“Secrets, however long they are kept, usually still manage to be brought to light. The best you can hope for is that you’ll be in control of when a secret gets out, not if it does.”
― Vaun Murphrey, Chimera
Series: Weaver (Book #1)Pages: 487 pagesPublisher: Artemis FemmeDate: July 29th 2014ASIN:B00M8PLUYUEdition Language:EnglishMy Review Copy: Given by publisher (via NetGalley) in exchange for an honest review.
The official synopsis according to Goodreads states:
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.
Chimera reads like the set up to an intense psychological thriller. The story begins with the heroine Cassandra being held prisoner in a strange facility by people she doesn’t recognize. She has no memory of how she got there, and is completely ignorant of why they want her. Her captors never speak to her, and everything looks medicinally clean. To escape the abuse she suffers, Cassandra withdraws into her mind. As the story progresses, Cassandra gets rescued by her uncle and thrust into a strange community. Everything is strange, and no one will give Cassandra answers to her questions. I really like Cassandra. Her past has made her tough, and now that she’s free, she refuses to be anyone’s victim. Despite her 13 years, Cassandra is very mature. She knows her own mind after depending on it for years, and sticks up for herself. Along the way she learns about her long-forgotten past, makes a new friend, finds a potential boyfriend, and discovers things within her new home aren’t exactly what they seem.