Monday, 14 January 2013

Blog Tour Stop: The Harvesting by Melanie Karsak - Review & Giveaway

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Title: The Harvesting (Book 1 of The Harvesting Series)
Author: Melanie Karsak
Published: Sept 18, 2012

“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

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 survivethe 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.

Author Bio

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, book signings, and other neato things. A Walking Dead fan, check out her blog for recaps!

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The Harvesting is the first zombie novel I have read and I loved it.  It's fast paced, intriguing, well written, and action packed. The Harvesting is a horror about zombies but with some vampires, and spirits in the mix as well. 

The story is mainly focused on Layla who is the main character. Layla is likeable and a kick-ass heroine. I also loved her Grandma. All the characters have their own personality and you grow to love some, and dislike others. That said the author has no problem killing off someone if needed, so watch out!

If you are spooked when reading horrors, this is definitely not the book to read at night, but because it's so good you should still read it, just at day time. 

My only niggle with the story was that the infection wasn't detailed. Other then the flu like symptoms of the virus that caused the undead, there was no explanation as to why it didn't affect everyone. 
There was also the "ending" of one side of the story and the switch to something different. Like the start of the second book being the ending to the first book. This left me a little confused due to the switch. This is a little hard to explain without giving away some of the story, so I apologise if that doesn't make a huge amount of sense. 

Like I said they were only little niggles. They definitely didn't detract from the story, nor my enjoyment of it. I am anxious to see where this all goes especially since it is a trilogy. 

If you enjoy horror/zombie stories this is definitely one to add to your TBR list!

It Was Amazing

**Thank you to Melanie Karsak and The Bookish Brunette having me on the blog tour**


1 t-shirt (back shown, book cover on front)
1 autographed copy of the novel 
5 postcard bookmarks 
1 bumper sticker

Don't forget to check out tomorrow's stop @ Romancing the Dark Side & the rest of the tour The Bookish Brunette!

1 comment:

I appreciate all the comments I get and I love hearing from fellow readers. Don't forget to post your blog link so I can stop by. My Blog is an Award Free Zone. I appreciate the gesture, I really do, but I just don't have the time. Thank you for stopping by!

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