Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday (#2)

Waiting On Wednesday is a weekly meme started by Jill @Breaking The Spine, where we talk about upcoming releases we just-can't-wait for.

This week I'm waiting for - oh, screw it - this I MUST INSANELY ACQUIRE -

This Is Not A Test
by Courtney Summers
Expected Publication - 19th June, 2012

From Goodreads:
It’s the end of the world. Six students have taken cover in Cortege High but shelter is little comfort when the dead outside won’t stop pounding on the doors. One bite is all it takes to kill a person and bring them back as a monstrous version of their former self. To Sloane Price, that doesn’t sound so bad. Six months ago, her world collapsed and since then, she’s failed to find a reason to keep going. Now seems like the perfect time to give up. As Sloane eagerly waits for the barricades to fall, she’s forced to witness the apocalypse through the eyes of five people who actually wantto live. But as the days crawl by, the motivations for survival change in startling ways and soon the group’s fate is determined less and less by what’s happening outside and more and more by the unpredictable and violent bids for life—and death—inside. When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?

Why I'm waiting for this:

Dude, it's COURTNEY SUMMERS! Need I say more?

And okay, lets be honest, I'm not particularly fond of zombies, but HAVE YOU READ THE EXCERPT SHE SHARED? No? Go. Read. It. Now.

Her writing is so haunting, and reads like an edgy contemporary - more focus on the characters, less focus on the zombies. Which totally makes it my kinda read.

Also, this is about a girl who wants to die. And if you've read any Courtney Summers, you'd know that she specialises in troubled characters. And she does them brilliantly.

And that cover? All that hair matted with blood and those sprinkled drops up there and all that blue? This is possibly the best cover of the year yet.

That's a book I desperately want to hold in my hands.

What are you waiting for?


Komal said...

I'm trying to remember if I've ever read any zombie books...I really don't think I have. I don't read much contemporary anymore either but I used to read lots of it when I was younger.

Therefore, I have decided I must read this book based on the fact that I don't read much zombie/contemporary (is that even a genre?). I'm not sure what kind of reasoning that it but...yeah, I'm going to give this book a go when it releases!

Victoria Lindstrom said...

After reading the first book in the Wildwood Chronicles, by Colin Meloy, I can't wait for Book II. However, since this is a fairly new book itself, I have a long wait!

Eden said...

YES THIS ONE. I've heard about it from a while ago, and I haven't even read any Courtney Summers, but this one sounds killer. No pun intended. Hehe.

Jess said...

I'm definitely not a zombies fan, but I must admit that this one has me intrigued. Also, happy belated friendiversary! (It was a year ago yesterday that we did the Blog Love Fest! :) )

Karla Calalang said...

I definitely want to read this one! I've heard good things.

Christa Desir said...'s Courtney Summers and I am dying to know how CS takes on zombies. Very very good pick.

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