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The Last Harvest

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  278 Ratings  ·  83 Reviews
“I plead the blood.”

Those were the last words seventeen-year-old golden boy quarterback Clay Tate heard rattling from his dad's throat when he discovered him dying on the barn floor of the Neely Cattle Ranch, clutching a crucifix to his chest.

Now, on the first anniversary of the Midland, Oklahoma slaughter, the whole town's looking at Clay like he might be next to go over
Kindle Edition, 304 pages
Published January 10th 2017 by Tor Teen
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Kim Liggett No. This is a stand alone YA horror novel from Tor Teen. The sequel to Blood and Salt will be out next year. We'll be announcing the title soon. : )

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Mogsy (MMOGC)
Jan 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

Well, Kim Liggett sure doesn’t mess around. That was my first thought after finishing The Last Harvest, but only once I was recovered from feeling like I was thrown off a bridge thanks to that ending. This book might be published under a Young Adult imprint, but when it comes to delivering horror, it’s the real deal—no kid gloves here. To give fair warning, I would probably place this on the “older teen” spectrum, and if y
Shannon (It Starts At Midnight)
You can find the full review and all the fancy and/or randomness that accompanies it at It Starts at Midnight
Here's two things you probably need to know about Kim Liggett: 1) She writes about really creepy shit going down in large, ominous crop settings; and 2) She does a damn good job of it.

Instead of trying to "review" a book with a ton of potential to spoil stuff, I am going to ask myself questions about it and then answer them for you! See, horror and I don't always mix. I want to like them
Lee Kelly
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was amazing
World, get ready for this book.
Jan 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

The nitty-gritty: The devil, teens and wheat fields collide in Liggett’s latest terrifying story.

Once again, Kim Liggett tackles the irresistible combination of teenagers and horror. In her debut Blood and Salt, she set her story in the corn fields. This time the story revolves around wheat fields (OK Kim what’s up with the crop stories??) and involves an age-old evil that is infiltrating a small Oklahoma town. While I enjoyed Kim’s first book, I can definitely see that she’s grown as a writer,

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This reads so much like a 90’s slasher movie it’s worth pulling out the popcorn and turning the lights off. It’s good fun, does not take itself too seriously and invokes a lot of those Exorcist feels. A lot of this will be new and fresh for the younger audience it’s aimed at and with a dash of sex, some high school football and a bit of drug use, it certainly ticks some of the traditional genre specific boxes as well as some new ones.

Last Harvest starts with a few mysteries a year after a major
Dark Faerie Tales
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Review courtesy of Dark Faerie Tales

Quick & Dirty: Suspense filled young adult horror novel that is equally creepy and terrifying.

Opening Sentence: People call this God’s country, but you can’t have God without the Devil.

The Review:

Kim Liggett’s The Last Harvest is a young adult horror novel that kept me in suspense from beginning to end. There are some terrifying and creepy events that happen within the book but it wasn’t until the end that I was truly creeped out. I spent most of the novel
Elle's Book Blog
Release Date: January 10, 2017
Genre: Young Adult Horror

The Last Harvest falls well within the young adult horror genre and incorporates vivid evil that is sure to give readers goosebumps. Having enjoyed the authors debut novel, Blood and Salt, I was very much looking forward to reading this one. Unfortunately, it didn’t necessarily hit me in the gut like her former book, but was still good none the less. I think this may be because I really couldn’t connect with the storyline, although I did
Erin Arkin
Dec 27, 2016 rated it really liked it
The Last Harvest by Kim Liggett is described as Friday Night Lights meets Rosemary’s Baby and because of that, I was immediately intrigued. After reading, I have to say it leans more toward Rosemary’s Baby and the only tie to Friday Night Lights I could see was that the main character was at one time the popular quarterback. Even with that in mind the story that Liggett created was an interesting one.

Clay is the main character and he has been dealing with a lot since his father died a year ago.
Jun 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I got to read some early pages of The Last Harvest at a workshop with the author, and I am hooked! Clay is a character you want to follow, and I'm so curious to learn more about what is going on in his creepy Oklahoma town. The writing really draws you in, and the mystery is nicely laid out to keep you turning the pages. If only I'd had more pages to turn!! Can. Not. Wait. to read the rest!
Jun 08, 2014 marked it as to-read
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People call this God's country. But you can't have God without the Devil.

Clay Tate is almost eighteen. He's got big-time football colleges willing to give a poor Central-Oklahoma farm boy a full ride in exchange for playing ball, the chance of a lifetime when you come from such humble backgrounds as Clay.
The sixth American-born generation of an Irish immigrant family who came rushing for the land rush in 1889, Clay, as well as the other sons an
Feb 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
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It’s been a long time since I read a novel of this kind, a novel of anguish or even horror but it is always interesting to plunge back into this type of atmosphere. I had the opportunity to read some reviews before beginning the story and it was with pleasure that I saw that they were all positive even if several explained that for a YA novel, that it did not correspond to a youthful novel. I can understand that and it is true that I did not expect the story
Jan 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
That was an okay read but nothing more than that. The story, which revolves around Devil worshipping, has been done many times before and better than this. I think part of the problem is that the author doesn't go all the way into full-blown horror, it's more of a watered down plot probably marketed toward YA audiences, and it shows.

The story is told entirely in the main character POV; in that regard, we get to know Clay very well as he suffers through an endless series of supposed hallucinatio
So this is two* books from Liggett now that moved along at a nice clip and were pretty decent in the beginning (nice sense of eerie atmosphere, interesting "cult" set-up, rootforable characters), that have just gotten steadily more cheesy as they went on, to then feel rushed and ridiculous in the end. And basically every moment of this one was utterly predictable (except, of course, to the oblivious MC...) =/

*The other being Blood and Salt. Both owe a lot to the Children of the Corn, rural mi
Feb 23, 2017 rated it really liked it

Midland-ben két dolgot imádnak: az amerikai focit és Istent, valószínűleg ebben a sorrendben.

Clay 17 éves, és az utóbbi éve minden volt, csak nem egyszerű. Mindene megvolt korábban, megbecsülés, mint a 6 alapító család sarja, kollektív imádat, mint a középiskola sztár quaterback-je. Fényes jövő előtt állt. Egészen addig, amíg az apja látszólag bedilizik és furcsa körülmények között meghal. A foci edzéseket felváltja a farm körüli munka, át kell vennie a családfő szerepét, mivel az anyja nem
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned-physical
"It's too late. No matter what happens, no matter what you do...he's coming."

Wow, this was a gory, creepy and fun story! It's the perfect mix of mystery and horror to keep the pages flying.

Clay's father did a horrible thing to the town last year. Once he was gone, Clay is now the man of the house. Between his mom's depression, Jess's rebellion and Noodle's young age - Clay is trying to get the harvest done, keep food on the table and the bills paid with not a lot of help in the house. But that'
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016
This book is EVERYTHING! I have been reading creepy reads for a long time and The Last Harvest tops my favorites of ALL.TIME!!! Yes it is that good!!

Right from the beginning Liggett throws her readers into a story filled with dark and scary elements. From the breeding barn, wheat fields, and Preservation Society you can just feel the sinister smoke following Clay around. It was AMAZING!! I don't think any other story has been this way and I loved it!

The story itself was dark and had a religious
Jan 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
When I first heard Kim talking about this book at Books of Wonder last fall, I knew I had to get my hands on it. She pitched it as Friday Night Lights meets Rosemary's Baby, which is both awesome and creepy at the same time. I definitely saw the similarities to both, and how she tied the two together was pretty neat. I really enjoyed reading through this one and I loved that I didn't want to put it down—except sometimes I did, because I got creeped out and was a bit afraid a creepy doll would be ...more
Sep 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
not sure how to rate this one yet; back later.
Kate Campbell
Jun 15, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books
June seems like a great time to pick up a YA Horror novel right? I had picked this book up back in January when I was visiting my college roommate. We took a mandatory trip to Barnes and Noble and neither of us left empty handed.

The Last Harvest is this country, small town Oklahoma horror show that you can't look away from. It is SO GOOD! Clay has been burdened with caring for his family since his father's death. With the mystery and dark past surrounding Clay's family, it is no wonder he wants
This was a good young adult horror book. The story is told from the view of Clay. A year ago his family lost their father when he apparently went crazy leaving Clay to work the farm and keep the family together. His Mom seems to have gone comatose, his younger sister is acting like she doesn't care and is hanging out with the wrong crowd and his littlest sister Noodle is positive and the light of his life. You really get to know Clay and Noodle the most but the rest of the characters are fleshed ...more
Hannah Michaels
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
... is this for real? Are you serious? I cannot. Kim Liggett, you've literally written a masterpiece. Again. This book was FAR better than Blood and Salt, and I'm absolutely dying. I want to read it all again right now. Holy cow. I've never wanted to flip through pages faster.
I highly recommend that you do not read this book before bed! Two nights in a row I was reading it before bed and had terrible nightmares. That's how I know it's a good book. It kept me guessing until the end, and I am still haunted by it. This is must read for your older horror readers!
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Katharyn Vela
Oct 18, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2017
3.5ish good horror novel with some pretty creepy scenes
Mar 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was the written equivalent of a B-horror movie, which is NOT an insult in any way, shape or form because I f***ing love B-horror movies. Liggett doesn't really forge any new paths but the she does do a pretty good job with the formula material - a compulsive read that kept me up way past my bedtime and also kept me guessing as to how it was going to end. She does a great job with the protagonist and conveying the dread and paranoia he must have felt throughout this situation. A couple of pl ...more
Van (Short & Sweet Reviews)
Jan 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Disclosure: I received a review copy from the publisher in exchange for a honest review.

It’s been awhile since I’ve read a good horror story, and The Last Harvest fit the bill perfectly. The Last Harvest takes place in a small town in Oklahoma involving teens, a secret society, nightmares and visions, and a prophecy…which happens to be everything I like in a story! Liggett hooked me in within the first chapter, building on the creep factor as we flashback briefly to the night Clay’s dad died. Th
Clay Tate, the main character of Kim Liggett’s THE LAST HARVEST, lives in the farming town of Midland, Oklahoma, and for years he has lived a normal life as the star quarterback of his high school football team --- that is, until his dad massacred a barn full of cows with a crucifix, and then died on that same barn floor. He mentioned fears of Satanic worshipping and possessions in their small town, and everyone just assumed he was going over the edge, all the way up until this paranoia ended hi ...more
Oct 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Clay Tate is forever haunted about the incident that happened one year ago with his father. His father's last words still linger. Living in Midland, Oklahoma can be tough especially when everyone knows the whole town. Clay becomes suspicious of the Preservation Society and what his father was trying to tell him before he died. From branding to occult rituals, Clay has no clue what he is in for. All Clay knows is that he gave up his dreams to play football and to go to college in order to take ca ...more
Nov 08, 2016 rated it really liked it
I received an excerpt of this book from the publisher on NetGalley. I quickly realized I’m into horror books! I knew I liked horror movies, but I hadn’t tried my luck with books. To anyone that loves the genre this is a must read. The story is so gripping. You can’t stop turning the pages! It gets better and better with each chapter passing by. The protagonist, Clay, is relatable I could say. He is an amazing brother and son who does his best to help out his family. There’s something so chilly a ...more
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