by Melanie Karsak
“The world, it seemed, had gone silent. It was something we knew but did not talk about. We were alone.”
While Layla Petrovich returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother, she never could have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich has 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 power, Layla must find a way to protect the ones she loves or all humanity may be lost.
It’s all fun and games until someone ends up undead!
I was browsing for books to read this month when I came across a recommendation for The Harvesting. I hadn’t heard of it, so I decided to look into it. The summary and reviews looked pretty good so I decided why not. WOW!!! I was not disappointed.
Layla is one of the strongest female characters I have ever read about. She is living in Washington DC living the life that she has always wanted when her Grandmother calls her and says she needs to come home. Layla cuts her fencing class short and heads home to find Grandma in a frenzy and preparing for the worst. Grandma is from the old country and has had a vision of the future. What transpires is the most prepared house EVER. Trust me if there was a zombie apocalypse I would want to be at Layla’s Grandmother’s compound. Know Layla can fight and fight she does. She helps to save some of the people in her town and establish a safe perimeter. Know here is the point in the book where the typical Zombie things happen, there are some deaths, a few packs, but for the most part they are doing pretty good surviving. Until some mysterious things start to happen.
This is the part where I tell you the story takes an unexpected turn and I can’t tell you in what direction because that would give away some of the best parts. Lets just say this book has everything and everything blends well. I am looking forward to what comes next.
death and destruction, quick sexual scene