Wednesday, 25 July 2012

Wishlist Wednesday #46

Wishlist Wednesday is a book blog hop where we will post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just added (it's entirely up to you), that we can't wait to get off the wishlist and onto our wonderful shelves.

So what do you need to do to join in?
  • Follow Pen to Paper as host of the meme.
  • Please consider adding the blog hop button to your blog somewhere, so others can find it easily and join in too! Help spread the word! The code will be at the bottom of the post under the linky.
  • Pick a book from your wishlist that you are dying to get to put on your shelves.
  • Do a post telling your readers about the book and why it's on your wishlist.
  • Add your blog to the linky at the bottom of this post.
  • Put a link back to pen to paper ( somewhere in your post.
  • Visit the other blogs and enjoy!

This is Not a Test
Goodreads synopsis:
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?

At first, I wasn't sure if I really wanted this book. Zombies, typically, are not my thing, and a year or so ago, I wouldn't have read anything with them in it, convinced that I would really hate it. But then I read The Forest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan (on a persistent recommendation from Jenny at Chocolate Chunky Munkie), and despite myself, I ended up loving it! So my whole 'I don't like Zombies' thing, was flipped on its head.
Despite this, I still wasn't sure about this one. However, as I see more and more positive things being said about it, I've slowly changed my mind. So yes, I think this one is a strong contender on my wishlist now, and I'm looking forward to being able to get it in the near future :)


Randi M said...

Yes, yes, absolutely YES. Read this book!!! I read it over the weekend (in one sitting, really), and it's now a favorite & definitely in my top 10 for this year. :)

Chocolate Chunky Munkie said...

I got this one a few weeks ago and the cover looks awesome. There are even some little blood spatters in the top left hand corner..... oooohhh creepy! This one is yours when I am finished with it xx Not sure I can read it before we meet up on the 8th though...... Great choice this week lol. You know how persistent I can be when it comes to books I LOVE ;)

Loves xx Jen xx

Annabelle said...

I cannot freaking wait for this book!

My WoW!

primrose said...

This book sounds a little too intense for me but so many people like it.

Nancy Allen said...

I have seen this one floating around the blog-a-sphere. I would love to read it as I do love reading about zombies. It is already on my TBR list. It sounds like an amazing read.

Nancy @ The Avid Reader

Renae said...

This one does look really good! I especially like the emotional transition this one promises.

Disincentive said...

I want this one too T.T

caroline.taylor078 said...

I ordered this on Monday from amazon so hopefully it should be with me by the end of the week, really looking forward to it, I have read a Courtney Summers book before but that was a contemporary book (Cracked Up To Be), I am looking forward to this zombie one!

Pen to Paper said...

@ Jen: Thank you so much hun. It's all good - I have plenty to be getting on with!
Did I already give you Pushing the Limits by the way? Or do I need to bring that one ... I can't remember :P
I'm sure I'll find something else for you too! ;P I always have books for you! xxx

I'm glad there is so much love for this book - it looks awesome!

Dani :)

beccabooklover said...

This books looks really interesting. I'm not really into zombie books myself but the concept sounds really intriguing. Hope you get to read it soon :)

-Becca@Lost in Thought

SweetMarie83 said...

I was really wary of this book too - zombies are NOT my thing - but I read it this month for the Canadian Reading Challenge and LOVED it. It wasn't what I was expecting at all, and I've basically seen nothing but good reviews for it. I hope you enjoy it whenever you get around to reading it! :-)

Jennifer said...

I have an on-again off-again relationship with zombie stories but this one sounds great. I'll definitely have to check it out.

Captain Biscuits said...

Oh wow this sounds fab, I love zombies!

Here are our picks!
Lauren from Northern Plunder

Erika said...

This book looks so great! I have heard a lot of positive things about it. With all of the zombie books coming out, somehow this one seems different. Love the school setting.

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