Saturday, May 7, 2011

The Cellar by A.J. Whitten

Young Adult: 288 Pages
Published: May 2nd, 2011
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Series: None
Source: Review copy from publisher
Buy the Book: Amazon|Book Depository
Find the author: Website

Meredith Willis is suspicious of Adrien, the new guy next door. When she dares to sneak a look into the windows of his house, she sees something in the cellar that makes her believe that Adrien might be more than just a creep—he may be an actual monster.
But her sister, Heather, doesn’t share Meredith’s repulsion. Heather believes Adrien is the only guy who really understands her. In fact, she may be falling in love with him. When Adrien and Heather are cast as the leads in the school production of Romeo and Juliet, to Heather, it feels like fate. To Meredith, it feels like a bad omen. But if she tries to tear the couple apart, she could end up in the last place she’d ever want to be: the cellar. Can Meredith convince her sister that she’s dating the living dead before it’s too late for both of them?

Zombies! In case you haven't noticed yet, The Crazy Bookworm loves Zombies. And this book was no exception. Although a little more low key and not as intense as the typical zombie book. This novel still had a whole lot to offer. And was just enough to give me my Zombie fix.

Characters. Great character cast in this book. Adrien was like the Stefan Salvatore of zombie books. The second he walked into his first day at school, all the girls were swooning over him. Heather and Meredith are your typical high school girls, except they are dealing with heart ache. The death of their father, and each have their own way with coping.

I love this new "Zombies falling in love with living girls" trend that is happening. It offers a whole new look into the zombie genre, and I think offers the genre a different kind of audience. People who may shy away from Zombie books, may pick it up for a twist on a love story, and will discover that zombies aren't always horrible monsters. That the most undead creature can still be capable of love.

Thrilling, mysterious and romantic, this book kept me flipping through the pages dying to know what will happen next. The Cellar is the perfect mix of Zombie fiction and romance.
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  1. Awesome review! I really LOVE zombie books lately and this one sounds like something I could really get into! :)

  2. I have to admit I have never actually read a zombie book! Maybe it's because my husband went on a major zombie movie kick a while back and I got a bit of an overdose. I have been hearing so much about zombie books lately though I think that I'm going to have to pick one up - this sounds like a great one to start with!


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