Wednesday, March 27, 2019

On My Wishlist {18}

It's time for another round of "on my wishlist" where I share a few of the latest books I've been pining for lately.

Radicalized by Cory Doctorow
Published March 19th 2019 by Head of Zeus

Here are four urgent stories from author and activist Cory Doctorow, four social, technological and economic visions of the world today and its near—all too near—future.

'Unauthorized Bread' is a tale of immigration, toxic economic stratification and a young woman's perilously illegal quest to fix a broken toaster.

In 'Model Minority' a superhero finds himself way out his depth when he confronts the corruption of the police and justice system.

'Radicalized' is the story of a desperate husband, a darknet forum and the birth of a violent uprising against the US health care system.

The final story, 'The Masque of the Red Death', tracks an uber-wealthy survivalist and his followers as they hole up and attempt to ride out the collapse of society.

Cory Doctorow will be at Comicpalooza this year so I may have an opportunity to meet him. Radicalized contains four novellas, and it sounds like an excellent introduction to me. (Thank you to Michael Patrick Hicks for putting it on my radar!)

The Girl on the Porch by Richard Chizmar
Expected publication: August 31st 2019 by Subterranean

From New York Times bestseller Richard Chizmar, author of Gwendy's Button Box (with Stephen King) and The Long Way Home, comes a thriller that will forever change the way you look at your neighbors and best friends...

When the Tuckers’ next door neighbor mentions someone rang their doorbell late the previous night, Sarah and Kenny Tucker check their home’s security camera and discover something shocking: the doorbell ringer also visited their house and it wasn’t a teenager playing a prank, but instead a terrified young woman with a shackle hanging from her right wrist. She anxiously pressed the doorbell again and again, glancing over her shoulder as if someone was coming for her, before giving up and taking off into the dark.

Almost overnight, she becomes known as The Girl on the Porch—and she’s everywhere. There are updates on all the local networks, national coverage on CNN and Fox News, and the video goes viral on social media. Before long, everyone has seen the harrowing security camera footage.

Kenny and Sarah figure it’s only a matter of time before someone recognizes the woman, but as the days pass and no one comes forward, odd things begin to transpire around the Tucker family: a man intensely watches them at a restaurant and then vanishes, fresh footprints appear in the garden next to their house where no one should have been, a neighbor’s pet is viciously killed and mutilated, and a mysterious man has started following their daughter Natalie...

A rollercoaster ride of compelling twists and turns, The Girl on the Porch demonstrates why Stephen King says Richard Chizmar’s writing is “powerful” and Robert McCammon calls his work “hard-hitting, spooky, suspenseful, harrowing, and heartbreaking.”

A new Richard Chizmar. What else can I say?

Five Midnights by Ann Dávila Cardinal
Expected publication: June 4th 2019 by Tor Teen

Five friends cursed. Five deadly fates. Five nights of retribución.

If Lupe Dávila and Javier Utierre can survive each other’s company, together they can solve a series of grisly murders sweeping though Puerto Rico. But the clues lead them out of the real world and into the realm of myths and legends. And if they want to catch the killer, they'll have to step into the shadows to see what's lurking there—murderer, or monster?

Five Midnights is a “wickedly thrilling” (William Alexander) novel based on the el Cuco myth set against the backdrop of modern day Puerto Rico.

Five Midnights is a YA horror, and it sounds awesome! (Thank you Mogsy for putting this one on my radar!)

Are you planning to read any of these new or upcoming releases? What books have recently made it onto your wishlist?


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  1. I have an eARC of Five Midnights and I'm super excited to read it! The Girl on the Porch sounds really creepy😁

    1. I need to request an ARC, too! It sounds sooo good.

  2. I also have a digital ARC of Five Midnights and can't wait. The Girl on the Porch sounds awesome and I will even forgive it for having "Girl" in the title :)

    1. I am jealous of you guys!! LOL... I didn't even think about yet another "girl" book! At least no one is comparing it to Gone Girl... :)

  3. The Girl On the Porch sounds awesome. As does Five Midnights. Two more books to add to my list! :D

  4. It's kind of crazy but I haven't read anything by Cory Doctorow. This one sounds like it could be good and I do love a good short story collection.

  5. Five Midnights does look good, doesn't it? I'm usually wary about YA horror but the cover looks too good to resist.

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum


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