If you haven’t heard yet, Courtney Summers’ forthcoming book, This Is Not A Test, is a zombie novel (summary below). I don’t think of myself as being that into zombies, but then I also can’t think of a movie or book featuring zombies that I’ve watched or read that I haven’t liked. And one of my favorite Christmas presents last year was the card game Zombie Fluxx, which my husband and I play all the time (I secretly love when the Groaning Required rule card gets played and we have to groan whenever we draw a Creeper card). So who knows! Maybe I do love me some zombies.
Anyway, the point of this post is to make sure you know that today, in honor of Halloween, Courtney Summers is offering a sneak peek of the first chapter of This Is Not A Test on her facebook page. And yes, it looks incredibly promising. And yes, you may regret reading it because it will make you want to read more (sorry Capillya). Because Summers wastes no time diving into the main character’s psyche and into the zombie attack action. So go check it out before the time is up (24 hours only)!
From Courtney Summers’ website:
- 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?
Scheduled for release June 2012 from St. Martin’s Press.