By: Melanie Karsak
(The Harvesting #1)
Publisher: Steampunk Press
Date of Publication: September 18th, 2012
It's all fun and games until someone ends up undead.
Though Layla reluctantly returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother, she could never have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich has foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla's help if they are to survive the zombie apocalypse that's upon them. But that is not the only problem. With mankind silenced, it soon becomes apparent that we were never alone. As the beings living on the fringe seek to reclaim power, Layla must find a way to protect the ones she loves or all humanity may be lost.
"To label this a zombie book would be a false pretense . . . this is so much more than that. What you start out with and what you end up with are very different, and those twists and turns in the middle will make your heart beat faster over and over again."-- Colossal Pop
The Harvesting is more than a zombie story which is good as it would obviously get compared straight away to The Walking Dead series as soon as you mention zombies... yes you know it happens. Again we have a strong female lead (I need to get away from female leads and yes I realise as a woman that it sounds weird to say that) and the book is non stop action and excitement. But this has zombies, vampires and even more so don't worry about it being just your average zombie story - it is so much more.
I would definitely read the next part as the cliffhanger was annoying but I really would like the author to concentrate more on the other characters a bit more. Half of the story/idea is really well thought out but the characterisation of the characters and especially Layla, she just didn't develop throughout. There was no progression of her character through everything that she had gone through.
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