Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Lisa's Looking Forward To #34 - October 15th, 2019

Back to joining up with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can't Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  And once again it seems like the list of books coming out is getting smaller than the week before.

From my ARC list for October 15th, 2019:

Love the cover and sounds good, but as a dragon book, it's not a top priority as they aren't always my favorites.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Game of Thrones meets Red Rising in a debut young adult fantasy that's full of rivalry, romance... and dragons.

Annie and Lee were just children when a brutal revolution changed their world, giving everyone—even the lowborn—a chance to test into the governing class of dragonriders.

Now they are both rising stars in the new regime, despite backgrounds that couldn’t be more different. Annie’s lowborn family was executed by dragonfire, while Lee’s aristocratic family was murdered by revolutionaries. Growing up in the same orphanage forged their friendship, and seven years of training have made them rivals for the top position in the dragonriding fleet.

But everything changes when survivors from the old regime surface, bent on reclaiming the city.

With war on the horizon and his relationship with Annie changing fast, Lee must choose to kill the only family he has left or to betray everything he’s come to believe in. And Annie must decide whether to protect the boy she loves . . . or step up to be the champion her city needs.

From debut author Rosaria Munda comes a gripping adventure that calls into question which matters most: the family you were born into, or the one you’ve chosen.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE
 

I have an ARC of this one, need to get to reading it!  I really like this author.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

A WOMAN ON THE RUN. A CAPTAIN ADRIFT IN SPACE. ONE OF THEM IS INFECTED WITH AN ALIEN PARASITE.

In this dark science fiction thriller, a young woman must confront her past so the human race will have a future.

Rosalyn Devar is on the run from her famous family, the bioengineering job she's come to hate, and her messed-up life. She's run all the way to outer space, where she's taken a position as a "space janitor," cleaning up ill-fated research expeditions. But no matter how far she goes, Rosalyn can't escape herself. After too many mistakes on the job, she's given one last chance: take care of salvaging the Brigantine, a research vessel that has gone dark, with all crew aboard thought dead.

But the Brigantine's crew are very much alive--if not entirely human. Now Rosalyn is trapped on board, alone with a crew infected by a mysterious parasitic alien. The captain, Edison Aries, seems to still maintain some control over himself and the crew, but he won't be able to keep fighting much longer. Rosalyn and Edison must find a way to stop the parasite's onslaught...or it may take over the entire human race.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.


I know that I really need to read this author!  And this one sounds really good!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

From the author of the New York Times bestseller Dear Martin --which Angie Thomas, the bestselling author of The Hate U Give, called "a must read"--comes a pitch-perfect romance that examines class, privilege, and how a stroke of good luck can change an entire life.

Meet Rico: high school senior and afternoon-shift cashier at the Gas 'n' Go, who after school and work races home to take care of her younger brother. Every. Single. Day. When Rico sells a jackpot-winning lotto ticket, she thinks maybe her luck will finally change, but only if she--with some assistance from her popular and wildly rich classmate Zan--can find the ticket holder who hasn't claimed the prize. But what happens when have and have-nots collide? Will this investigative duo unite...or divide?

Nic Stone, the New York Times bestselling author of Dear Martin and Odd One Out, creates two unforgettable characters in one hard-hitting story about class, money--both too little and too much--and how you make your own luck in the world.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE



Sounds like it could be a good spooky story.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
 
Sixteen-year-old Clara Morris is facing an awkward summer with her father in the tiny upstate town of Redmarch Lake. Clara’s relationship with her parents—and with life in general—has been strained since she lost her twin sister, Zoe, when the girls were eight. As a child, her sister had been her whole world—they even shared a secret invented twin language. Clara has managed to rebuild herself as best she can, but she still feels a hole in her life from the absence of her twin, and she suspects she always will.

She soon finds that Redmarch Lake, where her father’s family has lived for generations, is a very unusual place. The townspeople live by odd rules and superstitions. The eerily calm lake the town is named for both fascinates and repels her. The town’s young people are just as odd and unfriendly as their parents. Clara manages to befriend the one boy willing to talk to an outsider, but he disappears during a party in the woods.

The next day, he is found dead in the lake under mysterious circumstances. The townspeople all treat this as a tragic accident. Clara isn’t buying it, but she doesn’t know what to do until she receives a mysterious note hinting at murder—a note written in the language she shared with her twin sister, Zoe.


Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE



Final Thoughts:
I've got one of these as ARCs this week, but still a bit behind.  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. 

20 comments:

  1. I have ARCs of both Fireborne and Salvaged, and I'm SO BEHIND!! Great choices this week😁

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    1. I am so far behind right now it is crazy! Glad I'm not the only one though. Thanks for stopping by!

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  2. These all sound soo good!
    Hope you get to read them all and enjoy them.

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  3. Man, definitely sign me up for People of the Lake! Great choices this week.

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  4. These all sound so interesting, especially Salvaged! I just might check that one out!

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    1. I can't wait to fit it into my reading schedule! Thanks for visiting!

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  5. I featured Jackpot a few weeks ago. I like Nic Stone, and love the premise of the book

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    1. I've not read Nic Stone yet, but need to! Thanks for stopping by!

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  6. These are all new to me! I am really intrigued by Jackpot. Thanks for sharing them. :)

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  7. People of the Lake has me intrigued. Looks like a good read for this time of the year.

    -Laruen
    www.shootingstarsmag.net

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  8. Fantasy fiction and I just don't get along, but I have seen Fireborne on lots of IG stories, so it must be a popular release! Hope you enjoy all of these, Lisa - and thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland last week. :)

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    1. I'm very particular about fantasy fiction. I have to really be able to get into it, and it can't be too detailed or "high fantasy". Thanks for visiting!

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  9. Playing at catch up myself. Nice picks! Best wishes and thanks for coming by last week and checking out my Wednesday post.

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    1. NOt sure I'll ever get ahead at this rate, but trying really hard not to sign up for anything else. Thanks for returning the stop!

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  10. Salvaged has such a gorgeous cover and stopped me in my tracks! I need to find out more about that one. I am very much looking forward to Jackpot as well. Great list x

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    1. So many books, so little time, my motto! Thanks for stopping by!

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