THE TESTING by Joelle Charbonneau (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, June 4th 2013) is for fans of The Hunger Games. Count me in. And today, I’m excited to be hosting the reveal for its cover! Scroll down to read the thrilling synopsis, check out the cover, and enter to win an ARC!
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Isn’t that what they say? But how close is too close when they may be one in the same?
The Seven Stages War left much of the planet a charred wasteland. The future belongs to the next generation’s chosen few who must rebuild it. But to enter this elite group, candidates must first pass The Testing—their one chance at a college education and a rewarding career.
Cia Vale is honored to be chosen as a Testing candidate; eager to prove her worthiness as a University student and future leader of the United Commonwealth. But on the eve of her departure, her father’s advice hints at a darker side to her upcoming studies–trust no one. But surely she can trust Tomas, her handsome childhood friend who offers an alliance? Tomas, who seems to care more about her with the passing of every grueling (and deadly) day of the Testing. To survive, Cia must choose: love without truth or life without trust.
Joelle Charbonneau has performed in a variety of opera and musical theatre productions across Chicagoland. She now teaches private voice lessons and uses her stage experience to create compelling characters in her books. She is the author of two mystery series: The Rebecca Robbins mysteries (Minotaur Books) and the Glee Club mysteries (Berkley). Joelle is also the author of The Testing young adult trilogy that will debut with THE TESTING from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in June of 2013.
And now for the giveaway! Houghton Mifflin Harcourt was generous enough to donate an ARC of THE TESTING to one lucky US/Canada winner! Just fill out the Rafflecopter below. Good luck!