Friday, October 3, 2014

{YA Minute Review} Reveal (Cryptid Tales #1) by Brina Courtney

Reveal (Cryptid Tales, #1)
Shay could be the key to ending a war that humans don't know exist. Of a race of beings that aren't real, or are they?

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? (Blurb via Goodreads)
{Details} ebook, 220 pages. Published December 16th 2011 (first published December 3rd 2011). Source: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review

{Rating} 3/5 - I liked it!

"Shay," my mom calls to me from downstairs and from her tone, I know I'm late." (page 1, line 1)
A unique idea - cryptids - and story. There's a lot going on - a prophecy, secret abilities, a mystery surrounding a parent, secrets - but the story kept my attention, I wanted to know what was going to happen next. The characters were likable, Shay and Hugh and especially Jeremy, but the romance was 'eh' - beware there is instalove. I'm interested to know what happens in the next installment of the Cryptid Tales.

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