Friday, August 15, 2008

Review: The Year of Disappearances

The Year of Disappearances
Susan Hubbard

Thirteen year old Ari Montero is unique on both sides of the equation: she’s half human and half vampire. That doesn’t stop her from trying to find her place on both sides. While she lives with her mother, she makes a few friends. She thinks things are going good for once. But then her new best friend is murdered.

Scared, her mother enrolls her into college in another state. She meets some more interesting people. But one by one, they all start disappearing. Her family forms problems bigger than she could imagine.

But where does she fit into this equation? With factions pulling at her from every side, she’s bound to be confused.

The Year of Disappearances was definitely a unique book. I’ve been starting to get wary of new “vampire” novels that are coming out (because, face it—it’s a growing trend, and not all of the new novels are the best). However, I was impressed with this novel. It had a unique story line that I hadn’t encountered.

Quote of the Day:

I never seen nobody move the way she did
Well she did and she does and she'll do it again.
-- Jack Johnson, "Bubble Toes"


Amanda said...

I love vampire book!

Scrumptious review!

Shooting Stars Mag said...

I know what you mean about too many vampire books and not all are going to be good, of course. i'm reading the first book now (the society of s) and it's very good. i should have a review up soon. and then i need to read this one whenever i get the chance...i have the book, but so much to read!!!!


ambeen said...

I agree. It was very different from anything vampire I have read (Twilight is the only vampire novel I read, but still! :P ). I think I loved the flow and rhythm of the writing in this one the most.

Lenore said...

I think it is an intriguing title and I will def. be on the lookout for it.