Excellent YA horror story

filled star filled star filled star filled star filled star
kiaweathersby Avatar


Rules for Vanishing was one of the best YA books I've read, managing to avoid most YA tropes and telling a unique horror tale with true to life characters and some truly frightening scenes. I found myself anxious and jumpy as I read, primarily because Kate Alice Marshall is very adept at building tension as she creates her world and everything in it. It is by turns heartwrenching and heartwarming, as this group of kids, each with his or her own issues, tries to navigate this nightmare landscape to bring a missing girl back home. They're forced to confront forces they never could have imagined and must learn to trust and rely on each other again. There are times it's impossible to tell who to trust, what is real, what is part of "the game"...but somehow, everything makes sense in time and makes for a very enjoyable read.