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Saturday, 9 March 2013

Review: The Rules For Disappearing - Ashley Elston

The Rules for DisappearingTitle: The Rules For Disappearing
Author: Ashley Elston
Release Date: May 14th, 2013
Publisher:  Disney-Hyperion
Genres: YA, Contemporary, Thriller
Pages: 320
Source: For review

She’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.

Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself.

But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters — survival.

This was the first book I've ever read that's about the Witness Protection Program. I didn't really know a lot about it so I was looking forward to this book and I had very high hopes. But I guess my too high expectations were just tooo high and unforetunately, I was left really unsatisfied and unimpressed.

I had a bit of a problem regarding the characters. Meg really wasn't anything special. She was SO boring! She had no personality whatsover and let me tell you know, I wanted to strangle her younger sister. So spoiled and whiny! Ugh! I didn't connect with ANY of them. Which really sucks since I'm such a characters girl. The characters have to be special for me to even like the book. But nooo. All of them were like watching paint dry.

The love interest was probably the most memorable thing about this book and even he fell a little bit flat. Ethan's an adorable farm boy who kinda reminded me a little bit of Tucker from the Unearthly series. But then we all know nothing can match up to Tucker so yeah. He wasn't really that interesting and definitely won't be going to my Book Boyfriends list.

The plot was achingly slow. Like, really frigging slow. The first half nothing really did happen, it was just Meg being all paranoid and all about how they get settled into their new life. It wasn't until the second half where it all begins. The actions and the secrets all come out. And even then it wasn't enough to save this book. Also, the whole secret was so underwhelming. Really?? THAT IS ALL??

To sum up my feelings on this book: So disappointed. I was expecting a whole lot more from that synopsis, but it didn't give what I was hoping for.


  1. It sucks you didn't like it. :(

    I got this book on NG. The only reason I requested it is because, like you said, the love interest reminds me of Tucker. Still haven't read it.


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