Monday, October 8, 2012

Weaverworld: Grimsnipe’s Revenge by Julia K. Rohan

ISBN-13: 9781469700311

Jack Fisher is an 11 year old boy having a difficult time. He is failing his classes in school and is planning on going to skateboard camp for the summer.   Instead of going to skateboard camp, he is going to summer school.  He decides to run away to go to camp but he falls asleep in the park and gets grounded for the summer.

He attends a family gathering at his Grandma’s house.  There he discovers a whole new world.  The characters in Weaverworld are very charming.  Jack will soon learn that  the people in Weaverworld have a gift – the ability to use their imagination to create things.  This gift must only be used for doing good.  There is an evil force in Weaverworld that Jack must find the courage to destroy. 

Weaverworld was vividly and creatively described.  It has secrets, action, danger, and a lot of fantasy characters.  I enjoyed the book.  It has all of the elements of fantasy.  It will appeal to both boys and girls.  It is comparable to The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe.  (--reviewed by C.Ingram)

Book Description: Jack Fisher is a boy in trouble. Disobedient and rebellious, he fights with his sister Jillian, challenges his parents' authority and fails his classes at school. But when temptation overpowers his better judgment during the annual family reunion the consequences are more drastic than anyone could have imagined. Ignoring his grandmother's warning to stay out, Jack goes up to the attic and tries on his grandfather's old bomber jacket and boots. Suddenly transported to a world called Weaverworld, Jack must quickly adjust to his new reality. Weaverworld is a mystical place and the longer he's there the more willing he is to let go of the rules from his life in the Realworld. But not everything is as enchanting as it seems. Jack soon learns that Weaverworld can also be a dangerous and terrifying place as the vengeful Grimsnipe enmeshes him in an ever more dangerous web of intrigue. With his new friends at his side, Jack must find a way to fight this evil force before it succeeds in destroying both his family and the Weaver way of life.

About the author: From the time Ms. Rohan could put pencil to paper she began escaping the Realworld through drawings and stories. As a teenager her creative energy turned to music. As an adult she returned to school and earned an Honours English Literature degree. Weaverworld: Grimsnipe's Revenge is her first novel. Married with one grown son, Ms. Rohan's motto is: "Where there's a will, there's a way". 

DISCLOSURE: A copy of Weaverworld was provided for the purpose of rendering our honest review.  Opinions expressed are those of the reviewer.

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