Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Book Review - The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa







https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/20878454-see-through-me
 
Every night after Ember Pierce falls asleep, she disappears. She can teleport anywhere in the world—London, Paris, her crush’s bedroom—wherever her dreams lead her. Ten minutes is all she gets, and once time’s up, she returns to her bed. It's a secret she’s successfully kept for the last five years. But now someone knows.

A week after her eighteenth birthday, when frustratingly handsome Caden Hawthorne captures her, delivers her to the government, and then disappears before her eyes, Ember realizes two things: One, she is not alone. And two, people like her—teleporters—are being used as weapons.

Dragged off to a remote facility where others like her live, Ember’s forced to pair up with her former captor, Caden, to learn how to survive inside until she can escape. Only Caden’s making escape seem less and less appealing.

But even as Ember falls for the boy who got her into this mess, she knows that she is running out of time. Because the government has plans for those like her, and those plans might just cost Ember her life.


Purchase Links: Amazon / The Book Depository



My Review
 
 I hope that I am not the only person, who as a kid with an insane level of imagination, thought about one day being captured by the government because I actually have some unharnessed superpowers... am I? Damn.... Too late to take that back! :)

Any surprise then as to why this novel would interest me? Actually, this novel surprised me. I admit that I picked it up out of sheer boredom with every other genre that I had been reading lately, but didn't expect much. Truthfully, it didn't take long for it to gain my interest as this book started off with some good action that only gained momentum with each chapter. Each of my childhood fantasies come to life, I tell ya, complete with a cute boy to boot... though in my day dreaming, the cute boy was a little nicer in manners and didn't grope me while abducting me.  But such are some YA/NA novels.... gotta love the bad boys!

A little bit of a down side: the big conspiracy had to be spelled out for our female heroine. I mean, I figured it out chapters ago!

Upside: Was not bored a single second. Some hot sex scenes. (Not Young Adult appropriate I don't think). Pretty well written action scenes and as some of you regulars know, I am a visual reader, so this is a great thing!

Pretty enjoyable read. Didn't blow me away, but it definitely entertained me enough that I grabbed the second of the series shortly after!

 I give this one:


Happy reading guys!






About This Author:
Born and raised in Fresno, California, Laura Thalassa spent her childhood cooking up fantastic tales with her best friend. Lucky for her overactive imagination, she also happened to love writing.

When not writing, you might find her at the beach, along a hiking trail, or curled up on the couch with a book.

Laura Thalassa lives in sunny Santa Barbara, California with her husband, author Dan Rix.
Author Links: Website / Goodreads / Twitter

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