The Cellar by A.J. Whitten

“Adrien tipped his chin up and gave me a slow smile. Our gazes met-my brown eyes, his shaded ones-and a shiver ran down my spine. The kind of shiver that was full of awareness, of OMG, HE’S LOOKING AT ME. My breath dropped in my throat and my heart skipped a beat.”

Title- The Cellar

Author- A.J. Whitten

Publisher- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Publish Date- May 2, 2011

Purchase- Amazon    Barnes and Noble    

This book was an interesting read. Not something that I would read on a regular basis. The book only consists of 276 pages, but it took me awhile to read it.

Heather and Meredith are sisters. A tragic accident 8 months prior took the life of their father which left the family torn apart. Heather fell into a deep depression and moped around. Their mother would take part in retail therapy and continuously shop, which really never left her at home. Meredith is the strong one whom tries to hold the family together. The girl’s aunt and twin cousins have moved in with them for a while to keep them company and try to help pull the family back together.

When a new family moves in next door, strange things start happening and Meredith starts seeing things. She has to figure out if it is all the trauma from her Dad or is she really losing her mind. Her sister, Heather, on the other hand has fallen head over heels for Adrien, the strange new neighbor. So has all the rest of the girls in school. Meredith has to figure out what is going on before it’s too late.

The beginning of this book was kind of slow which was due to setting up the characters for the storyline. The end of the book was very fast and full of action.  I thought this was a paranormal read, however, it turned out to be a zombie book. It was very graphic.

I am really on the fence with this book. I liked the characters. I really enjoyed Meredith and Sam. Heather and Adrien’s love for each other was sweet too even though he was a zombie. So for this, I give the book 3 full moons!

*Thank you to Netgalley for the galley to review this book!

3 thoughts on “The Cellar by A.J. Whitten

  1. Sounds tragic and colorful at the same time. I sometimes have a hard time getting into a slow start set up of characters, but I might give it a spot on my read list. Thanks for the great review!


  2. I have only read one zombie book before and I was skeptical then but I turned out to like it. This is an interesting sounding book that i will have to tuck in the back of my mind for a rainy day and when I am in the mood for something different to try.


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