Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Review - The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak

Synopsis: 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.

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Review: Okay firstly I am a HUGE fan of the zombie genre so it was a must for me to pick this one up anyhow but boy did I get a whooping surprise when not only did I find the townfolks battling zombies but we also have vamps and spirits running amok among them as well? Oh holy hell the action this story unravels is to much for me to even attempt to discuss here but I was very into and hooked on the story by the first couple of pages.

I was really thrilled that this was not your average zombie story with folks running about doing dumb stuff. It was like even though obviously zombie outbreaks aren't an everyday attraction these folks kinda already knew common sense stuff like shoot them in the head, don't touch them for Gods sake, and be ready to cut your losses."Sorry cousin Lulu but you been infected gotta shoot you it's nothing personal!" I know that may sound harsh but face it that is not your friend or family member any longer.

If ever a zombie outbreak occurs I hope I have Layla or somebody like her on my side because she one tough cookie. She gets the job done no matter what the consequenses and I loved her for that. I enjoyed the interactions between her, Ian, and Jamie. Ian was the big arse in this story though and I am so thrilled Layla saw thru his crap but I am not going there or I may tend to ramble....

No matter what your pleasure I am sure some aspect of this story will grip you!

About the Author: Melanie Karsak, steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector, and caffeine junkie, resides in Florida with her husband and two children. Visit the author at her blog,, to learn more about upcoming projects.

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