CHIMERA – The Weaver Series – Book One by Vaun Murphrey – BOOK REVIEW

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CHIMERA – The Weaver Series #1

Author: Vaun Murphrey

Cover Artist: Nathalia Suellen

Genre: Science Fiction, Young Adult

Publication Date: March 10, 2015

Publisher: Artemis Femme

Length: 299 pages

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars ⭐⭐⭐⭐

* I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Cassandra’s parents were killed and she was captured and imprisoned at the age of five. She has spent the past eight years living in a ten foot by ten foot cell with no contact with other children and barely even any contact from her captors.

** NOTE **

There is a brief but disturbing scene near the beginning of this book that contains material inappropriate to younger readers. In my opinion this book is not appropriate for readers under the age of sixteen.

Cassandra is rescued after her eight years in captivity by an Uncle that she never knew existed. Gerome was her mother’s brother and he had thought for many years that Cassandra had died alongside her parents.

Taken to live with Gerome and his wife Maggie, Cassandra must readjust to life outside of prison. This is easier said than done, especially once she discovers that she is not like everyone else.

Cassandra is a Weaver. This means she has the ability to access the Web. The Web is just that: a web of information, knowledge, memories and the minds of others, both living and dead.

Cassandra discovers that she has escaped captivity but is still not safe.

I enjoyed this book and the target readership is Young Adults who I believe will like this new series very much. The reason I gave this book 4 stars rather than 5 stars is that the lead character is only thirteen and yet acts much older. It seems a bit unlikely that any thirteen year old would be as mature as Cassandra is. However, she is obviously not a normal thirteen year old. She is a Weaver with very special abilities, so I assume that is why she is so mature.

This is the first book in “The Weaver” series. Books 2 & 3 are also currently available. The fourth book in the series is due to be published soon.

This book will delight readers who are interested in the Science Fiction genre. This is definitely an interesting book and keeps the reader’s interest right to the last page. The ending leaves the reader wanting to immediately start reading the next book in the series which is exactly what I plan to do.

The cover was created by artist Nathalia Suellen and is absolutely stunning. This cover is what initially drew my attention to this book which is exactly what author’s want their book covers to do.


Photo taken by Sam Norman in 2014

Photo taken by Sam Norman in 2014

Vaun Murphrey is a writer, a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister and a friend. She currently lives in Lubbock, Texas.

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