Wednesday, September 23, 2015

WoW #64: It's a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. Schmitt

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Waiting on Wednesday is hosted every week by Breaking the Spine which lets us showcase an upcoming release we are excited about! 

It's a Wonderful Death by Sarah J. SchmittIt's a Wonderful Death
by Sarah J. Schmitt
October 6, 2015
320 pages

Goodreads Summary:
Seventeen-year-old RJ always gets what she wants. So when her soul is accidentally collected by a distracted Grim Reaper, somebody in the afterlife better figure out a way to send her back from the dead or heads will roll. But in her quest for mortality, she becomes a pawn in a power struggle between an overzealous archangel and Death Himself. The tribunal presents her with two options: she can remain in the lobby, where souls wait to be processed, until her original lifeline expires, or she can replay three moments in her life in an effort to make choices that will result in a future deemed worthy of being saved. It sounds like a no-brainer. She’ll take a walk down memory lane. How hard can changing her future be?

But with each changing moment, RJ’s life begins to unravel, until this self-proclaimed queen bee is a social pariah. She begins to wonder if walking among the living is worth it if she has to spend the next sixty years as an outcast. Too quickly, RJ finds herself back in limbo, her time on Earth once again up for debate.

RJ is a snarky, unapologetic, almost unredeemable, very real girl. Her story is funny and moving, and teens will easily connect with her plight. Prepare to meet the Grim Reaper, who’s cuter than you’d expect; Hawaiian shirt–wearing Death Himself; Saint Peter (who likes to play Cornhole); and Al, the handler for the three-headed hound that guards the gates of Hell. This cast of characters accompanies RJ through her time in the afterlife and will do their best to gently shove her in the right direction.
I didn't find out about this one until recently but it sounds so fun! Plus, the cover is gorgeous!

What are you guys waiting on this week?


  1. I have an arc of this and hope to read it within the next few weeks. I really like the cover and it sounds like a good, quick read.

    1. Lucky you! I'd love to know what you think of it when you're done!

  2. This really does sound fun! I'm definitely looking forward to reading it! Great pick!

    Michelle @ Michelle's Minions

    My WoW

  3. This is new tome as well but I agree, it does look good!

  4. OOh nice! Saw this on Edelweiss awhile back and I thought it was a read it right away one, but I can't be sure of that. Hope you love it!

    Here’s my WoW

    Have a GREAT day!

    Old Follower :)

    1. I never get accepted on EW so I'm not sure but I def will have to take a look. Thanks Jessica!

  5. Did you know that this is actually on Edelweiss?! You don't even have to request it, you can just download it :) Though I don't know how long it will last until the publisher archives it.

    ~Karina @ A Reader Under The Sea

    1. I did not but Jessica from above mentioned it too! Thanks for letting me know Karina :D

  6. I don't think I'll be reading this one but OMG I loved the movie "It's a Wonderful Life" :D I hope you enjoy this book when you read it!

    Have a fabulous week, Eileen :)

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    1. Lol Life instead of Death ;) I don't believe I've seen it but I will have to if you loved it. Thanks Alyssa I hope you have a fantastic upcoming weekend :D


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