Wednesday, April 3, 2019

Can't-Wait Wednesday: Emily Eternal by M.G. Wheaton & Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik

Can't-Wait is a weekly meme hosted by Wishful Endings that spotlights exciting upcoming releases that we can't wait to be released! This meme is based off of Jill @ Breaking the Spine's Waiting on Wednesday meme.

This week's upcoming book spotlight is: 

Emily Eternal by MG. Wheaton
Publication: April 23rd, 2019
Hodder & Stoughton
Hardcover. 256 pages.

"Meet Emily - she can solve advanced mathematical problems, unlock the mind's deepest secrets and even fix your truck's air con, but unfortunately, she can't restart the Sun. 

She's an artificial consciousness, designed in a lab to help humans process trauma, which is particularly helpful when the sun begins to die 5 billion years before scientists agreed it was supposed to. 

So, her beloved human race is screwed, and so is Emily. That is, until she finds a potential answer buried deep in the human genome. But before her solution can be tested, her lab is brutally attacked, and Emily is forced to go on the run with two human companions - college student Jason and small-town Sheriff, Mayra. 

As the sun's death draws near, Emily and her friends must race against time to save humanity. But before long it becomes clear that it's not only the species at stake, but also that which makes us most human."
I do enjoy a good AI story that explores humanity and this one sounds particularly interesting. I think her function being to help humans process trauma is a really neat angle as well, I'm curious to see how that is done.

Into the Jungle by Erica Ferencik
Publication: April 30th, 2019
Gallery/Scout Press
Hardcover. 320 pages.

"In this pulse-pounding thriller from the author of the “haunting, twisting thrill ride” (Megan Miranda, New York Times bestselling author) The River at Night, a young woman leaves behind everything she knows to take on the Bolivian jungle, but her excursion abroad quickly turns into a fight for her life.

Lily Bushwold thought she’d found the antidote to endless foster care and group homes: a teaching job in Cochabamba, Bolivia. As soon as she could steal enough cash for the plane, she was on it. 

When the gig falls through and Lily stays in Bolivia, she finds bonding with other broke, rudderless girls at the local hostel isn’t the life she wants either. Tired of hustling and already world-weary, crazy love finds her in the form she least expected: Omar, a savvy, handsome local man who’d abandoned his life as a hunter in Ayachero—a remote jungle village—to try his hand at city life. 

When Omar learns that a jaguar has killed his four-year-old nephew in Ayachero, he gives Lily a choice: Stay alone in the unforgiving city, or travel to the last in a string of ever-more-isolated river towns in the jungles of Bolivia. Thirty-foot anaconda? Puppy-sized spiders? Vengeful shamans with unspeakable powers? Love-struck Lily is oblivious. She follows Omar to this ruthless new world of lawless poachers, bullheaded missionaries, and desperate indigenous tribes driven to the brink of extinction. To survive, Lily must navigate the jungle--its wonders as well as its terrors—using only her wits and resilience."
This sounds like the kind of thriller I love. I haven't read Ferencik's The River at Night, but I've heard so many great things about it that this one feels very promising. Navigating a jungle with unknown obstacles and horrors...I'm in!

What do you think about these upcoming releases? What are your anticipated upcoming releases?


  1. I really like the sound of Into the Jungle, it sounds very exciting!

  2. Oh I love the sound of Emily Eternal. I'm going to have to get a copy of that when it comes out. I've actually only read one AI novel (and it was more like a cross between Battlestar Galactica and a dystopian novel than actual AI). Thanks for sharing :)

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  3. I think both of these sound pretty good. Great choices!

  4. I liked The River At Night, so Into the Jungle is definitely one I'm hopeful for!

  5. Emily Eternal sounds really unique and interesting!

  6. Oooh! Both of these books sound interesting! Great picks!

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    Ronyell @ Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  7. Emily Eternal sounds so good! I love sciencey books :)