Wednesday, 11 March 2015
Mini Review: Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver
I will admit to only really reading Delirium series so far, but when I saw Vanishing Girls it really sounded like a book I would not only enjoy, but also devour, so I began reading with a lot of eagerness. Unfortunately the eagerness I began with slowly dwindled away, and I found myself struggling to make it through the pages.
Vanishing Girls is a great plot but it just didn't work for me the whole time, it wasn't till I got about halfway through the book that it picked up for me and really drew me in. I honestly can't pinpoint what I didn't particularly like about the first half, it just felt slow and occasionally repetitive to me.
Now the second half of Vanishing Girls is a completely different matter. I LOVE the twist near the ending that I did not expect or even have any inkling about at all, I actually had to stop reading and read the sentence again to make sure I had read it correctly. It was tense, fast paced and just drew me in so fast that I didn't even see the ending coming so quickly. This is the part of the book that I really enjoyed and could not get enough of.
Overall an OK read that definitely picked up near the end.