Though Layla reluctantly returns home to rural Hamletville after a desperate call from her psychic grandmother, she could never have anticipated the horror of what Grandma Petrovich has foreseen. The residents of Hamletville will need Layla's help if they are to survive the zombie apocalypse that's upon them. But that is not the only problem. With mankind silenced, it soon becomes apparent that we were never alone. As the beings living on the fringe seek to reclaim power, Layla must find a way to protect the ones she loves or all humanity may be lost.
The Harvesting was a great read for me as I have been in a non reading slump for some time. I think I needed a chance to pull away from my comfort zone of my usual paranormal romance reads to get me back into the love of reading. Melanie Karsak did just that. I love the story line with a strong heroine, Layla, forced to survive and ultimately help protect her hometown from the zombie apocalypse. This isn't a Walking Dead type read as there are twists to the plot I wasn't expecting and it kept me intrigued and wanting more. By the end of the book I wasn't ready for it to end. Luckily I won't have to wait too long as not only is there a stand alone novella that intertwines with this one but there is a second book, The Shadow Aspect, coming in this series this year.
About the author:
Melanie Karsak is the author of the Amazon best-selling steampunk series The Airship Racing Chronicles (Chasing the Star Garden and Chasing the Green Fairy) and the award-winning horror/dark fantasy Harvesting Series. She grew up in rural northwestern Pennsylvania and earned a Master's degree in English from Gannon University. A steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector, and zombie whisperer, the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.