Oh how do I love The Harvest Saga? Let me count the ways! I actually decided to review each book of The Harvest Saga by Casey L Bond in one post to cut down on emails to subscribers and make it easier for people to find. This is the third series I’ve read by Casey, but the first that isn’t a serial series. Be sure to check out my other reviews of Casey’s books on Goodreads (here and here)!
Reap (The Harvest saga book #1)
Synopsis (via goodreads):
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?
I finished this book in one day. I think I would’ve read it even faster if I didn’t have little people to take care of or work to do (darn responsibilities)! Casey really lets you immerse yourself in Abby’s story from page one. A tragic beginning and great upbringing make Abby a force to be reckoned with. And even though others make plans for her that she wants no part of, she doesn’t give up, which is a great quality. The easiest route isn’t usually the best. And…ok. She has many good looking guys who want a piece of her apple (get it? Orchard?), but she doesn’t let all the attention go to her head. She seems to know what/who she wants. Will fate keep her moving in his direction or does love have further plans? Great story, awesome cover design, and a storyline that made me glad I had all three books handy!
This book is free on Amazon (ebook version) as of this posting! Pick it up today and start reading, people!
Resist (THE HARVEST SAGA BOOK #2)
Abby Kelley returns home from the Greater city of Olympus to find that things in Orchard Village are bad, very bad. The Olympian Guard has taken over village affairs. The Lessers are being worked to the bone in the coldest winter Orchard has seen. Villagers are being dragged away for the slightest indication of what they call “resistance.” She needs to keep her head down and her mouth shut. But, it’s so hard to do when everything within you screams rebellion.
Kyan is coming on strong, trying to convince her to take a chance on him. Shocking news of Crew’s activities in Olympus sweeps through the Villages. When Abby is taken away by the Olympian guard, Kyan sends word to Vesuvius for help. But, no one could have predicted their idea of help or what they might expect in return.
Who will be left to pick up the pieces of Abby’s heart?
Action packed. Twists and turns kept punching me in the face and I liked it. Abby’s rebellion continues in the second book of The Harvest Saga. When things take a turn for the worst, Abby knows that she must continue to fight for Orchard and the rest of Lesser’s freedom. The Greaters have definitely gone too far this time. The characters are beautifully carved from the author’s heart and I feel everything they feel. More drama with potential loves, but it doesn’t feel forced. You want everyone to end up with the person meant for them. Another beautiful cover design!
The Greaters have ruled over the Lessers since The Fall. They’ve taken Abby’s family. They’ve taken her friends. They’ve taken her hostage and threatened the villages.
Enough is enough. Freedom is worth fighting for. Love is worth dying for.
And the Lessers are done taking orders from the Greaters.
What seemed to be the lesser evil at the time, Vesuvius makes it apparent that they are actually a far greater evil than Olympus could ever hope to be. Clad appropriately in red, the city shed far more blood than anyone in Orchard could imagine. It’s time to reclaim their world for the Lessers. In this thrilling end to the Harvest Saga, I found myself holding by breath in anticipation as I turned the pages. Prepare for tears, both happy and sad. A great ending to an amazing series! I hope our world never drops to such a horrible level as what the Greaters were capable of, but if it does I hope to hold a fraction of the bravery shown by Abby, her friends, and family.