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Cryptid Tales: Reveal by Brina Courtney



Cryptid Tales #1

author : brina courtney

pages : [paperback] 220

favorite character : shay

summary :

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?

review :

Wow. I’ve been so interested in paranormal books lately and have been rereading some of my favorites while I search for others that will hopefully turn into new favorites. Reveal definitely has enough in store to hook me in and make me eager to read the rest of the series. This is anything but a typical book about a girl who can see ghosts. There’s so much more to it!

Not only did I really enjoy the unique twists that the plot brought to my first perceptions of what this book might be, I also liked watching Shay come into her own. She’s really been alone her entire life because she has this aspect of herself that she can’t tell anyone else about because they’d obviously think that she was crazy. To see her becoming more comfortable with what she can do while discovering more about her character was great.

I really loved this writing style. It was a perfect fit for the plot . . and then the cliffhanger! I’ll definitely be getting my hands on book two and reading that just to find out what happens!!

4/5 stars

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