Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Review: Settle by Brina Courtney

The Complete Cryptid Tales series synopsis
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.

Books in this series
0.5. Ignite
1. Reveal
2. Capture
3. Settle - Kindle
The Complete Cryptid Tales series - Kindle

For my stop on the tour today, I'll be reviewing Settle, book three in the series. Check out my reviews on the previous books above.

Settle (Cryptid Tales #3) by Brina Courtney
Synopsis (Goodreads):
Betrayal leaves nasty scars. A soul departs. Love must conquer all, or be lost forever.

Shay's life has once again fallen into mystery as she discovers her father's whereabouts. On a mission to locate him and bring him home she learns more about who to trust than she thought possible. Her group of cryptids will be forced to rise again and defeat their common enemy, but they will also discover another hidden threat. As their queen, Shay's discoveries in Settle, the final installment of the Cryptid Tales series, will shake the cryptid world forever.
My Thoughts: Shay's been through a lot since book one, hasn't she? She's found out things about her parents, about herself, about her place in a world that was formerly hidden from her. She's gone toe to toe with some really nasty bad guys and somehow she's managed to hold it all together.

While I enjoyed the book overall, I did question some of Shay's decisions. For a girl who has an entire set of beings looking to her for guidance, she does some things that don't necessarily put them first. I can understand her desire to hunt for her father but it felt like she rushed into it without much of a plan. Given her age, this driving want to do it now now now makes sense but, at the same time, I hoped that she would see how important she was to the other Cryptids.

And yet... if she hadn't gone after him, who knows what sort of diabolical machinations would have sprung from his experiments. NOBODY likes diabolical machinations. Except evil geniuses and megalomaniacs. At least that's been my experience.

Overall, this was a solid ending to Shay's story that left some nicely dangling threads for the future tales. The bad guys were bad, the backstabbing was fierce, but Shay and her crew kept battling on. That's all you can ask for in your genetically enhanced lady leaders!

About the author

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.

Find her at: | Website | Twitter | Facebook | Goodreads |

Tour Schedule & Giveaway 

5/1/2013 - Paranormal Reads
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

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