Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Lisa's Looking Foward To #19 - June 25th, 2019

Back to joining up with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can't Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  This week there are four on my list.

From my ARC list for June 25th:



I won an ARC of this through Bookish First, and plan/hope to get it read and do a review by this Sunday.  The first look that they gave me on the website definitely intrigued me, and I'm interested to see where the story goes.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

A novel about speaking out, standing up, and breaking free.

Miriam lives in New Jerusalem, a haven in the desert far away from the sins and depravity of the outside world. Within the gates of New Jerusalem, and under the eye of its founder and leader, Daniel, Miriam knows she is safe. Cared for. Even if she’s forced, as a girl, to quiet her tongue when she has thoughts she wants to share, Miriam knows that New Jerusalem is a far better life than any alternative. So when God calls for a Matrimony, she’s thrilled; she knows that Caleb, the boy she loves, will choose her to be his wife and they can finally start their life together.

But when the ceremony goes wrong and Miriam winds up with someone else, she can no longer keep quiet. For the first time, Miriam begins to question not only the rules that Daniel has set in place, but also what it is she believes in, and where she truly belongs.

Alongside unexpected allies, Miriam fights to learn–and challenge–the truth behind the only way of life she’s ever known, even if it means straying from the path of Righteousness.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE




I love retelling types of stories, and Gena Showalter is a favorite author of mine.  I would have killed for this ARC!  I did get an egalley, so hope to have time to read still.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Welcome to the Forest of Good and Evil. A dream come true, and a living nightmare.

Evil isn’t born, it’s made. One thought and action at a time. Take a good look at what you’ve made.

Far, far away, in the realm of Enchantia, creatures of legend still exist, magic is the norm and fairy tales are real. Except, fairy tales aren’t based on myths and legends of the past—they are prophecies of the future.

Raised in the mortal realm, Everly Morrow has no idea she’s a real life fairy tale princess—until she manifests an ability to commune with mirrors.

Look. See… What will one peek hurt?

Soon, a horrifying truth is revealed. She is fated to be Snow White’s greatest enemy, the Evil Queen.

With powers beyond her imagination or control—and determined to change Fate itself—Everly returns to the land of her birth. There, she meets Roth Charmaine, the supposed Prince Charming. Their attraction is undeniable, but their relationship is doomed.

As bits and pieces of the prophecy unfold, Everly faces one betrayal after another, and giving in to her dark side proves more tempting every day. Can she resist, or will she become the queen—and villain—she was born to be?


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.








This one just sounds very unique and I'm so interested in things that are different, with different types of fantasy stories and creatures.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

A fresh and addictive fantasy-romance set in modern-day Seoul.

Eighteen-year-old Gu Miyoung has a secret--she's a gumiho, a nine-tailed fox who must devour the energy of men in order to survive. Because so few believe in the old tales anymore, and with so many evil men no one will miss, the modern city of Seoul is the perfect place to hide and hunt.

But after feeding one full moon, Miyoung crosses paths with Jihoon, a human boy, being attacked by a goblin deep in the forest. Against her better judgment, she violates the rules of survival to rescue the boy, losing her fox bead--her gumiho soul--in the process.

Jihoon knows Miyoung is more than just a beautiful girl--he saw her nine tails the night she saved his life. His grandmother used to tell him stories of the gumiho, of their power and the danger they pose to humans. He's drawn to her anyway.

With murderous forces lurking in the background, Miyoung and Jihoon develop a tenuous friendship that blossoms into something more. But when a young shaman tries to reunite Miyoung with her bead, the consequences are disastrous . . . forcing Miyoung to choose between her immortal life and Jihoon's.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE







I added this one because it sounds like one I would get for my school library, although I don't know now if I'd ever get around to reading it myself.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:


Their worlds are about to come crashing down...

At sixteen years old, Harper Lyon's life is spinning out of control. She threatens her parents with suicide unless she can meet her drug-dealing boyfriend, a college student who doesn't know she's pregnant. Cooper Lyons, her estranged grandfather, lives in rural Alaska with only his dog and cat for company. He has just been diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's, and he doesn't plan on letting the disease run its course. Harper needs to escape her parents and decide what to do about the baby. She and her grandpa are worlds apart, but they may be exactly what the other needs. When Harper calls her grandfather, he welcomes the opportunity to help her and redeem his previous failure with his daughter Heather, who died from a drug overdose years ago.

Can they save each other?


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.



Final Thoughts:
Two this week that are ones I'm really, really, really excited for.  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. The US only giveaway is open till Friday at midnight, and this week I added some 2019 ARCs that can be one of your two choices.

28 comments:

  1. So I want the last three. I already have The Evil Queen on request from Overdrive and I hope they get The Wicked Fox soon as well. Great books this week!

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    1. I'm so mad that I won't have time to get to The Evil Queen before it comes out, but I hope to get to it soon! Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. A nice mix of books here! Hopefully you end up really loving all of them.

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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    1. Hopefully I can get them all soon! Thanks for visiting!

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  3. Adding The Evil Queen to my TBR list. Thanks for sharing your picks. Hope you enjoy them! My WoW

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  4. Cool! I'm also looking forward to Wicked Fox! Let's hope we both enjoy it!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  5. I'm unfamiliar with most of these, but I've been seeing Wicked Fox around a lot lately and it sounds really interesting! I hope you get the chance to read these books!

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  6. Ooh nice picks! I really liked The Evil Queen! Curious to see where Gena will take that series. Will she show other villain origin stories or stick with the Evil Queen? I want to say it's the former...but that might be wishful thinking! Lol.

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

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    1. So glad to hear it was good! Can't wait! Thanks for returning the visit!

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  7. I have The Evil Queen for review too, and am so excited to read it! I enjoy retellings as well. I love the sound of Wicked Fox! Great picks Lisa!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  8. The Evil Queen looks great, though I am not much of a Gena Showalter fan. And the book with the butterflies on it, wow. The Wicked Fox book seems to have quite some fans. I´ve seen it around too. Well, well, my wishlist just grew a bit *sigh* Thanks for sharing them with us and happy reading.

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    1. Hmm, I've been a fan of the YA books by Gena Showalter that I've read, but those are all I've read from her. I'm reading The Virtue of Sin and enjoying a lot! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. No Fences in Alaska sounds a little dark and heavy, but I'm curious to read it now:-)

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  10. I totally love how Gena Showalter writes so I'll have to check out Evil Queen! Thx for sharing Lisa!

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  11. Oooh, I have not heard of these before -- and in particular, No Fences in Alaska made me go WHEW. What an emotional ride that is! I cannot wait to see your review!

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    1. Don't know when/if I'll get to that one because I don't have it. But we'll see! Thanks for stopping by!

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  12. There are so many here that I need to add to my TBR! No Fences in Alaska sounds like it is going to be an interesting read. Thanks for sharing these. :)

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  13. Wicked Fox is one a lot of people have been reading and loving! And I didn't really realise that Gena was having a new book coming out. That cover is lovely.

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    1. Yeah, so excited for it! Wish I'd had time to read it already though. Thanks for stopping by!

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