Book Watch: This Is Not a Test
Published by St. Martin’s Griffin, the print edition is 336 pages.
There are two awesome books releasing on June 19th that I can’t wait to get my hands on. But This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers is the one I’m most dying to read. It sounds so absolutely dark, chilling and utterly fascinating. And yes, very, very scary.
I believe I first heard about this book months ago on Twitter. And it may have been a tweet by author Rachel Vincent that put this book on my radar. While I haven’t yet read anything by the author, I do own two of her books and heard that she’s an amazing writer. And while I haven’t read very many zombie stories, this one sounds incredible.
I am excited (scared? morbidly curious?) to see what happens with Sloane Price and the five other students trapped in Cortege High while outside the world falls apart and people are turned into zombies with just a single bite. And I can’t wait to see just what happens with them when their survival instincts kick in and they begin to turn on one another.
I am always intrigued by stories where the mentality shifts from “us against them” to “every man for himself” and I can’t wait to see how all this plays out. Especially where one of the six survivors is someone who initially doesn’t care whether she lives or dies.
And I am absolutely dying to find out the answer to the question posed in the description, “When everything is gone, what do you hold on to?”
Between the description, the cover – with what looks like blood spatter in the top left-hand corner – and that trailer which totally creeped me out, there was absolutely no question in my mind that This Is Not a Test would be the book I’d be spotlighting this week.
To check out an excerpt on the author’s website, CLICK HERE.
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Here is another awesome book releasing on June 19th:
Blood Moon (Drake Chronicles #5) by Alyxandra Harvey