Lisa’s Looking Forward To #44 – January 14th, 2020

Posted January 8, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in LLFT / 32 Comments

Back to joining up with the Waiting on Wednesday Posts, and the Can’t
Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  I only have four compared to the ton of books last week.

From my ARC list for January 14th, 2020:

Sounds like it could be a good one.  A little bit of The Matrix type of story?

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Seventeen-year-old Lake
spends her days searching a strange, post-apocalyptic landscape for
people who have forgotten one very important thing: this isn’t reality.
Everyone she meets is a passenger aboard a ship that’s been orbiting
Earth since a nuclear event. The simulation that was supposed to prepare
them all for life after the apocalypse has trapped their minds in a
shared virtual reality and their bodies in stasis chambers.

one can get off the ship until all of the passengers are out of the sim,
and no one can get out of the sim unless they believe it’s a
simulation. It’s up to Lake to help them remember.

When Lake
reveals the truth to a fellow passenger, seventeen-year-old Taren, he
joins her mission to find everyone, persuade them that they’ve forgotten
reality, and wake them up. But time’s running out before the simulation
completely deconstructs, and soon Taren’s deciding who’s worth saving
and who must be sacrificed for the greater good. Now, Lake has no choice
but to pit herself against Taren in a race to find the secret heart of
the sim, where something waits that will either save them or destroy
them all.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE

I got an ARC of this at AASL in November, but don’t know how soon I’ll get around to reading it.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:


Echoes Between Us
is bestselling author Katie McGarry’s breakout teen contemporary novel
about a girl with everything to lose and the boy who will do anything to
save her.

Veronica sees ghosts. More specifically, her
mother’s ghost. The afterimages of blinding migraines caused by the
brain tumor that keeps her on the fringes and consumes her whole life
haunt her, even as she wonders if it’s something more…

Golden boy Sawyer is handsome and popular, a state champion swimmer, but his adrenaline addiction draws him to Veronica.

A girl with nothing to live for and a boy with everything to lose–can they conquer their demons together?

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE. 

I’ll be reading this one and reviewing it next week, I think on Thursday the 16th.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Camryn has been dating
Marc FOREVER—since freshman year! She dropped out of volleyball to go to
all his games, switched her schedule around to be in his favorite
class, and has been busting her butt to get into Columbia so they can go
to the same college. So when Marc suddenly, and very publically, breaks
up with her a week into their senior year so that he can date the new
transfer student, she’s absolutely devastated.

But why be sad,
when you can get even? Inspired by her favorite movies, Camryn decides
that the best revenge is a Senior Year well lived, starring a boy who is
ever so much better than her ex. With a little help from her friends,
Cam is going to have the Best. Senior. Year. Ever.

Or else!

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

Haven’t heard a lot of buzz about this one, but it sounds like it could be good from the synopsis.
Here is the blurb from Goodreads:
The story of an
African-American girl becoming a woman on her own terms against the
backdrop of widespread social change in the early 1900s America. As a
daughter of an upper class African American family in Washington D.C.,
Savannah is lucky. Feeling suffocated by the structure of society,
Savannah meets a working-class girl named Nell who introduces her to the
suffragette and socialist movements, inspiring her to fight for change.

Sound good?  Add to Goodreads HERE.

Final Thoughts:
Definitely more good books coming out this year.  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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32 responses to “Lisa’s Looking Forward To #44 – January 14th, 2020

  1. These all sound good and are really different from one another. I really like the premise of Strange Exit. And Saving Savannah sound like one I would really like. I hope you enjoy all of these when you read them! Happy Reading!

  2. McGarry's book was excellent. Another gritty book full of feels. I thought Mr Better Than You was cute. It's not the romance I was expecting, but I still enjoyed the story, which was more about friendship.

  3. What a lovely spread of books, Lisa! I'm particularly intrigued by Strange Exit. Thank you for swinging by my site:). Hope you enjoy tucking into these offerings.

    • I had never read McGarry before, but it was a really good book! I don't know if it will make me go read anymore of her books, but that one was definitely good. Thanks for stopping by!

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