Friday, September 2, 2011

Courtney Summers and...Zombies? HELL YEAH!

Okay, so most writer friends who know me, know how much I LOVE LOVE LOVE Courtney Summers books. I've read all three of her published novels:

Cracked Up to Be

Some Girls Are

Fall for Anything

Since the moment I read the last word of Fall for Anything (which I will admit, I downloaded onto my iPad and then also purchased 'cause I HAD to have a copy of it to add to my others to put on my bookshelf), I have been eagerly anticipating her 4th novel. I had NO idea what it was about, but it didn't matter. I knew if she was writing it, I was going to love it. And I'm excited to have just learned (though I'm ashamed to call myself a fan since this info was posted on her blog on Aug. 26th. Doh!), that she has revealed the cover of her new book titled THIS IS NOT A TEST. Here is the summary/plot as written on Courtney Summers blog.

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?

And here is the COVER!!!!!!

I follow CS on Twitter and I've seen her talk often about zombies. From video games to random thoughts about them, her fascination regarding zombies is so apparent that I don't know why I find myself surprised that she's written a book about them. I guess it's just something so different from her other stories and it really excites me because I lover her writing style, and I love how well she develops and delves into such depth with her MCs. She is the master of "voice" and I have read that she still manages to maintain those wonderful skills and now applies them into a terrifying, heart racing, nail biting plot.

All I need to know now is...WHEN THE HELL DOES THIS BOOK COME OUT????


  1. Oy!! So excited for this one! I had no idea she was writing a zombie book - quite a different change for her. Love that cover too. :)

  2. it sounds too incredible.

    also dying for it <3

  3. That sounds awesome. I was going to grab something by Courtney Summers at the sale I went to this weekend, but all her stuff was sold out. I'll be keeping an eye on This is Not a Test. It looks promising. :)

  4. Stay tuned, Kathy, I will be having a contest soon where I'll be giving away a copy of all three of her, already published books. I was able to pick up a set of them at Borders' closing out sale. Will probably be in the next couple of weeks. :D

  5. Wow, cover love! I like when authors can cross over and write different types of books. I hope to do that one day too.

  6. Holy cow, just looked at your favorite movies section under your page and whoa, you've got a lot of movies. Thanks for the commenty love on the blog today. I was literally blown away by everything Ethan's teacher said at that meeting. There was a lot of it last year too - they did this whole DREAM thing that mirrored MLK and it was a year-long project, but all the stuff his new teacher was saying was just more intense somehow. I'm going to try doing another post about it next week. Must. Stop. Procrastinating.

  7. I want to to thank you for this wonderful read!
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