Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Lisa's Looking Forward To #9 - March 26th, 2019

Second week I'm posting this on a Wednesday, and hopefully this week I'll have time to join in with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can't Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  There are quite a few books coming out next week that I've got listed in my planner. So here we go!




You can read my review of this one HERE.  But the final part of the blurb tells you one big reason I was first interested!  I just wish I'd been able to get a physical ARC, but will be reading an e-galley.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
A thief. An officer. A guardian.

Three strangers, one shared destiny . . .


When the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. A new life for a wealthy French family and their descendants. But five hundred years later, it’s now a place where an extravagant elite class reigns supreme; where the clouds hide the stars and the poor starve in the streets; where a rebel group, long thought dead, is resurfacing.

Whispers of revolution have begun—a revolution that hinges on three unlikely heroes…

Chatine is a street-savvy thief who will do anything to escape the brutal Regime, including spy on Marcellus, the grandson of the most powerful man on the planet.

Marcellus is an officer—and the son of a renowned traitor. In training to take command of the military, Marcellus begins to doubt the government he’s vowed to serve when his father dies and leaves behind a cryptic message that only one person can read: a girl named Alouette.

Alouette is living in an underground refuge, where she guards and protects the last surviving library on the planet. But a shocking murder will bring Alouette to the surface for the first time in twelve years…and plunge Laterre into chaos.

All three have a role to play in a dangerous game of revolution—and together they will shape the future of a planet.

Power, romance, and destiny collide in this sweeping reimagining of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece, Les Misérables.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.





There have been a lot of books about Joan of Arc lately, and this one sounded pretty good based on the format it is in.  Maybe I'll get ahold of it some day.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Author David Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life and death.
Told through medieval poetic forms and in the voices of the people and objects in Joan of Arc’s life, (including her family and even the trees, clothes, cows, and candles of her childhood). Along the way it explores issues such as gender, misogyny, and the peril of speaking truth to power. Before Joan of Arc became a saint, she was a girl inspired. It is that girl we come to know in Voices.
 


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.




This one sounds like a good contemporary mystery with a twist.  Plus, I've always wanted to read something by this author.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Chloe was three years old when she became Chloe Holden, but her adoption didn’t scar her, and she’s had a great life. Now, fourteen years later, her loving parents’ marriage has fallen apart and her mom has moved them to Joyful, Texas. Starting twelfth grade as the new kid at school, everything Chloe loved about her life is gone. And feelings of déjà vu from her early childhood start haunting her.

When Chloe meets Cash Colton she feels drawn to him, as though they're kindred spirits. Until Cash tells her the real reason he sought her out: Chloe looks exactly like the daughter his foster parents lost years ago, and he’s determined to figure out the truth.

As Chloe and Cash delve deeper into her adoption, the more things don’t add up, and the more strange things start happening. Why is Chloe’s adoption a secret that people would kill for?



Sound good? Add to Goodreads HERE.







This one sounds really good, and I'm pretty sure I've been reading some good reviews about it.  I've yet to read a James Patterson Presents title either, so that intrigues me as well.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
I’ve been chased my whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had to hide who I am. Until I found Excalibur.

Now I’m done hiding.

My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.


When Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government and bring peace and equality to all humankind.

No pressure.



Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.







On one hand this sounds like it is similar to the story Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, but it also has some unique sounding ideas in the synopsis below.  

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
After moving into a dank and drafty basement suite in West Edmonton with her truck- driving father, nasty stepmother and taciturn twin brother, Ash, seventeen-year-old Greta doesn't have high expectations for her last year of high school. When she blacks out at a party and is told the next day that she's had sex, she thinks things can't get any worse. She's wrong.

While Greta deals with the confusion and shame of that night, her stepmother and father choose that moment to disappear, abandoning Ash and Greta to the mercy of their peculiar landlord, Elgin, who lives upstairs. Even as Greta struggles to make sense of what happened to her, she finds herself enjoying her new and very eccentric family, who provide the shelter and support that has long been absent from her life. Much to Greta's surprise, she realizes there is still kindness in the world--and hope.



Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.


Final Thoughts:
Quite a few books come out next week.  Only got to read one, a few I wish I could read soon!  How about you?  Have you read any of these yet?  Are they on your TBR?  And hey, while you're here, you should go try to win some of my ARCs from Cleaning Up My TBR Post HERE.

14 comments:

  1. I've heard a lot of hype about Sky Without Stars but haven't seen Voices before. It looks like a really interesting book, I'm going to check it out. Thanks for sharing!!

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  2. I just received my copy of Sky Without Stars today! 😆

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  3. Wow, so many books I've not seen. Thanks for sharing them!

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  4. I don't read much fantasy, but a Joan of Arc retelling sounds pretty interesting.

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  5. Oh the first one is a reimagining of Les Mis? Interesting! And ooh I like the sound of In Another Life!

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  6. Voices sounds really good to me, especially as I have interest in Joan of Arc and I love that it is told in narrative poetry. Great list!

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    1. It's one I hadn't heard much about, but it's been on my ARC list for awhile! Thanks for visiting!

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  7. I'm definitely excited to read A Sky Without Stars, and I love the sound of Trail of Crumbs:-)

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    1. I finished and enjoyed A Sky Without Stars. Thanks for stopping by!

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