Review: The Cellar

May •  2 •  2011

Title: The Cellar
Series: No
Genre: Young Adult- Thriller
Author: A.J. Whitten
Publisher: Graphia
Release Date: May 2, 2011
Book: Netgalley


“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?”

This book was not only spooky but somewhat graphic. It had lots of cannibalism in it and lots of killing. At first I thought this was a tragic re-taleing of Romeo and Juliet but it was nothing like it. Well it was similar but only this time it had real life flesh eating zombies! NOM, NOM, NOM!


At the very beginning, the reader is hit with a tragic start and a lost family. I adored Mer and Heather. Both the sisters were grieving and were doing there best to move on. Heather took it the hardest and left Meredith feeling alone. I like that even though both sisters were fighting and falling apart, both of them needed each other badly.


One thing I enjoyed was the plot. The plot was super good and was filled with lots of action. Some of the action was a bit too much for me. There was eating of the brains (eww) and lots of other body parts. I did enjoy getting into the head of a zombie. I never thought I be able to relate to him but I did. He was lonely and yearned for love. I could relate as to why he did his actions but still his actions were sick. 


The characters were amazing. I have never been in the head of the zombie so it was cool to see that point of view. I never thought that a zombies could love. But let me tell you I don’t ever want to end up in that cellar, AT ALL! That place is just done right spooky and not right. Not right at all.


Overall, The Cellar is dark read that captures you right away. It intense and graphic, but good. 


I give it 4 BITES!



Happy Reading!


8 Comments

  1. OOH that looks spooky good…. love the ocver!

  2. Missie
    May 2, 2011

    When I first heard of this one, I wasn’t sure I could get into it since the Zombies don’t look like zombies, but you have me reconsidering.

  3. I was intrigued by this one at first, but then I realised it was about zombies. Zombies are a no no for me! Glad you enjoy this one, though! 🙂

  4. Amelia
    May 2, 2011

    creepy creepenstein! I don’t think I’ve ever read a book about zombies, but this one seems incredibly interesting. Glad you enjoyed it, Savannah! Thanks for the review 🙂

  5. Michelle
    May 2, 2011

    Sounds awesome! I really really need to read it. 🙂

  6. Oh I’ve been curious about this one and I’m considering it! Thanks for the review! 🙂

  7. Romeo and Juliet retelling with zombies. That sounds awesome even if it is a little bit spooky. Great review 🙂

  8. I just started chapter 6 of this one. Glad to see that you liked it! Great review!