Reveal Cryptid Tales Book 1 by Brina Courtney

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Title: Reveal (Cryptid Tales #1)
Author: Brina Courtney
Genre: YA Paranormal Romance


You think seeing ghosts is weird? Tell me something I don’t know.

Shay Tafford’s childhood has been fatherless, filled instead with memories of speaking to the
dead. She is forced to hide her unique ability from those living around her. That’s why it’s been comforting to have Jeremy, a child ghost, as her confidante. But recently he’s been absent, perhaps lost as her father is. When Shay meets Hugh, the guy 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 the entire race of cryptids. But can she?



Reveal was an absolutely brilliant book to read. I really liked Shay and her ability to talk and see ghosts especially Jeremy who seemed to grown up literally with her. When she meets Hugh in person after seeing him a few times around and totally crushing on her she couldn’t believe her luck but who knew that he was like her. It was amazing. But then there was the darkness and can Shay and Hugh defeat him? and what are Cryptids? You will ind out when you read it and you will be left, like I was, wanting more.

I really like how Brina wrote this, it flowed well there was no dull bits and it kept me hooked til the very end.

It was so good I have just purchased book 2 and 3 in the series.

5 stars must read



“So here I am with a dead girl in my car, in a super creepy forest, stalking a potentially dead father…yeah, not one of my brightest moments.”

“She sighs, “Shay you can’t live your life in fear. If you do there’s just no point in living.”

“He turns and leaves, heading towards the math building and though I hate to see him leave, I do love to watch him walk away.”


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 an elementary teacher and a high school cheering coach. She lives in a small town in Pennsylvania with her husband and two very loud, small dogs.


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Disclaimer: I received this book for free in exchange for an honest review. The review is my own personal opinions and not influenced in any way.

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