Blog Tour for Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos (earc review and giveaway)


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Welcome to my stop on the blog tour for Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos.  This tour is being hosted by TBR and Beyond Tours.


Eat Your Heart Out by Kelly deVos

Genre: Young Adult Horror

Publishing Date: June 29, 2021


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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.


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This was a lot of fun.

Eat Your Heart Out has multiple points of view. Our main girl is Vivian though. Vee (Vivian) is athletic, but not skinny. Her mom married her coach and he is not nice to Vee. He’s always making comments about her weight and her mom has started to side with him. So Vee is off to “fat camp”. A guy, Steve, comes to pick her up. Steve is the strong jock and is in charge of their pod of campers. Vee turns around to find her ex best friend, Allie, in the back seat. She doesn’t really question how Allie could afford to go. She’s just angry that she’s there. They pick up another camper, Paul, who ends up being there as a spy. His dad runs things. There is a blizzard in Arizona and they have an accident after seeing something unnatural running across the road. The kids manage to walk to camp after hearing that someone is missing and others are out searching. They have two others in their pod. Sheldon is a computer wiz and Rachel is hiding a pregnancy. They are told to eat these weird nutrition bars, but no one is their group wants to. And it’s good that they didn’t. The bars make the kids lose weight overnight. But they also turn them into zombies. The power is out and there are no phones. The place is overrun by unnaturally strong zombie people and not everyone will survive. They do all bond and I loved the friendships/love that grew. I also love that Paul grew into someone that will never fat shame again.

The pacing is great and this is a quick read. It’s full of fat phobia and difficult parental relationships. But there was such a great connection with the kids. Rachel was probably my favorite person. I also liked Brian who you meet late in the story. That part really stood out to me.

I gave this book 4 stars. Thank you to the publisher and Netgalley for my review copy.

Warnings for fat shaming/phobia, talk of cheating, parental issues, mention of abuse, and teenage pregnancy. Also, lots of blood and gore.




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.


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One winner will receive a finished copy of Eat Your Heart Out. The giveaway starts on June 28th and ends on July 5th




Follow The Tour:




June 28th
Shelf Love – Interview & Review
Rae’Reading Lounge – Review & Favourite Quotes
The Portuguese Bibliophile – Promo Post
A Bronx Latina Reads – Review

June 29th
The Book View – Review
Kait Plus Books – Journal Spread & Top 5 Reasons to Read Eat Your Heart Out
Bookishfairytail – Review & Favourite Quotes
The Broke Book Blog – Review & Playlist

June 30th
Melancholic Blithe – 15 Reactions While Reading Eat Your Heart Out & Mood Board
Stuck in Fiction – Promo Post
Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile – Review

July 1st
Luminosity Library – Interview, Review & Mood Board
Nine Bookish Lives – Promo Post
Ace Reader – Review & Top 5 Reasons to Read Eat Your Heart Out
Popthebutterfly Reads – Review

July 2nd
Cinelinx – Review
Storme Reads A Lot – Promo Post

July 3rd
The Book Dutchesses – Review
The Clever Reader – 15 Reactions While Reading Eat Your Heart Out
Confessions of a YA Reader -Review
Rajiv’s Reviews – Review

July 4th
Frolic Media – Interview
Miss Linda Bennet – Review & Favourite Quotes
Twirling Book Princess – Promo Post
I Dream in Books – Review, Playlist & Favourite Quotes




June 28th
shelflove123 – Blogger’s Choice
Luna_Reads – Journal Spread & Favourite Quotes

June 29th
thebookviewblog – Blogger’s Choice
djreadsbooks – Review & Favourite Quotes
bookishfairytail – Blogger’s Choice
thebrokebookblog – Blogger’s Choice

June 30th
tbrandbeyond – Promo Post
feliciareads11 – Blogger’s Choice

July 1st
luminositylibrary – Blogger’s Choice
ninebookishlives – Blogger’s Choice
popthebutterfly – Blogger’s Choice

July 2nd
Kim Reads and Reads – Review
hturningpages – Review & Favourite Quotes

July 3rd
thebookdutchesses – Blogger’s Choice
thecleverreader – Blogger’s Choice
rajivsreviews – Blogger’s Choice

July 4th
Stacialovestoread – Review
fangirlpixiebooks – Promo Post
idreaminbooks – Blogger’s Choice





Author: confessionsofayareader

My name is Kristi and I review books and mod on TBR and Beyond on Facebook. I love to travel and go to concerts. I've been married for over 20 years. I listen to a lot of pop punk. Otherwise, I'm pretty boring. We do have four grandchildren now and try to see them monthly since they don't live close. I read mostly YA and adult mystery/thrillers. I also read a lot of middle grade and some adult romance. You can also find me on facebook, twitter, and instagram (don't post often).

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