Lisa’s Looking Forward To #9 – March 26th, 2019

Posted March 20, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in / 14 Comments

Second week I’m posting this on a Wednesday, and
hopefully this week I’ll have time to join in with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can’t
Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  There are quite a few books coming out next week that I’ve got listed in my planner. So here we go!

You can read my review of this one HERE.  But the final part of the blurb tells you one big reason I was first interested!  I just wish I’d been able to get a physical ARC, but will be reading an e-galley.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
A thief. An officer. A guardian.

Three strangers, one shared destiny . . .

the Last Days came, the planet of Laterre promised hope. A new life for
a wealthy French family and their descendants. But five hundred years
later, it’s now a place where an extravagant elite class reigns supreme;
where the clouds hide the stars and the poor starve in the streets;
where a rebel group, long thought dead, is resurfacing.

Whispers of revolution have begun—a revolution that hinges on three unlikely heroes…

is a street-savvy thief who will do anything to escape the brutal
Regime, including spy on Marcellus, the grandson of the most powerful
man on the planet.

Marcellus is an officer—and the son of a
renowned traitor. In training to take command of the military, Marcellus
begins to doubt the government he’s vowed to serve when his father dies
and leaves behind a cryptic message that only one person can read: a
girl named Alouette.

Alouette is living in an underground refuge,
where she guards and protects the last surviving library on the planet.
But a shocking murder will bring Alouette to the surface for the first
time in twelve years…and plunge Laterre into chaos.

All three have a role to play in a dangerous game of revolution—and together they will shape the future of a planet.

Power, romance, and destiny collide in this sweeping reimagining of Victor Hugo’s masterpiece, Les Misérables.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

There have been a lot of books about Joan of Arc lately, and this one sounded pretty good based on the format it is in.  Maybe I’ll get ahold of it some day.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Author David
Elliott explores how Joan of Arc changed the course of history and
remains a figure of fascination centuries after her extraordinary life
and death.

Told through medieval poetic forms and in the
voices of the people and objects in Joan of Arc’s life, (including her
family and even the trees, clothes, cows, and candles of her childhood).
Along the way it explores issues such as gender, misogyny, and the
peril of speaking truth to power. Before Joan of Arc became a saint, she
was a girl inspired. It is that girl we come to know in Voices.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

This one sounds like a good contemporary mystery with a twist.  Plus, I’ve always wanted to read something by this author.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Chloe was three years
old when she became Chloe Holden, but her adoption didn’t scar her, and
she’s had a great life. Now, fourteen years later, her loving parents’
marriage has fallen apart and her mom has moved them to Joyful, Texas.
Starting twelfth grade as the new kid at school, everything Chloe loved
about her life is gone. And feelings of déjà vu from her early childhood
start haunting her.

When Chloe meets Cash Colton she feels drawn
to him, as though they’re kindred spirits. Until Cash tells her the
real reason he sought her out: Chloe looks exactly like the daughter his
foster parents lost years ago, and he’s determined to figure out the

As Chloe and Cash delve deeper into her adoption, the more
things don’t add up, and the more strange things start happening. Why
is Chloe’s adoption a secret that people would kill for?

Sound good? Add to Goodreads HERE.

This one sounds really good, and I’m pretty sure I’ve been reading some good reviews about it.  I’ve yet to read a James Patterson Presents title either, so that intrigues me as well.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
I’ve been chased my
whole life. As a fugitive refugee in the territory controlled by the
tyrannical Mercer corporation, I’ve always had to hide who I am. Until I
found Excalibur.

Now I’m done hiding.

My name is Ari Helix. I have a magic sword, a cranky wizard, and a revolution to start.

Ari crash-lands on Old Earth and pulls a magic sword from its ancient
resting place, she is revealed to be the newest reincarnation of King
Arthur. Then she meets Merlin, who has aged backward over the centuries
into a teenager, and together they must break the curse that keeps
Arthur coming back. Their quest? Defeat the cruel, oppressive government
and bring peace and equality to all humankind.

No pressure.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

On one hand this sounds like it is similar to the story Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson, but it also has some unique sounding ideas in the synopsis below.  

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
After moving into a dank
and drafty basement suite in West Edmonton with her truck- driving
father, nasty stepmother and taciturn twin brother, Ash,
seventeen-year-old Greta doesn’t have high expectations for her last
year of high school. When she blacks out at a party and is told the next
day that she’s had sex, she thinks things can’t get any worse. She’s

While Greta deals with the confusion and shame of that
night, her stepmother and father choose that moment to disappear,
abandoning Ash and Greta to the mercy of their peculiar landlord, Elgin,
who lives upstairs. Even as Greta struggles to make sense of what
happened to her, she finds herself enjoying her new and very eccentric
family, who provide the shelter and support that has long been absent
from her life. Much to Greta’s surprise, she realizes there is still
kindness in the world–and hope.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

Final Thoughts:
a few books come out next week.  Only got to read one, a few I wish I could
read soon!  How about you?  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.

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