ARC – The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa | Book Review #6

‘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 plants might just cost Ember her life.’

First off, the cover is gorgeous. Secondly, the synopsis? The synopsis drew me in so freaking quickly. I read the first paragraph (of the synopsis) and then requested this novel. When I read the rest of the synopsis, I was still so intrigued, and very excited to read the story.

The focus of this story is trained in on Ember Pierce. A girl who has strange dreams, a girl who can teleport. All of this is very interesting. And when I actually got around to reading The Vanishing Girl, I was blown away. The creativity behind this novel is wicked. Mind boggling, really. The plot behind this book just seems to impress me, more and more. What actually happens when Ember finds out why she teleports, is INSANE. Do you hear me? Insane.

The Vanishing Girl, is a fast paced book that had me hooked from the second I started reading. Ember is a sassy teenage girl, who doesn’t trust easily, and who is different. And I can really relate to Ember in that aspect. Not the teleporting, of course..But I can relate to Ember in the sassy-ness and why she doesn’t trust easily. Ember is different from the ones who are different. And I think that’s because of the how and why she was brought in. With her upbringing, and late collection.

In this first novel, there are no love-triangles. Yes! None of the “I like you, but…” situations. It’s pretty strictly Girl likes Boy, Boy likes Girl. Simple as that. So it seems– I can’t say for book two, though.

The bottom line is: I really enjoyed this novel. Ember is a great character, and yeah, her situation sucks, but she doesn’t give up hope. Thalassa’s writing in The Vanishing Girl is great and the story is super easy to follow. I wasn’t ever confused by what was happening. I also really enjoyed Thalassa’s world building. We’re given pieces of information, not all at once, but progressively. Everything seems to fall into place naturally, and I love when books fall together seamlessly.

A huge thank you to Lavabrook Publishing Group, for letting me read this in exchange for an honest review, via Netgalley.

Here you can find The Vanishing Girl on GoodReads.

Thank you for reading! Until next time,

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