ARC Review: The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen

20180213_210555Title: The Vanishing Season by Joanna Schaffhausen
Pages: 384
Published by: Titan Books
Publication date: 27th February 2018
Genre: Mystery/Thriller
Format: Paperback
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Synopsis: 

Fifteen years ago, teenager Ellery Hathaway was victim number seventeen in the grisly murder spree of serial killer Francis Michael Coben. She was the only one he captured who lived.

Now Coben is safely behind bars, and Ellery has a new identity in a sleepy town. But each July for the last three years, locals have been disappearing. Then Ellery receives strange messages hinting that the culprit knows exactly what happened to her all those years ago. Unable to raise the alarm without disclosing her past Ellery turns to the only person who might believe her story, her rescuer Agent Reed Markham. But can he help a second time, or like Ellery are there events in his past that are closer than he’d like to admit?

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Top 5 Wednesday: Disappointing Eye Candy

Hey guys! This weeks Top 5 Wednesday topic was a freebie! If you were bummed about missing out on a previous topic then this week is the perfect opportunity for you to go back and do that topic! I chose to do disappointing eye candy because the title immediately caught my attention and it looked like a funny topic to do. I always feel like I have been deceived and lied to when I buy a book with a pretty cover that turns out to be awful.

This group was created by Lainey (Gingerreadslainey) and is hosted by Sam (ThoughtsOnTomes). If you want to participate, check out the link on Goodreads here.

Daughter of the Burning City1) Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

I actually think I love the cover of this just because it’s purple (that’s my favourite colour)! No but when I pulled this book out of the FairyLoot bag, it actually took my breath away. I was so in love with the cover and the quote on the front, “Wicked, wicked to the core, the city will burn forevermore.” Doesn’t that just make you feel all tingly? I was really intrigued by this and I love how the title font was curling with smoke like it had been set on fire. Unfortunately it was such a terrible book. The characters were awful, the story was so boring. I was expecting magic and awesome things instead I got a whiny teenager and a story that dragged on and on and on. Also, if the ending was supposed to be happy, it left me feeling sour. This was actually made the list for my disappointing books of 2017, it was that bad.

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March TBR! (+300 followers!!)

Hey guys! Before I get into this post, I just want to say thank you so much for 300 followers! That’s so crazy! I feel very lucky to have a blog that keeps growing day by day! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

This month I am going to try and read another four books. This seems to be what I am capable of/comfortable with reading each month and I am pretty happy with that as you all know by now! So here is my TBR for March:

I Remember You.jpg.size-2301) I Remember You by Elisabeth De Mariaffi

I requested an ARC of this from the publisher because it sounded like an awesome thriller. It takes place in the 1950s in New York which to me sounds fantastic. It really intrigued me that it’s post-war and I couldn’t resist asking for a copy of this. It sounds like a really good mystery/thriller. I have started it and so far I am really enjoying it but it is a little strange! It’s unlike any other book I have read before   and this sometimes makes it very jolting but it’s got me very intrigued! Also I think the cover is really awesome.

 

 

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February Wrap Up!

Hey guys! I am so happy with what I read this month, they were all such amazing books! I loved them all and it made this month so much better. I always feel really happy when I’ve finished a month and loved every book I’ve read. Slight problem though is that only two of them were on my February TBR. So I kind of failed at sticking to my TBR but I don’t think I ever succeed at that so it’s fine!

Bird Box1) Bird Box by Josh Malerman

I’ve already raved about this book in my review, so if you want my full thoughts definitely go check that out! To sum it up, I loved this book so freaking much! It was so good! It was heart pounding and so freaking creepy! Honestly it terrified me at times thinking about having to wear a blindfold every time you went outside and having to rely on your other senses. It scared me thinking about people going mad and killing others before killing themselves. Josh Malerman is such a talented writer, his writing actually set me on edge. If you are interested in reading books about an apocalypse, definitely pick this one up!!

 

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