Reveal (Cryptid Tales) [NOOK Book]

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Life is hard enough for Shay Tafford, growing up without her father, but it's made more difficult due to the fact that she speaks to the dead; and they speak to her.
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Reveal (Cryptid Tales)

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Overview

Life is hard enough for Shay Tafford, growing up without her father, but it's made more difficult due to the fact that she speaks to the dead; and they speak to her.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940045032919
  • Publisher: Brina Courtney
  • Publication date: 12/3/2011
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 27,060
  • File size: 434 KB

Meet the Author

Brina Courtney is a young adult author obsessed with chocolate, crime shows, and fantasy movies. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Pleasant read

    I read this book so my daughter could read it. One of the reviewers had mentioned that this book had sex. The characters do have sex but it is implied NOT described in anyway. The characters are both over 18 and virgins. I agree sex does not belong in YA books but if they were all written like this one I would have to screen a lot less.

    It is a pleasant read and it's like the entire book is setting you up for the next book. I will say that I will probably read the 2nd book cause this book ended right when the story was getting good.

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted January 1, 2013

    Really enjoyed this book! Half way thru the book, I was hoping

    Really enjoyed this book! Half way thru the book, I was hoping for a sequel! Its not a sex-crazed book, which is good for a change! Love the paranormal! Will continue to read Brina Courtney's books!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2012

    Thrilling

    Love the storyline..finally something new for paranormal ..ty

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 21, 2012

    This copy was provided to me via the Goodreads Group Lovers of P

    This copy was provided to me via the Goodreads Group Lovers of
    Paranormal on August 10, 2012, from Smashwords, in return for my
    provision of a fair, honest, and authentic review. Review of Reveal by
    Brina Courtney A Cryptid Novel/Cryptid Tales #1 Reviewed for Lovers of
    Paranormal GR Group I really enjoyed this fast-paced and engaging
    novel, with empathetic characters and a good reader’s hook. Shay is
    eighteen, finishing her senior year, and a ghost-talker. That is, since
    her father inexplicably disappears one day when Shay is six and her
    brother Chad is a toddler, she has seen, been visited by, and had
    dialogue with ghosts-the first is Jeremy, a boy left in an orphanage at
    age three, and dead at six in the orphanage fire which took so many
    lives in 1942. The book starts out with a bang, and just keeps getting
    better. Shay is a likable protagonist, and not “quite-the-usual-YA”-she
    has only one good friend, she avoids high school drunk-outs, and she’s
    close to her mother and younger brother. Of course, she also has a dad
    missing for 12 years, and she experiences ghost encounters on a regular
    basis. Not to mention, she’s crushing on a University student who fills
    out the category of Tall, Dark, and Handsome-and is also a ghostly
    encounterer himself! I think any readers of YA Paranormal are going to
    love this book, and believe this one, I am sure hoping it’s a series!
    “Reveal” is very well-written, intriguing, and I had no trouble turning
    the pages as quickly as I could read-my interest never once flagged.
    Thank you, Brina Courtney.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 31, 2012

    You know it's good when you can't stop thinking about the charac

    You know it's good when you can't stop thinking about the characters the day after you finish the book. I loved Shay and Hugh. The ending leaves you feeling like you just ran off a cliff. So of course I had to had buy book2 titled Capture. Before I start reading it I have to search google image for my Hugh. I def recommend the book.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 28, 2012

    Highly Recommend - good read

    If you are into the Sci-Fi world you will love this series...couldn't put it down.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 19, 2012

    What a great book. Totally a different kind of paranormal than i

    What a great book. Totally a different kind of paranormal than i am used
    to but Brina Courtney sure did bring it. Shay is a very strong girl who
    loses her father at age six. Disappears never to be heard from. She goes
    on a journey that she truly finds herself, what happened to her father
    and her soul mate. She is a Cryptid. " The human cell is something
    to be admired. It adapts to survive in the most unusual circumstances.
    Splicing occurs when you mix animal cells with human cells, which
    results in what some scientists call a parahuman, a type of cryptid. A
    cryptid can be described as a paranormal being with some animal-like
    traits." Shay finds out that her dad was one and that she has
    inherited it too; They are part human part cat. This story was
    definitely a journey for both the character and the reader. Cant wait to
    see where the next book takes us. Go out and buy it today.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 23, 2013

    Awesome

    Really good book if you are in to fanasty and romance

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2013

    Free and good

    It was really good, finished it in 2 days. Give this book a shot. I just bought the 2nd book. Interesting story and concept.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 29, 2012

    So Good!

    Brina captured me with sentence one of this amazing story. She has taken the context of a paranormal YA romance and through the relatability of Shay, Hugh and Jeremy, has created s a heartbreaking humanity to a world made of fantastical beings and possibilities. Shay's world based on pain and loss, yet you never feel the absence of hope. I cannot voice enough how engaging Brina's writing and story was. I read ravenously and this book was quickly consumed because of it's unique story line and the draw of its fully formed characters. I really hope you will take my advice and pick up a copy. I can tell this will be the start of long love affair with this amazing writer's words and worlds. It truly is a must read. SO, stop reading this review and pick it up already. I mean, it's just a click away.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 11, 2014

    The original premise seemed interesting enough: a girl who sees

    The original premise seemed interesting enough: a girl who sees and talks to ghosts. After all Stephen King and Dean Koontz manage to pull it off quite well and craft strange but believable tales. But the author took a weird left turn somewhere around chapter 14 and totally lost me. I finished the book largely out of personal stubbornness but was overwhelmingly disappointed in the overall work. The author would also do well to drop a few shekels into the stream of trade and hire a good editor and proof reader. Need I say that I won't be waiting for any sequels?

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  • Posted June 19, 2014

    more from this reviewer

    A Great Start to a New Paranormal Series About Ghosts and

    Shay has been able to communicate with ghosts for as long as she can remember. Her guide has been Jeremy, a young boy that perished in a fire at the orphanage he lived at. Then one day she gets upset and accidently banishes him which she has regretted since then. As Shay is finishing her senior year at high school, she runs into a cute guy, Huge, at the college that her mother works at.

    She also meets Wendy, a 6 year-old girl that is looking for her father. Through her, Shay learns that she can summon ghosts from another plane and she learns that Huge and she have more in common than she first though. But she has little time to learn about her new abilities. The Darkness, which started the fire at the orphanage is back and is looking to get its hands on her.

    This is a great book. I felt for Shay, she lost her father, can communicate with ghosts, and learns there is more to her than just the talking to the ghosts. I also felt for Huge, you can tell that he didn’t really have much and he has this horrible ability to do the wrong thing when it comes to teaching Shay about her powers. But in the end he is a good guy.

    I can’t wait to find out what happens in the nest book. This is a one young adult paranormal story that you don’t want to miss.

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  • Posted June 11, 2014

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

    SHAY ~ Has no father figure growing up and her childhood memories aren't of picnics and fishing but rather talking to the dead!  A macabre ability she tries to hide for obvious reasons!?  Her "bestie" is Jeremy who happens to be dead (go figure).

    There's a twist to her "gifts" and all is not as it seems, unknown to Shay she is a part of something much bigger than herself.

    HUGH~The hunk she's had her eye on for some time shares her "gift" and he has the answers to many of her questions. 

    "Cryptids" ~ A new concept for me they're half human, half animal, but they're not like werewolves or shapeshifters.  They're something unique and different. 

    It was an easy & entertaining read, and I can't help but ask myself "What's next?"

    ¿¿¿¿
    Reviewed by Heidi

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2014

    highly recommend jmm44

    They can speak to ghosts & have other paranormal senses that increase as they grow older

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2013

    Awesome series

    This is an amazing series. Well written. Captivating storyline. A must read!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 5, 2013

    Good book

    Good book...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 25, 2013

    Disagree with the cliffhanger, dumb idea

    I loved it! I like the way it was told and the suspense of it all. I also liked that it was all connected in the end, even if it was a little expected.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2013

    Revealed

    I actually enjoyed this, Briana's first book. I can't buy her next books as I'm on a very fixed income; but if they r available in libraries I will definitly read them.lvery nice for a debut!

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  • Posted August 30, 2013

    Good story line

    This book was a pretty good read. Nice change in plot from typical paranormal subjects. I enjoyed reading overall but would not say it was one I could not put down.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 16, 2013

    Great series

    Very good series. Great love story without a lot of sex scenes. Cannot wait to read Capture.

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