[[ Free Epub ]] ☔ The Last Harvest ⇧ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free

I have loved Liggett s writing in all the books I ve read by her And what she does best, is write well rounded characters Clay was such a relatable character and he was going through a lot Sometimes I didn t know if he was crazy or what was going on And I loved that I also liked the thing going on between him and Ali but I felt their relationship was a little underdeveloped I would have liked to have seenscenes between them with deeper conversations or even flashbacks Other than that, I have loved Liggett s writing in all the books I ve read by her And what she does best, is write well rounded characters Clay was such a relatable character and he was going through a lot Sometimes I didn t know if he was crazy or what was going on And I loved that I also liked the thing going on between him and Ali but I felt their relationship was a little underdeveloped I would have liked to have seenscenes between them with deeper conversations or even flashbacks Other than that, I loved all the weirdness, the twists, and the ending I can t wait to readbooks by this author [[ Free Epub ]] ⇚ The Last Harvest ⇢ I plead the blood Those were the last words seventeen year old golden boy quarterback Clay Tate heard rattling from his dad s throat when he discovered him dying on the barn floor of the Neely Cattle Ranch, clutching a crucifix to his chest Now, on the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma slaughter, the whole town s looking at Clay like he might be next to go over the edge Clay wants to forget the past, but the sons and daughters of the Preservation Society a group of prominent farmers his dad accused of devil worship won t leave him alone Including Ali, his longtime crush, who suddenly wants to reignite their romance after a year of silence, and hated rival Tyler Neely, who s behaving like they re old friends Even as Clay tries to reassure himself, creepy glances turn to sinister stares and strange coincidences build to gruesome rituals but when he can never prove that any of it happened, Clay worries he might be following his dad down the path to insanityor that something far terrifying lies in wait around the corner You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Here s two things you probably need to know about Kim Liggett 1 She writes about really creepy shit going down in large, ominous crop settings and 2 She does a damn good job of it.Instead of trying to review a book with a ton of potential to spoil stuff, I am going to ask myself questions about it and then answer them for you See, horror and I don t always mix I want to like them You can find the full review and all the fancy and or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight Here s two things you probably need to know about Kim Liggett 1 She writes about really creepy shit going down in large, ominous crop settings and 2 She does a damn good job of it.Instead of trying to review a book with a ton of potential to spoil stuff, I am going to ask myself questions about it and then answer them for you See, horror and I don t always mix I want to like them, but I feel like there is a fine line, probablyso than in any other genre, that can make a book go from creepy to eye rolling in no time So these are the things that I look for in books like this, and maybe you do too Did I Connect to the Characters This is a biggie for me with horror Sometimes I end up not liking a book just because I do not care about the characters so if they all die in some kind of awful haze of doom meh But in this case, I did care about the characters Clay is a good, stand up kind of guy He cares deeply about his family, and that is admirable After his dad died, he stepped up to the plate, and has been looking out for his little sisters as his mom slowly descends into Mrs Everdeen style uselessness And his sisters I loved them Noodle, oh my goodness, Noodle was my favorite, I just wanted to gobble her up She was so wise beyond her years, and the bond she had with Clay was so sweet And even Jess, while she wasn t exactly likable, you couldn t help but feel for her after all she d been through.There is romance, too I didn t love the romance, but I loved that Clay was so in love with the idea of it I guess we didn t get to see that much of Ali to get a good feel for her I also loved the little bits of humor infused into the book Clay just was so down to earth, and his inner dialogue was a wonderful blend of fear and apprehension, and normal teenage guy trying to make it through the day Was the atmosphere on point Holy yes Like I said, Kim Liggett can write a creepy scene in the crops like nobody s business The whole time I was reading, I felt this sense of unease The setting was vivid, eerily so at times, and I could absolutely picture what was happening throughout This was true even in the non scary sort of scenes the football games, the Oklahoma farm setting, it just all seemed to pop off the page And when things got unsettling, I felt that too Was I kept guessing For the most part, yes I will say that there were a few times where I knew what was going to happen Even a few moments at the end Not that I knew from the start or anything, but I had figured a few things out along the way Not all, though There were definitely surprises to be had Some big surprises Was it too unbelievable No Well, mostly no There were one or two times I will say, toward the end where I was not so sure That is probably my one qualm with the book those few bits that had me saying yeah, don t buy it BUT As a whole, it was definitely in the realm of believably scary I mean not scary, because I rarely, if ever, get scared by books, but you know what I mean There is a religious component to the book, too, which I found fascinating, even though I don t always connect with religious themes in books this one was quite well done It wasn t pushy, it was just there Part of the story And it worked Bottom Line Kim Liggett is the only author who has made me flat out like horror, not once, but twice I loved me some Blood and Salt She s earned auto buy author status for me If you are looking for something to creep you out, she s your girl, and this is your book World, get ready for this book. The nitty gritty The devil, teens and wheat fields collide in Liggett s latest terrifying story.Once again, Kim Liggett tackles the irresistible combination of teenagers and horror In her debut Blood and Salt, she set her story in the corn fields This time the story revolves around wheat fields OK Kim what s up with the crop stories and involves an age old evil that is infiltrating a small Oklahoma town While I enjoyed Kim s first book, I can definitely see that she s grown as a writer,The nitty gritty The devil, teens and wheat fields collide in Liggett s latest terrifying story.Once again, Kim Liggett tackles the irresistible combination of teenagers and horror In her debut Blood and Salt, she set her story in the corn fields This time the story revolves around wheat fields OK Kim what s up with the crop stories and involves an age old evil that is infiltrating a small Oklahoma town While I enjoyed Kim s first book, I can definitely see that she s grown as a writer, because The Last Harvest was muchfocused and had an understandable plot that seriously creeped me out The story involves devil worship and sacrifice, and it s filled with unreliable characters and plot twists that made it nearly impossible to predict where it was headed This was a fairly quick book that had me reading late into the night and then regretting that when I couldn t fall asleep because it was so scary.Clay Tate s father died a year ago, in a bizarre and grisly death that took place at the neighbor s cattle ranch Clay was there when his dad died, and his last words I plead the blood are indelibly etched in Clay s memory The odd circumstances surrounding his death are still a mystery when the story starts, and on the anniversary of that horrible event, Clay is beginning to see and hear weird and unexplainable things Clay and his little sister Noodle live with their mother on a wheat farm, and when the story opens, Clay is determined to finish the last harvest of wheat before winter strikes Without their father to provide, Clay is now the sole breadwinner, and the Tate family is going to need every last penny from the harvest.But just as Clay thinks life might be getting back to normal, strange things start to happen He sees a slaughtered calf in the wheat fields, which later disappears, and he keeps hearing people mutter the exact last words of his father He s been seeing a school counselor since his father died, but even Ms Granger is starting to act weird When he tells her about the odd occurrences, she seems to know exactly what s going on But instead of telling Clay, she only drops hints that something bad is coming the devil and that Clay might be the only one who can help stop the impending evil As the members of the Preservation Society an elite group of the six families whose ancestors settled the town begin to die in apparent suicides, Clay decides to take his place in the group in order to solve the mystery of what s happening.Liggett tells her story in first person from Clay s point of view, and I love that a female writer decided to tackle the voice of a teen male She does a great job of setting up Clay as a boy older than his years, haunted by the death of his father and forced to care for his sister and mother And yet, he s a typical teen as well He s got a crush on a girl named Ali and he used to be a star football player on his school s team We also get to peek inside his head as Clay starts to experience some pretty weird shit, and we wonder right along with him if he s actually seeing the horrific things that seem to be happening, or if he s going crazy like his father did It makes for a compelling mystery, when the reader doesn t even know what s real.For the most part I enjoyed the characters The kids who belong to the Preservation Society are suitably creepy and seem to be hiding lots of secrets Clay immediately notices that many of them have a strange tattoo somewhere on their bodies, which he later finds out is a symbol of the devil One ofinteresting characters was the school counselor, Ms Granger, who appears to want to help Clay one minute, and then suddenly seems to be keeping secrets from him I went back and forth with her for most of the story, not really sure what to believe Liggett provides a romantic interest for Clay, a seemingly normal element to add to a teen centric story, but even that relationship had lots of surprises and veered off in a direction I wasn t expecting.Word of warning, if you re the squeamish sort, this book might be a little too much for you While I wouldn t call this slasher fiction, the author has quite the imagination when it comes to killing off her characters One of the most horrific scenes takes place in the breeding barn, and what makes it unique is that it s one of those times when Clay isn t sure that what he s seeing is even real Liggett has done a great job of combining psychological and physical horror, and it s that combination that makes this story so good.Readers hoping for lots of football action are going to be disappointed, though The publisher s blurb describes it as Friday Night Lights meets Rosemary s Baby, but other than the fact that Clay used to be the star quarterback, and one scene near the end where he joins in the big game at the end of the season, the football action is mostly confined to the characters talking about it The Rosemary s Baby comparison is apt, however, although the author twists it fit her own story I would even go so far as to say The Last Harvest has a dash of The Omen as well.The biggest surprise of The Last Harvest, however, is the completely unexpected direction the author takes her story in the end I know not every reader is going to like the ending, and while I wasn t crazy about it, I did love the fact that Liggett took a big risk and obviously, the publisher took a big risk as well and added a twist that I did not see coming While I can t say much about it, I will tell you that the door appears to be open for a possible sequel, if the author chooses to write one Or not Perhaps she just wanted to write a story with an unconventional ending that will undoubtedly shake up her readers.Fans of supernatural horror will eat this story up, and most readers will be rooting for Clay, who really was a fantastic character Big thanks to the publisher for supplying a review copy This review originally appeared on Books, Bones Buffy 3.5 StarsThis was a suspenseful young adult horror novel with a fantastic autumn setting Filled with football and harvesting, this would be an excellent book to read in the fall season The teenage romance was an annoying distraction from the occult plot Otherwise, I really enjoyed this folk horror novel. This reads so much like a 90 s slasher movie it s worth pulling out the popcorn and turning the lights off It s good fun, does not take itself too seriously and invokes a lot of those Exorcist feels A lot of this will be new and fresh for the younger audience it s aimed at and with a dash of sex, some high school football and a bit of drug use, it certainly ticks some of the traditional genre specific boxes as well as some new ones.Last Harvest starts with a few mysteries a year after a major This reads so much like a 90 s slasher movie it s worth pulling out the popcorn and turning the lights off It s good fun, does not take itself too seriously and invokes a lot of those Exorcist feels A lot of this will be new and fresh for the younger audience it s aimed at and with a dash of sex, some high school football and a bit of drug use, it certainly ticks some of the traditional genre specific boxes as well as some new ones.Last Harvest starts with a few mysteries a year after a major and bloody event involving Clay Tate It s left to us to guess what exactly his father did that now makes Clay and his remaining family pariah s in the community, what Clay did at the football game a day later that makes him dangerous and unpredictable and what role the strange Preservation Society plays in all the shit going down in this rural small town You just know they are dodgy as hell and not to be trusted and thankfully the author does not spend any time creating Oh I was wrong they are lovely people type moments to try to throw us off.Clay is our protagonist and must deal with being responsible for his two younger sisters and slightly mad mother as well as the farm they all live on His dream is to get his youngest sister Noodle out of the small town and into a bigger andambitious school Beyond that it is one step at a time especially as he copes with the tangles of his first love being part of the spooky society, his other younger sister turning goth and hanging out with the wrong sort of kids and the possibility that he is communing with the devil unintentionally The writing maintains a good pace throughout and I found it very easy to read, finishing it in two days over three sittings It s pretty straightforward and the twists are nice with the finale being particularly satisfying in terms of both fulfilling and surprising the reader s expectations.At the end of the day I always judge a horror novel by whether it made my heart beat faster and whilst there was certainly some very horrific things happening in this book I don t know that I ever felt so caught up that I was afraid There were shocking moments of gore, brutal and bloody sacrifice and the final sprint was a blast but overall it just didn t quite spook me If you are after a teen thriller with a bit of spunk go ahead but if you are trying to really scare yourself I d say your search will continue 6.5 10 For this and other reviews please check out Areadingmachine.com Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick Dirty Suspense filled young adult horror novel that is equally creepy and terrifying.Opening Sentence People call this God s country, but you can t have God without the Devil.The Review Kim Liggett s The Last Harvest is a young adult horror novel that kept me in suspense from beginning to end There are some terrifying and creepy events that happen within the book but it wasn t until the end that I was truly creeped out I spent most of the novel try Review courtesy of Dark Faerie TalesQuick Dirty Suspense filled young adult horror novel that is equally creepy and terrifying.Opening Sentence People call this God s country, but you can t have God without the Devil.The Review Kim Liggett s The Last Harvest is a young adult horror novel that kept me in suspense from beginning to end There are some terrifying and creepy events that happen within the book but it wasn t until the end that I was truly creeped out I spent most of the novel trying to figure out what was real or what was imaginary in which the ending did truly surprise me in that regard The only unfortunate was the twist, I kind of saw that coming.This novel did slightly feel like Friday Night Lights and Rosemary s Baby but as I was reading it, I thought the novel seemedlike The Ninth Gate Clay s father died one year ago after a series of bizarre and terrible circumstances During that year, Clay has stepped up to be the man of the family and taken care of the farm while still going to school He dropped out of football after his father died Clay has pretty much ostracized himself from society because what happened with his father, he doesn t even speak with people who were once his friends His remaining family is also in shambles.The one year anniversary of Clay s father s death has Clay remembering all the strangeness of the events that happened during that time But it is the death of a golden calf that stirs the newest events that has Clay trying to figure out why his dad died like he did Clay s family has been a part of the town s Preservation Society ever since the town was founded Clay never took his rightful place on the council after his father s death and because of that his girlfriend Ali wasn t allowed to speak to him until he chose to come back.The events that follow Clay investigating his father s death are a mixture of supernatural and just plain unfortunate Clay is hoping to rekindle his relationship with Ali but his school mates and the townsfolk are just acting plain weird He isn t sure what is real and what isn t and just when he thinks he has things figured out he learns that he doesn t.Clay is driven with the need to learn about why his father died the way he did He seems to care a lot for his littlest sister, Noodle He tries to help his sister Jess but he mostly lets her do her own thing Unfortunately, he thinks he is helping out his mom by not being demanding like his father but it just seems to backfire Clay s guidance counselor, Miss Granger, is the only one he can turn too with his investigation because she s the only one who believes his crazy tale I really liked Clay and he is a lot braver than I because I wouldn t have put myself in half those situations he puts himself through.The story is dark and deals with the prophecy of Lucifer returning to earth This story ended up being a quick read for me because I was really intrigued on how all the supernatural events would play out I was very curious myself with what Clay dealt with was real or if it was imagined The ending surprised me but not entirely so because I was surprised by how the events did play out I do recommend this for the older young adult horror fans or if you want to read something a bit creepy.Notable Scene I sprint for the next gap in the wood to see arms and a torso rise from the cow s stomach A girl My heart s beating so hard I m afraid it ll burst I can t stop staring at her chest I know I should feel repulsed, but the sharp curve from her waist to her hip bone fills me with something ancient and primal Sick and wrong.My gut is screaming at me to look away, but I can t stop.The warm, sticky sound as she crawls out of the carcass seeps deep inside of me, making me woozy.FTC Advisory Tor Macmillan provided me with a copy of The Last Harvest No goody bags, sponsorships, material connections, or bribes were exchanged for my review Release Date January 10, 2017 Genre Young Adult HorrorThe Last Harvest falls well within the young adult horror genre and incorporates vivid evil that is sure to give readers goosebumps Having enjoyed the authors debut novel, Blood and Salt, I was very much looking forward to reading this one Unfortunately, it didn t necessarily hit me in the gut like her former book, but was still good none the less I think this may be because I really couldn t connect with the storyline, although I did Release Date January 10, 2017 Genre Young Adult HorrorThe Last Harvest falls well within the young adult horror genre and incorporates vivid evil that is sure to give readers goosebumps Having enjoyed the authors debut novel, Blood and Salt, I was very much looking forward to reading this one Unfortunately, it didn t necessarily hit me in the gut like her former book, but was still good none the less I think this may be because I really couldn t connect with the storyline, although I did find it to be very creepy Now, this is not to say that I didn t like the book because I did I just didn t love it and I probably wouldn t come back to it in the future With that being said, fans of young adult horror novels especially those that prefer gore over things that go bump in the night may like this one much better than I did Readers who also enjoy books that dive into satanic rituals, good vs evil, and odd characters that clearly have something wrong with them in terms of evil inside will enjoy this one The ending, which was certainly my favorite part of the book, will also surprise you and probably satisfy you as it is unlike regular endings where the evil is trumped Rating 3.5 stars People call this God s country, but you can t have God without the devil I LOVED THIS BOOK The Last Harvest was my introduction to Kim Liggett, and it was so good I ordered this book when it was nominated for a 2017 Stoker Award, and it ended up winning This is a YA horror novel, and most of the others I ve read have not really gone into full out creepy territory like this one did I felt like it was an excellent blend of teen drama and unsettling horror, and I imagine that s probably a di People call this God s country, but you can t have God without the devil I LOVED THIS BOOK The Last Harvest was my introduction to Kim Liggett, and it was so good I ordered this book when it was nominated for a 2017 Stoker Award, and it ended up winning This is a YA horror novel, and most of the others I ve read have not really gone into full out creepy territory like this one did I felt like it was an excellent blend of teen drama and unsettling horror, and I imagine that s probably a difficult line to walk.The Last Harvest freaked me the hell out, and that s always such a nice treat The imagery in this book is disturbing, and I m dying for a movie or TV show I kept thinking I had everything figured out, and then something else unexpected would happen I loved that so many characters were vying for the main characters trust, and it was difficult to choose who to believe It was such a fun read, and I liked how everything turned out It was woven together well, and it wrapped up in a way that made sense There are some animal things I didn t love in The Last Harvest, which sometimes leads me to giving up on a book However, Kim Liggett does not write this content in a graphic way, which I m really appreciative of She says what needs to be said, and doesn t go overboard It does factor into the eeriness of the story, and doesn t seem out of place like it sometimes does in other horror novels I highly recommend The Last Harvest I know a lot of horror fans turn away from YA including me sometimes , but you should read this book It s been a few days since I finished it, and I m still thinking about it