5 stars for Marked for Harvest by @MAKendallAuthor #pnr #paranormalromance #bookreview
Title: Marked for Harvest
Author: Melissa Kendall
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Hunted by a creature that wants to consume the ghosts on her skin, Elena Cain flees to her family home to find her childhood friend, Chloe, floating face down in the pool. Accused of following in her mother's murderous footsteps, she teams up with the one man who believes her, the victim's brother--and her former flame.
Sebastian Castillo can’t forget the girl who broke his heart--even though her mother murdered his brother. So when he finds Elena with his sister’s dead body, he accepts her claims of innocence and together they unravel the tangle of secrets at the heart of their small town.
As the spark between them kindles into an inferno, they must choose between justice for Chloe and keeping Elena safe, before she becomes the killer's next target.
Wow, this book is original with a capital O! I was blown away from the first page until the last. The world-building is epic, and parts have never been seen before. The characters are addictive to read and relatable. The action is intense and fast-moving. The romance is second chance yet plays second fiddle to the paranormal plot.
Let’s start with the world-building. Tattoos that gravitate to the heroine’s body? How cool is that? A wicked enemy who hunts the heroine like she’s his last meal on this planet? Talk about intense. The world the author creates is unique in so many ways. As an avid paranormal reader, I couldn’t get enough.
The characters come alive while reading. The point of view is mega deep and allows the reader to sink into their bodies to experience everything. There’s an edginess to the heroine that I loved. Gritty too.
The story opens and from that point on, the plot moves at a frantic pace. I get it because the heroine is on the run. But and this is a big but, the reader is dropped in the middle of something they know nothing about which leads to confusion. Don’t worry, though, it’s easy to catch up.
The writing is very descriptive and full of action. The author is talented in many ways, especially when it comes to world-building. I can’t wait to read more from her.
An original book that I’ve told all my friends to read.
My Rating: 5 stars
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Melissa lives in Regina, Saskatchewan; the capital city that feels like a small town. A passionate public speaker, board game enthusiast and lover of all things Halloween, she spends her free time writing and spoiling her two cats.
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Reviewed by: Kris