Exciting books coming in 2018

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Here is a look at some books coming your way in 2018!

Sisyphean by Dempow Torishima.


Simply put, "sisyphean" means a task that can never be completed. Based off the synopsis, Sisyphean sounds like a horrifying story that many people will find eerily familiar. I am very much looking forward to giving this one a read!

A strange journey into the far future of genetic engineering, and working life. After centuries of tinkering, many human bodies only have a casual similarity to what we now know, but both work and school continue apace. Will the enigmatic sad sack known only as “the worker” survive the day? Will the young student Hanishibe get his questions about the biological future of humanity answered, or will he have to transfer to the department of theology? Will Umari and her master ever comprehend the secrets of nanodust?

The Armored Saint by Myke Cole.

I haven't read anything by Myke Cole...yet, but I am eager to give The Armored Saint a read. The book popped up as an advanced recommendation, and the cover grabbed me. I gave the synopsis a read and you could say that my interest is officially peaked! This book drops February 20th!

In a world where any act of magic could open a portal to hell, the Order insures that no wizard will live to summon devils, and will kill as many innocent people as they must to prevent that greater horror. After witnessing a horrendous slaughter, the village girl Heloise opposes the Order, and risks bringing their wrath down on herself, her family, and her village.

The Atrocities by Jeremy C. Shipp

Shipp is one of those authors I have heard a lot about, but never read. The Atrocities tells the story of a young ghost's education - post death. Any story that starts after a person's death has my attention.

When Isabella died, her parents were determined to ensure her education wouldn’t suffer.

But Isabella’s parents had not informed her new governess of Isabella’s... condition, and when Ms Valdez arrives at the estate, having forced herself through a surreal nightmare maze of twisted human-like statues, she discovers that there is no girl to tutor.

Or is there...?

Serpent in the Heather by Kay Kenyon.

Kay Kenyon is another author I haven't read before, but 2018 is the year I branch out both into new genres and to new authors. I am a huge fan of WWII, post, and Cold War era stories, especially when they introduce some paranormal and fantasy elements into the mix. Serpent in the Heather looks to be a worthy read for anyone who enjoys The Man in the High Castle, or Quentin Tarentino's Inglorious Bastards.

Now officially working for the Secret Intelligence Service, Kim Tavistock is back to solve another mystery—this time a serial killer with deep Nazi ties—in the sequel to At the Table of Wolves.

Summer, 1936. In England, an assassin is loose. Someone is killing young people who possess Talents. As terror overtakes Britain, Kim Tavistock, now officially employed by England’s Secret Intelligence Service, is sent on her first mission: to the remote Sulcliffe Castle in Wales, to use her cover as a journalist to infiltrate a spiritualist cult that may have ties to the murders. Meanwhile, Kim’s father, trained spy Julian Tavistock runs his own parallel investigation—and discovers the terrifying Nazi plot behind the serial killings.

Cut off from civilization, Sulcliffe Castle is perched on a forbidding headland above a circle of standing stones only visible at low tide. There, Kim shadows a ruthless baroness and her enigmatic son, plying her skills of deception and hearing the truths people most wish to hide. But as her cover disguise unravels, Kim learns that the serial killer is closing in on a person she has grown to love. Now, Kim must race against the clock not just to prevent the final ritual killing—but to turn the tide of the looming war.

The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay.

I really enjoyed A Head Full of Ghosts, and The Cabin at the End of the World sounds no less gripping and suspenseful! Tremblay masterfully sets theme and tone, building suspense organically, and thus, pulling you fully into the story and conflict. I can't wait for this one!

The Bram Stoker Award-winning author of A Head Full of Ghosts adds an inventive twist to the home invasion horror story in a heart-palpitating novel of psychological suspense that recalls Stephen King’s Misery, Ruth Ware’s In a Dark, Dark Wood, and Jack Ketchum’s cult hit The Girl Next Door.

Seven-year-old Wen and her parents, Eric and Andrew, are vacationing at a remote cabin on a quiet New Hampshire lake. Their closest neighbors are more than two miles in either direction along a rutted dirt road.

One afternoon, as Wen catches grasshoppers in the front yard, a stranger unexpectedly appears in the driveway. Leonard is the largest man Wen has ever seen but he is young, friendly, and he wins her over almost instantly. Leonard and Wen talk and play until Leonard abruptly apologizes and tells Wen, “None of what’s going to happen is your fault”. Three more strangers then arrive at the cabin carrying unidentifiable, menacing objects. As Wen sprints inside to warn her parents, Leonard calls out: “Your dads won’t want to let us in, Wen. But they have to. We need your help to save the world.”

Thus begins an unbearably tense, gripping tale of paranoia, sacrifice, apocalypse, and survival that escalates to a shattering conclusion, one in which the fate of a loving family and quite possibly all of humanity are entwined. The Cabin at the End of the World is a masterpiece of terror and suspense from the fantastically fertile imagination of Paul Tremblay.

Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey.

I am a huge fan of Corey's Expanse series. These books have become regular adds through Audible and make the commute that much easier to tolerate. The Expanse novels are one of those series that allow its characters to really drive the story. James Holden and his crew aboard the "acquired" frigate Rocinante are more than capable of carrying the entire series on their own, but as the universe expands and the conflicts grows, the series just gets that much more compelling. The show on Syfy is a very well made adaptation, and stays faithful to the books, but for my money, I will devour every book in this series as soon as they come out!

The seventh novel in James S. A. Corey’s New York Times best-selling Expanse series - now a major television series.