Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Review for Chimera by Vaun Murphrey - 4 bees knees
SYNOPSIS FROM GOODREADS.COM -
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.
MY REVIEW -
I liked the concept of the book; I thought it was unique, and I think the author made some interesting choices, and although there wasn't very much action; this book feels to me more like a set up novel, I still enjoyed it, and I was interested till the end. The age of the main character got in the way for me a bit, she's 13, but she doesn't act like a 13 year old, so it was odd, and the subject matter of this book is quite adult, so it was a bit jarring, and took me out of the story. I was going back and forth on giving it 3 or 4 stars, but I decided for 4 stars, mainly based on the unique concept, and I enjoyed the sassiness and intelligence of the main character, Cassandra. Cassandra has to deal with a lot of issues that are way too adult for a 13 year old, and I think she handle everything was beyond her years. I would forget how old she was, and when I did, I would enjoy the book more, but then it would be mentioned, and it would bring the book down for me. I'm going to read the next book in the series because I was entertained, and I look forward to seeing where the author goes with this.