Vestige (Vestige, #1)

Vestige (Vestige, #1)

by Deb Hanrahan

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His family is missing. 
A dark stranger haunts his dreams. 
And a crazy, homeless man watches his every move. 
If only Micah had paid attention to his mother's rantings about the apocalypse... 

After a quarter of the population vanishes, Micah and Clarke struggle to get by as they try to locate their missing parents. Even though Micah's absent mother tried to prepare him for an apocalyptic event, she withheld a key piece of information about Micah's true identity and his family's legacy. With the help of a homeless man, a fallen priest, and his new girlfriend, Micah must uncover his mother's secret while at the same time understand his connection to the dark stranger who haunts his nightmares.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940014797412
Publisher: Philyra Publishing LLC
Publication date: 06/14/2012
Series: Vestige , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 230,229
File size: 407 KB

About the Author

Deb lives in the Chicagoland burbs with her husband. She also writes Romance and Chick Lit under another name.

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Vestige 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 15 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the book. Didn’t want to put it down. Some biblical truths mixed with fantasy. Very entertaining.
Vivapdx on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
An entertaining read, characters are well done and the story keeps you reading. Far too short though, it only took a few hours to read, and the 'ending' is unsatisfactory, but that's always a problem with serial books.
bookworm1954 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
"Vestige" by Deb Hanrahan is spellbounding! Micah is the Guardian that must save earth from the Antichrist. The characters were well developed and actually very believable. If you believe in Heaven and Hell, God and the Devil this book is for you. Even if you don't this will make a believer out of you even though it is fiction. I found this book imspiring. My only critique is "to be continued" I need to read more right now! Come on Deb, please send me the sequel. I love this Novella! Fabulous writing! Good, good ,good!
Raene on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I made the mistake of beginning to read this book as soon as I received it-which happened to be before work. It hooked me pretty quick, and I was almost late for work! I finished it as soon as I got home, and I'm definitely left wanting more-in a good way. The writing seems solid, the plot easy to follow but not boring. I'm looking forward to getting my eyes on the continuation.
Superkay on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I read this book and I love it. My rule of thumb is that if you can hold my attention from the first chapter you may just get it till the end. This book not only grabbed my attention but dragged me all the way to the end.I don't want to give out too much information and ruin the book so i'll try to keep thing vague so you can enjoy it. It's basically focused around two teens and the people around them have gone missing. I can't say why without ruining the book but as you read the pieces slowly start to fit into place. Each action and every introduction of another character in this book is relevant. So it's one huge guessing game of who is this person and is their role good or bad for the main characters.Trust me this book will absorb you into this world and keep you wanting more. Literally. From how it ends...I am sure from the others review you figure out it ends on a cliffhanger. All i know is that I will be in line for a digital copy. Highly recommend it.
sportzmomof5 More than 1 year ago
I was given this book in exchange for an honest review. This was a book that kept pulling me in. From the beginning to the end I was immersed into this world. The characters were well developed and storyline flowed well. Looking forward to reading more from the author.
avalonpriestess More than 1 year ago
A very quick read. I enjoyed this book and look forward to the next one. The rapture is a subject that fascinates me. This book is a work of fiction, it will not change anyone's religious beliefs and I don't think it could possibly offend anyone's beliefs. It is simply a dark fictional account of the rapture and it's aftereffects. The characters are strong. I was able to relate somewhat with each one of them. Micah is definitely my favorite. The book ends with a cliff hanger, be on the lookout for book two. I received this book from the author for an honest review
Icecream18JA More than 1 year ago
Vestige is one of those books that you want to stop reading, but can’t. Hanrahan’s novel tells the story of Micah and Clarke. Neither Micah nor Clarke have had easy lives. Micach’s family raised him to always be ready for an apocalypse and Clarke’s mother abandoned her and her father after learning that he had multiple sclerosis. The two come together after they realize that they have been left behind. One morning they wake up to find that everyone under the age of thirteen is gone along with the rest of the “good” people on Earth. Those people remaining are in danger, but they do not realize it. The apocalypse is happening and only one person can save them, Micah. I am not going to lie, Vestige freaked me out. The book draws you in and makes you think. The plot is filled with suspense and mystery, the reader will get the chills more than once. The scenario described, all the children on the planet missing and many adults and teenagers with them, is terrifying. Clarke and Micah are excellent characters, the reader is sure to grow attached. Both have faults and good points; they make a great pair. Hanrahan had me staying up late to finish this book and I cannot wait to read the next book! Anyone could read this book and love it.
Kerdie More than 1 year ago
I read the synopsis of this book and instantly jumped at the chance to be a part of this blog tour. I was hooked from just the brief description. I thought this was a dystopian/post-apocalyptic novel. And in many ways that is exactly what it is. But that isn’t all this book is. It has a pretty definite twist, one that we catch on to pretty early in the book, so I don’t deem it a spoiler to say it here in my review. This book dealt with the Rapture and all that. I feel that this is the sort of topic that can go either way, very good or very bad. This is all up to the way the author handles the situations presented in the book. I believe that Deb Hanrahan did an excellent job with it. I didn’t feel like she was preaching at me or that she was trying to shove this down my throat. She just had a very good plot and delivered it very well. The characters of this story were great. They were not perfect by any means, and that made it easy to follow this story through their eyes. I find it difficult to go through a plot in the eyes of a character I don’t understand or can’t relate to. This in turn makes me unattached to the story that I am reading. I felt that from page one I could jump into all the characters’ heads and see the story through their eyes. I enjoyed Micah’s character a lot, one of my favorites. I enjoyed them all, including the ones that were the ‘villains’ in this story. The plot of this story was very fast-paced. I found myself lost in the story from the very first page. I was captivated until the very end. The only downside to the story was the length. I felt that most of the book was a sort of lead up to the climax of the story, but the actual ‘meat’ of the story only took a few pages at the end of the book. I felt that it could have been a bit more distributed better. But don’t be fooled, the length of this book isn’t a major problem. The character development and plot was still very well developed in this book, even though it was a little over150 pages. I recommend this book for dystopian fans. It definitely has the dystopic feel to it. I think that many people would enjoy this book. I was left with a huge cliffhanger, so I can’t wait until the next one in the series comes out. Deb Hanrahan is definitely an author to watch out for.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great first book, I'm new to this review thing, however I found this book to be absolutely mesmerizing! Can't wait for sequel as it's one flaw is to leave you in total suspence wanting the ending or maybe that is just plain smart marketing
StephWard More than 1 year ago
What would you do if one day your younger siblings or your parents disappeared into thin air, along with an alarming amount of other adults and children? That's what happens in Vestige, the first of two books that follows a group of teens during what appears to be the apocalypse. Micah's mother always trained him for the "End Times" and told him he was special. He always thought she was crazy. Did she know about something that other people didn't? All around the world crazy things are beginning to happen. Some are claiming it's the work of terrorists. Others believe it's the End Times mentioned in the Bible. Others don't know what to think and just try to live day to day. Now the government is tagging everyone's right hand with a mark to keep track of them. You can only get food and other privileges if you have the mark. Micah and his new girlfriend, Clarke, try to figure out what is really going on and how they can stop it - before it's too late. Growing up going to church, I have always heard stories and sermons dealing with the "End Times." The Rapture, the Antichrist, the Mark of the Beast - all of this is familiar to me. That might be part of the reason that I was so engaged in this book. It was creepily familiar and had a tinge of possible reality to it that made it all the more engrossing for me to read. It's a great concept with a well written and fast paced narrative regardless of the reader's familiarity with the concepts. The characters are flawed and completely believable, so it's easy to identify with them early in the book. As I mentioned, the plot deals with the apolcalypse and other references from the Bible, such as the Antichrist, the Mark of the Beast, the Rapture, etc. It also threads a story of a single person who can stop the Antichrist and save the world. This person is supposedly descended from angels and is called the Guardian. I found the entire story to be a page-turner and I was completely hooked until the end. The novel ends with a great cliffhanger, so I was left wanting more - I wanted to know what happens to the characters and how things were going to end. I couldn't put this book down until the very last page and I am definitely eagerly awaiting the next book. I highly recommend this novel to fans of YA, dystopian, apocalyptic, and thriller genres. Disclosure: I received a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
BookShelfReviews More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars. Vestige starts out right in the middle of the action, as people and animals start to go missing. Something mysterious and ominous is taking place, and our two leads Clarke and Micah are in a race against the clock to stop it... if they can. The suspense begins to build, and it doesn't let up until the very last page! While I had some idea about what I was getting myself into with this book, the plotline was in no way predictable, and it kept me guessing until the end. I'm not really a fan of books with religious themes, but Hanrahan handles the idea of the devil and the antichrist with the seasoned flair of an old pro. It wasn't overbearing of heavy-handed for those of us who aren't religious, and it contained just the right amount of horror and tension to keep me on the edge of my seat. Plus, the state of the world after people begin to disappear is like the beginning of a dystopian novel, which made me like it even more. Clarke and Micah were likeable protagonists, though I felt like some details were missing from their backstory that would have made them fully realized three-dimensional characters. I also liked the natural--if a tad rushed--evolution of Micah and Clarke's relationship. And while I wasn't satisfied with the ending (it was a cliffhanger! No fair!), I will definitely be keeping an eye on this author and the sequel to this book. Overall, Vestige was a quick, enjoyable read that was fun and keeps you guessing.
KimmiesBookshelf More than 1 year ago
After reading the synopsis for Vestige, I just knew I had to read it and I'm happy to say it did not disappoint! I read this book from start to finish in one afternoon, because I had to know what was going to happen next! I don't think I have ever read a book about the Rapture before, but I really enjoyed reading about it in this book! I thought the author created a very intriguing story. This book was told from several different points of view and I really liked getting to know each character and learning about their backgrounds. I thought Micah was a very interesting character and since this book is part of a two book series I'm looking forward to learning more about him in the next book. Overall, I thought this was a great, quick read and I would definitely recommend it to fans of dystopian or paranormal novels!
coziecorner More than 1 year ago
The story starts out with two teenagers, Michah and Clark, who are experiencing realistic dreams. I really don't want to spoil this book for you so I'll just leave it at that. Ms. Hanrahan pens her book and characters believable enough to where the teenagers actually sound like real teenagers. The read is intriguing and easy with a very unique story line that keeps you hanging.....note that the book has a cliff hanger, it ends with "to be continued". Now I can't wait for the 2nd book to see how it ends. This review is based on a complimentary copy which was provided for an honest review.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a bad book. It read like Stephen King fanfic for young adults. It's really easy to see where the inspiration came from. It can get a little too much Christian-y for my tastes. It's pretty easy to see where the author goes with the plots, but at least it's entertaining.