John Abramowitz is a long, tall Texan (very, very tall) born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas. Educated at Grinnell College in the great state of Iowa, he considers Iowa his second home state, and keeps on good terms with both by eating both barbecue AND corn. When he's not watching way too much sci-fi/fantasy TV or reading similar books (or working, obviously), you can usually find him reading the news or playing video games. He currently resides in Austin, Texas, where he works as a lawyer and author.
on May 03, 2012 :
Alex Cronlord woke with a start after a nightmare where she was the victim of a murder. Shaking the dream off as ‘first day back at school’ nerves Alex went about her day as normal, that was until she met her murderer in the hall way at school and for some strange reason she couldn’t stay away from him.
Weaver is a quick read, I would probably class it more of a novella than a full length novel I read it in around 3 hours. This is the second work by this author that I have read but I wasn’t as impressed by this as I was by ‘Atticus for the undead’. The idea is definitely ‘unique..ish’ I say ‘ish’ because although the children’s abilities are different the fact that these kids have been genetically engineered for ‘the greater good’ puts me in mind of a James Patterson series I once read called Maximum Ride.
I wasn’t able to connect with all the characters, or at least I didn’t like them all and I found the story jumped around a bit, this could be just because everyone is being introduced and the story is quite full on and fast paced. The author did however do a good job at laying down the foundations for the rest of what could become an interesting series. At the end of the book we are given a sneak peak at book 2 ‘The Void’ which I look forward to reading next.
(review of free book)
on Aug. 11, 2011 :
Kept me on the edge of my seat! Eagerly awaiting the next novel. :-D
(reviewed 2 days after purchase)
on Aug. 10, 2011 :
This is an exciting, imaginative thriller you won't be able to put down. Can't wait to read more from this author!
(reviewed the day of purchase)