October 21, 2019

Blog Tour Review & Giveaway: The Night Weaver by Monique Snyman

by Monique Snyman
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: Vesuvian Books
Release date: October 15th


Shadow Grove isn't a typical town. Bad things happen here. Children disappear, one after the other, and nobody is doing anything about it. Parents don't grieve, missing posters don't line the streets, and the sheriff seems unconcerned.

Seventeen-year-old Rachel Cleary lives on the outskirts of Shadow Grove, next to the creepy forest everyone pretends doesn't exist. Usually the forest is filled with an eerie calm, an unmistakable graveyard solemnity. But the trees have started whispering, forgotten creatures are stirring, and the nights feel darker than ever.

Something is stalking the residents of Shadow Grove, changing them into brain-dead caricatures of themselves. It's up to Rachel to stop the devouring of her hometown before all is destroyed and everyone she loves is forever lost.

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Praise for The Night Weaver

“Stephen King’s It meets Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight in Snyman’s frightening story of horror and fantasy woven together to create a delectable tale of the macabre … romance and action. Snyman’s storytelling will have people lining up for the next book.” ~ School Library Journal


Going into The Night Weaver, I wasn't entirely sure what to expect. I love horror, but I haven't read a lot of young adult horror, and the blurb does a good job of keeping us in the dark about what kind of creatures we're dealing with. The blurb doesn't tell you, so I won't either, but I will say that I definitely didn't expect it. 

I really liked these characters and the small town vibe. Who doesn't love small and cozy Stars Hollow-esque town? Where everyone knows everyone, and while they drive each other crazy day by day, at the end of the day they are tight-knit and fight for each other. Throw in a taste of the quick wit and element of danger, and I'm sold!

If I had one criticism it would be the way Dougal's accent is conveyed. While I understand why it was done, it was at times difficult to get a grasp on what he was saying, and having to stop to decipher it was distracting from the overall story.

Ultimately, I really enjoyed this one! I recommend it for fans of the paranormal, fantasy, and horror. I'll be keeping an eye out for the sequel!


About the Author

Monique Snyman
Monique Snyman’s mind is a confusing bedlam of glitter and death, where candy-coated gore is found in abundance and homicidal unicorns thrive. Sorting out the mess in her head is particularly irksome before she’s ingested a specific amount of coffee, which is equal to half the recommended intake of water for humans per day. When she’s not playing referee to her imaginary friends or trying to overdose on caffeine, she’s doing something with words—be it writing, reading, or fixing all the words.

Monique Snyman lives in Pretoria, South Africa, with her husband and an adorable Chihuahua. She’s the author of MUTI NATION, a horror novel set in South Africa, and the Bram Stoker Award® nominated novel, THE NIGHT WEAVER, which is the first installment in a dark fantasy series for young adults.


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