Title: Eat Your Heart Out
Author: Kelly deVos
Publishing Date: 29.06.2021
Content warnings: Fatphobia (challenged), gore and blood.
Shaun of the Dead meets Dumplin’ in this bitingly funny YA thriller about a kickass group of teens battling a ravenous group of zombies.
In the next few hours, one of three things will happen.
1–We’ll be rescued (unlikely)
2–We’ll freeze to death (maybe)
3–We’ll be eaten by thin and athletic zombies (odds: excellent)
Vivian Ellenshaw is fat, but she knows she doesn’t need to lose weight, so she’s none too happy to find herself forced into a weight-loss camp’s van with her ex-best friend, Allie, a meathead jock who can barely drive, and the camp owner’s snobby son. And when they arrive at Camp Featherlite at the start of the worst blizzard in the history of Flagstaff, Arizona, it’s clear that something isn’t right.
Vee barely has a chance to meet the other members of her pod, all who seem as unhappy to be at Featherlite as she does, when a camper goes missing down by the lake. Then she spots something horrifying outside in the snow. Something…that isn’t human. Plus, the camp’s supposed “miracle cure” for obesity just seems fishy, and Vee and her fellow campers know they don’t need to be cured. Of anything.
Even worse, it’s not long before Camp Featherlite’s luxurious bungalows are totally overrun with zombies. What starts out as a mission to unravel the camp’s secrets turns into a desperate fight for survival–and not all of the Featherlite campers will make it out alive.
A satirical blend of horror, body positivity, and humor, Kelly deVos’s witty, biting novel proves that everyone deserves to feel validated, and taking down the evil enterprise determined to dehumanize you is a good place to start.
I’ve seen every teen slasher movie ever made. I am not sitting here waiting for whatever’s out there to pick us off one by one.
I am not really a zombie fan, but Eat Your Heart Out is an amazing horror story with zombie where most of the main characters are fat. The cover with its colors is definitely a win! It made me wanna read it and it gave me high expectations.
Also I am not a fan of multiple POVs and in this story are six narrators. But it wasn’t a disadvantage because I had the chance to know and understand every character. For me it was an easy fun reading with interesting characters and dark secrets.
Thank you TBR and Beyond and Kelly deVos for the opportunity to read Eat Your Heart Out in exchange for an honest review.
It’s hard to be one kind of person when your parents want you to be another.
Kelly deVos is from Gilbert, Arizona, where she lives with her high school sweetheart husband, amazing teen daughter and superhero dog, Cocoa. She holds a B.A. in Creative Writing from Arizona State University. When not reading or writing, Kelly can typically be found with a mocha in hand, bingeing the latest TV shows and adding to her ever-growing sticker collection.
Kelly is represented by Chloe Seager of the Madeleine Milburn Literary Agency in London. Her work on body positivity has been featured in the New York Times as well as on Vulture, Salon, Bustle and SheKnows. Her debut novel, Fat Girl on a Plane was named one of the “50 Best Summer Reads of All Time” by Reader’s Digest magazine. Her second book, Day Zero, is available now from Inkyard Press/HarperCollins.
I am dead.
And then a voice.
The voice of God.
“You aren’t supposed to be out here.”
Not only is this not what I imagined God would have to say to me, it is also a human voice.
One winner will receive a finished copy of Eat Your Heart Out. The giveaway starts on June 28th till July 5th. Good luck!
“Do you believe in magic?”
“I believe people make their own magic.”
Personalities are like onions and in order to get to know people you have to peel back the layers. To see what’s underneath. But what do you get when you peel back the layers of an onion? More onion. It’s not like the first layer is onion and the second is chocolate cake. What if people aren’t that complicated?