Friday, April 8, 2011

The Cellar by A.J. Whitten

From the very moment Meredith Willis meets the new guy Adrien St. Germain at school, she is repulsed by him. He wears dark sunglasses all the time and she sees hidden, sinister things whenever he is near. Her sister Heather, however, is a different story. It seems Adrien has inexplicably picked her out of the crowd and chosen her to be his girl. Which also includes trying out for the school play, where Heather is Juliet, and Adrien is picked to be Romeo. But Meredith is set on finding out exactly who this new guy is, even if it means risking her life.

This was an interesting book, to say the least. The zombie element was cool. It was quite gory and horrific in some places, not for the weak stomached readers out there. I thought the fact that the zombies could communicate and had a hierarchy made them fit into vampire lore more than the walking dead. But the characters were complete, and all of them were amusing. The point of view switching between Meredith, Heather, and Adrien pulled the story along more quickly than if it were just one narrator. The romance was sweet, the horror was spooky. With a twist ending readers won't see coming, The Cellar is a fun read!

Overall Rating: 4 Stars

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