Reap (The Harvest Saga #1)
by Casey L. Bond
Kindle edition, 270 pages
The remnants of the United States of America have been divided. From five enormous, technologically-advanced cities, the Greaters rule over the Lessers.
In the Lesser village of Orchard, things are not as perfect as Abby Kelley thinks they are. When the apple harvest draws near and the Greaters’ engineered fruits become too much for one village to handle alone, reinforcements from neighboring villages are called upon.
Having to choose between her best friend, whom she has no romantic feelings for, and mysterious newcomer Crew, Abby finds herself in the middle of a harvest that she had no intention of becoming a part of. She becomes involved in a situation that threatens the strict rule of the Greaters, and just might give the Lessers hope for a better tomorrow. But, can she help the Lessers without losing Crew?
Abigail Blue has taken a beating after she defended a child who stole an apple in the orchard. She was willing to take it all, the pain, the suffering, the consequences, as long as the child was spared. But what she didn’t anticipate was the additional punishment she received afterwards. To work as a servant at the most hated person in the Orchard, at Zander Preston’s residence.
Then, her bestfriend Kyan decided to reveal his true feelings for her, when he was already engaged to someone else. And then she met Crew. The one who made her heart go pitter-patter. But she had to restrain herself, control her emotions, decide what was best for her, especially when her sworn enemy Zander decided to marry her.
Can you keep up with the number of guys who got captivated by Abby’s stubborn streak and unmatched beauty?
It’s time like this when I want to bonk my head for not reading this book as soon as I downloaded it. I was so blind and freaking silly, because it took me months before meeting Abigail Blue and Kyan and Lulu. I loved Abby’s strong personality. Raised by her aunt and never knew her real parents, I liked how she grew up to be a mature, sensible and brave person.
And then there’s Paige Winters and Zander Preston who deserved to be paired to each other despite their obsession to the main characters. And how could I forget about Crew? I think he’s the sunshine in that bleak and dark Orchard. The one I thought that brought out the best in Abby.
This was my first Casey L. Bond novel, and I instantly became a follower. I was mesmerized by the beauty of the story, the uncharacteristically charismatic characters and the amazing world of the Lesser and Greater people of Olympus City. Although this dystopian masterpiece ended in a cliffhanger, I didn’t feel cheated at all. The whole story left a mark in my heart and I can’t wait to read more, more, more!