Lisa’s Looking Forward To #85 – November 3rd, 2020

Posted October 28, 2020 by Lisa Mandina in LLFT / 6 Comments

Once again I’ll be joining up with the Can’t Wait Wednesday posts hosted by Wishful Endings.  Usually the first week of the month means a ton of new books. I don’t know if it has to do with all the pandemic chaos, but there are only a few for me to share with you for next Tuesday.

From my ARC list for November 3rd, 2020:

I’ve got an e-galley of this one, requested on Netgalley because I “wished” for it. Not realizing that meant I’d get it! But now I have a plan to read and review, should be posting my review next Monday. To be honest, I wasn’t a huge fan of the Lunar Chronicles series, but I’m hoping maybe I’ll enjoy this contemporary better.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

In this young adult contemporary romance, a girl is suddenly gifted with the ability to cast instant karma on those around her—both good and bad.

Chronic overachiever Prudence Daniels is always quick to cast judgment on the lazy, rude, and arrogant residents of her coastal town. Her dreams of karmic justice are fulfilled when, after a night out with her friends, she wakes up with the sudden ability to cast instant karma on those around her. Pru giddily makes use of the power, punishing everyone from public vandals to karaoke hecklers, but there is one person on whom her powers consistently backfire: Quint Erickson, her slacker of a lab partner and all-around mortal enemy. Soon, Pru begins to uncover truths about Quint, her peers, and even herself that reveal how thin the line is between virtue and vanity, generosity and greed . . . love and hate.

Sound good? Add to Goodreads HERE.

This is an author I’ve yet to read, even though her covers are always so beautiful! This one sounds really good as well.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

You are invited to set sail on the maiden voyage of the SS Princess of the Pacific in this indulgent historical romance from Anna Godbersen, the New York Times bestselling author of the Luxe series.

Vida Hazzard can see her future: aboard the heralded “Millionaire’s Ship of the West,” she’ll charm the young scion Fitzhugh Farrar, resulting in a proposal of marriage.

But Vida didn’t plan on Fitz’s best friend, Sal, a rough-around-the-edges boy with a talent for getting under her skin. Nor did she anticipate a hurricane dashing their ship to pieces, along with her dreams.

Stranded on an island with both Fitz and Sal, Vida is torn between the life she’s always planned for, and a future she’s never dared to want. As they desperately plot a course for home, Vida will discover just which boy can capture her wild heart—and where her future truly lies.

Sound good? Add to Goodreads HERE.

We are getting close enough to Christmas that I’m totally ready for a holiday read. And books with dogs on the cover always catch my eye!

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

This sweet and magical romance about a girl who has just one wish–someone to kiss under the mistletoe–is the perfect holiday escape!

Bailey Briggs is counting down the days to Christmas: she lives for holiday music, baking cookies, going on snowy sleigh rides, and wearing her light-up reindeer ears to work at Winslow’s bookstore. But all she really wants this year is the one thing she doesn’t have: someone special to kiss under the mistletoe. And she’s 100 percent certain that that someone isn’t Jacob Marley–athlete, player, and of questionable taste in girlfriends–and that Charlie, the mysterious stranger with the British accent, is the romantic lead of her dreams. Is she right? This will be a December to remember, filled with real-life Christmas magic . . . and, if she stays on Santa’s nice list, a wish that just might come true.

Sound good? Add to Goodreads HERE.

Sounds like a good comparison book and definitely could be a suspenseful story.

Here is the blurb from Goodreads:

Perfect for fans of the New York Times bestselling novel, Love & Gelato by Jenna Evans Welch

It’s no one’s fault that Hallie Jacob is alone. That her grandpa got sick half a world away and so her parents yanked her to Colorado the last semester of her senior year. That career-wise, she’s specialized in fighting fire, and now she’s surrounded by ice, snow, and a thousand cousins she’s half-banned from hanging around with. But that’s what’s happened. That’s what her December looks like.

On one big family weekend in the freaking tundra, Hallie sneaks off with those cousins to an abandoned ski slope. But they get caught in a random mudslide, and what started as a Secret Bonfire Party goes in a Potential Donner Party direction real fast. With some cousins in desperate need of medical attention, Hallie leaves their camp for help—and is surprised when Jonah Ramirez (her cousin’s extremely off-limits—absurdly hot—best friend) joins her.

Facing paralyzing temperatures, sharp-toothed animals strong enough to survive a climate with hardly any water or air, and weather phenomena so wicked they’ll wreck a mountain before you can blink, Jonah and Hallie have no choice but to trust each other as they search for the way to town to send help back to their stranded friends and family. And THAT may be more impossible, even, than making it out alive.

Sound good? Add to Goodreads HERE.

Final Thoughts:

Only four this week, way less than usual for a first week. Are any of these on your TBR, or have you already read them? If so, which do you recommend? Leave me a link to your post in your comment and I’ll be sure to return the visit!

Also, while you’re here, make sure to go enter my monthly giveaway HERE. Only a few more days to enter!

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6 responses to “Lisa’s Looking Forward To #85 – November 3rd, 2020

  1. Instant Karma sounds like a lot of fun. I love the premise. I haven’t heard of All I Want For Christmas before–I love holiday romances, so will definitely be adding that one to my wish list. I hope you enjoy all four of these when you get a chance to read them!

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