Lisa’s Looking Forward To #6 – February 19th, 2019

Posted February 17, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in / 8 Comments

Here are the books that are on my ARC list in my blog planner that will be published this week, on February 19th:

This made me think of the Arcana Chronicles by Kresley Cole.  So of course I am interested.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Anna was never supposed
to exist. Born of a forbidden union between the Queen and the
tyrannical King’s archnemesis, Anna is forced to live out her days
isolated in the Tower, with only her mentors and friends the Hermit, the
Fool, and the Magician to keep her company. To pass the time, Anna
imagines unique worlds populated by creatives and dreamers—the exact
opposite of the King’s land of fixed fates and rigid rules—and weaves
them into four glorious tapestries.

But on the eve of her
sixteenth birthday and her promised release from the Tower, Anna
discovers her true lineage: She’s the daughter of Marco, a powerful
magician, and the King is worried that his magical gifts are starting to
surface in Anna. Fearing for her life, Anna flees the Tower and finds
herself in Cups, a lush, tropical land full of all the adventure,
free-spiritedness, and creativity she imagined while weaving.

Anna
thinks she’s found paradise in this world of beachside parties, endless
food and drink, and exhilarating romance. But when the fabric of Cups
begins to unravel, Anna discovers that her tapestries are more than just
decoration. They’re the foundation for a new world that she is destined
to create—as long as the terrors from the old world don’t catch up with
her first.

This is cool sounding, from the end of the world bit, to a character with Tourette’s, and then that it is set in Kansas, where I teach, the state right next to where I live.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Slater, Kansas is a small town where not much seems to happen.

Stella
dreams of being a space engineer. After Stella’s mom dies by suicide
and her brother runs off to Red Sun, the local hippie commune, Stella is
forced to bring her dreams down to Earth to care for her sister Jill.

Galliard
has only ever known life inside Red Sun. There, people accept his tics,
his Tourette’s. But when he’s denied Red Sun’s resident artist role he
believed he was destined for, he starts to imagine a life beyond the
gates of the compound…

The day Stella and Galliard meet, there
is something in the air in their small town. Literally. So begins weeks
of pink lightning, blood red rain, unexplained storms… And a countdown
clock appears mysteriously above the town hall. With time ticking down
to some great, unknowable end they’ll each have to make a choice.

If this is really the end of the world, who do they want to be when they face it?

I’ve wanted to read something by this author for awhile, but haven’t yet. This one sound especially like a story I’d enjoy. And that cover is just so cool!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
A good friend will bury your body, a best friend will dig you back up.

Dino
doesn’t mind spending time with the dead. His parents own a funeral
home, and death is literally the family business. He’s just not used to
them talking back. Until Dino’s ex-best friend July dies suddenly—and
then comes back to life. Except not exactly. Somehow July is not quite
alive, and not quite dead.

As Dino and July attempt to figure out
what’s happening, they must also confront why and how their friendship
ended so badly, and what they have left to understand about themselves,
each other, and all those grand mysteries of life.

Final Thoughts:
Have you read any of these?  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.

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