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Blog Tour: Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos

*ARC provided through TBR and Beyond Tours in exchange for an honest review*

Publication Date:  June 29th 2021 

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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.


About the Author …

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 ArizonaState 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 She Knows. 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.


✨Top 5 reasons you should read Eat Your Heart Out ✨

Zombies!!!

I’ve just realised I’ve never actually read a book about zombies so this was a fun first for me. After the year and a half we’ve had I feel like we can all probably relate a bit more to apocalypse books.

What I liked about this novel was the fun and fresh take on the classic zombie apocalypse break out story. I can’t go into the specifics without spoiling the novel, but I thought the reason behind the zombies was really imaginative and worked well with the story.

Fun and fast!

I left this one close to the wire. I was just busy with work, the last of my studying, personal every day things and I literally finished this earlier this morning.

Thankfully I found this book to be easy to read once I got into it and the fact that it was pretty action packed helped a lot to get me through it.

Cool character dynamics.

At the start of this book we follow four characters, and a bit further on two more are added, so in the end we read from six different perspectives. I really liked these characters, although I admit I connected to some more than others.

I thought this core cast of characters worked really well together and I also enjoyed seeing them grow closer and learn to work together.

Another thing I really liked was the use of classic character archetypes. They’re all aware they could possibly fit in a box and with one girl being a bit of a movie nerd, they know what their fate could be in this situation. What I liked was how the characters themselves were aware and either leaned in to that, or rebelled against it.

I feel like if I was in a zombie apocalypse, I would definitely be rooting in my brain for characters with a similar personality to me and trying to remember if they made it out or not.

Rachel 🖤

Rachel ended up being my favourite character so maybe I’m being biased in saying the book is worth reading just for her.

This book does not hold back.

Not gonna lie some things that happened in this book were pretty brutal. It did not pull any punches and I loved it! Again, I can’t go into details for spoilers but I appreciated that … nobody was safe.


In conclusion: this was fun. My only real issue with this book is that there was a really weird romance. It came out of nowhere and I just didn’t see much lead up or chemistry. Even after this though, it wasn’t a big deal because it was barely focused on.

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