Waiting on Wednesday 11/23

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Jill from Breaking the Spine, and specifically spotlights upcoming novels we can't wait to read. As always, there are some amazing upcoming books, but this week I'm particularly excited for...

Title: This Is Not a Test
Author: Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publish Date: June 19, 2012
Genre: YA, Dystopian
Pages: Unknown

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 want to live. But as the days crawl by, everyone’s motivations to survive begin to 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?
For those who don't really know me and my blog's penchant for the dark and twisty, I should probably inform you that A) I love zombies, B) I like dark stories and C) The more tension and life/death situations, the better. It sounds as though This Is Not a Test has the best of all of my favourites. AND it has a crazy, gorgeous cover (with blood splatters?!) Plus, the author is an incredibly powerful writer, so I'm interested to see how this plays out. I'm sensing a touch of The Walking Dead. This excites me immensely. What do you think, and what are you waiting on this week?


  1. This sounds so good! It looks so original and different from what's out there at the moment. Hopefully it can live up to that!

  2. This sounds awesome!! the cover looks awesome!


  3. I can't really think of a better combination than this. Courtney Summers and Zombies, yes please! Great pick :0)

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  4. I'm really excited for This Is Not A Test because: a) It's Courtney Summers! & b) Zombies! (Enough said, don't you think?)

    Great WoW pick, Melissa! :)

  5. I'm definitely looking forward to this one, it's bound to be great. Awesome pick! :D

  6. I think I'm too much of a sissy for this book, the synopsis and cover freak me out. Is her neck broken? It's at such a creepy angle and then there's the blood spatters and the whole things about zombies and now I've worked myself up into a frenzy of wussiness and need to take a deep breath:) The cover is beautiful though even if it is utterly disturbing.

  7. Eeek...zombies and dystopia/apocalypse. Definitely not for me. But in theory it sounds good :-)

  8. I haven't seen this one yet! Oh and I'm lovin' Dystopia right now! I'll have to keep my eye open for this one!!!

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  9. I'm going to leave this one to you and I'll read your review.


  10. This looks amazing! Especially since it's by Courtney Summers. Great pick this week :D

  11. This is Not a Test sounds awesome! I love dark books as well, and I'm looking forward to seeing Courtney's take on zombies! :)

  12. I'm actually super excited for this book. I really do love Courtney Summers work and I'm really interested to see how she takes her amazing writing from contemporary into fantasy. I really hope we see all the twistedness of her regular plots in this one!

  13. So far Fall For Anything is the only Courtney Summers book I've read. I really enjoyed it and hopefully I'll get around to reading her other books soon since I've heard such good things about Some Girls Are and Cracked Up to Be.

    This is Not a Test sounds really different from her other three books but also really promising so I hope I'll get to read it soon :)


  14. Oh my gosh! This sounds like it's going to be a fantastic epic read. I am already in love with the premise. *g* Great, WoW! Definitely going on my wish list. :)

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  15. I am so excited for this book! The cover just makes me cringe but also I am excited to see how the plot unfolds!

  16. This sounds fantastic! I love zombie books, too. It reminds me a little of The Forest of Hands and Teeth and the Aftertime series. This is going on my must-read list. Thanks for sharing :)

  17. GAHHHH yes!!!!! :D I'm with you I love dark stories plus I absolutely love zombies.

  18. Awesome pick! This book is definitely going on the TBR list.
    Thanks for sharing!

  19. I'm really looking forward to reading this one as well! I always love Courtney's books, and while this one sound totally different from her past books, I'm still curious about it nonetheless. Hopefully it will end up being amazing...

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