As I mentioned in one of my earlier posts this week, I spent most of the weekend curled up on the couch with a blanket and several good books. While it’s always nice to spend the weekend reading, it’s even better when you manage to discover a new author that you really enjoy. That’s precisely what happened when I read The Night Weaver, by Monique Snyman.
The Night Weaver takes place in a small town in Maine known as Shadow Grove, where a large number of children between the ages of four and twelve have vanished without a trace. Strangely, none of the adults in Shadow Grove seem disturbed by the disappearances…not even the parents of the missing kids.
Rachel Cleary, a seventeen-year-old high school student, is convinced that the disappearances have something to do with the forest that lies at the edge of town. With the help of her neighbor’s grandson, Dougal (who has recently arrived in Shadow Grove to stay with his grandmother), Rachel begins to investigate the dark history of her hometown. It’s not long before she and Dougal discover that there’s something otherworldly at work in the forest, and this isn’t the first time it’s taken children.
I absolutely loved The Night Weaver! It was a great blend of both fantasy and horror, and had an interesting plot and cast of characters. It was also one of those books that I found impossible to put down. I ended up reading the entire book in a single evening, because I just had to know how the story was going to end. I’m already looking forward to reading Snyman’s next book, The Bone Carver, as soon as I have the opportunity.
If you enjoy reading young adult books, especially those in the fantasy and horror genres, then I highly recommend checking out The Night Weaver. It’s a fantastic book that will probably keep you reading well past your bedtime!