[Review] Chimera

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Title: Chimera

Series: Weavers #1

Author: Vaun Murphrey

Genre: YA, Science Fiction

Published: July 29, 2014

Source: Copy provided by NetGalley

Quicklinks: Amazon | Goodreads

If you witnessed your parents killed at age five for reasons unknown only to endure eight years of isolation in captivity, what would you do with your life when you were suddenly rescued by family you never knew you had? What if you yourself were even more than you seemed? The universe can be both a terrible and wonderful place to live if you have the courage to explore it. Enter an alternate reality of civil war, secrets, murders and betrayals that transcends space and time with CHIMERA, Book One of the Weaver Series.

Chimera was a very interesting and gripping story with both its good and bad when it came to the writing. In the beginning, it seemed to start slow, but it built up speed the further you read. The relationships established in this book besides with Maggie and Gerome, feel as if they were forced, and were lacking in development for me to have any sort of emotional connection like Cass had with them. Speaking of Cass, for a thirteen-year-old, her character seems beyond her years and more mature than anything after such an awful captivity that would break people twice her age. Though it’s possible, it CAN throw off some people. I kind of forgot along the way that she was only thirteen, to be honest… Well, after they kept saying it over and over in the beginning.

The flaws seemed major at the time, slowly becoming bogged down and forgotten as the story progressed. I really love the Weavers and the author’s take on Chimera. I haven’t really read any books with such an idea before, that’s for sure.

As the story continued on, it became way too hard to put down. I was so engrossed in it that I forgot I had pizza cooking in the oven, and even had to have someone spam me on Facebook to get my attention. The plot was a great concept, too. It kept you reading through each page at rapid speed (rapid for me at least).

I’m so grateful for the opportunity to have read this book, and I’m so looking forward to reading Changeling!!

WARNING: For those interested in reading this book, there IS a disturbing scene that some may find sensitive.

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