Reveal: Cryptid Tales by Brina Courtney

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Shay could be the key to ending a war that humans don't know exist. Of a race of beings that aren't real, or are they?

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?

Shay is gifted, she's unlike any other girl her age. Shay can communicate with spirits. After her father disappeared when she was only six years of age, Shay began seeing Jeremy, a six year old boy that tragically died before his time in a sinister fire. Jeremy has always been her protector, warding off evil spirits and loneliness.

When Jeremy disappears, Shay eventually finds solace with the tall, dark and handsome Hugh. She feels strangely drawn to him, a mere touch sends an electrical current through her body, but it seems that Hugh isn't your average collage either... He's a Cryptid. 

As Shay discovers her heritage, she learns more about her father and the gifts that she's now acquired. It seems that there was far more than a change meeting with Mr tall, dark and handsome, than she realises. 

Highly entertaining. The Cryptid series is a unique twist on the storyline of shape shifters and spirit walkers, descending from tribes and small, close knit communities. Shay is a likeable character, a smart young woman, who has always known that she's never been quite normal, but she's a little on the boring side for me. Reveal is well written and thrives on character development, their history and the relationship between Shay and Hugh.

My only complaints is, the seemingly instant love between Shay and Hugh, even beyond the bond that they share and that I would loved to see more from the 'Darkness' Villain. I'm hoping that it's building up to a good verses evil showdown, like in all great supernatural novels.

(Cryptid Tales: Book One)
Written By Brina Courtney
Published: 15 / 12 / 2011
166 Pages 
Courtesy of Rockstar Book Tours

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