Waiting on Wednesday (16): The Wrap-Up List

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.

So I was doing my weekly hunt through Goodreads and I found something totally awesome. I’ve never heard of the book or the author before, but the concept is super fascinating, don’t you think. What would you do if you found out you were scheduled to die? This sounds like a concept that I’ve only seen in manga, and I’m really curious to see how he’ll make it work. I also really like the cover, simple as it is.


The Wrap-Up List

Author: Steven Arntson
Expected Publication Date: January 8, 2013
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Synopsis from Goodreads:

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.

15 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday (16): The Wrap-Up List”

  1. Krista says:

    This one looks really great. Almost like a forced bucket list type deal with a thriller twist. Very original. Great pick!
    my WoW

  2. fakesteph says:

    Oh wow. I hadn’t heard about this, but I love the premise and I think I actually HAVE to read this.

  3. LilyElement says:

    Haven’t run across this before, but it looks great. Love the idea behind it, will have to check it out when it is released! Thanks.

    Here is my Wow!

  4. A YA bucket list? sounds intriguing!

    My WoW

    @TCAbn The Motley Chronicles

  5. Theta Sigma says:

    This sounds like a really interesting novel with a meshing of interesting themes (YA romance, bucket list and thriller).

    Great choice for WoW.

  6. Oh my gosh! This DOES sound good! It’s kind of creepy, too, but now I’m dying to read it. Great find, Christina! 🙂 It seems we have a LOT of good books to look forward to in 2013.

  7. Wow..this sounds cool…and it’s new to me so thanks for sharing it and for stopping by My WoW

  8. This is the first I’ve heard about The Wrap Up List and it sounds really good! And it’s something a little different too 🙂

  9. Aneeqah says:

    How have I not heard of this before?! It sounds totally awesome PLUS creepy. That’s a totally win-win situation! I seriously haven’t heard anything like this before, but am loving the idea for it. This is definitely going on my TBR!

    Fabulous pick Christina! <3

    -Aneeqah @ My Not So Real Life

  10. Giselle says:

    Oh neat this sounds good I hadn’t heard of it before! Great pick!

  11. Haha, the premise reminds me a bit of I Am the Messenger by Markus Zusak, one of my all-time favorite books. Awesome pick!

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