Complete review at jstampe.wordpress.com.
I liked this book. It introduces us to a world where ghosts are pretty commonplace, but only a certain type of person (a cryptid) can interact with them. In REVEAL, ghosts are more like your invisible friends than creepy bastards trying to suck the life out of you (which made it easier for me to read). The main character's best friend is actually a ghost.
The book starts off with Shay interacting with these ghosts to figure out what happened to her father. He disappeared when she was little and she's spent the past few years trying to figure out if he's alive or dead. As the book goes on, she realizes that there's more to her ability than just talking to ghosts. She must use these abilities in order to fight the evil-thing, the darkness. She has the help of a cute guy named Hugh, who has a few secrets of his own.
REVEAL leaves you with a lot of questions, which can be a positive or a negative depending on if you like mystery. I'm a very curious person, so I don't like having to wait for information. (My few attempts at reading mystery drove me bonkers.) There are a few things I'm unsure of, such as the science mentioned in the book or what the bad people really do. We get a good idea in the book, but I want to see some destruction firsthand so I can know the true horror! The book does leave you with a cliffhanger, so I'm assuming lots of my questions will be answered in the sequel (which I intend to pick up).
All in all, I’d recommend this book to anyone who likes a good ghost story. At just under 50k words, it’s a perfect quick read for a rainy afternoon.