May 06, 2011

The Cellar by A.J. Whitten


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?

Epic Wins:

  • Zombies. Gobs of them. Like near apocalyptic status. This is going to sound so weird but then again I am weird. Ask yourself what exactly do Zombies eat? Humans. Well there is some details into the Zombie psyche that involves them eating said food. I feel normal people are turned off by this but I loved it!!
  • I loved how the point of views switched between Meredith, Heather, and Adrian. Each person offered something new for the story.
  • Meredith: She was my favorite character. There was something about her, not sure what that I liked. I found her very down to earth and for some of the things she saw, she didn’t freak out.
  • Heather: She was sweet and brought a sort of sadness to the novel. She felt like her father’s death was her fault and that has been festering inside her.
  • Adrian: A hot one apparently though. He used his crazy powers of persuasion to make all the girls in his new school swoon for him (Except Meredith she wasn’t fooled). I think what he did in the end was sweet.
  • Sam: Heather’s Ex who is super understanding. Meredith falls hard for him but feels like she isn’t allowed to like him because of some sister code. Basically he was amazing!
  • I ADORED Sam and Meredith’s relationship. He was always there when she needed him and believed her crazy story, which in the end really wasn’t all that crazy.
  • Heather and Adrian’s relationship wasn’t bad either. I really loved how he pulls Heather out of her dark hole.
  • I love that it is like a Romeo and Juliet remix but with zombies! I mean come on you can’t say that isn’t at least an interesting concept.
  • How do you find balance between horror and humor? You read this book. The author somehow balanced it perfectly.
  • ZOMBIES.ZOMBIES. ZOMBIES. Just because they are that awesome.

Epic Fails:
  • Marie ,as far as villains go, she is fabulous, I am just not a fan of villains. She was a rotten rotting corpse.

I guess I am just a big horror fan because I loved this book!

just sayin,

1 comment:

  1. I have been hearing a lot of mixed things about this one. I really love zombie books though so I want to read it really bad! I love all the epic wins! :)


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