Monday, March 9, 2015

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Published by HarperCollins on March 10, 2015

Summary: "Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late."  -- From Goodreads

Oh my goodness.  Where do I even begin to explain my feelings for this book?  First we have Nick (Nicole), who finally goes to her mom's house after an accident.  We find out that Nick and her sister Dara have been at odds since the accident, although the details surrounding the fight are not revealed until later.  

All characters are well developed, even Nick's coworkers at FanLand.  The catalyst for the story comes in the form of a nine-year-old girl vanishing.  Dara also goes missing, and Nick ties the two incidents together.  The way that the story was weaved together was impressive.  I really didn't see the ending coming, and I was upset by it.  It almost made me feel cheated out of the ending that I wanted.

Overall, this is a great book!  Fans of Lauren Oliver's previous works will eat this right up.  Also, if you liked E. Lockhart's We Were Liars, you definitely need to read Vanishing Girls as well.  

Disclosure: I received a digital galley of this book in exchange for a fair and honest review.

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