A Void the Size of the World
Rhylee didn’t mean to kiss her sister’s boyfriend. At least, not the first time. But it doesn’t matter, because her sister, Abby, caught them together, ran into the dark woods behind their house…and never came home.
As evidence mounts that something ...more
*Contains mild spoilers*
I should’ve known this would be a mess just from the synopsis *sighs*. Why do I let myself get sucked into these overly dramatic books with one dimensional characters and no actual development? I might be doing this subconsciously just so I can rant about said books.
SYNOPSIS:A haunting novel about a girl who must face the consequences after her actions indirectly lead to her sister’s disappearance. Rhylee didn’t mean to kiss her sister’s boyfriend. At least, ...more
**I read an ARC of this through my work**
*potential but not detailed spoilers ahead*
2.5 stars? I was super hooked on this book in the middle, when it was taking on a thrillery vaguely sci-fi turn, the way Shaun David Hutchinson writes. As things began to wrap up, I was a bit let down and disappointed. I also feel like a lot of things were not followed up on and should have been concluded or revealed. Little-ish things, but noticeable enough for me to want answers, such as the note Abby wrote...more
As a mom, this should have ripped me apart on so many levels. It didn't.
As a sister and friend, this should have broken my heart. It didn't.
As a human being, I should have felt compelled to read, to get to the end. Instead, I felt like skimming to hurry it along.
The pacing was off and the way Rhylee's guilt was manifested seemed off and I simply didn't appreciate the storyline regarding the Circles.
And so: The dreaded two star review it is.
Rhylee has always loved the boy next door. He was the only thing that she could claim as hers, outside the shadow of her perfect sister, Abby. However, because Rhylee wasn't quick enough to act, Abby claimed Tommy as her boyfriend. The two are the perfect popular couple, but Rhylee and Tommy have feelings for each other. When Abby catches Rhylee and Tommy kissing, she disappears. The town is in an uproar looking for their ...more
It uses crop circles as a plot device.
Ultimately, it is a story about grief, and accepting that you can continue to be alive even when someone that you love is not.
But I almost feel like it was trying to do too many things: The crop circles, Rhylee blaming herself for the accident, Rhylee kind of trying to be her sister for awhile, Rhylee not letting herself continue living and being happy.
It was not a bad book, but I think it would have been a ...more
T H O U G H T S:
a girl has gone missing. did she run away? was she kidnapped? was she killed? between the mystery of what happened and ...more
"I wasn't naive enough to think gossip just disappeared. It rose and fell like waves, some days crashing down on you so hard it was almost impossible to stay on your feet and other times a gentle lull that tricked you into believing everyone had moved on to something new" ...more
2.5 Rating: This book had a decent premise however the character development and the way the plot unfolds didn't work. The book works as a very basic realistic fiction however readers may have problems with the lack of resolution.
We received eARCs of this book from the publishers through Edelweiss in exchange for honest reviews,
Rhylee has spent her entire life in her perfect elder sister's shadow but when Abby goes missing Rhylee blames herself.
Oh, this book just annoyed me. The entire story felt extremely repetitive with Rhylee constantly blaming herself for Abby's disappearance. It felt like every other paragraph was Rhylee stating her guilt which would be fine if I liked or connected to Rhylee but I didn't. Rhylee came across as a spoiled child who made a ...more
One of her first jobs was at a library, but it didn't last long, because all she did was hide in the third-floor stacks and read. Now she's a little more careful about when and where she indulges her reading habit.
By day she's a high school English teacher, by night she's a mom and ...more