Book Reviews, YA book reviews

The Vanishing Place by Theresa Emminizer- ARC Review

 

My Rating ~ Three and a half Stars

RELEASE DATE:  1 April 2020

Format: e-ARC

Pages: 200

Publisher: West 44 Books

 

Blurb

When Brooke, Eva, Nate, and Jay take a nighttime sail off the Florida coast, they never imagine that their lives are about to change forever. Shipwrecked by a storm at sea, the teenagers become castaways on an island that seems designed to test their very natures. Faced with loss, trauma, and the harsh reality of day-to-day survival, will they find the strength to confront their inner demons and escape the Vanishing Place? Or are mysterious forces at work to keep them stranded for all time?

 

 

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Review

Thank you so much to West 44 Books for providing me with a copy of The Vanishing Place, via NetGalley, in exchange for an honest review!

 

The Vanishing Place is a short book about four teens who’s fun sailing trip turns into a nightmare when they’re shipwrecked on an island.  Battling the elements, food shortage and their own minds for survival, they need to find a way to get back home.

I really enjoyed this story, but honestly, I wanted it to be longer.  I needed a bit more than it gave.  They’d barely made it to the island when it felt like it was all over and I was finishing the book.  I’m a sucker for mysterious castaway type stories, so I enjoyed the struggles the characters faced and the truly scary situations they found themselves in, but I just wasn’t a fan of the choppy, almost poetic format of the writing.  I couldn’t relax into the story as much as I would have if it was in a novel style.

I definitely don’t want to put anyone off though – it is a fast past, gripping story that’s worth a read!

 

 

 

 

 

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