Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

Vanishing Girls by Lauren OliverVanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
Genre: Thriller
Release Date: March 10, 2015
Publisher: HarperCollins
Source: Publisher
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Rating: two-half-stars

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.

In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other.

I’ve always said that Lauren Oliver is one of my favourite authors. It started when I read Before I Fall when I first started blogging in 2010, and since then I’ve been fangirling over Oliver a lot. But after reading another meh book by her, I’m starting to rethink my life.

It’s not that Vanishing Girls is a bad book. It’s not. It’s enjoyable enough. But it wasn’t anything mindblowing, which seems to be the case with all of Oliver’s post-BIF books for me.

I found Vanishing Girls to be incredibly predictable. Nowadays it’s probably hard to right a good twist because everything has been done before. But many authors are still able to pull it off. But Oliver didn’t. I knew what was happening all along, and I spent most of the book wondering when the characters would figure it out.

It’s such a shame because I know that Lauren Oliver is capable of pulling off great things, but nothing seems to match up to her debut.

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