Shay Tafford’s childhood has been fatherless, filled instead with memories of speaking to the dead. She is forced to hide her unique ability from those living around her. That’s why it’s been comforting to have Jeremy, a child ghost, as her confidante. But recently he’s been absent, perhaps lost as her father is. When Shay meets Hugh, the guy she’s had a crush on for weeks, and finds he can speak to ghosts too she’s just starting to find a normalcy in her life.
But as Hugh reveals the truth to Shay, about who she really is and about what it is she can do, he erases all chances she had at a normal existence. Turns out talking to ghosts is just scratching the surface of her genetically engineered gifts. Shay learns she may be part of an age old prophecy that could save the entire race of cryptids. But can she?
Capture continues the story of Shay, just your ordinary everyday girl who happens to be part Cryptid. Or maybe not just half? There is so much going on in this story, it’s exciting. First of all, the beginning is heart-pounding action right away. Shay has just graduated high school, she’s found the man she loves, and she wants her “normal” life back.
Unfortunately for her, being a cryptic means that may never happen. Add in the fact that she might be more than just some half-breed and responsible for fulfilling a prophecy to boot, and yeah – things are getting pretty complicated, pretty fast, for Shay.
Hugh is the ever supportive boyfriend. This romance is a done deal and they are very much in love.
One of the fun things about this book was the meeting between the other cryptids on earth. Shay and Hugh have to go to a safe house for a while and other cryptids begin to show up, all in to help put an end to Malsumis.
Makign appearances are the Mosi (like Shay and Hugh), a mothman, a Champ, a telepath, a harpy and even fairies and an elf.
This book really finds Shay growing up and beginning to accept who and what she is. She takes some hits, but she finds her courage as well. There’s even a mystery surrounding her real parentage and surprising twist at the end that sets up book three in the series! All in all, a great continuation of the story started in the first book.