Saturday, June 21, 2014

Review: The Vanishing Season By: Jodi Lynn Anderson

Title: The Vanishing Season
Author: Jodi Lynn Anderson
Published: July 1st, 2014
Source: Edelweiss Galley
My Rating: 3 out of 5 stars
Goodreads Summary:

Girls started vanishing in the fall, and now winter's come to lay a white sheet over the horror. Door County, it seems, is swallowing the young, right into its very dirt. From beneath the house on Water Street, I've watched the danger swell.

The residents know me as the noises in the house at night, the creaking on the stairs. I'm the reflection behind them in the glass, the feeling of fear in the cellar. I'm tied—it seems—to this house, this street, this town.

I'm tied to Maggie and Pauline, though I don't know why. I think it's because death is coming for one of them, or both.

All I know is that the present and the past are piling up, and I am here to dig.I am looking for the things that are buried.

From bestselling author Jodi Lynn Anderson comes a friendship story bound in snow and starlight, a haunting mystery of love, betrayal, redemption, and the moments that we leave behind.

My Thoughts:

I had heard some really great things about Jodi Lynn Anderson’s writing and I have to say everything was completely true. I loved her writing, it was so beautiful and lyrical but, honestly the plot had me bored. The beautiful writing couldn’t make up for my lack of interest in the story. I was expectiong more of a mystery and in the end we did finally see a bit of the mystery but, by then I wasn’t too interested in it.

Maggie and her family have just moved to Door County with her parents from Chicago. They moved into an old house that belonged to their family and she meets her neighbor Pauline, who is different from Maggie in every way.  But, as Maggie and her family move in, a hush falls over the town when girls go missing in a neighboring town.

As I try to think about how I want to describe our main character, she kind of timid and sometimes was a bit boring. I wanted her to stand up for herself more and be more outgoing. When it came to Pauline she just kept letting her outshine her and made sure that the reader knew that she outshined her.

Overall,  The Vanishing Season was beautiful writing but, the plot and characters bored me, but I will say that I love Jodi Lynn Anderson’s writing style. 

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