Title: Reveal (Cryptid Tales #1)
Author: Brina Courtney
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance
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?
QuotesRating: 4/5 Stars Review: I received this book free from the Uthor in exchange for an honest review. I really enjoyed this book. Well except for that DAMN cliffhnager ending!! Brina Courtney is probably sitting in her chair laughing her ass off thinking of people getting to the ending. I really loved the story, I found it very unique because eit contained both ghosts and shifters! I loved learning about the histories of both and also about the history of the bad guys. And after and ending like that I really want the next book! I really enjoyed these characters. I found the insta- love between our main characters a bit corny but still enjoyable. I found the DNA talk to be very interesting and it proved how knowlegable the characters were for knowing it. My favourite characters were all the ghosts!! I want to know all of their back stories!! Also I hope we get to learn more about the other tribes mentioned. Also with that new character who was introduced on the very last page (touché Brina touché), I have become very curious abou what their story is. This is definitely a great start to what I can tell is going to be a great series. I would absolutely recommend this novel to ghosts lovers and fans of paranormal. Again I can't wait to get my hands on book two!! I am super excited to see of the new character makes an appearance and if we do ever learn more about the ghosts. Ill have to wait and find out :)
"So here I am with a dead girl in my car, in a super creepy forest, stalking a potentially dead father…yeah, not one of my brightest moments.""She sighs, “Shay you can’t live your life in fear. If you do there’s just no point in living.""He turns and leaves, heading towards the math building and though I hate to see him leave, I do love to watch him walk away."
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.