Friday, November 15, 2013

Review: The Void

The Void
The Void by John Abramowitz

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Fantasy
Reading Level: Young adult
Recommended for: Fans of YA fantasy
Trigger Warnings: murder, sexual assault (essentially)

My Thoughts: This was a great follow-up to Weaver. A much clearer picture of the Wells Society is developing, as well as the Xorda, and meet some other groups that are also fighting the Xorda. As for the title, it refers to some new information provided about the Xorda, although it's not exactly clear why they only show up a few at a time. Anyway, the story doesn't leave a lot of time for contemplation. It moves quickly, and is a great read if you enjoy these sorts of books.

We also have further character development on Ainsling, who is one of the most enigmatic characters in the first book. We learn at least some of the reasons why in this book. I was also immensely amused that the AD of the FBI was named Walter Pileggi. That's probably my X-Files geekitude showing up.

If you like YA fantasy/paranormal stories, definitely check out the Weaver Saga. Recommended.

Series Information: The Weaver Saga
Book 1: Weaver, review with spoilers hidden is found here; review with spoilers included is here.
Book 2: The Void
Book 3: Flickers, available Dec. 11, 2013

Disclosure: I was gifted this e-book by the author. No review was requested, but I'm happy to provide one nonetheless. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: The zombie apocalypse is nigh!

The trouble is, Alex Cronlord is the only person who knows it. She is a Weaver—one of a group of superhuman children who are able to see the future—and she can still remember the vision she had just weeks ago of being chased by a shambling undead horde. But that's all she's seen of the coming horror, and lately, her visions have mostly been confusing. Dead bodies in dumpsters, a strange place called "Pinnacle," and no sign of a Xorda anywhere. At least, not at first.

As Alex struggles to make sense of these bits of information, a stitch-faced assassin surfaces with a vendetta against Ainsling Cronlord, Alex's mother. Ainsling is a member of the enigmatic Wells Society, a secret order of women who genetically mutate their own children to turn them into fighters against the Xorda. She is the person who gave Alex her Weaver powers. And she is the person Alex can least afford to trust.

But when the stitch-faced man steps up his campaign against the Cronlord family, Alex begins to realize she may not have a choice. As she learns the disturbing truth behind her recent visions, Alex must decide how far she is willing to go to save the world.

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