The Vanishing Girl
by Laura Thalassa
My rating: 4 stars
Series - The Vanishing Girl - Book 1
Publication Date: August 19, 2014 | January 27, 2015
Publisher: Amazon Children's Publishing
Genre: NA Fantasy
Print Length: 260 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Each night after Ember Pierce falls asleep,
she disappears. She can teleport anywhere in the world: London, Paris,
her crush’s bedroom, or 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.
week after her eighteenth birthday, when frustratingly handsome Caden
Hawthorne kidnaps 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.
Forced into a quasi-military training camp for teleporters, Ember discovers
she has been paired—perhaps for life—with Caden, the boy who got her
into this mess in the first place. Now, she has to work with him on a
series of teleporting missions, each one riskier than the last. But
Caden just might hold the key to Ember’s escape plan, if she can survive
her missions without losing her heart…or her life.
Revised edition: This edition of The Vanishing Girl includes editorial revisions.
The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa
Ember Is not your normal teen, sure she’s smart, she has spirit, she is a little headstrong, okay, a lot headstrong, but she falls asleep, she can teleport. Yep, really, and it’s her secret to keep, or so she thought until the day the men in black came to enlist her into service to her country and her parents let them take her! Okay, so they tried, but she gave them the slip, and just as she was taking that first step onto the bus out of town, she is nabbed by the cockiest, best looking guy she has ever seen. Too bad his snark and attitude were not all that endearing as he taunts and humiliates her and her failure to escape.
What Ember discovers is that she is not alone; there are more teens like her, training to do black ops kind of work, all through teleportation. And that arrogant guy? His name is Caden and he has been paired with Ember. They are to be a team, a dynamic duo, too bad Ember needs to play catch up and be trained to be a super spy, pronto! But there is something else going on, something sinister and only ember seems to realize it. Even Caden is blind to the possibility that there is more than meets the eye going on and someone may be sabotaging their missions from the inside. Ember means to get to the bottom of it all, even if it costs her her life.
Meanwhile, there is love growing between Caden and Ember, passionate, yet delicate, as they each dance around the truth of their feelings as they steam up the pages.
The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa took me by surprise, proving there is definitely room for one more NA paranormal romance and adventure in the literary world! With a lot of mystery, some heart-pounding action and some scorching sensual scenes, Ms. Thalassa has built a new world with her own genetic twist. As the flagship vehicle for this series, The Vanishing Girl is amazing, tense and definitely addictive!
I received this copy from Amazon Children's Publishing in exchange for my honest review.