Lisa’s Looking Foward To #23 – July 23rd, 2019

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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 23rd:

The cover is pretty good, and the blurb below makes it sound like a good one as well!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Rose Montgomery parks
her family’s trailer in Fort Glory, Oregon with one goal: to carve out a
new life for herself and her little brother, Charlie. They need a fresh
start for their family, and she thinks she’s finally found it in a town
where nobody knows them.

But Rose’s plans come crashing down
when, in an instant, Fort Glory disappears and every person in town
vanishes into thin air—including Charlie.

Rose and four other
teens become trapped in the Fold, a patch of woods caught halfway
between the real world and the lost town. In the Fold, a mysterious
force suspends the laws of physics, and everyone’s inner darkness has
the power to kill.

To survive the Fold, Rose must unravel the
clues Charlie sends her from the missing town. And Rose has to find
Charlie soon—or he’ll be gone forever.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

This sounds comparable to The Fault in Our Stars or Five Feet Apart, but includes roller derbies!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

In this heartfelt
and emotionally candid contemporary YA, author Jen Malone delves into
the life of a teen whose world is brought to an abrupt halt when she
learns she’s in dire need of an organ transplant.

and irrepressible eighteen-year-old Amelia Linehan could see a roller
derby opponent a mile away—and that’s while crouched down, bent over
skates, and zooming around a track at the speed of light. They don’t
call her Rolldemort for nothing! What she couldn’t see coming, however,
was the unexpected flare-up of a rare liver disorder she was born with.
But now it’s the only thing she—and everyone around her—can think about.

no guarantee of a viable organ transplant, everything Amelia’s been
sure of—like her college plans, the mural she’d been commissioned to
paint, or the possibility of one day falling in love—has become a huge
question mark, threatening to drag her down into a sea of what-ifs she’s
desperate to avoid.

Then a friend from the past shows up. With
Will, it’s easy to forget about what’s lurking underneath the lightness
of their time together. It’s easy to feel alive when all signs point
elsewhere. On the other hand, with the odds decidedly not in her favor,
Amelia knows this feeling couldn’t last forever. But what can?

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

I do enjoy a good plague story, so this one sounds right up my alley!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

A plague, called Wicked, is pulsing through the world; and in its wake, it’s dividing the population into thirds:

WICKED: Already infected by the droves of Singers, the ultraviolet
mosquito-like insects who carry the plague, the Wicked roam the world
freely. They don’t want for much—only to maim and dismember you. But
don’t worry: They always ask politely first.

The TRUE: The True
live in contained, isolated communities. They’re the lucky ones; they
found safety from the Singers. And while the threat of the Wicked may
not be eliminated, for the True, the threat has certainly been

The VEXED: The Vexed are the truly fortunate ones—they
survived the sting of the Singers, leaving them immune. But they’re far
from safe. The Vexed hold the key to a cure, and there are those who
will do anything to get it.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

A story about a teen author, sounds like a good one!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Famous teen author Thistle Tate struggles to keep her biggest secret: the real identity of the author of her bestselling books.

Thistle Tate is a glittering wunderkind–only seventeen, and a bestselling author of the wildly successful Lemonade Skies series,
with the highly anticipated final book due to publish next year. She
has diehard fans across the globe, flashy tours, and steep advances. And
now she’s finally started to date her best friend and
next-door-neighbor, Liam, the only one who knows her deep dark secret:
she’s not the real author of the Lemonade Skies books.

guilt about lying intensifies after she meets the surprisingly charming
Oliver, who introduces her to his super-fan little sister–but how can
she have friendships based on deception? All she wants is for this last
book to be written so she can be done with the ruse for good.

with just two weeks left to deliver the manuscript to her agent and
editor, a dramatic turn of events puts everything in jeopardy, and
Thistle must grapple with her own identity. Is she a victim, a
fraudster, or both? On top of that, Liam is increasingly jealous of
Thistle’s budding friendship with Oliver–a friendship that leaves
Thistle more than a little confused about her own heart.

As the
book deadline looms closer, the stakes ever higher, a startling family
truth comes to light, and it’s only a matter of time before something
gives–and Thistle’s world becomes undone.

For fans of Rainbow
Rowell and E. Lockhart, this YA is the perfect summer read for teen
bookworms everywhere, with a love triangle, an insider’s depiction of
the publishing world, and nonstop, page-turning action.

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.

12 Responses to “Lisa’s Looking Foward To #23 – July 23rd, 2019”

  1. Lindy Gomez

    Before I disappear sounds like a unique page-turner! Wicked sounds lso good! Awesome picks Lisa 🙂

    Lindy@ A Bookish Escape

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