The Other Life Launch Week

I want to congrat my pub-sister, Susanne, on her US debut of THE OTHER LIFE. (The UK version debuted earlier this year.) All this week we'll be celebrating its US release here on the League blog. And my job is to start the week off with a brief intro to the book and tell you guys about the giveaway.

 THE BOOK

First, the book.  THE OTHER LIFE is the first part of THE WEEPERS series.  And here's a taste of the plot from the jacket blurb:


Sherry has lived with her family in a bunker for more than three years. Her grandfather's body has been in the freezer for the last six months, her parents are at each other's throats and two minutes ago, they ran out of food. Sherry and her father must leave the safety of the bunker. What they find is an empty Los Angeles, destroyed by bombs and haunted by Weepers - savage humans infected with a rabies virus. While searching for food, Sherry's father disappears and Sherry is saved by Joshua, a hunter. He takes her to Safe-haven, a vineyard where a handful of survivors are picking up the pieces of their other lives, before the virus changed everything. Sherry must find a way to help her family, stay alive, and decide whether Joshua is their savior or greatest danger as his desire for vengeance threatens them all. This debut novel is a page-turner that is not easy to forget.


Below is the beautiful trailer for the UK release:



btw, I love time elements both in the book and how they're handled in the beginning of the trailer.


The Telegraph recommended THE OTHER LIFE for teens who loved The Hunger Games:

And Susanne Winnacker’s The Other Life (Usborne), set in LA at a future time in which the Weepers, mutated by a strain of rabies, have begun to hunt humans, is especially memorable. The best parts, though, are the domestic early sections, reminiscent of Emma Donoghue’s adult novel Room, which show up the tensions of a family stuck in a bunker for 1,141 days and on the brink of starvation.
THE OTHER LIFE was also an Editor's Pick of the Month on Amazon UK in February.


THE CONTEST


And now for the prizes.  Susanne will be giving away a signed copy of THE OTHER LIFE at the end of the week. To enter, just comment on any our posts during the week. The contest is open internationally.

Happy reading!



9 comments:

molly.frenzel said...

I'm not really into zombie reads, but there's something about The Other Life that really makes me want to read it.

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Vivien said...

I'm a huge zombie fan!!! I love everything zombie. I've had my eye of this for months. I'm even stalking Susanne on her blog and twitter. I need this book like yesterday!

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Tal said...

Thank you so much for the giveaway :D

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Becky LeJeune said...

I am dying to read THE OTHER LIFE!

Kay said...

This sounds like a great book. I'd love to read it and share it with my students.

Robin said...

Ooh ooh, pick me. I SO want to dive into this book. Love zombie apocolypse stories!

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Marthapao said...

This book sounds awesome! I want to read it!!

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Susan Light said...

Congrats on your book! I cannot wait to add it to my summer reading list!

M.A.D. said...

You had me at *bunker* lol ... no, seriously - since I read the very first glowing review of The Other Life I've been dying to get my hands on a copy!!

Admittedly, I'm in love with apocalyptic-dystopian fiction, and the zombie aspect is just icing on the cake!! :D

Thank you so much for such a sweet giveaway <3
Mary DeBorde M.A.D.
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