THE LAST HARVEST BY KIM LIGGETT
Standalone. Young Adult Horror
Release Date: January 10, 2017
Rating: 3.5 stars
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 insanity...or that something far more terrifying lies in wait around the corner.
The 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).