FREE Prequel & Excerpt: The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau

April 9, 2013 The Testing
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication Date: 4 June, 2013
Genre: Young Adult, Dystopian
Amazon | Goodreads 
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.
Dystopian certainly looks like the trend at the moment, with books on the genre cropping up left and right. But that's not to say that they all live up to the mark. The Testing sounds like an interesting book, though. I'm definitely looking forward to reading it.

The Testing by Joelle Charbonneau is releasing on 4th June, 2013. But you, my dear readers, can have a sneak peek into the book RIGHT NOW! Click the banner for the FREE prequel and excerpt (I'll be posting the trailer below).

Praise for The Testing:
"Ready for a new dystopian heroine to cheer for? Then we suggest you check out Joelle Charbonneau's The Testing, the first in a new YA trilogy... An electrifying debut."~Entertainment 

"There is nothing standardized about this
Testing. Charbonneau's imagination will surprise readers at every turn."
~Jennifer M. Brown, Shelf Awareness

"Perfect for fans of The Hunger Games."
~Hannah Johnson-Breimeier, Boswell Book Company


  1. I have this one too, looking forward to it. Enjoyed the trailer. Big publishing push on here though, hope it lives up to expectations.

    BookishTrish @ Between the Lines

    1. Mmhmm I thought so too. Well, let's see how it turns out :)


Leave a comment and say hi! Anything else is great too! :D

This blog is an award free blog. I'm truly honoured that you would think to nominate me, but unfortunately, things are really hectic for me what with juggling college, books, and blogging, and I find myself unable to spread the awards to other deserving bloggers.