How to Disappear
Nicolette Holland is the girl everyone likes. Up for adventure. Loyal to a fault. And she’s pretty sure she can get away with anything...until a young woman is brutally murdered in the woods near Nicol ...more
Ahhhh that dreaded DNF….I honestly can’t think of the last book I didn’t finish. Even on the worst of books I try not to quit in the middle-But sometimes you just can’t help it. I mean…think about it. What’s worse? Cutting your losses when you seem to not connect in any way or forcing yourself to read through every. Single. Page?
I had the highest of expectations for this story when I received the ARC and a blog tour invite-this premise, as mentioned below in some of my comments, is actually ...more
ARC graciously provided by the publisher (and the author, because I'm nothing if not a professional beggar) in exchange for an honest review.
As Cait Grace and I have recently found out, this year Simon and Schuster has set out to fill all our disappearing needs - or the lack thereof. For those who find themselves growing translucent against their will, S&S are publishing Clare Furniss's How Not to Disappear - a practical guide to regaining a corporea ...more
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“I’m supposed to figure out how to murder a blood-crazed girl who disappeared. Because if I don’t, maybe my brother dies or worse. Murder. Welcome to the family business”
HOW TO DISAPPEAR is an incredibly dynamic thriller where you get to experience the story from each characters’ point of view, and it’s kind of refreshing in a way, where you need to join the dots to see a full picture, and that picture isn’t exactly pretty. And what can you expect from these ...more
Jack Manx is doing his best to not get dragged into his family's illegal business. He's a model student with the straight As and athletic trophies. But when his brother insists that Jack needs to find Nicolett ...more
This is no ordinary story, in fact, the story is just the beginning. From the start, How To Disappear is split into two different voices and perspectives: hunter and hunted. Nicolette is loved and liked by everyone. She's the perfect friend, companion and always loyal. She is up for any adventure - that is until a woman ends up dead in the woods near her house - and it sends her running from ...more
Book Title: How to Disappear
Author: Ann Redisch Stampler
Series: Stand Alone
Genre: YA, Mystery Thriller
Publisher: Simon Pulse
Source: Received an ARC for review from the publisher via Netgalley
The Feels: 1/5
Backdrop (World Building): 2/5
Book Cover: 4/5
Ending: 1/5 Cliffhanger: No
Will I read more from this Author? I don't believe her writing style is for me, sorry, it's a no for me.
'How to Disappear' is a riveting young adult thriller that will have readers eagerly devouring the pages to figure out the mystery at the center of the novel. The plot was mostly original and the author added lots of great details to make it stand out from others like it. I loved the use of dual narrators - instead of getting to really know just one of the main characters, we are able to connect with both Nicolette and Jack, and are given the rare opportunity to see both sides of the st ...more
I received this copy from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I really enjoyed this book, has the potential to be a beloved book by readers.
The writing is very good, I loved especially the double POVs when the story unfolds
It kept me interesting through the pages , but has not finished convince me, I think my main problem was with the character of Nicolette, I guess we do not get along.
The end has not really convinced me, but still still think it's a very interesting re ...more
Such was the case with How To Disappear. A total wild ride as we follow Nicolette and Jackson as they zig zag across the U.S. and across vast psychological territory. It's fast-paced, hard hitting, sexy and a a lot o ...more
Jack Manx has done everything he can to distance himself from a father who was an infamous hit man and a brother cu ...more
As a writer, I am so impressed with the poetic structure that the different views brings to the no ...more
I really enjoyed this book it was mysterious and fun. I lov ...more
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I'm going to try and write a review here without spoiling anything. Not that there is much to spoil...
Okay, so I'm going to explain why I did not like this novel but before I do that let me just say that I do believe that this might become a favourite amongst YA fans. It has all the elements to theoretically make this novel the perfect YA thriller. Romance, action, humour and suspense.
Anywho.... It's time to disappear. After all, its what you do after you witnessed a murder and then have someone coming after you. Or maybe she committed the murder? Nicolette isn't the type of girl to go around killing anyone, so it looks like shes on the run from seeing someone being killed. And there is a boy trying to find and kill her. So how did she go from being the girl everyone liked and having a good life, ...more
Nicolette has had some difficulties in her life and has made some choices she has consequences she has to face. Some consequences are too much though. Jack is struggling to separate himself from his family's name. Their paths get forced together and each of them are hiding their true selves. Throughout it all, each of them are tested.
I enjoyed this book. Both Nicolette and Jack are relatable characters who w ...more
I really liked the premise of this and I'm a sucker for dual POV, so I was fairly eager to get to it.
Nicolette and Jack are interesting MCs. They both have slightly sarcastic inner monologues, so by the time they start interacting, it's kind of a snark fest.
The pacing of the book is pretty fast, but it still seemed a bit long and drawn out. I liked how everything went down and the surprises that I didn't see coming. I would have liked an epilogue or a sneak peak into the future, but I ...more
Nicolette Holland is a high school cheerleader who’s a popular and likable girl. She certainly never expected to find herself on the run. When a girl is found dead in the woods near her house, Nicolette must do exactly what she never expected. She changes her appearance and her identity then survives by taking any temporary jobs she can find. Nicolette must constantly move from place to place, she must not be found and she must always hide.
Jack Manx is doing his very damn best to not get dragged...more
Jack can’t escape his criminal father’s shadow, that’s one of the reasons why he always wants to be on the good side of the law. His brother, Don, on the other hand, is in prison and gives a grim task to Jack: He has to make Nicolette Holland - the gi ...more
HOW TO DISAPPEAR is a gripping page-turner that is full of surprises, suspense, difficult choices with grave repercussions, unexpected roman ...more
So thank you Ann Stampler for giving me computer vision syndrome :)
Ann Stampler has written a brilliant, fast-paced, high intensity YA Thriller with one of the best endings you should do yourself a favor of experiencing.
The book ...more
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