Facing Your Fears Through Music : A SEMI-DEFINITIVE LIST OF WORST NIGHTMARES by Krystal Sutherland Blog Tour Playlist +Giveaway

Today we are happy to partner up with Penguin Teen as a #PRHPartner and participate in the Blog Tour for A Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland. We are fans of her debut novel, Our Chemical Hearts and could not wait to read her sophomore novel and share our playlist in order to help chase away the nightmares of OCD. 

We all have our moments when life gets a bit rough and we especially like to use music to help us out of those rough moments and hope this list can help.







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.


Krystal Sutherland was born and raised in Townsville, Australia—an inhospitable land where crocodiles, snakes, and jellyfish are always on the prowl. She grew up living directly across the road from the local library and spent almost every day after school (and weekends, too) having adventures between the pages of books (mainly because it was too dangerous to go outside).

She moved to Sydney for college (and safety), where she cut her writing teeth as the editor of the student magazine at the University of New South Wales. She kept gathering tales as an exchange student in Hong Kong and as a foreign correspondent in Amsterdam. Her first book, Our Chemical Hearts, was released in 2016, and was published in over twenty countries.

Her three greatest fears are heights, dark caves . . . and (perhaps worst of all) frogs.

FOLLOW THE TOUR

Week One:
September 4 – Mrs. Leif's Two Fangs About It – Review & Excerpt
September 5 – Tales of the Ravenous Reader – Chase Away the Nightmares: A Playlist
September 6 – Arctic Books – Reviews
September 7 – YA Wednesdays – Favorite Quotes
September 8 – Feed Your Fiction Addiction – Author Guest Post: Krystal's Top 10 Addictions 

Week Two:
September 11 – Swoony Boys Podcast – Dream CastingSeptember 12 – Twinning for Books
September 13 – Love is Not a Triangle – Author Guest Post: Would You Rather? With the Cast of ASDLOWN
September 14 – Forever Young Adult – Review
September 15 – Adventures of a Book Junkie – Author Q&A

Week Three:September 18 – Xpresso Reads – Review & My Top 5 Fears/Phobias
September 19 – Chasing Faerytales – Review
September 20 – Boricuan Bookworms – Review
September 21 – YA and Wine – Author Guest Post: Krystal's Biggest Fears
September 22 – A Book and a Cup of Coffee – Psychology of Phobias

GIVEAWAY


Enter for a chance to be one (1) of three (3) winners to receive a hardcover copy ofA Semi-Definitive List of Worst Nightmares by Krystal Sutherland. (ARV: $17.99 each).

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Enter between 12:00 AM Eastern Time on September 4, 2017 and 12:00 AM on September 25, 2017. Open to residents of the fifty United States and the District of Columbia who are 13 and older. Winners will be selected at random on or about September 27, 2017. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

10 comments:

  1. I'm SO excited for this book. It sounds so awesome and I've heard such great things about it!

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  2. Cursed by Death? That sounds like a fun book!

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  3. This one sounds just perfect for me. I'm a big maker of lists and to have one with my greatest fears would be awful. I'll stick to movies, books, grocery, etc. lists.

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    1. Terrifying, right? And what if your enemy found it? all bad!

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  4. I love playlists that go with books. Music is so important and influential. I think this book sounds not only unique, but emotional and mixed with just the right amount of "comic relief." Can't wait to read this.

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  5. I am really excited for this book and love the playlist. Thanks!

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  6. This sounds so good (I've heard it's a bit funny as well). As an OCD-lifer, I keep lists and lists of my lists, but I never keep a list of phobias. There are lots and they play on loop in my head. Thanks for hosting!

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