The Story of a New ARC and a Spider

Yesterday, I received a brand new spankin’ ARC called Yesterday, by Filicia Yap. Giddy over the prospect of taking a picture, I threw the book on my bed.. when the fastest spider I have ever seen slithered its way out of the book and dashed under my blankets. Great. Now I had to go fishing in my bed for some random spider that may or may not have the capability to kill me.

After overturning some blankets, I finally saw the thing. Having no paper in sight and not wanting the eight legged bastard crawling all over my body in the middle of the night, I scooped my hands around the spider to try and pick it up. After dashing around trying to avoid my hands, the thing finally gave in and crawled up my finger. However, because it was the fastest spider known to man, within half a second it was dashing up my arm to burrow into my shirt. Suffice it to say, that was pretty much the last straw with this thing, and I violently shook my arm to try and fling it off. I’m about 90 percent sure that the spider is no longer crawling along my flesh, although I can still feel its prickly little legs all over my arm and shoulder. So now the arachnid is loose in my room somewhere and I’ve decided not to worry about it. What happens happens. If it happens to crawl over my exposed face at four in the morning, then I’ll deal with that when the time comes.

Anyway… back to the ARC. Felicia Yap’s Yesterday is an adult novel about a world in which people can only remember one or two days back. This novel is a murder mystery, solved from the unique viewpoints of investigators, and perpetrators, who only have the capability to store memory for a day or two at a time. The premise is fascinating, and I hope the book lives up to its potential!

Here’s the lovely cover:

Yesterday arc pic.jpg

I will post a review about Yesterday on the book’s launch date; August 1st


9 thoughts on “The Story of a New ARC and a Spider”

  1. That novel’s concept sounds so interesting! I love a good murder mystery; it’s one of my favorite genres. How do you like it so far? I’m looking forward to reading your review so I can suggest it to my friends as a book club read!


    1. I’ve posted the review. I liked the book a lot. There were one or two things I would have improved however, overall, it was a very enjoyable read. I loved the plot. You all should give it a shot!


  2. I like huge spiders. One got me a hotel room in a full hotel on the beach in Samoa. It dropped down on a silk thread behind a lady at a dressing table. She left; I moved in. Never did see the spider though.


  3. Hope the book was as captivating a read as that aracnid climbing up your arm. I don’t like spiders even though some of them add value by reducing the bug population in my area.


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