I’m getting a few more books in before October 1st hits!
Thanks to Penguin Teen and Viking Books for the free advanced copy in exchange for my honest review
RULES FOR VANISHING – Kate Alice Marshall (out now!)
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In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister–at all costs.
Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her–and who won’t make it out of the woods?
It’s been exactly one year since Sara’s sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn’t know whether her former friends no longer like her…or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together. When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to “play the game” and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca–before she’s lost forever. And even though she’s hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends–and their cameras–following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side.
My Thoughts: 4/5 stars
I will always love when authors add in different formats when telling a story. In RULES FOR VANISHING we get portions of text conversations, police interrogations, transcripts with a therapist, and transcripts from cell phone videos. We get a clear picture of the events coming together to get the bigger picture.
We all know those local legends and ghost stories, they usually change a little from person to person but the legend of Lucy Gallows has taken center stage in this small town. A young girl went missing in the woods decades ago and once a year on the anniversary, its said a road appears in the woods that will lead you to her. Not everyone makes it out of the woods to tell the tale.
Last year, Sara’s sister Becca disappeared and the she has never stopped believing that she’ll be found again. She’s determined to find her, so she and her friends begin the game to find Lucy Gallows in the woods.
I really liked the layout and how creepy some parts got! Definitely great for those looking for a lighter horror or for fans of YA horror. Would highly recommend!