Saturday, May 5, 2012

This is Not a Test by Courtney Summers


This is not a Test by Courtney Summers
YA Horror/Dystopia
Rating: 3 Stars

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, 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?

My Thoughts: Courtney is a great writer. There is no way I can deny it. She is really gifted in pulling you in and feeling the emotions the characters are feeling. This woman seems to write a lot about suicide. I have to admit I absolutely hated this book. I hate Zombies. I can't stand them. It's disgusting and it scares the living crap out of me. I would probably be the first to die in a zombie apocolypse. I was drawn into the book because of the action and the drama. It was like you are watching a scary movie and you want to look away but you can't because you can't miss it, you will wonder what happened. For me that was about it. I finished it because if I didn't I would go insane thinking about what happened.

Cover: 4/5 Stars
Writing: 4/5 Stars
Characters: 3/5 Stars

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