Review: This is Not A Test
Title: This Is Not A Test
Genre: Young Adult-Dystopian
Author: Courtney Summers
Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin
Release Date: June 19, 2012
Book: ARC sent by publisher
“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?”
Everyone be quite. Do you hear that? That is the sound of EPICNESS coming from this book.
Why is this book so epic? Have you ever read a book that is so deadly intense, so descriptive, that your fingers are clinging to the sides of the book. That you don’t want to look up, afraid that if you do you will step out of the world that is in your mind. That’s it. Seriously, when I started this book I thought, “Cool.Zombies.” Not even close. It not just about zombies but the life’s that all the characters lived. Deep, dark skeletons just racing to show themselves, each characters is literally fighting their own demon. And that folks makes this story.
The plot of this book is so amazing. The reader is thrown into a world that is ravished and survival is crucial. The moments of survival aren’t what all in this book. Death. Lots of it. And even moments where you see, if you lost everything anyway, whats to live for? When those moments crept up on me while reading this book, I had to hold back tears. How in the world can Ms. Summer makes something seem so bad into something good? All I can say is that this author is one heck of a writer!
This Is Not A Test boils down to an hardcore tale of inconceivable yet realistic story. By far, this is the best story that I have ever read. Its easy to get swept away in all the emotions, adrenaline rush of running, and survival. This truly epic book is thrilling. This Is Not A Test is impressive yet satisfying.
I give it 5 BITES!