Midway by Melanie Karsak ~ Review & Teaser Tuesday

I actually received Midway from Melanie Karsak last year... and this naughty blogger forgot to read it! I feel horrible, but I am glad that I have read it now, so these events are fresh in my mind before I tackle The Shadow Aspect.
Title: Midway
Author: Melanie Karsak
Series: The Harvesting #1.5
Genre: Paranormal
Published: October 25, 2014
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Step right up, ladies and gentlemen, for the beginning of the end.

Carnie. Ride jockey. Roustabout. White trash. Tilt girl. Gypsy. Cricket has been called a lot of things, but she never thought survivor of the zombie apocalypse would be one of them. One day she’s barking on the midway, and the next day, the world is eating itself alive.

Cricket, along with Vella, a tarot reader, and Puck, Cricket’s mangy mutt, find themselves running for their lives, but where can you hide when mankind has fallen? Cricket will need help if she hopes to survive.

Luckily for her, we were never really alone, and apparently, magical forces want to keep this tilt girl alive.

Join Cricket in this unique zombie apocalypse series. It's all fun and games until someone ends up undead!

Midway is a tie-in novella that compliments The Harvesting, Book I in The Harvesting Series, a tale of the undead apocalypse. Midway can be read before or after The Harvesting.

After finishing The Harvesting, there was a glimpse of Midway in the back of the book, and I was left wanting to know more about the new character, Cricket, and her role in future books in this series. Midway was a quick read, and showed me what happened when the zombie plague swept through Cricket’s part of America, and what she had to go through to survive.

Cricket owned a tilt-o-whirl, which she inherited after her father passed away. Due to the illness sweeping through the country, the carnival she was working at was pretty dead and her friends around her were becoming sick. The next day she wakes up to madness, she was attacked and had to flee with her dog Puck and Vella, the tarot reader.

There was so much action in this short read, that I found myself eagerly flicking the pages to see what happened next! There were zombie attacks at every turn where Cricket and Vella would kill anything just so they could get out alive. They find refuge where needed and stumble upon a few other people who are willing to help them. It was an exciting, action packed read and I am eager to see what happens next for Cricket and the rest of her crew.

Complimentary copy provided by the Author in exchange for an honest review.

I have two quotes today, one from Vella and what she see's in her Tarot cards, and a little bit of flirting with Cricket and Chase, while talking about her dog Puck.

“The end of a way of life. Chaos will pave the way in a new world for those who can survive the destruction.”

Kindle Arc Loc 87

“What can I do? He’s my only love.”
Chase grinned slickly at me. “Someone needs to change that, before you end up dead.”
“What, you gonna try to romance me?” I certainly hoped so.
“Only to save your life,” he said with a smirk.
“Well, aren’t you a gentleman.”

Kindle Arc Loc 808

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Melanie Karsak is the author of the Amazon best-selling steampunk series The Airship Racing Chronicles, the award-winning horror/dark fantasy Harvesting Series, and The Saga of Lady Macbeth. She grew up in rural northwestern Pennsylvania and earned a Master's degree in English from Gannon University. A steampunk connoisseur, white elephant collector, Shakespeare nerd, and zombie whisperer, the author currently lives in Florida with her husband and two children. She is an Instructor of English at Eastern Florida State College.

Other reviews featuring Melanie Karsak
The Harvesting Series 
The Airship Racing Chronicles
Chasing the Star Garden #1
Chasing the Green Fairy #2

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