The Vanishing Girl

The Vanishing Girl

by Laura Thalassa


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781477821473
Publisher: Amazon Publishing
Publication date: 01/27/2015
Series: The Vanishing Girl , #1
Pages: 286
Sales rank: 643,717
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 16 - 17 Years

About the Author

Laura Thalassa spent much of her Fresno, California, childhood with her nose buried in the books of Anne Rice, R.L. Stine, and Katie MacAlister, whose stories gave her the initial itch to pen her own tales. Her work experience includes time spent as a law student, an independent editor, a medical intern, and an archaeologist. She is the author of the young adult paranormal series The Unearthly, as well as the new adult science fiction book The Vanishing Girl. She is currently working on the sequel from her home in Santa Barbara, where she lives with her fiancé, author Dan Rix.

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The Vanishing Girl 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Lily_F More than 1 year ago
I hope that I am not the only person, who as a kid with an insane level of imagination, thought about one day being captured by the government because I actually have some unharnessed superpowers... am I? Damn.... Too late to take that back! :) Any surprise then as to why this novel would interest me? Actually, this novel surprised me. I admit that I picked it up out of sheer boredom with every other genre that I had been reading lately, but didn't expect much. Truthfully, it didn't take long for it to gain my interest as this book started off with some good action that only gained momentum with each chapter. Each of my childhood fantasies come to life, I tell ya, complete with a cute boy to boot... though in my day dreaming, the cute boy was a little nicer in manners and didn't grope me while abducting me. But such are some YA/NA novels.... gotta love the bad boys! A little bit of a down side: the big conspiracy had to be spelled out for our female heroine. I mean, I figured it out chapters ago! Upside: Was not bored a single second. Some hot sex scenes. (Not Young Adult appropriate I don't think). Pretty well written action scenes and as some of you regulars know, I am a visual reader, so this is a great thing! Pretty enjoyable read. Didn't blow me away, but it definitely entertained me enough that I grabbed the second of the series shortly after! Thank you to Netgalley, publisher/author for the copy of the novel for an honest review. I received no compensation, and all opinions are 100% my own.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book takes teleporting and government programs featuring teens and young adults, and twists the entire usual premise on its head. THE VANISHING GIRL is unique, exciting, fun, heart-wrenching, swoony, and basically everything a fantastic sci-fi novel should be. I couldn't put it down, and the absolute ONLY thing I regret is that I read this series out of order by accident, because it all makes so much more sense now (Duh! lol). I loved this book so much. It's so easy to identify with Ember and her struggles, and Caden. Oh, Caden
Halston Seabolt More than 1 year ago
I got this book from Netgalley as a review copy. So I was really surprised when I started reading this at how easily Ember fell for Caden. I mean he captured her and took her to a facility where shes pretty much a prisoner of the government for them to use how they saw fit. And yet I guess if you have to spend pretty much every moment with this so called pair ,not to mention he's incredibly hot, of yours you'd probably let some of that stuff go as well. I didn't expect the sex scenes in it! They weren't graphic but they weren't down played either. I did like this book a lot. I was definitely hoping at some point that maybe their powers would let them start teleporting when they were awake. Maybe in the next book? I was also surprised that this didn't have a love triangle in it,because there was another guy that was around sometimes. And love triangles seem to happen a lot in YA books. Not to say that some of them aren't interesting to read it's just refreshing to not see two guys fighting over one girl or vice versa. I definitely recommend picking this book up if you have the chance.
BooksbyNightMommybyDay More than 1 year ago
**I received a free copy of this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review** 4 ½ stars! 18 year old Ember Pierce is just a normal high school senior; trying to figure out her plans for college…exempt she has a secret that no one knows.  Every time she falls asleep, she teleports somewhere for 10 minutes – she interacts with her surroundings, people see her, and then she ends back where ever she started…stark naked.  It’s been an inconvenience for the last 5 years, but she’s worked around it – careful to never fall asleep in front of her parents or go to sleepovers – but when strange markings appear on her back, she decides to cover them up with a tattoo of angel wings.  That night, Ember encounters a man named Adrian Sumner, as well as a note in her handbag telling her Adrian needs to die.  No reason or explanation, just a note and a note…normally she teleports wherever her mind is wandering when she falls asleep – her crushes bedroom, the mall, or a deceased relatives house – she’s never had a purpose before in her teleportation.  But then, “they” come for her – the government…her parent’s had trouble conceiving, so when the government sponsored a fertility program with the condition they child enlist in the military for a minimum of two years, Ember the miracle baby was conceived and born.  So Ember is packed up the same day and shipped to a facility to begin her training – except she doesn’t want to go willingly, so she runs…only to be stopped by a handsome young man Caden Hawthorne, her apparent pair. Once at the “facility”, Ember is put right to work alongside her pair Caden.  They continue to infuriate each other, but they also start to like each other and enjoy each other’s company.  She comes to know the name of the program she’s been recruited into (kidnapped into) is called the Prometheus Project and it is indeed still run by the government and a man named Dane Richards.  They rigorously train in order to “protect” their country during their nocturnal teleportation’s, but soon Ember begins to find out that the program is just a fancy way for the government to spy, get classified information, and even end lives – sometimes the teleporters lives become endangered.  She also continues to have occasional visits to Adrian and she starts to understand who and what – the truth – behind what the government is really up to.  As plots her escape, her relationship with Caden also gets more personal, and they decide to leave together.  But the Project is already a step ahead of them, and has plans for Ember…will she and Caden survive their latest mission to attempt an escape? I was immediately drawn to this book – the premise was very interesting, so that combined with the feisty Ember and a great book was indeed born!  Ember is strong, smart, and lively.  Caden is intrigued by her from the moment he meets her – he recognizes that spark of life in her that he can’t wait to explore, and that he loves to tease.  He knows just how to push every button Ember has…naughty and not!  I loved how their relationship progresses throughout the story – but not just because they are forced together as a “pair”, but their similarities bring them together, even through the harsh life they have been brought into.  There was great conflict, great villains, and a great plot – while I was able to guess at what would happen next in a lot of the story, I still enjoyed the story and the great cliffhanger ending!
BuckeyeAngel More than 1 year ago
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review** Ember is an 18yr old girl. Every night, for the first 10 minutes she's asleep, she teleports all over the place for 10 minutes and has little control over it. She's done this for the past five years. Ember met Adriene Summer as she teleported into his party. She opens her purse and finds a gun with a note: Adriene must die. Ember woke up to find thin warped lines etched in her shoulder blades and went to get a tattoo of Angel's wings to cover them. Ember's parents had problems having children. A government agency offered to cover all costs, but the child would have to go into service for two years. Dean Richards is head of this generation project. He showed up at Ember's house to take her to fulfill the contract her parents made. Caden is an extractor who caught Ember when she tried to run away. He was to be her partner. The Generation Project is known as the Prometheus Project and is a secret ops unit to protect and maintain national security. I read over half the book and kept trying to keep going. When I found out it was more about time travel, I just couldn't get into the book. I wouldn't say that the writing was bad, more that it was my lack of interest in that specific genre.