Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Can't Wait Wednesday: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland

Can’t-Wait Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Tessa at Wishful Endings that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week I can't wait for A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland!

A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares
Krystal Sutherland
Series: n/a
Release Date: September 5 , 2017
Publisher: G.P. Putnam and Sons Books for Young Readers
Waited on by: Sam
From the author of Our Chemical Hearts comes the hilarious, reality-bending tale of two outsiders facing their greatest fears about life and love one debilitating phobia at a time.

Ever since Esther Solar's grandfather was cursed by Death, everyone in her family has been doomed to suffer one great fear in their lifetime. Esther's father is agoraphobic and hasn't left the basement in six years, her twin brother can t be in the dark without a light on, and her mother is terrified of bad luck.

The Solars are consumed by their fears and, according to the legend of the curse, destined to die from them.

Esther doesn't know what her great fear is yet (nor does she want to), a feat achieved by avoiding pretty much everything. Elevators, small spaces, and crowds are all off-limits. So are haircuts, spiders, dolls, mirrors and three dozen other phobias she keeps a record of in her semi-definitive list of worst nightmares.

Then Esther is pickpocketed by Jonah Smallwood, an old elementary school classmate. Along with her phone, money and a fruit roll-up she d been saving, Jonah also steals her list of fears. Despite the theft, Esther and Jonah become friends, and he sets a challenge for them: in an effort to break the curse that has crippled her family, they will meet every Sunday of senior year to work their way through the list, facing one terrifying fear at a time, including one that Esther hadn't counted on: love.

The number one reason why I want to read this book is because it is written by Krystal Sutherland. I so adored Our Chemical Hearts. It was a little different from the books I normally love, as this one sort of broke my heart into a thousand pieces, but it did so in such a lovely way. So, as with any great book, I am hoping that Sutherland can deliver another stupendous reading experience for me.

In the synopsis for this book, the words "curse" and "hilarious" jumped out at me, and I knew I could enjoy it. I kind of like the idea of such an odd start to the friendship too. I don't know if I had ever befriended a person after they robbed me. And to have someone there, trying to help you conquer your fears one by one sounds pretty fantastic to me.

I am totally looking forward to this one, and know I will be reading it come September.










What are you waiting on?
Let us know in the comments!

24 comments:

  1. Wow, this actually sounds great :) haven't heard about it yet, but I know I'm going to go sniff around for ARCs now :D

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    1. I am hoping it is as good as I want it to be

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  2. Oh this sounds really fun! I feel like it has some magical realism elements? Which is totally my thing. Will be looking out for this one!

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    1. I suspected the same thing. And magical realism is quickly becoming one if my favorite things in books after romance

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  3. I like the sounds of this one and really am looking forward to reading it eventually. Sounds like it has some humor thrown in which I always enjoy. Great pick!

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    1. Humor us such a must in a book for me. Life is too serious. My escape must make me laugh a little

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  4. This one is new to me. It sounds interesting. Hope you enjoy it!

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    1. If I like an author, I always like to keep on top of their releases

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  5. A new one for me! I never got around to reading Our Chemical Hearts so perhaps I should jump that one up on my list!

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  6. I haven't seen this one before, but I am adding it to my TBR list now. It sounds like it has a lot of potential. I hope you enjoy it!!

    My WoW: https://jacquesbooknook.blogspot.com/2017/07/waiting-on-wednesday-dream-fall-by-amy.html

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  7. This sounds like an interesting one. I love the fear idea. Great pick!

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    1. I like the list and conquering it. Could be a feel good story

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  8. Totally new to me one. Not sure it's my kind of read but I hope you love it!!!

    Here's my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

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    1. I am a fan of the author and think there may be a magical element from that description, so it could be a winner

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  9. This one sounds so good! The words cursed and hilarious jumped out at me too. Also, that cat is giving me Sabrina the Teenage Witch vibes, which is always a plus in my book haha Great pick!

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    1. You are so right, and I loved Sabrina. 😍

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  10. I feel like Our Chemical Hearts just came out??? Is it with a different publisher? I didn't even read that yet. Idk, I feel like we are drifting apart in our readalike ways *sniff*
    Jen Ryland

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    1. I got OCH last year at BEA and read it Aug 2016. Same publisher too. I loved OCH, even if it was a 500 Days of Summer sort of love story. I know. It seems like so long since we read the same book. *one hand outstretched towards you, the other on my heart*

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  11. I totally agree with you–I loved OUR CHEMICAL HEARTS, and I like that Sutherland writes in a way that the story is both super hilarious but also really moving and touching. Can’t wait for this one! Great pick :D

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    1. Whoo hoo! An OCH lover. I am such a fan of that book, and so excited for more of Sutherland.

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