May 01, 2013

Cryptid Tales Blog Tour- Review & Giveaway

Hey everyone! We have a stop on the Cryptid Tales Tour. We have a review of one of the books in this omnibus, and a giveaway for you all.

Cryptid Tales Blurb
The complete bestselling series with over 35,000 readers!

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

My childhood best friend Jeremy happens to be a ghost.

My life is a puzzle, and the biggest piece missing has been my dad. Since his disappearance when I was six it's been tough, but Jeremy has been by my side through it all.

But now Jeremy has gone missing too and I feel like I'm never going to get all the answers I've been looking for.

Fate intervenes when Hugh, a real live college beefcake, starts taking an interest in me. He divulges that he also shares my little "gift" of seeing the dead and I know I'm finally getting closer to finding all the pieces.

However, the more the puzzle is completed, the more questions I have.

Senior year is hard enough as it is, but clearly I like a challenge.

My Review of Reveal
Shay's dad disappeared years ago. She has had a hard time because her mom doesn't want to talk about him and her little brother doesn't remember him. She also has a secret she keeps hidden from everyone including her family and best friend. She can see ghost and talk to them. A ghost named Jeremy was her friend when her dad left but she accidentally  sent him away not knowing he couldn't come back. Years later when she is in high school she goes to visit the college campus with her friend and notices a good looking boy she just wants to meet. She finally gets to get to know him through a chance meeting at her work. She soon learns he can see the dead to and they begin to fall for each other. Taking a trip to meet his family who knew her dad she learns she may have more powers than she knew about. She learns it just may be up to her and Hugh to save the ghost from The Darkness. They have to stay safe them selves first and Shay must figure out just what all she can do.

Shay is a great character who has been kinda lost most of her life. She is strong and in a way she becomes even stronger as the book goes along. I loved seeing her come into her own. She at times seems your typical teen and that make the book that much better. Hugh is good looking, has goals set for his self but he still loves his family. He does everything he can to fill Shay in on her heritage. He does mess up sometimes and again this makes him more real to me. I love the chemistry between the two.

I really enjoyed this book and it gives a different take on some supernatural traits I liked. You get to hear why they are the way they are. There is some action towards the end and it is written nicely and has a good surprise I didn't see coming. You really get a feel for Shay and Hugh in this book. You watch them grow close and the little mistakes they make. Their families are wonderful as well. I especially liked reading about Hugh's tribe. If you like a YA book that is clean and fun to read pick this one up. You won't be disappointed.
4 out of 5 Bats~Pam

About Brina:

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. 

Swag bag package with a bracelet, bookmarks and stickers.

Tour Schedule

5/2/2013 Only God Can Make a Tree

5/3/2013 Ren's Rambles

5/6/2013 Ramblings of a Diva Booknerd

5/7/2013 Musings of a Blogder

5/8/2013 The Unbecoming of Books

5/9/2013 Paranormal Book Club

5/10/2013 The YA Bookshelf

5/13/2013 A Chick Reading

5/14/2013 Book Briefs

5/15/2013 Inside the Pages of a Book

5/16/2013 My Two Cents

5/17/2013 Steele Reviews

5/20/2013 Two Chicks on Books

5/21/2013 Caught Between the Pages

5/22/2013 Reading The Paranormal

5/23/2013 Bookish Things & More

5/24/2013 TSK TSK What to Read

5/27/2013 Fictitious Delicious

5/28/2013 Teen Blurb

5/29/2013 New Adult Addiction

5/30/2013 Laurie's Thoughts and Reviews 
5/31/2013 Book Nerds Across America


  1. Thank you for this amazing giveaway! This will definitely be going on my to buy list... it sounds great! Thank you for the chance to win!

  2. Thank you for the great giveaway, the book sounds very tempting.

  3. sounds interesting, worth a shot

  4. Yay! Glad you liked it too. :)

  5. The book sounds really good. Thanks for the introduction in your world. sdylion(at)gmail(dot)com