Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Waiting on Wednesday #192: Bright Shining World by Josh Swiller and Becoming Human by Amy Michelle Carpenter



 Hello everyone! "Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, that is hosted by Breaking the Spine and the purpose of this event is that we spotlight upcoming releases of books that we are excited for!  This will also tie into Wishful Ending's Can't Wait Wednesday post!

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selections are:


Bright Shining World

By: Josh Swiller

Expected Publication Date: November 24th, 2020

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A darkly funny thriller about one boy's attempt to unravel the mysterious phenomenon affecting students in his new town, as he finds a way to resist sinister forces and pursue hope for them all.

Wallace Cole is perpetually moving against his will. His father has some deeply important job with an energy company that he refuses to explain to Wallace who is, shall we say, suspicious. Not that his father ever listens to him. Just as Wallace is getting settled into a comfortable life in Kentucky, his father lets him know they need to immediately depart for a new job in a small town in Upstate New York which has recently been struck by an outbreak of inexplicable hysterics--an outbreak which is centered at the high school Wallace will attend.

In the new town, go from disturbing to worse: trees appear to be talking to people; a school bully, the principal, and the town police force take an instant dislike to Wallace; and the student body president is either falling for him or slipping into the enveloping darkness. Bright Shining World is a novel of resistance, of young people finding hope and courage and community in a collapsing world.

Oooh!  I love reading books where strange things happen to a town!  I can't wait to see what other weird things happens to the characters in this book!

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Becoming Human

By: Amy Michelle Carpenter

Expected Publication Date: December 8th, 2020

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"The Giver meets A Wrinkle in Time in this twisty, sci-fi adventure."
-D.J. Butler, award-winning author of Witchy Eye

"Human and alien, complex and sweetly personal, Carpenter’s thoughtful world blends sci-fi with coming of age as three unique worlds collide. This book will make you laugh, make you fall in love, and then make you re-evaluate what it means to be human." McKelle George, HarperCollins author of Speak Easy Speak Love

Carter just wants his old dad back. But his once genius father won't stop raving about the existence of aliens. His dad's claims are ruining his life. Until the girl he's falling for starts doing strange things, magical things, things that seem a bit out of this world.
Kokab hungers to be a Perfect on a world where her emotions make her flawed. But when her people face extinction, her emotions make her the perfect candidate to go to Earth and persuade humans to accept her kinds' immigration. Failing means a war between her people and humans. But success means she will never be close to Perfect again.
Ags dreams of the day she graduates from the Academy and can finally become a guardian of Earth. She's eager to spend her time researching art and history of people, but when she learns her enemies are coming to Earth, she knows what no one else will believe. Her enemies will destroy Earth, and she's willing to lose everything, including herself, to stop them.
A redneck boy. An Earth-obsessed alien. And a robotic girl. In a tale of understanding, forgiveness, redemption, and love, three teens must learn to accept one another and recognize what it truly means to be human.

Hmmmm...this sounds like an interesting science fiction story!  Can't wait to check it out!

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So, what upcoming books are you looking forward to?  Please respond below!




  1. Both of these sound like winners, Ronyell. I really like the sound of Becoming Human. I hope you enjoy both when you read them!

  2. Ooh nice picks! Totally new to me ones. I hope you enjoy them both!!

    Thanks for visiting my WoW!

  3. Wow! Two great sounding books. You are killing my wishlist!

  4. What!! This is so cool!! I really hope you enjoy my book! :D

  5. These both sound really good, but for me, especially Becoming Human:-)

  6. Both books sound really good. Bright Shining World a little more for me.Hope you enjoy them both!

  7. Both of these sound awesome and are new to me. Thanks for sharing! :)

  8. Bright Shining World sounds really good! Happy reading!