Saturday, February 28, 2015

Review: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Vanishing Girls
by Lauren Oliver
Pub Date: March 10, 2015

(I received an ARC of this title from Edelweiss in exchange for an honest review.)

Synopsis from Amazon:
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.

My Review:
One of the things I love about Lauren Oliver is that all of her books are so different from each other. And Vanishing Girls was definitely different.

I really enjoyed Nick working at the old amusement park. Those scenes added a fun element to the story's sadder tone. The mystery of the missing girl that Nick gets caught up in was totally intriguing, and I understood how Nick could get consumed by it at this time when she feels like her family is falling apart.

It's hard to talk about this book without giving everything away, but I'll just say that the ending was excellent. And when I finished the book, I immediately wanted to go back and start reading again from the beginning with a new perspective.

Lauren Oliver can do no wrong as far as I'm concerned. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next!

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