Book Review: The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa (The Vanishing Girl #1)

Only one word comes to my mind when talking about this book. Childish. It was a bit weird as to how the book right away jumped to the action.No easing or introducing to the paranormal factor or the general scenarios of the plot. Simply getting over with the story as quickly as possible

The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa

The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa – Official Synopsis


Every night after Ember Pierce falls asleep, she disappears. She can teleport anywhere in the world—London, Paris, her crush’s bedroom—wherever her dreams lead her. Ten minutes is all she gets, and once time’s up, she returns to her bed. It’s a secret she’s successfully kept for the last five years. But now someone knows.

A week after her eighteenth birthday, when frustratingly handsome Caden Hawthorne captures her, delivers her to the government, and then disappears before her eyes, Ember realizes two things: One, she is not alone. And two, people like her—teleporters—are being used as weapons.

Dragged off to a remote facility where others like her live, Ember’s forced to pair up with her former captor, Caden, to learn how to survive inside until she can escape. Only Caden’s making escape seem less and less appealing.

But even as Ember falls for the boy who got her into this mess, she knows that she is running out of time. Because the government has plans for those like her, and those plans might just cost Ember her life.

The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa- RWAT Take

The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa

The book moves fast. In fact Too fast for my liking. Maybe it’s the pace and fast narration that the plot sounded too childish or underworked. Everything seemed to be in a hurry and ambitiously failing to create a curiosity or hold of the plot.


I had adopted the audiobook format for the book and let us just say that as much as the basic plot didn’t help , so did the narration. The narrator of the audiobook itself was making it hard to take this book seriously


The entire narration is focused on getting a particular scene or wrapped up at its earliest so as to jump on to the next consecutive event. To be honest the only time i felt the book actually took a little breath was while narrating the intimate scenes in the book, of which there was no dearth in the book. So you don’t feel it necessary to build up a little hype over the paranormal factor, add a depth to the characters, but feel it absolutely pertinent to the book to go in deep explaining the intimate scene.


It could be totally me but i found this book really childish, the plot too movie-ish and overly imaginative to make any sense or at least take it seriously. When i didn’t like the fact that the basic plot had been casually treated i definitely didn’t like the extra care and attention given to intimate scenes or even presence of those in the most unexpected places.

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