Lisa’s Looking Foward to #7 – February 26th, March 5th, and March 12th, 2019

Posted February 24, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in / 6 Comments

So the next couple weeks either only have 1 book, or maybe 2, so I’m going to do three weeks worth of new releases.

From my ARC list for February 26th:

Of course, beautiful cover, and it sounds really good.  Plus I’ve been seeing it all over the blogosphere from the lucky people who got ARCs of it.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
After unwittingly
helping her mother poison King Louis XIV, seventeen-year-old alchemist
Mirabelle Monvoisin is forced to see her mother’s Shadow Society in a
horrifying new light: they’re not heroes of the people, as they’ve
always claimed to be, but murderers. Herself included. Mira tries to
ease her guilt by brewing helpful curatives, but her hunger tonics and
headache remedies cannot right past wrongs or save the dissenters her
mother vows to purge.

Royal bastard Josse de Bourbon is more
kitchen boy than fils de France. But when the Shadow Society
assassinates the Sun King and half the royal court, he must become the
prince he was never meant to be in order to save his injured sisters and
the petulant Dauphin. Forced to hide in the derelict sewers beneath the
city, any hope of reclaiming Paris seems impossible—until Josse’s path
collides with Mirabelle’s, and he finds a surprising ally in his sworn

She’s a deadly poisoner. He’s a bastard prince. Together,
they form a tenuous pact to unite the commoners and former nobility
against the Shadow Society. But can a rebellion built on mistrust ever
hope to succeed?

From my ARC list for March 5th:

I don’t know, any time I see Manic Pixie Dream, I want to read it.  I don’t know why.  

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Riley lives in
TropeTown, where everyone plays stock roles in novels. Riley, a Manic
Pixie Dream Boy, is sent to group therapy after going off-script. Riley
knows that breaking the rules again could get him terminated, yet he
feels there must be more to life than recycling the same clich�s for
readers’ entertainment. Then he meets Zelda, a Manic Pixie Dream Girl
(Geek Chic subtype), and falls head over heels in love. Zelda’s in
therapy too, along with several other Manic Pixies. But TropeTown has a
dark secret, and if Riley and his fellow Manic Pixies don’t get to the
bottom of it, they may all be terminated.

I have a contact now with Simon and Schuster.  She used to be at another publisher, and this is the type of book she would have emailed to ask if I was interested in.  I’m hoping in the future I’ll get on the list for those with her new  publisher, although now I’m missing a contact at Disney and am missing out on books there it seems.    Also, beautiful cover, besides how good it sounds!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
At night, Las Mal Criadas own these streets.

leads the fiercest all-girl crew in Mega City. That roles brings with
it violent throw downs and access to the hottest boydega clubs, but the
sixteen-year-old grows weary of the life. Her dream is to get off the
streets and make a home in the exclusive Mega Towers, in which only a
chosen few get to live. To make it to the Mega towers, Nalah must prove
her loyalty to the city’s benevolent founder and cross the border in a
search for a mysterious gang the Ashé Ryders. Led by a reluctant guide,
Nalah battles other crews and her own doubts, but the closer she gets to
her goal, the more she loses sight of everything—and everyone— she
cares about.

Nalah must do the unspeakable to get what she
wants—a place to call home. But is a home just where you live? Or who
you choose to protect?

From my ARC list for March 12th

Okay, as soon as you read the blurb below, you’ll understand why this one sounds so good!  And then, that cover?!  How could you not be drawn to it!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Pan’s Labyrinth meets The Hazel Wood
in this novel about a girl with terrifying visions and a wish-granting
witch whose lives collide in the most unexpected of ways.

waking forest has secrets. To Rhea, it appears like a mirage, dark and
dense, at the very edge of her backyard. But when she reaches out to
touch it, the forest vanishes. She’s desperate to know more–until she
finds a peculiar boy who offers to reveal its secrets. If she plays a

To the Witch, the forest is her home, where she sits on her
throne of carved bone, waiting for dreaming children to beg her to
grant their wishes. One night, a mysterious visitor arrives and asks her
what she wishes for, but the Witch sends him away. And then the
uninvited guest returns.

The strangers are just the beginning.
Something is stirring in the forest, and when Rhea’s and the Witch’s
paths collide, a truth more treacherous and deadly than either could
ever imagine surfaces. But how much are they willing to risk to survive?     

Final Thoughts:
Have you read any of these?  Were you one of the lucky ones to get an ARC of any of these?  Do you have contacts with certain publishers that you look forward to hearing from?  Will you be adding any to your TBR list?  And hey, while you’re visiting, go check out my weekly giveaway on my Clear Your TBR post HERE

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6 responses to “Lisa’s Looking Foward to #7 – February 26th, March 5th, and March 12th, 2019

  1. I finished MPD Boy the other day. It was a really fun take on tropes. I have read a few books that did the something similar, but I thought this one tackled the tropes, while still having a plot.

    • I love when they do a lot about tropes and kind of make fun of them or at least make you think about them as you read it. Glad you enjoyed it. I need to get it! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Dealing in Dreams has such a gorgeous cover! I haven't heard of any of these before so I have to look out for reviews of these ones to see how they are received. Thanks for introducing me to them x

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