Don’t you just love when you get new ARCs in the mail?!
Well, if not, I hope you can feel my excitement! I received some new reads in the mail for review and I’m stoked to start them up! I’ll be doing a video chat on these books on my BookTube site under Yoshima Books (Click Here). Make sure to mosey on over there and subscribe so you can hear what I think about each book (and others). But in the meanwhile, check out what I got below:
The year is 1095, Normandy, France. Five year old Skylar runs away into the woods to escape nuns who are convinced her inexplicable seizures are the work of satan. She survives after being adopted by wolves, when two mysterious strangers appear and reveal Skylar’s destiny to her. Skylar is the first of the Immortal Girls, destined to save humanity from itself.
“Immortal Girls” follows Skylar, Rachel, Caitlin, Beth, and Bethany, five immortal sisters who, over the course of a thousand years, attempt to learn the purpose of their own existence while hunting down the worst criminals this world has ever seen. They’ve faced the likes of Jack the Ripper and the Nazis, but as a new enemy arises to threaten the sisters’ survival they’ll soon learn that immortality doesn’t mean forever.
In the most explosive and twisted psychological thriller since The Woman in the Window, a beautiful marriage turns beautifully bad.
Things that make me scared: When Charlie cries. Hospitals and lakes. When Ian drinks vodka in the basement. ISIS. When Ian gets angry… That something is really, really wrong with me.
Maddie and Ian’s romance began with a chance encounter at a party overseas; he was serving in the British army and she was a travel writer visiting her best friend, Jo. Now almost two decades later, married with a beautiful son, Charlie, they are living the perfect suburban life in Middle America. But when a camping accident leaves Maddie badly scarred, she begins attending writing therapy, where she gradually reveals her fears about Ian’s PTSD; her concerns for the safety of their young son, Charlie; and the couple’s tangled and tumultuous past with Jo.
From the Balkans to England, Iraq to Manhattan, and finally to an ordinary family home in Kansas, sixteen years of love and fear, adventure and suspicion culminate in The Day of the Killing, when a frantic 911 call summons the police to the scene of a shocking crime.
Hardcover, 368 pages
Expected publication: March 19th 2019 by Park Row
For many years, Les Taha’s single panel humorous cartoons have appeared in small community newspapers, college papers, and magazines throughout the U.S. and Canada. More than likely you have seen them somewhere.
His new book, “Off My Meds” is a collection of nearly 500 of his very best cartoons.
They have often been compared to Gary Larson’s, “The Far Side”. The subject matter of his humor is all over the place. His targets are politicians, animals, the workplace, healthcare, fables, insects, monsters, and more.
The humor is intelligent, bizarre, poignant, sick, insightful, and silly. Taha’s cartoons are so crazy and bizarre that many have suggested (and even ordered him) to get back on his meds.
So for all of you sick fans who have been suffering from, “The Far Side” withdrawals, at
last there is a cure. “Off My Meds” is just what the doctor ordered.
Kindle Edition, 488 pages
Published September 27th 2018 by Silverstone Press
Seeking women ages 18–32 to participate in a study on ethics and morality. Generous compensation. Anonymity guaranteed.
When Jessica Farris signs up for a psychology study conducted by the mysterious Dr. Shields, she thinks all she’ll have to do is answer a few questions, collect her money, and leave. But as the questions grow more and more intense and invasive and the sessions become outings where Jess is told what to wear and how to act, she begins to feel as though Dr. Shields may know what she’s thinking…and what she’s hiding. As Jess’s paranoia grows, it becomes clear that she can no longer trust what in her life is real, and what is one of Dr. Shields’ manipulative experiments. Caught in a web of deceit and jealousy, Jess quickly learns that some obsessions can be deadly.
From the authors of the blockbuster bestseller The Wife Between Us comes an electrifying new novel about doubt, passion, and just how much you can trust someone.
Hardcover, 384 pages
Expected publication: January 8th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press
FBI Special Agent Gideon Reynolds did not have a conventional upbringing. Raised in a cult in Northern California, his mother smuggled him out when he was thirteen, and he never saw her again. It is not a bit of history he is keen on sharing, but being guarded has not gotten him any closer to what he really wants: a family.
Daisy Dawson lived a sheltered childhood. Her father, a former military man, believed that the woman he loved and her daughter were being hunted, so he took extreme measures to keep his family safe. But despite his best efforts, Daisy is done being scared. New to Sacramento, she is ready to jump headfirst into life–until she is attacked one night.
Gideon is caught unawares by Daisy, who is unlike any victim he has ever met. But the attacker is far from finished, and tracking him will threaten to pull Gideon back to the world he fought so hard to leave…
Hardcover, 624 pages