Lisa’s Looking Forward To #32 – October 1st, 2019

Posted September 25, 2019 by Lisa Mandina in LLFT / 28 Comments

Back to joining up with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can’t
Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  Once again there are a ton of books out next week that I’m excited for, although a few less than last week.

From my ARC list for October 1st, 2019:

Netflix series or movie?  And it sounds pretty good!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

The Lady of the Lake
finds her voice in this cinematic twist on the tale of King Arthur
created by Tom Wheeler and legendary artist, producer, and director
Frank Miller (300, Batman: The Dark Night Returns, Sin City).

Whosoever wields the Sword of Power shall be the one true King.

But what if the Sword has chosen a Queen?

grew up an outcast. Her connection to dark magic made her something to
be feared in her Druid village, and that made her desperate to leave…

is, until her entire village is slaughtered by Red Paladins, and
Nimue’s fate is forever altered. Charged by her dying mother to reunite
an ancient sword with a legendary sorcerer, Nimue is now her people’s
only hope. Her mission leaves little room for revenge, but the growing
power within her can think of little else.

Nimue teams up with a
charming mercenary named Arthur and refugee Fey Folk from across
England. She wields a sword meant for the one true king, battling
paladins and the armies of a corrupt king. She struggles to unite her
people, avenge her family, and discover the truth about her destiny.

But perhaps the one thing that can change Destiny itself is found at the edge of a blade.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

Love the cover, and it sounds cute!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Sophie wants one thing
for Christmas-a little freedom from her overprotective parents. So when
they decide to spend Christmas in South Louisiana with her very pregnant
older sister, Sophie is looking forward to some much needed private
(read: make-out) time with her long-term boyfriend, Griffin. Except it
turns out that Griffin wants a little freedom from their relationship.
Cue devastation.

Heartbroken, Sophie flees to her grandparents’
house, where the rest of her boisterous extended family is gathered for
the holiday. That’s when her nonna devises a (not so) brilliant plan:
Over the next ten days, Sophie will be set up on ten different blind
dates by different family members. Like her sweet cousin Sara, who sets
her up with a hot guy at an exclusive underground party. Or her crazy
aunt Patrice, who signs Sophie up for a lead role in a living nativity.
With a boy who barely reaches her shoulder. And a screaming baby.

Griffin turns up unexpectedly and begs for a second chance, Sophie
feels more confused than ever. Because maybe, just maybe, she’s started
to have feelings for someone else . . . Someone who is definitely not

This is going to be the worst Christmas break ever… or is it?

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

I really liked Frozen, but I haven’t read any of the Twisted Tale series.  But this one sounds good!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

What if Anna and Elsa never knew each other?
a magical accident erases Anna and Elsa’s memories not only of magic,
but of each other the sisters are separated for protection. But when
Elsa unexpectedly finds herself as a young queen mysterious magic begins
to happen and questions of her past start to form. Will the sisters
ever be reunited?

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

Sounds like a really emotional read!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:


heartbreaking, and real, this is a story of resilience–the perfect
novel for readers of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces
and Every Last Word.

Before, I was a million things. Now I’m only one. The Burned Girl.

Lee has lost everything there is to lose: Her parents. Her best friend.
Her home. Even her face. She doesn’t need a mirror to know what she
looks like–she can see her reflection in the eyes of everyone around

A year after the fire that destroyed her world, her aunt
and uncle have decided she should go back to high school. Be “normal”
again. Whatever that is. Ava knows better. There is no normal for
someone like her. And forget making friends–no one wants to be seen
with the Burned Girl, now or ever.

But when Ava meets a fellow
survivor named Piper, she begins to feel like maybe she doesn’t have to
face the nightmare alone. Sarcastic and blunt, Piper isn’t afraid to
push Ava out of her comfort zone. Piper introduces Ava to Asad, a boy
who loves theater just as much as she does, and slowly, Ava tries to
create a life again. Yet Piper is fighting her own battle, and soon Ava
must decide if she’s going to fade back into her scars . . . or let the
people by her side help her fly.

“A heartfelt and unflinching
look at the reality of being a burn survivor and at the scars we all
carry. This book is for everyone, burned or not, who has ever searched
for a light in the darkness.” –Stephanie Nielson, New York Times
bestselling author of Heaven Is Here and a burn survivor

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

I got an ARC of this one, and am behind on reading, or else I would have probably reviewed it this past weekend.  Hope to get to it soon!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

When a determined girl is confronted with the culture of toxic masculinity, it’s time to even the score.

Michigan Manning lives for hockey, and this is her year to shine. That
is, until she gets some crushing news: budget cuts will keep the girls’
hockey team off the ice this year.

If she wants colleges to notice her, Michigan has to find a way to play. Luckily, there’s still one team left in town …

The boys’ team isn’t exactly welcoming, but Michigan’s prepared to
prove herself. She plays some of the best hockey of her life, in fact,
all while putting up with changing in the broom closet, constant trash
talk and “harmless” pranks that always seem to target her.

once hazing crosses the line into assault, Michigan must weigh the
consequences of speaking up – even if it means putting her future on the

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

Sounds really good, and it’s by the author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Christopher is seven
years old. Christopher is the new kid in town. Christopher has an
imaginary friend. The epic work of literary horror from the #1
bestselling author of THE PERKS OF BEING A WALLFLOWER.

We can swallow our fear or let our fear swallow us.

mother Kate Reese is on the run. Determined to improve life for her and
her son, Christopher, she flees an abusive relationship in the middle
of the night with Christopher at her side. Together, they find
themselves drawn to the tight-knit community of Mill Grove,
Pennsylvania. It’s as far off the beaten track as they can get. Just one
highway in, one highway out.

At first, it seems like the perfect
place to finally settle down. Then Christopher vanishes. For six awful
days, no one can find him. Until Christopher emerges from the woods at
the edge of town, unharmed but not unchanged. He returns with a voice in
his head only he can hear, with a mission only he can complete: Build a
tree house in the woods by Christmas, or his mother and everyone in the
town will never be the same again.

Soon Kate and Christopher
find themselves in the fight of their lives, caught in the middle of a
war playing out between good and evil, with their small town as the

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE 

The stories sound like they could be interesting, plus, the Divergent series was good, until the ending.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Bestselling Divergent and Carve the Mark
author Veronica Roth delivers a stunning collection of novella-length
stories set in the future, illustrated with startling black-and-white

No world is like the other. Within this
masterful collection, each setting is more strange and wonderful than
the last, brimming with new technologies and beings. And yet, for all
the advances in these futuristic lands, the people still must confront
deeply human problems.

In these six stories, Veronica Roth
reaches into the unknown and draws forth something startlingly familiar
and profoundly beautiful.

With tales of friendship and revenge, plus two new stories from the Carve the Mark universe,
this collection has something for new and old fans alike. Each story
begins with a hope for a better end, but always end with a better
understanding of the beginning.

With beautifully intricate
black-and-white interior illustrations and a uniquely designed package,
this is the perfect gift for book lovers.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

Sounds very unique!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

From the author of Printz Medal winner Bone Gap
comes the unforgettable story of two young women—one living, one
dead—dealing with loss, desire, and the fragility of the American dream
during WWII.

When Frankie’s mother died and her father
left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to
be only temporary—just long enough for him to get back on his feet and
be able to provide for them once again. That’s why Frankie’s not
prepared for the day that he arrives for his weekend visit with a new
woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket.

Frankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned alongside so many other
orphans—two young, unwanted women doing everything they can to survive.

as the embers of the Great Depression are kindled into the fires of
World War II, and the shadows of injustice, poverty, and death walk the
streets in broad daylight, it will be up to Frankie to find
something worth holding on to in the ruins of this shattered
America—every minute of every day spent wondering if the life she’s able
to carve out will be enough.

I will admit I do not know the answer. But I will be watching, waiting to find out.

That’s what ghosts do.

 Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.


Final Thoughts:
Only have one of these as an ARC to read, and a bit behind as I mentioned.  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. 

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28 responses to “Lisa’s Looking Forward To #32 – October 1st, 2019

  1. Cursed really does sound good even to me who isn't a fan of Arthurian legends. Conceal Don't Feel sounds fun! I bet my daughter would like that one. She's obsessed with everything Frozen. I really like the sound of Michigan–a girl going up against the odds. Thirteen Doorways sounds right up my alley. I hope you get a chance to read all of these. Have a great day!

  2. Ooh nice picks! I'm curious about Conceal, Don't Feel! I've enjoyed most of the Twisted Tales that I've read. I think I was meh over the very first one and then I ended up DNFing the Sleeping Beauty one and still haven't read a few of the others but I adore the Beast's story and the Ursual one too! And oooh! Imaginary Friend is another one I am rather curious about! Hope you enjoy all these wonderful reads once you get to read them!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

  3. I've read reviews of 10 Blind Dates and so far, the reviews I read are good! And that Imaginary Friend book sounds pretty interesting… not really my norm with reading, but interesting enough to get me curious.

  4. I love the sound of the twisted tales series! I don't think I'd heard of them until now. And I love the title hehe 😀 It's so cool that it is twisting the stories like that. I am curious to see what Imaginary Friend is going to come to as well, and what you'll think of the new Veronica Roth book.

  5. What a stack of books, holy moly … The "Conceal don´t feel" looks interesting, but to be honest I don´t know which I would want. So, I guess I end up wanting all of them and see which one I would read first *lol* Thank you for sharing them with us!

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