Saturday, June 18, 2016

Stuffed Animal Saturday - Vanishing Girls - Lauren Oliver

Stuffed Animal Saturday is a meme that we post here at We Live and Breathe Books to showcase the book we're currently reading with one of our favorite stuffed animals and discuss our stuffed animal's opinion (well, it's really our opinion, but that's besides the point). We hope you enjoy our quirky feature as much as we enjoy writing it!

Jeremy and I just started Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver, after having it on our shelves forever and realizing we needed to step our game up and read it before Replica comes out this fall.

So far: So we technically started this book on Thursday, but by started I just mean "decided to read" because on Thursday I was on a post-Illuminae mourning period and only read a few pages and Friday I had a migraine all day and didn't read at all, and now it's Saturday. Jeremy read ahead a little while I was popping Excederin and he thinks, from what he's read, the writing is pretty strong and Lauren Oliver's unique style comes through pretty quickly, but he doesn't have an opinion on the story just yet.

Sneak peek: Partially because I don't have the book physically with me right this second (but, Noor, you have a photo of it, you say. But consider this: time is not real) and partially because I'm not that far in, I'm going to share the blurb off Goodreads.

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Oliver delivers a gripping story about two sisters inexorably altered by a terrible accident. 
Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before the accident that left Dara's beautiful face scarred and the two sisters totally estranged. When Dara vanishes on her birthday, Nick thinks Dara is just playing around. But another girl, nine-year-old Madeline Snow, has vanished, too, and Nick becomes increasingly convinced that the two disappearances are linked. Now Nick has to find her sister, before it's too late.  
In this edgy and compelling novel, Lauren Oliver creates a world of intrigue, loss, and suspicion as two sisters search to find themselves, and each other. 

Jeremy and I can't wait to explore the mystery! If you have any thoughts on the book, let me know in the comments!


Are you and your stuffed animal reading anything interesting? 
Let us know in your own Stuffed Animal Saturday!

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