Lisa’s Looking Forward To #14 – May 14th

Posted May 8, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in / 22 Comments

Back to joining up with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can’t
Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.

From my ARC list for May 14th:

Gotta love that cover, right? And the story sounds great as well.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
People lived because she killed.
People died because he lived.

Zafira
is the Hunter, disguising herself as a man when she braves the cursed
forest of the Arz to feed her people. Nasir is the Prince of Death,
assassinating those foolish enough to defy his autocratic father, the
king. If Zafira was exposed as a girl, all of her achievements would be
rejected; if Nasir displayed his compassion, his father would punish him
in the most brutal of ways.

Both are legends in the kingdom of Arawiya—but neither wants to be.

War
is brewing, and the Arz sweeps closer with each passing day, engulfing
the land in shadow. When Zafira embarks on a quest to uncover a lost
artifact that can restore magic to her suffering world and stop the Arz,
Nasir is sent by the king on a similar mission: retrieve the artifact
and kill the Hunter. But an ancient evil stirs as their journey
unfolds—and the prize they seek may pose a threat greater than either
can imagine.

Set in a richly detailed world inspired by ancient Arabia, We Hunt the Flame is a gripping debut of discovery, conquering fear, and taking identity into your own hands.


Glossary and Pronunciation Guide

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.




Unfortunately Christina Lauren books lately have been hit or miss for me as audiobooks.  I will have to wait and buy a physical copy of this one I think. But that will have to wait till after I move! 


Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Olive is always
unlucky: in her career, in love, in…well, everything. Her identical twin
sister Amy, on the other hand, is probably the luckiest person in the
world. Her meet-cute with her fiancé is something out of a romantic
comedy (gag) and she’s managed to finance her entire wedding by winning a
series of Internet contests (double gag). Worst of all, she’s forcing
Olive to spend the day with her sworn enemy, Ethan, who just happens to
be the best man.

Olive braces herself to get through 24 hours of
wedding hell before she can return to her comfortable, unlucky life. But
when the entire wedding party gets food poisoning from eating bad
shellfish, the only people who aren’t affected are Olive and Ethan. And
now there’s an all-expenses-paid honeymoon in Hawaii up for grabs.

Putting
their mutual hatred aside for the sake of a free vacation, Olive and
Ethan head for paradise, determined to avoid each other at all costs.
But when Olive runs into her future boss, the little white lie she tells
him is suddenly at risk to become a whole lot bigger. She and Ethan now
have to pretend to be loving newlyweds, and her luck seems worse than
ever. But the weird thing is that she doesn’t mind playing pretend. In
fact, she feels kind of… lucky.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.



This one sounds really good, and I was lucky enough to win an ARC from the author through the Spring Young Adult Scavenger Hunt.  Now I just need time to read it!


Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

As everyone at her
Brooklyn high school announces their summer adventures, Olivia harbors a
dirty secret: Her plan is to binge-watch horror movies and chat with
her online friend, Elm. Olivia and Elm have never shared personal
details, apart from their ages and the fact that Elm’s aunt is a
low-budget horror filmmaker. Then Elm pushes Olivia to share her
identity and sends her a selfie of his own. Olivia is shocked by how
cute he is! In a moment of panic, assuming she and Elm will never meet
in real life, she sends a photo of her gorgeous friend Katie. But things
are about to get even more complicated when Olivia’s parents send her
to the Catskills, and she runs into the one person she never thought she
would see. This sweet and funny summertime romance is perfect for fans
of Love and Gelato and The Unexpected Everything.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

Final Thoughts:
 So, only one that I actually have a copy of, and now that it is past the pub date, it isn’t on my priority TBR.  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.

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22 responses to “Lisa’s Looking Forward To #14 – May 14th

    • I just started Happy Messy Scary Love and it is really good so far. I also just found out that Christina Lauren is going to be near by where I live next week, so I need to go meet them! Thanks for stopping by!

  1. I've heard some good buzz about We Hunt the Flame and Christina Lauren is always pretty popular. Hope you love all of these!

    • And I just found out the authors behind the Christina Lauren books are going to be near me next week! Hoping to get to meet them. Thanks for visiting!

  2. Great picks Lisa! I love the magical setting of Arabia and cover art for We Hunt the Flame! I enjoyed The Unhoneymooners and hope you do too!

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

    • I'll be eager to see what you think when you do! I've got so many of their books I have read and loved, and still so many to give a try. Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Aww! Leah's sounds REALLY cute, and I love the ombre cover design. I've also heard good things about Christina's latest, but haven't ever read a book by them. Hope you enjoy all of these! 🙂 Thanks so much for visiting Finding Wonderland last week; apologies it took me the week to visit your bookish space.

    • Leah's book was really good! Ended up really enjoying it. The Christina Lauren one hopefully will be on my list to read soon. Thanks for returning the visit! I get being behind, I do that a lot, unfortunately.

  4. The Unhoneymooners is one I have been seeing around everywhere and it's also on my wishlist because it's full of my favourite tropes! I have also been seeing we Hunt the Flames around a lot so I will be curious to see opinions when reviews start to trick in…

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