Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Waiting On Wednesday #3 - This Is Not a Test

Title: This Is Not a Test
Author: Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Expected Publication Date: June 19th, 2012  
This Is Not a Test

Summary (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 want to 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: This zombie apocalypse book sounds insanely intense, but the summary seems to not just focus on the zombies, but on the people fighting for their lives and the internal struggles they face. Also, the idea that these teens are stuck in their high school kind of reminds me of The Breakfast Club. The Breakfast Club and zombies would be such a great combo!

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill at Breaking the Spine.