So this weeks blog swap is with Brina Courtney, debut author of 'Reveal'.
Shay Tafford's childhood has been fatherless, filled instead with memories of speaking to those who have passed on. She does this while hiding her unique ability from those living around her. She can't tell her best friend, or her brother, and she definitely can't confide in her psychologist mother for fear of her mom locking her up.That's why it's been comforting to have Jeremy, a seventy year old child ghost, as her confidante. But recently he's been absent, perhaps lost as her father is. When Shay meets Hugh, the boy 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 an entire race of beings. But can she?
Now there is the threat of an attack from a dark force with unlimited power and she must decide if she accepts her fate as a part of the prophecy. Can Shay and Hugh defeat this evil and save the people they love, before they too are lost forever?
My Review of Reveal
This story is about Shay, a high school senior, who has both the ability to see and hear ghosts. She has had the ability since she was a little girl and befriended a young ghost called Jeremy. She meets a gorgeous college guy called Hugh and he reveals her destiny, and tells her more of her genetic history.
I read it very quickly and thought it was a good enjoyable YA indie read. I struggled slightly with a couple of paragraphs of info dumping a third of the way through, but it didn't really impact my enjoyment, and once I got past half way I was hooked. The 2nd half of the book is very well thought out with some good twists & turns... and I love Hugh! I will be downloading the sequel Capture!
About Brina Courtney
Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She's spent the last few years as a beauty queen and elementary teacher. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.