Lisa’s Looking Foward To #20 – July 2nd, 2019

Posted June 26, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in / 10 Comments

Back to joining up with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can’t
Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  This week there are four on my list.

From my ARC list for July 2nd:

The movie is a classic, and so of course I would love to see how this book turns out.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Oscar winning writer-director Guillermo del Toro and New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke come together to transform del Toro’s hit movie Pan’s Labyrinth into an epic and dark fantasy novel for readers of all ages, complete with gorgeous and haunting illustrations.

book is not for the faint of heart or weak in spirit. It’s not for
skeptics who don’t believe in fairy tales and the powerful forces of
good. It’s only for brave and intrepid souls like you, who will stare
down evil in all its forms.

Inspired by the critically acclaimed
film written and directed by Oscar winner Guillermo del Toro and
reimagined by New York Times bestselling author Cornelia Funke, this
haunting tale takes readers to a darkly magical and war-torn world
filled with richly drawn characters like trickster fauns, murderous men,
child-eating monsters, courageous rebels, and a long-lost princess
hoping to be reunited with her family.

Perfect for fans of the
movie and readers who are new to del Toro’s visionary work, this
atmospheric and absorbing novel is a portal to another universe where
there is no wall between the real and the imagined. A daring,
unforgettable collaboration between two brilliant storytellers.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

I really like circus stories, although I feel that maybe teens today aren’t as into them as I wish they were.  Plus I like the historical aspect of this one.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

A stunning,
multigenerational story about two teenagers: Victoria, who joins the
circus in 1965, and her granddaughter, Callie, who leaves the circus
fifty years later.

In 1965 seventeen-year-old Victoria,
having just escaped an unstable home, flees to the ultimate place for
dreamers and runaways–the circus. Specifically, the VanDrexel Family
Circus where, among the lion tamers, roustabouts, and trapeze artists,
Victoria hopes to start a better life.

Fifty years later,
Victoria’s sixteen-year-old granddaughter Callie is thriving. A gifted
and focused tightrope walker with dreams of being a VanDrexel high wire
legend just like her grandmother, Callie can’t imagine herself anywhere
but the circus. But when Callie’s mother accepts her dream job at an
animal sanctuary in Florida just months after Victoria’s death, Callie
is forced to leave her lifelong home behind.

Feeling unmoored and
out of her element, Callie pores over memorabilia from her family’s
days on the road, including a box that belonged to Victoria when she was
Callie’s age. In the box, Callie finds notes that Victoria wrote to
herself with tips and tricks for navigating her new world. Inspired by
this piece of her grandmother’s life, Callie decides to use Victoria’s
circus prowess to navigate the uncharted waters of public high school.

generations, Victoria and Callie embrace the challenges of starting
over, letting go, and finding new families in unexpected places.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

A female Doogie Howser #ownvoices story that sounds like fun!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

The youngest doctor in
America, an Indian-American teen makes her rounds―and falls head over
heels―in the contemporary romantic comedy Symptoms of a Heartbreak.

from med school, sixteen-year-old medical prodigy Saira arrives for her
first day at her new job: treating children with cancer. She’s always
had to balance family and friendships with her celebrity as the Girl
Genius―but she’s never had to prove herself to skeptical adult
co-workers while adjusting to real life-and-death stakes. And working in
the same hospital as her mother certainly isn’t making things any

But life gets complicated when Saira finds herself
falling in love with a patient: a cute teen boy who’s been diagnosed
with cancer. And when she risks her brand new career to try to improve
his chances, it could cost her everything.

It turns out “heartbreak” is the one thing she still doesn’t know how to treat.

her solo debut, Sona Charaipotra brings us a compelling #ownvoices
protagonist who’s not afraid to chase what she wants. Symptoms of a
goes from romantic comedy highs to tearjerker lows and is the
ultimate cure-all for young adult readers needing an infusion of
something heartfelt.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

Gotta love the cover, and sounds like a good mystery!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Remy Tsai used to know how her story would turn out. But now, she doesn’t even know what tomorrow will look like.

was happy once. Remy had her boyfriend Jack, and Elise, her best
friend—her soulmate—who understood her better than anyone else in the

But now Jack is dead, shot through the chest—

And it was Elise who pulled the trigger.

it self-defense? Or something deeper, darker than anything Remy could
have imagined? As the police investigate, Remy does the same, sifting
through her own memories, looking for a scrap of truth that could save
the friendship that means everything to her.

Told in alternating
timelines, Thelma and Louise meets Gone Girl in this twisted
psychological thriller about the dark side of obsessive friendship.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

Final Thoughts:
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, and this week I added some 2019 ARCs that can be one of your two choices.

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