Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Rules For Disappearing: Review & Playlist + Giveaway
She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.
Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself.
But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters — survival.
I went into this book having only a vague knowing that it was young adult and that it was supposed to be a contemporary...? I didn't have very high expectations, because contemps usually only get me mad, because they aren't very original. Luckily, this was not only a contemporary book, but also a thriller!
First off, within the first 6 pages, I realized this book was about the witness protection. I was so happy that it was an original concept, since some ya book ideas are getting a wee bit stretched. Plus, Megan( I'm just going to call her that, because she has had about 10 different names.) is an amazing main character.
Ethan was so adorable! He really cinched this book for me. Frankly, any book without a hot and sweet( that isn't mandatory...) love interest won't do it for me!
Overall, a very great plot and good pacing. Was ALSO another single book, which was so exciting to find out! And you have to read this book...just for Ethan, m 'kay?
My Bad-ass Playlist( okay, not so much):
I Feel it All by Feist
Secrets by One Republic
The Lightning Strike by Snow Patrol
Intro by The XX
Help I'm Alive by Metric
Bring Me Down by Lenka
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About the Author:
Ashley Elston lives is North Louisiana with her husband, three sons and two cats. She worked as a wedding and portrait photographer for ten years until she decided to pursue writing full time. Ashley is also a licensed Landscape Horticulturist and helps her husband run a commercial lawn and landscaping business. They also custom harvest pecans and have cows. Yes, cows.