Vanished: Safe House / Sanctuary
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....more
It's not really Jess Mastriani's fault that she didn't know Amber Mackey was dead. After spending most of ...more
* 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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
I loved this book from beginning to end! I couldn't put the book down once I began reading it. ...more
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.
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 ...more
I have to admit though, I was afraid more than once for Rob's life. I seem to have this curse where my favorite character always seems to die. Thank goodness for the fifth book. Knowing that he's in that one too gave me confidence that he lives.
...That and my reading the last sentence of the last ten chapters...
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 ...more