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Vanished: Safe House / Sanctuary

(1-800-Where-R-You #3 & 4 )

4.32  ·  Rating details ·  2,624 ratings  ·  95 reviews
Ever since Jess was struck by lightning, she’s had the power to find missing people. And everyone wants a piece of her powers....

In Safe House, Jess and her psychic abilities are being blamed for the murder of Amber, a beloved cheerleader. But when more cheerleaders start disappearing, Jess may be able to save her reputation by finding the murderer—before it’s too late.


Paperback, 507 pages
Published June 28th 2011 by Simon Pulse (first published January 4th 2011)
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This was the series that got me into reading when I was 12-13 years old. And, so even if the older me would have simply liked it, maybe not loved it, but as the series that gave me sleepless nights and first ever emotional attachment to characters, this will always hold a special place in my heart.

PS: The reason could be Robb and Jess too. 🙈
Karen Keyte
Apr 15, 2011 rated it really liked it
I am a huge fan of Meg Cabot in general, and of this series in particular. Jess Mastriani is probably my favorite fictional heroine. She's sassy. smart and not afraid to throw a punch when the occasion calls for it - although she is working on that anger management thing. These books crackle with wit and humor, yet the mysteries are fully developed and intriguing. Don't miss them.

It's not really Jess Mastriani's fault that she didn't know Amber Mackey was dead. After spending most of t
Jennifer Rayment
Apr 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
The Good Stuff

* Jessica is one of my favorite literary characters. She's spunky, snarky, funny, and a huge heart
* Love her relationship with her friends and family is is very true and honest
* Great storyline in both books - funny, exciting with lots of twists and turns and funny as hell quips by Jess
* A little more dark (nothing too dark tho) than the first two stories, which gives it a bit more of an edge
* Just go get a copy of this (and Vanished Books One and Two) you will fall in love wi
Stephanie A. Weeks
May 13, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a GREAT series. Like, hats off to Meg Cabot.

Plot/Overall Impression
The plot kept me very much in the book, similar to Code Name Cassandra & When Lightning Strikes. These plots were more involved, more dangerous than the first two, and the ending of Sanctuary kept me ON MY TOES IT WAS SO GOOD. I was very much into this book and would sit down and read 100 pages at a time, which is saying something for me. (I'm not a slow reader but I can't sit down and read a ton of pages in one sitting w
Oct 16, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Teenage Girls and women
Recommended to Sarah by: Kari
Book 3: Safe House

Safe House is the third installment in the Vanished/1-800-WHERE-R-YOU series. Jess gets home from a vacation to fins that the head cheerleader is dead? Why? How? Before they have any time to answer any of these questions, another girl turns up missing. Will they be able to save her? Will they be able to find out who? This is a fast paced book that has a good plot and an oddly charming main character.

Book 4: Sanctuary

Sanctuary is the fourth book in the Vanished/1-800-WHERE-R-YO
Sep 25, 2018 rated it liked it
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Aug 01, 2018 rated it really liked it
Again, this story is nothing short of sassy and witty remarks from our gem, Jess. And not to mention, the action that is so perfectly sprinkled throughout the book. Definitely need to read for this great series!
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this series. It’s a fun read. Don’t take it too seriously just sit back and enjoy the ride, on the back of a motorcycle
Mellanie C
Jul 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
I didn't love these two stories as much as I loved the first two, but I still enjoyed them enough to make sure I ordered the last book, which should be here any time now. ...more
Alayne Williams
May 05, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love the main characters trope of being a badass. She is an overall good person who rough houses not for herself but for the sake of others, and of course to remind people that karma is the name of her fist and she isn't afraid to smash it in your face. She does whatever it takes to make things happen, to help people, and to get what she wants.

It was great watching her mentally mature considering the first books consist of her always getting into fights, being a tomboy and mostly thinking of h
Gina  Clabo
Feb 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
Both these books had a great storyline loved it but seemed to long even though there are 2 books in one I feel it could have still been shorter.. I feel like the proofreaders should have been paying attention to the mistakes throughout these books and it got to immature in some parts... recommend to 15 and up does have some cuss words but overall not many, like a lot of other teen books I have encountered.. Cute and was fun to read..Jess was most definitely the best Sassy character I have seen i ...more
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Bravo Meg Cabot. Loved how easy these were to read. Jess Mastriani is the girl we all wish we could embody, beating to her own drum unabashed. I know I’m reading these decades late, but I hope they received the clout they deserve.
Grace Klein
Dec 05, 2020 rated it liked it
Much like the first two books in the series, Safe House and Sanctuary were two easy and entertaining reads. Classic young adult style, they were just what I needed to get me through the summer of 2020.
Roseann Zeeuw
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this series. I wish there were more
Kareenah E
Oct 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Safe house: Upon return from summer vacation, Jessica is once again in the spotlight. being blamed for something in which she had no control of, she is set out on a personal mission to find the person responsible and also to learn the truth.

Sanctuary: the town that Jessica lives in, is in total shock when her neighbor's son was kidnapped and murdered, Jess, somehow stumbled up on the crime scene and saw a symbol that was craved in the chest of the dead boy. Then another boy was kidnapped, and a
Cinna Marie
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Stars: 4.5/5
Wow even better than the first two books!
I love the relationship between Jess and... everybody. I love her internal monologue and I love her confidence.
She's empowering and loveable.
This series is addicting and so easy to read. It just flows and makes you think. The characters are so loveable and interesting. All are unique.
I would recommend to any 14-16 year old female (although I don't objectify) who wants a fantastic heroine and a touch of science fiction with teen fiction.
Laura Martinelli
Jul 01, 2011 rated it really liked it
Safe House: Much like the Mediator series, Vanished/1800WhereRU focuses more on character development before progressing with its main plot. There’s a little bit of leeway toward that direction particularly near the end of this book, but again, this is another volume of character development.

I like the set-up in this. It’s interesting to see what happens when a missing person is someone Jess saw/sees on a near-daily basis and not to be informed of it until it’s too late to save them. There’s a
Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: own
The first four books were put into 2 volumes and at the same time they were given a different series title —Vanished.

Let me tell you a story about a girl, maybe even a sort of hero, Jess Mastriani. She's quick with her fists —there is never any doubt about that— and that often leads her to trouble; usually in the form of another week of detention. More than that though, Jess is a loyal, quick witted, kind, just and hardworking girl and even now that I am older than her, I still look up to her an
Kristin Miranda
Mar 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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so, the second books are even better because the stakes on the mysteries are even higher. plus, ROB. (yes, there are stars in my eyes.) he's the typical bad boy, except he's not. he's protective without trying to change who jess is and what she does, but he still asks the hard questions and . . . i just love it.

safe house was really kind of creepy, with how close everything was. i liked the development of jess as "popular" and the spunk and sass, and DOUGLAS, are just awesome.

sanctuary was mor
Oct 25, 2011 is currently reading it
After finishing Water for Elephants, I am now currently on page 182 of Vanished: Safe House & Sanctuary. During the first pages of the book we learn about Jessica's temper and how ever since she got strunk by lightning in the first books, she had been able to tell where missing people are. Because of the media, she's been hiding the fact that she still has her powers. However, when her classmates begin to disappear, she's accused of being involved. Her only chance to clear her name is to use her ...more
Mar 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Apr 13, 2012 rated it really liked it
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Feb 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Just have to say I love the way this book is written :-)
Book one.
After Jess having a boring time on vaccation with Ruth's family that she would be happy to be back home. Only thing is that school started back the following day and she had missed the news that a fellow student was kidnapped and murdered. Which has Karen, the opposite of a friend, telling people that Jess can still find people...making everyone blame Jess for not being contactable when she went missing. Unfortunately things only g
Taylor Kuehl
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book really sent chills down my spine. It is action packed and it is full of crazy, chilling events! A young adult named Jessica (Jess for short) gets struck by lightning one day. She then develops physic powers and helps find missing people. But when her classmates Amber and Heather go missing can she use her powers? Jess ends up finding out who abducted these girls and its a shocking discovery!
I loved this book from beginning to end! I couldn't put the book down once I began reading it.
Natasha  A.
Jan 26, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ya, 2011
Who do I recommend to?
YA lovers (and younger even).
Want a quick and simple read?
I definitely recommend reading the first two books first!!

Why did I read it?
I was very intrigued by the blurb. I greatly enjoyed the first two.

My Rambles:

I love these books just as much as I loved the first two!! I think that these are great books for young girls. It really does teach the value of helping others, and how that makes you feel as a person. Meg Cabot has done a remarkable job with these. I can't wait to
The series is awesome and these two books add so much to it all. Jess is back and in full form. She is witty, and fun and ready for the world. Or so she thinks. I love Jess, she is such a great character. Rob is also back, a high school graduate, working in his Uncle's garage. Book 4, Sanctuary, is my favorite in the series so far. It was so actioned packed and suspenseful. I finished it in a few short hours. I can't wait to read the final book in the series. My only issues was with whom ever ma ...more
May 20, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: drama, favourite
All I can say is I'm a big fan of Meg Cabot but this, this book is amazing. Loved it. I was hoping there'd be a third book (Stories 5 & 6) continuing about Jess's new job and her relationship with Rob but oh well. I just love the way the stories tie together in this an how it explains why the story is being written as normally in a first-person book you would just assume that the person is thinking to themselves (more or less). Very creative and I've never read a story quite like it. I t ...more
Joanna Karaplis
Jun 09, 2011 rated it liked it
Shelves: young-adult
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Sandra Strange
I liked the premise: a girl struck by lightning now dreams the locations of missing persons, and brings down upon her hostility, government interest, and lots of jeopardy. The plotting is engrossing and the characterization is typically Cabot, but because she's aiming at teens and is trying to capture typical teen antiauthority, she makes her protagonist and friends talk lots of trash, with sexual references and concerns (though no explicit sex) and lots of profanity. I liked the stories enough ...more
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun

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