Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls
  • Author : Lauren Oliver
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Pages : 368
  • Relase : 2015-03-10
  • ISBN : 9780062224125

Vanishing Girls Book Review:

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a raw and heart-pounding story, perfect for fans of E. Lockhart's We Were Liars or Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects. 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.

Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls
  • Author : Lisa Regan
  • Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
  • Pages : 336
  • Relase : 2019-11-26
  • ISBN : 1538734117

Vanishing Girls Book Review:

This USA Today bestselling thriller is an utterly gripping crime story perfect for fans of Lisa Jewell and Shari Lapena. The little girl curled into a tiny ball as the chamber grew colder around her. "Please," she whispered, rocking back and forth. "I want to go home." When Isabelle Coleman, a blonde, beautiful young girl goes missing, everyone from the small town of Denton joins the search. They can find no trace of the town's darling, but Detective Josie Quinn finds another girl they didn't even know was missing. Mute and unresponsive, it's clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Josie can get from her is the name of a third girl and a flash of a neon tongue piercing that matches Isabelle's. The race is on to find Isabelle alive, and Josie fears there may be other girls in terrible danger. When the trail leads her to a cold case labelled a hoax by authorities, Josie begins to wonder is there anyone left she can trust? Someone in this close-knit town is committing unspeakable crimes. Can Josie catch the killer before another victim loses their life?

Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls
  • Author : Lisa Regan
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Pages : 378
  • Relase : 2018-01-17
  • ISBN : 9781786812414

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The Vanishing Girl (Daphne and Velma YA Novel #1)

The Vanishing Girl (Daphne and Velma YA Novel #1)
  • Author : Josephine Ruby
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2020-03-03
  • ISBN : 9781338606317

The Vanishing Girl (Daphne and Velma YA Novel #1) Book Review:

It's the classic girl detectives like you've never seen them before! Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley have a terrifying new mystery to solve - and this time, the culprit is far more frightening than any man in a mask... Popular Daphne Blake and über-nerd Velma Dinkley are not friends. They aren't enemies either, but they don't have any reason to speak to each other, and that's how they prefer it. The two girls grew up together - they'd been best friends since pre-K - but when they hit middle school, Daphne dropped Velma and never looked back. These days, Daphne's deep in the popular crowd, daughter of the richest family in town, while Velma's an outsider, hiding from the world behind her thick glasses. When they run into each other in the halls of Crystal Cove High, they look the other way. But then Daphne's best friend, Marcy - who happens to be Velma's cousin - goes missing. A century ago, there was a wave of disappearances in Crystal Cove, and many local people believe that supernatural forces were behind it. Now the whole town believes those same forces are back . . . and up to no good. Daphne and Velma may be the only ones who can solve the mystery and save Marcy-if they can trust each other enough to try. Especially since the truth might be stranger-and scarier-than either girl can imagine . . .

Vanishing Girl

Vanishing Girl
  • Author : Shane Peacock
  • Publisher : Tundra Books (NY)
  • Pages : 326
  • Relase : 2010
  • ISBN : 9781770492349

Vanishing Girl Book Review:

Young Sherlock Holmes, aspiring master detective, travels to the country, the coast, and a haunted lair of night creatures in his investigations into the disappearance of a wealthy young socialite.

The Vanishing Half

The Vanishing Half
  • Author : Brit Bennett
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 352
  • Relase : 2020-06-02
  • ISBN : 9780525536970

The Vanishing Half Book Review:

#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER ONE OF BARACK OBAMA'S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR NAMED A BEST BOOK OF 2020 BY THE NEW YORK TIMES * THE WASHINGTON POST * NPR * PEOPLE * TIME MAGAZINE* VANITY FAIR * GLAMOUR 2021 WOMEN'S PRIZE FINALIST “Bennett’s tone and style recalls James Baldwin and Jacqueline Woodson, but it’s especially reminiscent of Toni Morrison’s 1970 debut novel, The Bluest Eye.” —Kiley Reid, Wall Street Journal “A story of absolute, universal timelessness …For any era, it's an accomplished, affecting novel. For this moment, it's piercing, subtly wending its way toward questions about who we are and who we want to be….” – Entertainment Weekly From The New York Times-bestselling author of The Mothers, a stunning new novel about twin sisters, inseparable as children, who ultimately choose to live in two very different worlds, one black and one white. The Vignes twin sisters will always be identical. But after growing up together in a small, southern black community and running away at age sixteen, it's not just the shape of their daily lives that is different as adults, it's everything: their families, their communities, their racial identities. Many years later, one sister lives with her black daughter in the same southern town she once tried to escape. The other secretly passes for white, and her white husband knows nothing of her past. Still, even separated by so many miles and just as many lies, the fates of the twins remain intertwined. What will happen to the next generation, when their own daughters' storylines intersect? Weaving together multiple strands and generations of this family, from the Deep South to California, from the 1950s to the 1990s, Brit Bennett produces a story that is at once a riveting, emotional family story and a brilliant exploration of the American history of passing. Looking well beyond issues of race, The Vanishing Half considers the lasting influence of the past as it shapes a person's decisions, desires, and expectations, and explores some of the multiple reasons and realms in which people sometimes feel pulled to live as something other than their origins. As with her New York Times-bestselling debut The Mothers, Brit Bennett offers an engrossing page-turner about family and relationships that is immersive and provocative, compassionate and wise.

Disappearing Earth

Disappearing Earth
  • Author : Julia Phillips
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Pages : 272
  • Relase : 2019-05-14
  • ISBN : 9780525520429

Disappearing Earth Book Review:

One of The New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year National Book Award Finalist Finalist for the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize Finalist for the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize Finalist for the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award National Best Seller "Splendidly imagined . . . Thrilling" --Simon Winchester "A genuine masterpiece" --Gary Shteyngart Spellbinding, moving--evoking a fascinating region on the other side of the world--this suspenseful and haunting story announces the debut of a profoundly gifted writer. One August afternoon, on the shoreline of the Kamchatka peninsula at the northeastern edge of Russia, two girls--sisters, eight and eleven--go missing. In the ensuing weeks, then months, the police investigation turns up nothing. Echoes of the disappearance reverberate across a tightly woven community, with the fear and loss felt most deeply among its women. Taking us through a year in Kamchatka, Disappearing Earth enters with astonishing emotional acuity the worlds of a cast of richly drawn characters, all connected by the crime: a witness, a neighbor, a detective, a mother. We are transported to vistas of rugged beauty--densely wooded forests, open expanses of tundra, soaring volcanoes, and the glassy seas that border Japan and Alaska--and into a region as complex as it is alluring, where social and ethnic tensions have long simmered, and where outsiders are often the first to be accused. In a story as propulsive as it is emotionally engaging, and through a young writer's virtuosic feat of empathy and imagination, this powerful novel brings us to a new understanding of the intricate bonds of family and community, in a Russia unlike any we have seen before.

The Vanishing Girls

The Vanishing Girls
  • Author : Callie Browning
  • Publisher : Black Coral
  • Pages :
  • Relase : 2021-03-24
  • ISBN : 9768306017

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Past Perfect Life

Past Perfect Life
  • Author : Elizabeth Eulberg
  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • Pages : 304
  • Relase : 2019-07-09
  • ISBN : 9781547600939

Past Perfect Life Book Review:

An exciting new direction for acclaimed author Elizabeth Eulberg, Past Perfect Life is a tense and tender read about secrets and lies, reality and identity, and the ways we put ourselves back together when everything is broken. Small-town Wisconsin high school senior Allison Smith loves her life the way it is--spending quality time with her widowed father and her tight-knit circle of friends, including best friend Marian and maybe-more-than-friends Neil. Sure she is stressed out about college applications . . . who wouldn't be? In a few short months, everything's going to change, big time. But when Ally files her applications, they send up a red flag . . . because she's not Allison Smith. And Ally's--make that Amanda's--ordinary life is suddenly blown apart. Was everything before a lie? Who will she be after? And what will she do as now comes crashing down around her? Perfect for fans of Far From the Tree, this is the story of one teen's search for herself amid the confusion of a shattered past and a future far from all she planned.

Ringer

Ringer
  • Author : Lauren Oliver
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 528
  • Relase : 2017-10-03
  • ISBN : 9780062394217

Ringer Book Review:

With its gripping companion novel, Replica, this remarkable novel by the author of Before I Fall and the Delirium trilogy asks how to be a human being, in a world where humanity cannot be taken for granted. In the world outside of the Haven Institute, the replicas Lyra and Caelum are finding it hard to be human—and Lyra, infected at Haven with a terrible disease, finds her symptoms are growing worse. But in trying to find a cure, they uncover a shocking connection to their past, even as their future seems in danger of collapsing. Gemma just wants to go back to her normal life after Haven. But soon, she learns that her powerful father has other plans for the replicas—unless she and her boyfriend Pete can stop him. Bestselling author Lauren Oliver brings the Replica duology to a shocking close in Ringer. Like Gemma and Lyra, you won’t be able to leave the world of Haven behind after you’ve turned the last page.

The Vanishing Girl

The Vanishing Girl
  • Author : Laura Thalassa
  • Publisher : Skyscape
  • Pages : 278
  • Relase : 2015-01-27
  • ISBN : 1477821473

The Vanishing Girl Book Review:

Ember Pierce, who can teleport anywhere in the world for only ten minutes per day, is kidnapped by the government and discovers that others with powers like hers are being used as weapons.

The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour

The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour
  • Author : Michael D. Beil
  • Publisher : Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Pages : 312
  • Relase : 2009-04-14
  • ISBN : 9780375891571

The Red Blazer Girls: The Ring of Rocamadour Book Review:

The perfect series for kids who loved THE LEMONADE WAR series and are ready for more mysteries! Edgar Award Nominee for Best Mystery! "With wit, cunning, snappy dialogue and superior math skills, The Red Blazer Girls represent the best of girl-detectives while still feeling relatable and real. Nancy Drew would be right at home with this group." -- Huffington Post's 15 Greatest Kid Detectives List It all began with The Scream. And ended with . . . well, if we told you that, it wouldn’t be a mystery! But in between The Scream and The Very Surprising Ending, three friends find themselves on a scavenger hunt set up for a girl they never met, in search of a legendary ring reputed to grant wishes. Are these sleuths in school uniforms modern-day equivalents of Nancy, Harriet, or Scooby? Not really, they’re just three nice girls who decide to help out a weird lady, and end up hiding under tables, tackling word puzzles and geometry equations, and searching rather moldy storage rooms for “the stuff that dreams are made of” (that’s from an old detective movie). Oh, and there’s A Boy, who complicates things. As boys often do. Intrigued? The Red Blazer Girls offers a fun, twisty adventure for those who love mystery, math (c’mon, admit it!), and a modest measure of mayhem. Michael Beil, a New York City high school English teacher and life-long mystery fan, delivers a middle-grade caper that's perfect for middle-grade readers who have finished THE LEMONADE WAR series and are ready for more advanced mysteries!

The 12th Victim

The 12th Victim
  • Author : Katia Lief
  • Publisher :
  • Pages : 390
  • Relase : 2012
  • ISBN : 1471213129

The 12th Victim Book Review:

The police call him the working girl killer. But no woman is safe... The 11th victim is found only a short distance from Karin Shaeffer's house. At the crime-scene she discovers a local prostitute stabbed to death, the knife left embedded in her body. It is the signature of the 'Working Girl Killer' - a serial killer who has terrorised New York City for the last three years. When Karin's best-friend becomes the lead investigator, she finds herself drawn into the investigation as a consulting detective. But next time the killer is going to strike all too close to home...

Sawkill Girls

Sawkill Girls
  • Author : Claire Legrand
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 464
  • Relase : 2018-10-02
  • ISBN : 9780062696625

Sawkill Girls Book Review:

“Reader, hang on for dear life. Sawkill Girls is a wild, gorgeous, and rich coming-of-age story about complicity, female camaraderie, and power.” —Sarah Gailey, author of River of Teeth “An eerie, atmospheric assertion of female strength.” —Mindy McGinnis, author of The Female of the Species FIVE STARRED REVIEWS NAMED ONE OF YALSA’S 2019 BEST FICTION FOR YOUNG ADULTS A BRAM STOKER AWARD NOMINEE A LAMBDA LITERARY AWARD NOMINEE From the New York Times bestselling author of Furyborn comes a breathtaking and spine-tingling novel about three teenage girls who face off against an insidious monster that preys upon young women. Perfect for fans of Victoria Schwab and Stranger Things. Who are the Sawkill Girls? Marion: The newbie. Awkward and plain, steady and dependable. Weighed down by tragedy and hungry for love she’s sure she’ll never find. Zoey: The pariah. Luckless and lonely, hurting but hiding it. Aching with grief and dreaming of vanished girls. Maybe she’s broken—or maybe everyone else is. Val: The queen bee. Gorgeous and privileged, ruthless and regal. Words like silk and eyes like knives; a heart made of secrets and a mouth full of lies. Their stories come together on the island of Sawkill Rock, where gleaming horses graze in rolling pastures and cold waves crash against black cliffs. Where kids whisper the legend of an insidious monster at parties and around campfires. Where girls have been disappearing for decades, stolen away by a ravenous evil no one has dared to fight…until now.

The Lauren Oliver Collection

The Lauren Oliver Collection
  • Author : Lauren Oliver
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 1264
  • Relase : 2015-03-10
  • ISBN : 9780062411853

The Lauren Oliver Collection Book Review:

From Lauren Oliver, New York Times bestselling author of the Delirium trilogy, comes a collection of three outstanding standalone teen novels. Before I Fall: With this stunning debut novel, Lauren Oliver emerged as one of today's foremost authors of young adult fiction. After she dies in a car crash, Samantha relives the day of her death seven times, trying desperately to change the outcome, until she discovers that the way to save herself might be to save someone else. Named to numerous state reading lists, this novel was also recognized as a Best Book of the Year by The Daily Beast, NPR, and Publishers Weekly, among others. Panic: In this contemporary teen novel, a group of teens enters a high-stakes game with the hope of winning a chance at a better life. This is an extraordinary story of fear, friendship, courage, and hope that Kirkus Reviews says "will have readers up until the wee hours," E. Lockhart, author of We Were Liars, calls this novel "a thrill a minute." Vanishing Girls: Lauren Oliver's latest novel delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident. 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 has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked.

A Trick of the Mind

A Trick of the Mind
  • Author : Penny Hancock
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2014-09-11
  • ISBN : 9781471115097

A Trick of the Mind Book Review:

'Brilliantly written and totally gripping. I loved it' S J Watson, author of Before I Go to Sleep on Tideline Have you committed a crime ... or are you the victim of one? Driving down to the cottage in Southwold she's newly inherited from her Aunty May, Ellie senses she is on the edge of something new. The life she's always dreamed of living as a successful artist seems as though it is about to begin. So excited is she that she barely notices when the car bumps against something on the road. That evening Ellie hears a news flash on the radio. A man was seriously injured in a hit and run on the very road she was driving down that evening. Then Ellie remembers the thump she heard. Could she have been responsible for putting a man in hospital? Unable to hold the doubts at bay, she decides to visit the victim to lay her mind to rest, little knowing that the consequences of this decision will change her life forever. From the acclaimed author of Tideline, The Darkening Hourand the forthcoming AStranger in my House.

The Girl With No Name

The Girl With No Name
  • Author : Lisa Regan
  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Pages : 369
  • Relase : 2018-04-19
  • ISBN : 9781786813831

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Invisible Girl

Invisible Girl
  • Author : Lisa Jewell
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Pages : 384
  • Relase : 2021-06
  • ISBN : 9781982137342

Invisible Girl Book Review:

Owen Pick's life is falling apart. He's thirty-three, a virgin, and has just been suspended from his teaching job after accusations of sexual misconduct. He then discovers the dark world of incel--involuntary celibate--online forums and meets the mysterious and sinister Bryn. Across the street from Owen lives the Fours family, who have a bad feeling about their neighbor. Meanwhile, young Saffyre Maddox spent three years as a patient of Roan Fours, a child psychologist. Feeling abandoned when their therapy ends, she tries to maintain her connection with him. Then, on Valentine's night, Saffyre Maddox disappears--and the last person to see her alive is Owen Pick. -- Adapted from publisher's description.

The Dark Deception (Daphne and Velma YA Novel #2) (Media tie-in)

The Dark Deception (Daphne and Velma YA Novel #2) (Media tie-in)
  • Author : Morgan Baden
  • Publisher : Scholastic Inc.
  • Pages : 164
  • Relase : 2020-07-07
  • ISBN : 9781338633368

The Dark Deception (Daphne and Velma YA Novel #2) (Media tie-in) Book Review:

It's the classic girl detectives like you've never seen them before! Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley have a terrifying new mystery to solve and this time, the culprit is far more frightening than any man in a mask... Daphne Blake and Velma Dinkley have a reputation to uphold. Despite their differences, the two teens worked together to solve the case of the Vanishing Girl. But there are still a lot of mysteries buried in the town of Crystal Cove. Including one the Vanishing Girl herself (aka Daphne's friend Marcy) asked them to look into-what deep dark secret is their old friend Shaggy Rogers trying to protect?The two teen detectives have barely started investigating that case when another mystery strikes. Hundreds of valuable gems begin washing ashore, and soon everyone is convinced it's a sign from the Lady Vampire of the Bay, a ghostly creature who's said to have haunted the town a hundred years earlier.Daphne and Velma are convinced there's a logical reason the jewels have appeared, and they're determined to find out what it is. But asking questions about Crystal Cove's legends can be dangerous. It seems like everyone in town has something to hide . . . especially the families who've profited off the town's mysterious past. Can the girls discover what's lurking behind all this dark deception?

A River Enchanted

A River Enchanted
  • Author : Rebecca Ross
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Pages : 496
  • Relase : 2022-02-15
  • ISBN : 9780063056008

A River Enchanted Book Review:

“With lush world building and lyrical prose, A River Enchanted feels like the echo of a folktale from a world right next to our own.” —Hannah Whitten, New York Times bestselling author of For the Wolf House of Earth and Blood meets The Witch's Heart in Rebecca Ross’s brilliant first adult fantasy, set on the magical isle of Cadence where two childhood enemies must team up to discover why girls are going missing from their clan. Jack Tamerlaine hasn’t stepped foot on Cadence in ten long years, content to study music at the mainland university. But when young girls start disappearing from the isle, Jack is summoned home to help find them. Enchantments run deep on Cadence: gossip is carried by the wind, plaid shawls can be as strong as armor, and the smallest cut of a knife can instill fathomless fear. The capricious spirits that rule the isle by fire, water, earth, and wind find mirth in the lives of the humans who call the land home. Adaira, heiress of the east and Jack’s childhood enemy, knows the spirits only answer to a bard’s music, and she hopes Jack can draw them forth by song, enticing them to return the missing girls. As Jack and Adaira reluctantly work together, they find they make better allies than rivals as their partnership turns into something more. But with each passing song, it becomes apparent the trouble with the spirits is far more sinister than they first expected, and an older, darker secret about Cadence lurks beneath the surface, threatening to undo them all. With unforgettable characters, a fast-paced plot, and compelling world building, A River Enchanted is a stirring story of duty, love, and the power of true partnership, and marks Rebecca Ross’s brilliant entry on the adult fantasy stage.