Monday, September 26, 2011

Review: Weaver (Weaver Saga #1) by John Abramowitz

Weaver (The Weaver Saga)My Rating:☆☆☆☆

Goodreads Description:

Fifteen-year old Alex Cronlord just met the boy of her dreams. Literally. Unfortunately, the dream involved him killing her. When she encounters him at her school the next morning, Alex understandably freaks out – and her mother’s bizarre behavior only makes it worse. What Alex doesn’t realize is that she can see the future – which will get her into a whole lot of trouble.

Across town, FBI Agent Moira McBain and her partner Andy Hall investigate a series of house burnings in Dallas, Texas. When a clue leads them to the Cronlords, Moira discovers a disturbing link between Alex’s family and her own – which opens an old wound Moira has spent years trying to ignore. Something is rotten in Dallas, Texas – something involving a secret society, children with extraordinary powers, and human-looking creatures who might literally be out of this world... 

Welcome to a different kind of world-wide web.

Attention fans of The Vladimir Todd Series, Alex Rider, Suck It Up, or even The Reformed Vampire Support Group and James Patterson YA - expecially the Maximum Ride series, I've officially met your next obsession: The Weaver Saga.

Compared to many books, it is considered "light reading". It didn't take an exceptionally long time to read and there wasn't a tangled mess of poetics to climb through - it was much more plot driven, and more fun than profound. What's so cool about that is it is really not supposed to be. This book is a thriller, and has a seriously captivating air of mystery about it too. The writing itself is exceptionally easy to follow, and it speeds right along side a well-paced story.

The book is split between two central main characters: Moira McBain, the badass FBI agent with a haunting past of loss, and Alex Cronlord, the 15-year-old psychic labrat with a father who is her suffocatingly encouraging biggest fan and a mother who's condescending and cold.

The point of view itself is third person, but it seems to sway between Moira and Alex, with the occational flash of thought from Andy, Moira's partner - who definitely isn't what he appears, and James, Alex's secretly hardy ex-military father - who definitely steps up to the podium. Even despite the variety of characters, who are all extremely and wonderfully different, the voice maintains a consistent, easily-understandable voice that just works.

Spoiler alert! My favorite thing about this book, besides being an enjoyable, entertaining light read, is the fact that it's so different. A secretive society, sometimes refered to as a religious cult, of people who get married for the sole purpose of having children to genetically mutate them into defenders against soul-eating vampires... not something you see everyday! So original!


Get the book on Amazon here, Smashwords here, Barnes and Noble here, check out the Goodreads page here, and visit the author's blog here or here.


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