I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.by Konn Lavery
Published by Reveal Books on July 15, 2016
Genres: Horror, Young Adult
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WARNING: DO NOT CONSUME
If you’re reading this, then you did not take the above warning seriously. In that case, you’re probably as stupid as me. I’m Logan, by the way. I didn’t pay attention to any warning signs either. Being an unemployed deadbeat in Edmonton with no family and getting dumped by your girlfriend for her best friend can wear a guy down. All I had was my cokehead buddy, Skip, to cheer me up.
Surprisingly, my precautionary tale was not caused by either Skip or the drugs. Let’s just say a drunken make-out session with a pale girl by a dumpster, who was supposedly pronounced dead earlier in the evening, can leave you mentally jumbled up. A good motivator to figure this scenario out is having robed cultists stalk you, asking where the girl is.
Is this an ill twist of fate? Did I bring this on myself? Is there a reason behind my misfortune? Is the moral to not make out with spooky girls behind dumpsters? Hell if I know...
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Seed Me is an excellent horror read. It’s told from the viewpoint of Logan, reflecting back on how exactly he ended up in the situation he’s in. It’s unique, imaginative, and creepy. Believable characters doing logical things slammed against an unbelievable evil. It makes for a read that inserts itself firmly into your psyche, ensuring you’re going to experience a lingering unease.
Seed Me‘s main characters are your everyday young adults. One’s a stoner trying to make it as a musician, the other is a good girl who likes to party. Happenstance leads them down the same path, and it’s not one they can easily talk about. Nobody – even Logan at first – can quite believe he made out with a dead girl by a dumpster. Much less that it was only the start to everything getting screwed three ways from Sunday in his life. Janet, the good girl, finds herself drawn in first out of curiousity – then out of necessity. It’s a dangerous road these two find themselves on.
The plot in Seed Me is not entirely unique, but it dabbles in an area that hasn’t exactly experienced a market saturation, either. Where Lavery really makes it his own is in the presentation of the novel itself, and the vivid descriptions contained therein. The page settings mean that the page seems barely big enough for all the words on it. The margins are a scant 1/4th inch. It’s visually quite uncomfortable at first. Then there’s spatters, font changes, etc. It’s rides a line between being unique and being gimmicky, but always stays just on the right side of it. Soon all the elements combine together to have you on the edge of your seat. On edge, and trying really hard not to visualize some of the images the author presents.
At 228 pages, and written very well, this is a quick read. You can easily knock it out in a few hours, though I’d recommend not reading it before bed. Konn Lavery has obvious talent, and his Seed Me book belongs on the shelf next to King and Koontz. Great creep factor, awesome pace, refreshing bad guys, and the ability to stay with you after you’re done. Do Consume Seed Me.
Disclaimer; I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Lilyn G @ ScifandScary.
About Konn Lavery
Konn Lavery is a Canadian horror and dark fantasy writer who is known for his Mental Damnation series. The second book, Dream, reached the Edmonton Journal’s top five selling fictional books list. He started writing fantasy stories at a very young age while being home schooled. It wasn’t until graduating college that he began professionally pursuing his work with his first release, Reality. Since then he has continued to write works of fiction ranging from fantasy to horror.
His literary work is done in the long hours of the night. By day, Konn runs his own graphic design and website development business under the title Reveal Design (www.revealdesign.ca). These skills have been transcribed into the formatting and artwork found within his publications supporting his fascination of transmedia storytelling
Some people hug a teddy when the world gets to be too much. Me? I settle in with a scary book.