Rules for Vanishing was a thrilling ride. I love documentary-styled novels, similar to Sleeping Giants, because it really makes the entire book come to life in a different way than just getting lost in a really good, traditional novel.
This book reminded me both of The Blair Witch Project and Broken Girls (young girl goes missing: girls, foul play, and ghosts are suspect), both in the way they tell their stories and the sinister feelings it has lying underneath.
This book brings me back to my adolescent age, where everything was an adventure, even the spooky things. As an adult who still loves reading semi-young adult novels and stories, this one read well enough for it to be smack dab in between adult and ya. Don’t pass this one up. It’s great for a read anytime, but if you’re feeling particularly spooky, read this when you’re all alone for a good weekend.
*IN STORES NOW*
This book is not for the faint of heart and certainly a book that everyone needs to read. Even though this is a YA novel, young adults and adults alike need to read this. This post-apocalyptic novel is not one to shy away from and shows how far our fighting spirits go, especially the fighting spirits in young women. The writing, paired with the contents of the story, was woven beautifully to convey a harrowing tale that sadly doesn’t seem all that fiction if it were to happen in another fifty to a hundred years from now.
This novel is fast-paced and will grab you from the start. Its grip is unrelenting and it will have its hooks in you until the very last page. Don’t sleep on this book, and add it to your TBR ASAP.
*Release Date: July 9th, 2019*
I’ll admit, this had me hooked from the first page. When someone tells you that Danielle Vega is the young adult genre’s answer to Stephen King, you have to wonder, because that is a high threshold. However, I hate that I doubted it because Vega’s writing and style certainly blew me away with her debut Haunted.
This is a book to read in the daylight or a one to read to scare you just enough that you’ll sleep with an extra light on and your bedroom door closed. Don’t be alarmed, this has just enough spooky-ness to it that it will get your nerves going and make you wonder about the noises in the dark at night, but it is a thrilling tale through and through. This is definitely for fans of Stephen King and Grady Hendrix, even if you don’t regularly read YA.
This is one of those seemingly heartfelt stories that girls of their youth (in high school, graduating high school, or beginning their adult journey) need to read at some point. This book has a resonating factor that allows for its readers to connect to the story and know they’re not alone. Trust me, adulting is not all it’s cracked up to be. Discovering yourself in your early twenties is the most stressful time, but still the most enjoyable, so there’s no need to stress unnecessarily.
Whether or not you read YA regularly, if you like Bridget Jones-like stories, this one is for you and all the others out there.