Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill at Breaking The Spine. It showcases each blogger's most anticipated reads. This week, my pick is This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers.
Summary: "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?"
Why I Can't Wait: I WANT THIS BAAAAAAAD!!! Seriously, Courtney Summers is one of my absolute favorite authors. I've read everything she's written, and have five starred/ loved them all. Not only do her stories get better and better, so do her covers. I mean, look at that! Creepily beautiful? Is that even a real phrase? It is now!
Expected publication: June 2012 by St. Martin's Griffin