Lisa’s Looking Foward To #26 – August 13th, 2019

Posted August 7, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in LLFT / 12 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 August 13th:

Beautiful cover and sounds really good!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Lottie collects dead
creatures and lovingly cares for them, hoping to preserve them, to save
them from disintegration. Her father understands—Lottie has a scientific
mind, he thinks. Her aunt wants it to stop, and she goes to cruel
lengths to make sure it does.

And her mother? Lottie’s mother died long ago. And Lottie is searching for a way to be close to her.

Art of Taxidermy
is a heartbreaking verse novel exploring love and
death, grief and beauty, and the ways we try to make sense of it all.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

I’m a bit ashamed to say that I got an ARC of this and met the author last summer at ALA in NOLA.  And I have yet to read it.  I’m sure if I had read it,  I’d have needed a copy of this one sooner rather than later.  And just like with the first book, the cover is awesome!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

The witches, beasties, goblins, and Royals return in this spellbinding conclusion to New York Times best-selling author Megan Shepherd’s Grim Lovelies duology. 

Ever since she discovered her affinity for magic, seventeen-year-old
Anouk has been desperate to become a witch. It’s the only way to save
her friends who, like Anouk, are beasties: animals enchanted into
humans. But unlike Anouk, the other beasties didn’t make it out of the
battle at Montélimar in one piece.

With her friends now trapped
in their animal forms, Anouk is forced into a sinister deal involving a
political marriage with her sworn enemy, a wicked plot to overthrow
London’s fiercest coven of witches, and a deadly trial of fire to become
a witch. The price for power has always been steep in the world of the
Haute. Now, it will cost Anouk everything.

Wicked and delightful, this spellbinding sequel and conclusion to Grim Lovelies is perfect for fans of The Cruel Prince and The Hazelwood Wood.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

Another deep story, one that I think would be good for my students to read, as well as myself just to know more about this event.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Based on the shocking
Beslan school siege in 2004, this is a brave and necessary story about
grief, resilience, and finding your voice in the aftermath of tragedy.

the day she brings her sweet little sister, Nika, to school for the
first time, eighteen-year-old Darya has already been taking care of her
family for years. But a joyous September morning shifts in an instant
when Darya’s rural Russian town is attacked by terrorists. While Darya
manages to escape, Nika is one of hundreds of children taken hostage in
the school in what stretches to a three-day siege and ends in violence.
In the confusion and horror that follow, Darya and her family
frantically scour hospitals and survivor lists in hopes that Nika has
somehow survived. And as journalists and foreign aid workers descend on
her small town, Darya is caught in the grip of grief and trauma, trying
to recover her life and wondering if there is any hope for her future.
From acclaimed author Julie Mayhew comes a difficult but powerful
narrative about pain, purpose, and healing in the wake of senseless

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

Sounds like a sweet romance.  And I kind of like trying to support Wattpad authors, especially as much as I loved the After series by Anna Todd.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Everything changed the day Drayton Lahey crashed into Dallas’s life…

Bryan is a no-nonsense cheerleader who has her sights set on a dance
scholarship to CalArts. Drayton Lahey is the bad-boy quarterback from
football royalty who’s completely wrong for her—at least, that’s what
she tells herself. The longer Dallas tells herself she doesn’t need
Dray, the quicker she realizes it might be time to forget what she needs
and go after what she wants.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

Once again, I had one more in my planner, but again, it doesn’t seem to be actually coming out, as its lack of cover and any more info on Goodreads seems to say.  It is one of the Entangled Teen books I mentioned last week, so I am hoping this means they are just putting the release off, but not too long.  If I hear more, I’ll let you know, but  again it is Sky-Kissed by Pintip Dunn, sequel to  Star-Crossed, which I loved; which looks to have also listed this week as a pub date on Goodreads.

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, there are even some 2019 ARCs that can be one of your two choices.  I probably won’t have a giveaway this coming Saturday because I’ll be out of town at Book Bonanza.

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12 responses to “Lisa’s Looking Foward To #26 – August 13th, 2019

  1. I liked The QB Bad Boy. I think it needed some trimming, but I will definitely read more from the author, because I enjoyed the story and characters, and the ending was so good.

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