The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson
Date Released: July 1, 2014
Pages: 256 pages
Source: For Review
The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson was a definitely not a ghost story you would expect. Jodi took a different take on ghost in the contemporary side of YA fiction and in the end it was an okay book. It didn't blow me away or exceeded my expectations. It was just a well written book, but it was not for me.
Here are a few things I like and disliked in the book:
The Quickness/Pacing Of The Novel - The novel was fairly short and I'm glad it was. Any longer it would have been such a drag. But Jodi did get her point across with the girls missing and how Maggie and Pauline dealt with their friendship and relationships. It could easily be finished in one sitting.
The Cover - The cover was done amazingly! I love the design and it gives you a feel for the book.
The "Ghost" aspect - To be honest, I was expecting a haunting and creepy book, but instead I got a simple clean book that did bore me at times. I wanted action and suspense and I got tired, boring, and paunchy all throughout.
The Characters - From Pauling to Maggie to the killer they were all one note and flat. There was no spark in any of them and I just expected more from them. Maybe Jodi wanted a simple approach? And made her characters less complex? I like Maggie from time to time and when she was with Liam it was a great combo. But come on, it needed better, well-developed characters.
In the end, The Vanishing Season by Jodi Lynn Anderson was an okay book from beginning to end. It needed something more from the characters to the plot line. Don't expect much from the book, but if simple and clean is your book game definitely pick this one up!