It’s official…

A portrait of me all last week.

I am the worst blogger ever. In my defense, I’m blaming it on the zombie flu that I am still trying to kick. It may not actually turn you into a zombie, but it sure made me feel like one.

During my bed-ridden state, I was able to stalk dabble a little on my computer and do some digging on our favorite YA authors. And speaking of zombies, is anyone else as excited as me that COURTNEY SUMMERS’ NEXT BOOK WILL BE ABOUT ZOMBIES?!! Summers has been giving hints in dribs and drabs about her new book THIS IS NOT A TEST, and officially announced the zombiefied news on Twitter three days ago. This will be her first venture into the world of the undead and I cannot wait to see what she does with it. *squeals like a little girl*

From Goodreads:

“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?”

Who’s else excited? Because I am pumped beyond all pumpage. Summers is an amazingly gifted rider and knows how to work an audience with suspense, mystery, and gut wrenching emotions. I’m stoked to see how she handles a zombie-pocalpyse.

This is Not a Test is expected out sometime in 2012. It’s not on Amazon yet, but you can add it to your Goodread’s “to-read” list.

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