Waiting on Wednesday (7): This Is Not a Test by Courtney Summers

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?
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Publication Date: June 19th, 2012
Amazon, Author's Website


I like this kind of new take on zombie stories. I feel like, despite all of the vampires and werewolves and fairies and what other supernatural creatures YA fic has been latching on to, authors have been keeping zombies at more than an arms length. It's uncharted territory for the most part. I also like how she, from the description, doesn't sound like a gung-ho "let's punch every zombie in the face!!!" type of girl. People break down in apocalyptic situations. This cover is also another one that probably merits a Fantastic Covers Friday post, too.

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted over at Breaking the Spine.

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