Book Review: The Harvest by Chuck Wendig

The HarvestCael McAvoy wakes up to a very different Heartland after waking from a yearlong Blightborn sleep. Heartlanders no longer exist as they did, now forced into mechanical bodies and complacent slaves for the Empyrean. And Cael finds himself tasked with a mission that sends him across the Heartland to find his friends and a secret weapon to end the Empyrean’s rule of the land and skies. But with assassins, mechanicals, and a war flotilla hot on his heels, will he find the weapon in time?

Reading The Harvest made me so glad that I kept reading after the pretty disappointing Under the Empyrean Sky and complimented the decent Blightborn. Holy cow did Wendig come into his own with the final book in the trilogy.

The Harvest starts a year after the cliffhanger of Blightborn, and it immediately creates a strange tension between Cael and his obligated (aka betrothed) Wanda. The story’s tension never lets up as other characters make dumb decisions and go on the run. Then the strategic reminder that NO ONE is safe at about the halfway point guaranteed that I had to finish the book in one sitting.

I tip my hat to the author because I didn’t see any of the twists or bad decisions coming. The first two books offered their fair share of surprises, but The Harvest had them all beat. It was just awesome.

The Harvest should be read after reading Under the Empyrean Sky and Blightborn. This series would be perfect for a reader interested in YA, dystopia, and mutant corn.


The Harvest by Chuck Wendig is published by Skyscape as an eBook, hardcover, and paperback.

**I received an advanced copy of this book from in return for an honest, unbiased review.

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