've got to get my hands on it! Unfortunately, other than Courting Darkness, I don't have any of these to read. :-( Thanks for stopping by!

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