Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Lisa's Looking Foward To #25 - August 6th, 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 five on my list.

From my ARC list for August 6th:


I have an ARC of this one that I got through a trade a while back.  Need to get it read this week!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Nothing much happens in the sleepy town of Shy in Avon-upon-Kynt. And for eighteen years, Emmaline Watkins has feared that her future held just that: nothing.

But when the head of the most admired fashion house in the country opens her prestigious design competition to girls from outside the stylish capital city, Emmy’s dreams seem closer than they ever have before.

As the first “country girl” to compete, Emmy knows she’ll encounter extra hurdles on her way to the top. But as she navigates the twisted world of high fashion she starts to wonder: will she be able to tailor herself to fit into this dark, corrupted race? And at what cost?


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE
 



Now, I won't say I begged for this ARC, but I might have.  I love this author, and this series is good so far!  I'm a little sad I don't have a contact at Freeform/Disney any more, in case this series goes on!  I'll be reading my ARC of this sometime later this week. Might even be starting it as this post goes live!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

WELCOME TO WHO WANTS TO BE A PANIAC?, the latest reality TV show on the hunt for the next big-hit serial killer. But don’t worry—no one is actually going to murder anyone, as real as the fake gore and pretend murder may appear . . . uh, right?

Seventeen-year-old Becca Martinello is about to find out. When her perfectly normal soccer mom dies in a car crash, a strange girl named Stef appears to let Becca know that her deceased mom was none other than one of Alcatraz 2.0’s most popular serial killers—Molly Mauler. Soon, Becca ends up on Who Wants to Be a Painiac? to learn the truth about her mom’s connection to Molly Mauler, but things turn sinister when people are murdered IRL. Will Becca uncover dark secrets and make it out of the deadly reality show alive? Or will she get cut?


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.



This one sounds like a pretty deep story. 

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Best friends are forged by fire. For Winona Olsen and Lucille Pryce, that fire happened the night they met outside the police station—both deciding whether to turn their families in.

Winona has been starving for life in the seemingly perfect home that she shares with her seemingly perfect father, celebrity weatherman Stormy Olsen. No one knows that he locks the pantry door to control her eating and leaves bruises where no one can see them.

Lucille has been suffocating beneath the needs of her mother and her drug-dealing brother, wondering if there’s more out there for her than disappearing waitress tips and generations of barely getting by.

One harrowing night, Winona and Lucille realize they can’t wait until graduation to start their new lives. They need out. Now. All they need is three grand, fast. And really, a stolen convertible to take them from Michigan to Las Vegas can’t hurt.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE



I've been seeing this one around a lot on the blogosphere, and of course that cover is beautiful!  Plus, it seems to be a retelling of the 12 Dancing Princesses fairy tale, and I love that story!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

In a manor by the sea, twelve sisters are cursed.

Annaleigh lives a sheltered life at Highmoor, a manor by the sea, with her sisters, their father, and stepmother. Once they were twelve, but loneliness fills the grand halls now that four of the girls' lives have been cut short. Each death was more tragic than the last—the plague, a plummeting fall, a drowning, a slippery plunge—and there are whispers throughout the surrounding villages that the family is cursed by the gods.

Disturbed by a series of ghostly visions, Annaleigh becomes increasingly suspicious that the deaths were no accidents. Her sisters have been sneaking out every night to attend glittering balls, dancing until dawn in silk gowns and shimmering slippers, and Annaleigh isn't sure whether to try to stop them or to join their forbidden trysts. Because who—or what—are they really dancing with?

When Annaleigh's involvement with a mysterious stranger who has secrets of his own intensifies, it's a race to unravel the darkness that has fallen over her family—before it claims her next.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE




 
 This one just sounds really unique!  And once again, a beautiful cover.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

When 16-year-old poetry blogger Tessa Dickinson is involved in a car accident and loses her eyesight for 100 days, she feels like her whole world has been turned upside-down.

Terrified that her vision might never return, Tessa feels like she has nothing left to be happy about. But when her grandparents place an ad in the local newspaper looking for a typist to help Tessa continue writing and blogging, an unlikely answer knocks at their door: Weston Ludovico, a boy her age with bright eyes, an optimistic smile…and no legs.

Knowing how angry and afraid Tessa is feeling, Weston thinks he can help her. But he has one condition — no one can tell Tessa about his disability. And because she can’t see him, she treats him with contempt: screaming at him to get out of her house and never come back. But for Weston, it’s the most amazing feeling: to be treated like a normal person, not just a sob story. So he comes back. Again and again and again.

Tessa spurns Weston’s “obnoxious optimism”, convinced that he has no idea what she’s going through. But Weston knows exactly how she feels and reaches into her darkness to show her that there is more than one way to experience the world. As Tessa grows closer to Weston, she finds it harder and harder to imagine life without him — and Weston can’t imagine life without her. But he still hasn’t told her the truth, and when Tessa’s sight returns he’ll have to make the hardest decision of his life: vanish from Tessa’s world…or overcome his fear of being seen.

100 Days of Sunlight is a poignant and heartfelt novel by author Abbie Emmons. If you like sweet contemporary romance and strong family themes then you’ll love this touching story of hope, healing, and getting back up when life knocks you down.


 Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE


Now, actually, I had two more in my planner, but neither seem to be actually coming out, as their lack of covers and any more info on Goodreads seem to say.  Both are Entangled Teen books, so I am hoping this means they are just putting the release off, but not too long.  When I hear more about them, I'll be sure to share, but they are Sky-Kissed by Pintip Dunn, sequel to  Star-Crossed, which I loved; and Immortal by Gennifer Albin, an author I've looked forward to reading more by!
  
Final Thoughts:
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, there are even some 2019 ARCs that can be one of your two choices.

32 comments:

  1. Ooh I'm so excited for #murderfunding. I loved the first book. I have Hello Girls to read soon!!

    -Lauren
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  2. You need to stop sharing so many awesome books - not really :) I want to read them all!

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    1. I know! I keep taking off my TBR and then adding more! Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. A Dress for the Wicked sounds awesome and the cover is so pretty! #Murderfunding sounds really good too. I've got to check out that series.

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  4. I am so excited for House of Salt and Sorrows and A Dress for the Wicked.

    My WW https://thereadingrebel.wordpress.com/2019/07/31/i-cant-wait-wednesday-2/

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  5. These are all great picks- but I love the sound of #murderfunding! I haven’t heard of that one yet.

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  6. Oooh nice picks! Seeing some faves in here that I was lucky enough to read already! I hope you enjoy them all as you get them read!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

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  7. That new McNeil book look like a riot! And 100 Days of Sunlight- nice cover. So summery and bright. Love it.

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  8. House of Salt and Sorrows is one that I am looking forward to as well. I hope that you love all of these when you get the chance to read them. :)

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    1. Still hoping for that one too! Thanks for visiting!

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  9. I read Hello Girls, which was pretty dark, but featured an amazing friendship, and 100 Days of Sun Light, which was lovely. Hope you get to read all these books.

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  10. Wow! All of these books sound awesome! Great picks!

    Here’s my WoW!

    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

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  11. I have a copy of House of Salt and Sorrows, and I've been hearing really good things about it:-)

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  12. All great picks! I hope you get to them all and love them!

    Tressa @ Wishful Endings

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  13. You have a great list here - and I'm looking longingly at House of Salt and Sorrows... Thank you for sharing them:)

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  14. Murder Funding sounds creeptastic Lisa! I really want to read House of Salt and Sorrows, because I've heard it's an excellent fairytale retelling, and I love retellings. 100 Days of Sunlight needs to be added to my TBR! It sounds like a story that I'd love! Thanks for sharing so many awesome books Lisa!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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  15. I have been seeing so many of these books around but haven't read any of them myself yet! I see you have reviews for two of them up as well so I will go and check those out next x

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