Lissa's Review: Blood in the Water (Warp Weavers 0.5) by Tash McAdam
Author Provided Copy Publisher: Glass House Press Released: July 14th 2015 Genre: YA, LGBT, Fantasy Length: 40 pages Format: eBook Add to Goodreads Buy Links
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There have always been warps—tears between realities—and they’ve always been a threat to humanity. Most people are blind to them. But Hallie’s eyes are opening. Now that she’s going to school at the Protectorate, she’s learning there’s more to life than fun and games.
The truth is, she’s just become part of Earth’s only shield against the monsters of the warps. Before, she didn’t think she was anything special. Now, yanked from her relatively normal life, she realizes that she doesn’t have a choice. When the emergency alarm sounds, calling everyone in the school to arms, even the young and inexperienced are needed.
As one of the warp weavers—capable of closing the warps and stopping the monsters—Hallie must now work to save lives. And she must do it in the most complicated situation she’s ever experienced. Because there are sea serpents in the Thames, and Hallie has to close the doors that are letting them in. The problem is, they’re underwater, and they’re hungry.
Now everyone is relying on her, and Hallie must find a way to do her job—with a brand new partner—before it’s too late. Because if she fails she’ll die, along with everyone who’s depending on her. Four Boundless Stars
This is a very short read. Which, I don't mind Novellas. This one was done well. We have Hallie who's a weaver and basically shuts doors that open. And the doors that open, have these monsters that like to push through. She's a teenager and also is filled with a lot of humor and sarcasm. Also, she really doesn't like school that much.
After a boring lecture, there's an emergency. One that she was kind of looking for. Since she was so bored. She's jealous of the Warriors, since they have grace and can fight like crazy. But she's left behind.
Then something happens and she's thrust into a battle.
I really enjoyed this short read. But. I was left with feeling, I need to read the whole story! Which I now realize that it will be coming 2016. So basically, getting ready for whole story. And the fact that Hallie writes Buffy Fanfiction! I love Buffy, Joss Whedon = Genius. So I may just have to read the Warp Weavers.