Friday, September 6, 2013

5 STARS | Reveal by Brina Courtney

Title: Reveal
Series: Cryptid Tales #1
Author: Brina Courtney
Age Group: Young Adult
Genres: Fantasy, Paranormal, Romance
Elements: Ghosts, Shapeshifters
Publisher: Laurelis Press
Format: Kindle Edition
Published: December 15th, 2011
Source: Amazon
Events: Book Tour
Rating: ★★★★★

You think seeing ghosts is weird? Tell me something I don't know.

Shay Tafford's childhood has been fatherless, filled instead with memories of speaking to the dead. She is forced to hide her unique ability from those living around her. That's why it's been comforting to have Jeremy, a child ghost, as her confidante. But recently he's been absent, perhaps lost as her father is. When Shay meets Hugh, the guy she's had a crush on for weeks, and finds he can speak to ghosts too, she's just starting to find a normalcy in her life.

But as Hugh reveals the truth to Shay, about who she really is and about what it is she can do, he erases all chances she had at a normal existence. Turns out talking to ghosts is just scratching the surface of her genetically engineered gifts. Shay learns she may be part of an age old prophecy that could save the entire race of cryptids. But can she?
I really enjoyed Reveal! I liked how we learn everything about who and what Shay is to be along with her. I also liked how different the shapeshifting Cryptid's origin was from the usual. And of course there is Hugh (I don't think I really need to explain that). The cliffhanger at the end has me wanting the next book right now!

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Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.

Disclaimer: This review was originally posted in 2013 to my book blog, A Bibliophiles Thoughts on Books.


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