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Dystopian YA read it said, but at 42 I loved this series. I read all three book in a week. After finishing each book id instantly purchase the next. I loved the main character Abby and her simplistic yet hard working lifestyle. The twists in her love life. Her friendship with Kyan was so sweet. She fought to have basic freedom from a society that considered themselves 'greater' than her society. Highly recommend. Looking forward to reading more of author Casey L. Bond's books.
Three and three quarter stars here. I LOVED the first book but was a little disappointed here. Perhaps it had less editing. I still finished it, and the ultimate story worked mostly very well. I think I was just a little old (33) for this storyline and the way it went though it ultimately concluded very well.
The Lesser found their Freedom the hard way. They had to endure and struggle along the way. Lives were lost in the pursuit of achieving a more humane life. In the end Abby & Gray, Kyan & Julia got their HEA. Although the final chapter scene where Abby got sick because of the virus was confusing to me. It was never detailed how she recovered from it. She recovered after 2 weeks and her baby is walking and talking while she just gave birth a couple of days. That was kinda odd for me. Nonetheless, it was a happy reunion for all trying to rebuild their lives again.
Abby has been through the wringer, nearly losing her life several times in her fight for survival. In a society that only values Greaters, Lessers are forced to work hard for others. But when the Greaters want to take even more from them, the Lessers start to rebel--quietly at first because they are in need of a leader. They need Abby.
The stakes are high and not everyone will make it. Will Abby, and her unborn child, survive? Can Abby really change society and make life better for all humans?
I love strong female characters. Very few things make me happier than seeing a young woman stand up for what she believes in. Abby is strength personified. Still, she has her moments of doubt and fear. Being pregnant with her first child only makes her more fierce. But it will take more than one person to make changes, and there are many amazing characters backing her up. In addition to her mother and father, Gray and Kyan (who both love her in different ways) will do anything to make sure she survives.
After loving the first two books in this series, Reap and Resist, I was a bit concerned how the series would end. Would I be satisfied? Would I be disappointed? Fortunately, there was nothing to fear. Casey L. Bond knocked it out of the park. In addition to romance, emotions, and good versus evil, she gives the reader an epic adventure with no guarantee of how it will turn out. You'll hold your breath until the very last page.
If you are looking for a series that starts as strongly as it finishes, look no further. The Harvest Saga series is a real winner.
Note: I proofread this novel. A positive review was not requested or guaranteed; the opinions are my own.
This takes place in world where people are separated by status, the Greater and the Lesser.
Abigail is part of the Orchard village. They harvest the apples and they get shipped off to the Greaters and Olympus.
It opens up with a prologue on how she really is a greater and how her aunt got her and raised her. Her loving parents didn’t want to give her up, but they didn’t want her to get the vaccine that they knew the truth about.
The opening chapter explains her personality so well. A five year old ate an apple and Norris, a brutal enforcer if you will, was about to give her punishment, but Abby intervenes and takes it for her. Whipping and lashes. *Cringe*
Enter Kyan (oh how I love him so much) her best friend. He finds her almost beaten to death and takes her to the healer. They’ve known each other since they were kids, but sadly he’s an unrequited love and betrothed to someone else. That doesn’t stop their loving friendship though… *happy dance*
Enter Crew Cole. He comes from the Cotton village, where they are there to help with the harvest.
Chemistry is everywhere! Drama and secrets are coming out.
Ohhhh… the secrets. The changes… siiigh.
And the ending, OMG! Near the end I didn’t know what to think… but it kept me intrigued. It does end in a slight cliffhanger, but not where you would die without knowing.
For a freebie, this is an awesome read; a mix of conspiracy, romance, confusion, betrayal, and everything in between!
This was an amazing ending to an amazing series! It was so full of action and felt like a movie was actually playing out instead of reading a book. I could clearly picture everything that was going on because of her amazing detail. This book had me holding my breath at times and balling my eyes out at others. I loved the strength that each character showed in this book. I'm sad that this series has come to an end but it was an amazing journey that I highly recommend to all readers of all ages!!
Stayed up to late finishing this, the last, in the series. There is drama, laughter, tears. But in such a wonderfully written way. I’ll be rereading the series eventually. Casey Bond is a brilliant author. Read this series. You’ll be glad you did. I would highly recommend this for tweens and up. I’m 61, shhhhh, and I enjoyed it.