The Harvesting (The Harvesting, #1)
"The world, it seemed, had gone silent. It was something we knew but did not talk about. We were alone."Champion fencer and Smithsonian historian Layla Petrovich reluctantly returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother. Layla never could have anticipated... show more
"The world, it seemed, had gone silent. It was something we knew but did not talk about. We were alone."Champion fencer and Smithsonian historian Layla Petrovich reluctantly returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother. Layla never could have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich had foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla's cool head, fast blade and itchy trigger finger to survive the undead apocalypse that's upon them. But even that may not be enough. 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.This exciting new dark fantasy/horror hybrid blends the best of the zombie genre with all the elements a fantasy reader loves!It's all fun and games until someone ends up undead!
Publish date: September 13th 2012
Publisher: Steampunk Press
Pages no: 396
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Urban Fantasy
, Post Apocalyptic
Series: The Harvesting
AudiobookI thought this would be an after the flu/trying to get by zombie book, but for some reason the author wanted to mix it up by throwing in paranormal aspects to it which I felt weren't needed. I think the book would have been a bit better with people learning to survive and realizations about...
There’s a lot to like in “The Harvesting”: a kick-ass, sword-wielding, bike-riding, dagger-throwing heroine who is calm under pressure, leads well and is gifted with The Sight, inherited from her Russian grandmother. There is a zombie apocalypse with lots of walking, biting dead who need to be dec...
When Layla returns home, at her Grandmothers strong request, she finds the house boarded up and all sorts of supplies stocked up. Layla is concerned her grandmother is losing her mind, but she knows the woman has a strong connection with the spirits. Layla sees on the news of an outbreak of sickness...
What I liked:the beginning - read like the opening of a Supernatural episode from mid-season and I do not give that praise lightly!the first half of the book - it had everything in it. There was action, an idiot to hate, another idiot to loathe, a sweet guy and a kick-ass MC. Of course, the zombies ...
How can an author blend a family with paranormal abilities, a post apocalypse world filled with hordes of hungry undead, and beautiful, yet terrifying vampires? You may be skeptical, thinking it would be an awkward, stitched-together story, much like Frankenstein's monster. But you would be wrong. M...