The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker, A Give Away

After helping out Susanne Winnacker with her cover reveal for her YA apocalyptic thriller, THE OTHER LIFE, I asked her if she'd be interested in doing an ARC tour, dropping the not-so-obvious hint she could start it in France. Susanne had already planned a tour with the Apocalypsies (a group of authors with MG/YA releases in 2012), but she was able to set aside a copy for me, which I received last week. Here's to the kindness of writers living abroad! (Susanne lives in Germany.)

But instead of an ARC tour, we decided I'd pass the book on in a giveaway. 

Which means somebody has the chance to win this phenomenal (and spine-chilling) debut! 

3 years, 1 month, 1 week and 6 days since I'd seen daylight. One-fifth of my life.

Sherry and her family have lived sealed in a bunker in the garden since things went wrong up above. Her grandfather has been in the freezer for the last three months, her parents are at each other’s throats and two minutes ago they ran out of food.

Sherry and her father leave the safety of the bunker and find a devastated and empty LA, smashed to pieces by bombs and haunted by ‘Weepers’ - rabid humans infected with a weaponized rabies virus.
While searching for food in a supermarket, Sherry’s father disappears and Sherry is saved by Joshua, a boy-hunter. He takes her to Safe-haven, a tumble-down vineyard in the hills outside LA, where a handful of other survivors are picking up the pieces of their ‘other lives’. As she falls in love for the first time, Sherry must save her father, stay alive and keep Joshua safe when his desire for vengeance threatens them all.

THE OTHER LIFE is not for the weak of heart. Think 28 DAYS LATER or Will Smith's I AM LEGEND and add a little romance along with a dark and dangerous twist. The concept of time plays a major in Susanne's writing; you can feel the clock ticking, getting ready to explode. And I really loved how Susanne involved all the senses in her descriptions.

Click. Click. Click.

A real page turner, the tension builds from the very first paragraph. 

I did not put THE OTHER LIFE down until I finished it.

The surprising ending left me begging for more.

(I can't wait for the next installment)


To win my advanced copy of THE OTHER LIFE, which won't be released until Spring 2012, please do the following:

Two points will be given if you follow my blog and, three more if you follow Susanne's blog.

Tweet the contest? Add three points!

Don't forget to add THE OTHER LIFE to your Goodreads, if you have one! You'll receive another 2 points!

Add up your points, leave them in the comments and bonne chance!

NOTE: This giveaway is for US/Canada and European/UK residents only. The winner will be chosen next week. If said winner is from the US/Canada, I will ship the book when I'm back in the states for the Thanksgiving holiday. If you live in Europe or the UK, I will ship the book upon my return.


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