Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (50):This Is Not A Test, Every Other Day and Struck

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill of Breaking the Spine where you can post about upcoming books you're looking forward to.

This is a wonderful chance for blogger to show off what's coming out soon that they are excited about! Every week my wishlist balloons thanks to this awesome meme.

This Is Not A Test by Courtney Summers
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 need this: I love that this story is looking at zombies in a whole new way. I've only read one of Ms. Summers other novels but I know that she is an emotional intense writer so this seems like the perfect plot. I can't wait to dig.

This Is Not A Test comes out June 2012 from St. Martin's Griffin.

Every Other Day by Jennifer Lynn Barnes
Every other day, Kali D'Angelo is a normal sixteen-year-old girl.  She goes to public high school.  She attends pep rallies.  She's human. 
And then every day in between . . .She's something else entirely. 
Though she still looks like herself, every twenty-four hours predatory instincts take over and Kali becomes a feared demon-hunter with the undeniable urge to hunt, trap, and kill zombies, hellhounds, and other supernatural creatures. Kali has no idea why she is the way she is, but she gives in to instinct anyway. Even though the government considers it environmental terrorism. 
When Kali notices a mark on the lower back of a popular girl at school, she knows instantly that the girl is marked for death by one of these creatures. Kali has twenty-four hours to save her and, unfortunately, she'll have to do it as a human. With the help of a few new friends, Kali takes a risk that her human body might not survive. . .and learns the secrets of her mysterious condition in the process.
Why I need this: I feel the demon hunter thing is definitely old hat but I love this fresh new twist. I can't wait to find out the secret behind Kali's transformation and how she's going to be able to hunt without it!

Every Other Day comes out December 27, 2011 from Egmont USA.

Struck by Jennifer Bosworth
When Los Angeles is devastated by a catastrophic earthquake, seventeen-year-old human lightning rod, Mia Price, finds herself at the center of a power struggle between two fanatical doomsday cults, one that wants to save the world, and one that wants to destroy it... and she will be the deciding factor in which cult succeeds at their aim.
Why I need this: Holy interesting concept, Batman! I've always liked stories about natural elements and a girl who likes to get hit with lightening and who might be a weapon is right up my alley. I can't wait!

Struck is out May 8, 2012 from Farrar, Straus & Giroux. 

What are you waiting on?


  1. Awesone Picks! Struck in particular looks really good!!!

  2. I'm looking forward to reading all three of these novels as well! They all sound so good! :)

  3. I love the sound of Struck, can't wait to read it! Haven't heard of This is Not a Test before, but it looks awesome! Love the different take on zombies. Great picks! :)

  4. I am DYING for This Is Not A Test!! Awesome choices!!
    My Wow Post!

  5. Looking forward to all three of them. "This is not a Test" is my wow pick for this week too!


Thinking of writing something below? Well, that's why you are awesome! I always love feedback!

This blog is an award free zone. With the demand of a full time job, blogging time is becoming much more precious and I just don't have the time to meet the demands of awards. Thanks so much for thinking of me anyway!

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Blog Design by Use Your Imagination Designs all images form the Impossible Things kit by Studio Tangie and Rebecca McMeen