Jul 19, 2017

Waiting on Wednesday: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland


"Waiting On Wednesday" is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking The Spine where we highlight some of the upcoming books we can't wait to read!

Jessica's Waiting on:

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Title: A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares
Author: Krystal Sutherland
Publisher: Putnam
Publication Date: September 5th, 2017 


Summary: 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.

I know that the golden rule is to not judge a book by its cover, but it was definitely the title of this book that caught my eye at first. Not only did it made me laugh, but it clued me in to the idea that this book was going to be funny while also a little serious, which is just how I like things. 

And then, upon reading the summary, I was even more hooked. The idea of facing everything that you're terrified of? Totally badass. The potential for love to be involved? Even more adorable. I didn't even know I needed a book like this until I came across it, and now it's one of my most anticipated reads for the slew of upcoming September releases. 

So yeah, I'm definitely really excited to read this one. Both the title and the summary (and yes, even the cover) caught my eye, and I'm excited to see where Esther and Jonah's adventures take them, and all of the places and things they discover along the way. Can September come soon enough?!

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