The Reaping, A Haunting YA Paranormal Romance [NOOK Book]

Overview

Seventeen-year-old wallflower Carson Porter has always dreamed of being something special, but this is ridiculous! Shiny skin, greener eyes and a run-in with the flesh-eating dead are just a few of the changes Carson must adjust to, not to mention the arrival of hot and dangerous Derek Hrolf, a sister who haunts her and a collector of souls who wants her. What will Carson become if they get her?

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The Reaping, A Haunting YA Paranormal Romance

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Overview

Seventeen-year-old wallflower Carson Porter has always dreamed of being something special, but this is ridiculous! Shiny skin, greener eyes and a run-in with the flesh-eating dead are just a few of the changes Carson must adjust to, not to mention the arrival of hot and dangerous Derek Hrolf, a sister who haunts her and a collector of souls who wants her. What will Carson become if they get her?

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Editorial Reviews

Amy J.
With chills and thrills with each turn of the page, The Reaping has brought an edge to the young adult genre by stepping out of the normal paranormal creatures of the night. I enjoyed reading this book and taking the journey down the path of unknown with Carson. With the perfect balance of dialogue and a creepiness to keep you gripping the pages, the author has brought a fresh new voice to read.
Jessica at
The writing has just enough description and just enough dialogue.
Oh, the descriptions were wonderful....and so creepy. Seriously, there were parts that after I read them I did not want to turn my light off at night. The reapings, the dead, all hair raising. I'm getting chills just thinking about it. I could go on and on about this book...it went by too fast and left me wanting more.
Cannot wait for the next one!
Tiger H.
This is a good story for readers who like classic paranormal romance--we've got new powers, a mysterious backstory, other dimensions, and a heroic guy who rides a motorcycle. As Carson uncovers various secrets and learns about some life-or-death deals that shouldn't have been made, she stops being moved about by outside forces and starts making her own moves, and really getting strong as her own person. The Reaping is very capably written, and it's full of sharp emotions.
Catie at
While this books has lot of chills and thrills to keep you turning the pages through the night. The Reaping has brought an new edge to YA paranormal by stepping away from the normal creatures of the night. I really enjoyed reading this book and stepping into the unknown with Carson. With a perfect balance of dialogue and just all around creepiness to keep you turning the pages and not lay this book down. The author has put a fresh new voice in YA paranormal, with their flair and great ability to
Zara at
I won the ebook in a giveaway and was hooked as soon as I'd started! You don't want to miss this thrilling take on paranormal YA.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011186660
  • Publisher: M. Leighton
  • Publication date: 2/2/2011
  • Series: Fahllen , #1
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 209,185
  • Age range: 13 years
  • File size: 694 KB

Meet the Author

I’m a part Northern, part Southern blend-of-a-girl that currently resides in the deep south, but has every intention of finding her way back north some day. I believe sometimes you have to look really, REALLY hard to find the good in people, but it's there. I believe that I'm shrinking (I swear five years ago I was two inches taller). I believe my husband is quite possibly one of the most amazing men in the entire world (I can't be sure because I haven't met all of them). I believe coffee and chocolate, when combined, could be the basis for world peace. I believe that Jesus rocks and communism doesn't. I believe that white makes me look fat and black collects lint. I believe summer's too hot, winter's too cold and fall was made for football. I like dogs better than cats and the first movie in a trilogy is invariably the best.
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  • Posted March 6, 2011

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    A good dark YA paranormal

    The book starts with a good rip-roaring prologue full of danger, to let you know that Carson Porter's life is going to be anything but dull. However, in chapter one, Carson herself still doesn't know this. Her studious best friend Leah only wants to excel at school, but Carson's more interested in dating and enjoying her life, neither of which she's really permitted to do. Her Dad won't let her hang out with boys or waste time on anything he deems "silly," like pop music or girly movies. Then his ultra-serious attitude becomes a little clearer when it's revealed that Dad also trains Carson to run marathons, live off the land, and use hand-to-hand combat. So he's doing all this for a reason. The difference between Carson and any other YA kid being groomed for supernatural warfare is that most protagonists at least know why they're being deprived and why they're training to fight for their lives. Carson doesn't. It's natural that she mourns for all the cool stuff she's not getting to do, because she's not given any reason for why she's kept away from it.


    Then Carson's involved in a minor accident, and she starts discovering strange things about herself. She has an indestructible second layer of shiny skin when her outer skin is scraped, she heals quickly and develops a serious temper, and her whole body transforms over the course of a weekend. To top it all off, she has crazy nightmares about waking up in the snow with a blood-covered stranger nearby. When she gets an unexpected letter about Grey, her dead sister, Carson learns that her family history might be more tragic, and more supernatural, than she thought.


    Early on, I wished Carson had been less interested in the glamorous people at her high school, though I understand why she was--anything you don't have looks pretty good. When her crush starts paying attention to her after her transformation to gorgeousness, she finally gets to see what having the popular kids' attention is like-not nearly as fun as she'd thought. Leah is initially just a default friend for Carson, someone who is around but who she doesn't really click with. But as Carson develops her character through a bunch of hardcore trials, she learns to appreciate her sweet, unassuming friend. And Carson also learns how to sacrifice for Derek, the guy in her life who knows more about the darkness than he's willing to tell.

    This is a good story for readers who like classic paranormal romance--we've got new powers, a mysterious backstory, other dimensions, and a heroic guy who rides a motorcycle. As Carson uncovers various secrets and learns about some life-or-death deals that shouldn't have been made, she stops being moved about by outside forces and starts making her own moves, and really getting strong as her own person. The Reaping is very capably written, and it's full of sharp emotions, a lot of them the darker ones like anger, sorrow, and terror, which makes this book better suited for older teens.

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 28, 2011

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    THIS NOOKBOOK SHOULD COST 10 DOLLARS!

    HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. ITS A BREATH OF FRESH AIR, SOMETHING DIFFERENT FROM ALL THE VAMPIRE, AND WEREWOLF PARANORMAL BOOKS. IT HAS THE WHOLE ENCHILADA!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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