Review: Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls CoverTitle: Vanishing Girls
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: HarperCollins
Release Date: March 10th 2015
Pages: 357
Genre(s): Young Adult, Mystery
Purchase: The Book Depository | Amazon

❝ 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.❞

For the longest time I’ve contemplated whether I should give this book a try or not, especially since Delirium did not live up to the hype surrounding it. I decided to give Vanishing Girls a go since the synopsis really appealed to me. Though I did enjoy the book on a superficial level, a closer inspection made me come to the conclusion that the plot is poorly executed, the book mediocre at best.  Continue reading