by Lauren Oliver
Expected publication: March 10th 2015 by Harper Collins
New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver 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, 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.
DNF - pg. 72
I wanted to stop at page 52 kept going to page 73. Life is to short to force yourself to read something you aren't enjoying.
I should have listened to my gut and steered clear of this book. I am not a fan of contemporary or mystery however, I am trying to broaden my reading horizons. Well, I failed at it this time.
There biggest issue I had was there was nothing to hook me, sell me, get me involved, invested, or excited. That is the main problem.
Other problems I had were Nick and Dara are boring. I am really character driven but, I can't connect with Dara at all. The constant change of P.O.V. is something I normally adore, in this instance it kept pulling me out of the story. Well, whatever this beginning is since the story hasn't really even happened yet. Where are the girls that are vanishing?!?! My grandfather used to say if you walk like a duck and quack like a duck then you're a duck. Well I guess I'm a duck...who doesn't like mystery...or contemporary. This duck shall stick to fantasy. Don't let my thoughts sway you. Give it a try for yourself.