Saturday 5 October 2019

Book Review: The Weaver by Heather Kindt (Fantasy)

Title: The Weaver
Author: Heather Kindt
The Parliament House

Publication Date: 20 August 2019
eBook - EPUB
ARC via NetGalley

Most writers choose the endings to their stories . . . most writers are not Weavers.

Laney Holden is a freshman at Madison College whose life goes from normal to paranormal in a matter of seconds. When the antagonist in the book she’s writing shoves her down the stairs at the subway station, she learns she is a Weaver. Weavers bridge the narrow gap between fantasy and reality, bringing their words to life.

Laney soon meets William whom she also suspects is a character from her book—one she’s had a mad crush on since her pen hit the paper. But he’s in danger as her antagonist reveals a whole different ending planned for Laney’s book that involves killing William. Laney must use her writing to save the people closest to her by weaving the most difficult words she will ever write.

I wanted to like The Weaver more than I did. It was a fun concept. As a writer myself, I loved the idea of characters coming to life, and some aspects of the plot and characterisation worked well. However, I found myself questioning things too often e.g. why Laney accepted who Jonas was immediately yet failed to recognise William as her William for ages, even though it was obvious to me from the moment he appeared. At times plot points felt a little forced, and I had no sense of urgency or thrill about anything taking place. That's not to say this was a bad book. It had several good points. In the end, though, it didn't captivate me the way I'd hoped and I wouldn't rush to read on in the trilogy.

I received this book as a free eBook ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

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