Thursday, May 30, 2013

Cryptid Tales Omnibus by Brina Courtney: Spotlight and Review


The complete bestselling series with over 35,000 readers!


You think seeing ghosts is weird? Tell me something I don't know.

My childhood best friend Jeremy happens to be a ghost.

My life is a puzzle, and the biggest piece missing has been my dad. Since his disappearance when I was six it's been tough, but Jeremy has been by my side through it all.

But now Jeremy has gone missing too and I feel like I'm never going to get all the answers I've been looking for.

Fate intervenes when Hugh, a real live college beefcake, starts taking an interest in me. He divulges that he also shares my little "gift" of seeing the dead and I know I'm finally getting closer to finding all the pieces.

However, the more the puzzle is completed, the more questions I have.

Senior year is hard enough as it is, but clearly I like a challenge.

Reveal: Cryptid Tales (Vol.1)
4 Stars

 I enjoyed the whole concept of this book, and I read it quickly, although I was disappointed that it ended with a major cliff-hanger.  For a debut novel, it was entertaining; I was easily able to step into Shay’s world.  She is instantly attracted to Hugh; they seem to have a special bond from the first. Even so, I like that the pair become friends and allow their attraction to simmer rather than combust instantly into passion.  The kidnapping bothered me – I personally dislike being forced, and I do not feel that Hugh or Shay acted in character for those scenes. But, later the need for the rushed exit became clearer, and I understood better Hugh’s desire for fast action. Shay is a likable heroine, and as the cryptid society and her role in it is revealed, the mystery surrounding Shay becomes more complex and intriguing. I am looking forward to reading the next installment if I ever manage to clear my teetering TBR pile.  

This book was provided by the author in exchange for my honest review. 

Reviewed by Laurie-J


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.


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