Waiting on Wednesday: The Wrap-Up List by Steven Arntson

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a feature hosted by Jill @ Breaking the Spine to feature yet-to-be-released books.

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In this modern-day suburban town, one percent of all fatalities come about in the most peculiar way. Deaths—eight-foot-tall, silver-gray creatures—send a letter (“Dear So-and-So, your days are numbered”) to whomever is chosen for a departure, telling them to wrap up their lives and do the things they always wanted to do before they have to “depart.” When sixteen-year-old Gabriela receives her notice, she is, of course devastated. Will she kiss her crush Sylvester before it’s too late?

Friendship, first love, and fantasy artfully mesh in this magically realistic world that ultimately celebrates life.

c.j.'s thoughts
As some of you may have guessed, I love creepy and/or morbid things.  So when I saw this, I pounced on it.  The idea of knowing when you're going to die, especially so young, is frightening enough--but what do you do on those last days?  I'm so excited to see how this story goes.  I feel like it's a good reminder to do everything you can with the days that you have.


  1. WOW that's an interesting concept. Nice pick!

    Krazyyme @ Young Readers

  2. Ooooh! This does sound like something I would like to read! Thanks so much for spotlighting it today. Please check out my WoW!

  3. Oh wow, I'm going to add it to GR right away! Thanks for sharing. Also very unique cover, I like it.

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  4. I cannot wait for this one! It sounds awesome and I've contemplated pre-ordering it. Haven't done so...yet.

    1. Spoiler: I first came across it on your Goodreads. :P

  5. Thanks for all the nice compliments! I agree, the cover is so cool looking.