My rating: 3 of 5 stars
ARC kindly provided by Skyscape via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
The Harvest was definitely an epic way to end a trilogy. It had the drama, tension, love and unexpected surprises that all books need to nicely round off a series. A few new minor characters appear in this book, and many previous ones return as others take centre stage. As with all previous books in this series, I really enjoyed the ending. Its usually where I slow down my pace when reading, and Chuck Wendig made it a joy to read. (Even through I still don’t really like the idea behind the books and the CORN!) It really was a good way to round off the revolution that we see stirring in the first book and we follow through in the second. The difference between ‘The Harvest’ and its predecessors is that it takes a one-year leap forward in time, and continues on from what happened as a result of the explosive ending in book two.
As always, Chuck Wenig’s poetic writing and storytelling comes through in this novel. His words really are a joy to read; the author has a lovely writing style that I would have come to love if the story was anything but what it is. If only he wrote something different! I saw no grammar errors or typing mistakes that I could pick on or upon as I usually am able to with most advanced reading copies, which made the writing even nicer to read. (Let’s be fair though, they are only advanced copies!)I think the three star I gave it really was a result of me giving the same to the previous novels in this series, and I really felt that the actual, realistic rating of this novel was three-and-a-half stars. I guess the reason I didn’t give it four was because it didn’t make me love it – like a four star book would. Congratulations to Chuck Wendig on publishing a well-rounded ending to the Heartland Trilogy!
1 star : Strongly did not like the book, writing and plot was bad. Idea of the book was against my liking.
2 star : Didn’t like it, didn’t find it interesting or gripping. Seemed to drag on to me.
3 star : An average book. Wasn’t bad or good. Everything else was well done. Original idea.
4 star : Like a 3 star but has potential to it as a series or the book grew on me as it progressed and certain scenes captured me. I Enjoyed it and read it in one sitting.
5 star : I LOVED IT! I stayed up late until 3 am. Author is a genius, characters, plot, idea, development, EVERYTHING was EXCELLENT. Nothing else can possibly be said except that its 5 STAR