Lisa’s Looking Forward To #12 – April 16th and April 23rd

Posted April 10, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in / 20 Comments

Doing two weeks this time because I have a couple posts scheduled for next Wednesday, and since I only have one book I’d post then anyway, may as well combine them!  Will join up with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can’t
Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.

From my ARC list for April 16th:

The other book I’ve read by this author I enjoyed, and this is also a retelling, of a poem by Edgar Alan Poe, so that grabbed me as well!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Edgar Poe counts down the days until he can escape his foster family—the
wealthy Allans of Richmond, Virginia. He hungers for his upcoming life
as a student at the prestigious new university, almost as much as he
longs to marry his beloved Elmira Royster. However, on the brink of his
departure, all his plans go awry when a macabre Muse named Lenore
appears to him. Muses are frightful creatures that lead Artists down a
path of ruin and disgrace, and no respectable person could possibly
understand or accept them. But Lenore steps out of the shadows with one
request: “Let them see me!”

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

Waiting to be abducted by aliens?  Just sounds like it could be unique!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

A high school outcast
spends his life hoping to be abducted by aliens in this funny, quirky
novel about finding your footing in a world that sometimes feels like

Convinced his mother has been abducted by aliens,
Charlie Dickens spends his nights with an eye out for UFOs, hoping to
join her. After all, she said the aliens would come back for him.
Charlie will admit that he doesn’t have many reasons to stick around; he
doesn’t get along well with his father, he’s constantly bullied at
school and at work, and the only friend he has is his 600-pound neighbor
Geoffrey, and Geoffrey’s three-legged dog, Tickles.

Then Charlie
meets popular, easy-going Seth, who shows him what real friendship is
all about. For once, he finds himself looking around at the life he’s
built, rather than looking up. But sooner than he expected, Charlie has
to make a decision: should he stay or should he go?

Sound good?  Add it to Goodreads HERE

I enjoyed the other book by this author that I read, Love, Lies, and Spies, and actually am currently reading this one to post a review on next week.  

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
1833. After young Lord
James Ellerby witnesses a near-fatal carriage accident on the outskirts
of his estate, he doesn’t think twice about bringing the young woman
injured in the wreck to his family’s manor to recuperate. But then she
finally regains consciousness only to find that she has no memory of who
she is or where she belongs.

Beth, as she takes to calling
herself, is an enigma even to herself. She has the rough hands of a
servant, but the bearing and apparent education of a lady. Her only clue
to her identity is a gruesome recurring nightmare about a hummingbird
dripping blood from its steel beak.

With the help of James and
his sister, Caroline, Beth slowly begins to unravel the mystery behind
her identity and the sinister circumstances that brought her to their
door. But the dangerous secrets they discover in doing so could have
deadly ramifications reaching the highest tiers of London society. 

Sound good?  Add it to Goodreads HERE.

This one sounds like it could be a very unique new story.  And that cover!  Now I did DNF the first book I tried by this author, so that’s why I didn’t go out of my way to try to get a copy of this one.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

In a novel in two voices, a popular teen and an artistic loner
forge an unlikely bond — and create an entire universe — via texts. But
how long before the real world invades Starworld?


Sam Jones and Zoe Miller have one thing in common: they both
want an escape from reality. Loner Sam flies under the radar at school
and walks on eggshells at home to manage her mom’s obsessive-compulsive
disorder, wondering how she can ever leave to pursue her dream of
studying aerospace engineering. Popular, people-pleasing Zoe puts up
walls so no one can see her true self: the girl who was abandoned as an
infant, whose adoptive mother has cancer, and whose disabled brother is
being sent away to live in a facility. When an unexpected encounter
results in the girls’ exchanging phone numbers, they forge a connection
through text messages that expands into a private universe they call
Starworld. In Starworld, they find hilarious adventures, kindness and
understanding, and the magic of being seen for who they really are. But
when Sam’s feelings for Zoe turn into something more, will the universe
they’ve built survive the inevitable explosion?

Sound good?  Add it to Goodreads HERE.

 From my ARC list for April 23rd:

Now this is the third in a series, but I’ve been intrigued with the premise for it since I first heard of them.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
Tristan and Dylan have escaped death and conquered destiny. Nothing is stopping them from being together.

every action has a consequence, and their exile to the real world has
caused an imbalance in the afterlife. It’s owed two souls – and it wants
them back.

When the world of the dead claims Dylan’s parents to
restore the balance, Dylan and Tristan are offered a terrible bargain:
stay together and condemn innocent souls to death, or return to the
wasteland to take their place and be separated. Forever.

Are they willing to make the ultimate sacrifice?

stunning final instalment of Dylan and Tristan’s epic love story,
Outcasts is the much-anticipated follow-up to the award-winning
Ferryman, and heart-pounding sequel Trespassers.

With more than
two million copies sold worldwide, Ferryman is a cult sensation in
China, staying in the top 10 bestseller chart for three years before
securing a Hollywood movie deal in early 2018.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

Final thoughts:
Only one of these
that I got my hands on early. 
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.  It’s open till Saturday!

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20 responses to “Lisa’s Looking Forward To #12 – April 16th and April 23rd

  1. I honestly don't know any of these books at all DD: So I have just heard of a lot of new books for me to check out. I have a few Cat Winters books because her work sounds so interesting and I need to try those before I pick up anything new by her. But I am very excited to do so soon!

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