WHITE ELEPHANT SALE Our main character is in the middle of a zombie (oops, undead, no zombies in this book), and she starts having a memory of a w..Show More »hite elephant sale in which she bought her sword. Often in the middle of action scenes, she reminisces about her past. Not that the fight scenes are that exciting to begin with. Here is how she described one such encounter: I STABBED HER IN THE EYE, SHE FELL. That's it. Pretty much through the first 2 and a half hours, which was all I could take. There was one good scene in which you felt you were there and in which you got that ick feeling. It was when she took her knife out of a cub scouts forehead. It was a showing not telling moment. All the rest were telling moments and were narrated like reading a shopping list.
I WAS NAKED UNDERNEATH Within two hours of her killing her dear grandma and her ex-boyfriend watching his wife and kids killed, these two are going at it. She is hot for him and he is hard. Now at the last minute she does call it off, but I find it hard to believe it went even that far.
GREEN BURIAL As another reviewer mentions, it was real hard to believe that this whole town turned to her for leadership. We are not shown anything that would make you believe they had that kind of confidence in this young girl and no older man thought he should be in charge. Then they decided to protect the town from the Undead, Diseased, Sick (not Zombies) by covering the bridge and the two roads coming into town. Cause the undead are not going to walk through the woods?
WITH A FEELING OF DISCONNECT To top everything off this narrator was very uninspired.
If I were to begin listening to the Harvesting Series, I would definitely give this another listen to refresh myself of the events. It's short enough..Show More » that it won't take a whole lot of your time, and it's good enough to be entertaining.
Another strong installment in Karsak's The Harvesting zombie series. I've had the pleasure to read the accompanying novellas as well as the books, so ..Show More »that's how I can say that about book supposedly #2. As usual, Karsak writes deftly and smoothly, with good dimensional characters that speak and act like real people - and she puts those poor souls in so much danger! She's not above killing off a character. It IS a zombie series, after all.
This book starts immediately where The Harvesting left off, so I had to go back and re-read my review to catch up with who was who. The book starts right into peril and action, so I feel jealous of those that come to the series able to read straight from Book 1 to Book 2 as they won't lose the emotional ties to the characters as I did over the wait for this book. Layla is there and fiercely protecting her band of survivors. They are offered shelter, but are leery of help and unsure who to trust. Cricket and Tristan are here (from the novella Midway). More magic is revealed, and the zombies are not as simple as we thought at first. Karsak doles out the hints and foreshadowing deftly, edges the to high tension with the zombie fighting and mistrust, and then knows when to relieve the tension with a bit of sweet romance or childhood innocence. I love the bit of fantasy that she weaves into this series that is elevating it from just a zombie survival tale into something richer and far more interesting.
Sadly, this book ends on another cliffhanger... off to the novella Witch Wood, then to wait for the final book in the Harvesting series!
NOTE: This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher at no cost in exchange for an unbiased review.
This book goes back to the beginning of the outbreak and this times tells the story from Amelia the good witch's side. I can't wait to see what will ..Show More »happen next, now that all the main characters have meet up, I can see that there will be some serious zombie and vampire butt kickage. I really like this series, I know there is only one more book left and that makes me sad. Each book is just long enough that it reminds me of a TV miniseries episode, I do wish they were longer books. This book probably can be read by itself the same as Cricket's book but the ending would leave you wondering who the others are, but that is just the last few minutes of the story. I hope that Melanie Karsak writes many more works, I like what I have seen so far. Same narrator she does a good job, I enjoy listening to her
*Sigh*, so we say goodbye to this world and these characters! This series absolutely took me by surprise, in how much I ended up loving it!! I didn't ..Show More »really know what to expect with the first book, but I did not expect to become so invested in the characters and world. And here we are with the final edition and I'm not ready to say goodbye!!
So our 3 major characters, Layla, Cricket and Amelia have finally teamed up and it's all the better for it. They each bring their own strengths and it makes for an amazingly addictive read. I'm not going to go into the plot because since it's the final book, you're better off going into it knowing nothing!! Suffice it to say that this is an epic end for an action packed, entertaining, addicting and captivating world.
I think why I loved this series is because the characters were all easy to like and engaging and the world building was stunning! The lore and the weapons!!! ;) Each of the lead female characters were kick ass and capable as well.
In all, this book, and indeed, the whole series was amazing. It's well written and developed, the concept was fresh and entertaining and the writing just grabbed you and pulled you in! Highly recommend and I highly recommend you read them in order to fully benefit from the world and characters.
I really thought Kristin James was a great pick for these books. Her ability to bring the world and characters to life was amazing. I felt she truly understood the lead characters and gave them all their own personalities.
*I received this for free but voluntarily reviewed it. This in no way affected nor influenced my thoughts.*