Review: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver.

I won this book in a giveaway on Instagram. I wasn’t sure if I’d like this or not but considering I didn’t pay for it so it didn’t matter but I really did like it.

Vanishing Girls is about Nick and Dara. They’re sisters and were in a car accident and are now estranged. Dara is left physically scarred and Nick is physically fine. They used to be inseparable but now they don’t talk. Don’t even see each other.

When Dara goes missing on her birthday Nick thinks it’s just a game. But another girl has11180136_10155386413980018_89601547_n disappeared, Madeline Snow, and now Nick thinks the disappearances are connected.  Nick realizes she has to find her sister before it’s too late. For both Dara and Madeline.

I’m not sure if I would have bought this book. I would totally read it but not buy it. The only books I’ve liked of Lauren’s so far are Sinner, Rooms and Before I Fall.

I actually liked this though. It says on the cover that it’s better than Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn and that had a really interesting twist so I was expecting this to have one too.

Without giving it away, there was a pretty good twist in this book. A few things that happened were a bit confusing until I figured out what was going on.

I liked Vanishing Girls a lot more than Gone Girl. The characters are a lot more likable for one. Well, except Dara. She seemed a bit selfish but now I wonder if I judged her too harshly considering what happened. I can’t tell until I reread it.

There’s not a lot I can say about Vanishing Girls without giving it away and I really don’t want to do that. I will say that the twist is really good though.

11128609_10155288538785018_434241882_nWhen I won this on Instagram I got the chance to get it signed. Well not me, the girls whose account it was went to a book signing and did a giveaway so that someone else had the opportunity to get a signed book too.

Not a lot of authors come to New Zealand so this is my first signed book. I was so excited to win it.

Have you read this book? Let me know what you thought in the comments.

– Aimee.

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