Book Review: The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers

 WHOA . . . is the best way I can describe my reaction to this book.  I am so glad I stayed up late to read this book!

The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers
The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers

Jocelyn is 17 years old and recently lost her twin brother, Jack, in a car accident. He was the only real family she had since they both grew up in a foster home. But a month after his death she receives a note from Jason December, a “code name” her brother created when they were leaving at the Seale House (foster home). The only other person who knows of that name is Noah, a former crush and best friend.

Jocelyn decides to return to the town, to the Seale House although she promised herself to never return. She meets up or stalks Noah and they both travel from NY to Canada and back in order to find the truth; is her brother alive?

This book was great. The author had the perfect amount of suspense in this book that kept me on the edge of my seat. Jocelyn wasn’t a bad protagonist. She wasn’t ditzy, nor was she too strong. She was the perfect common sense teenager that I have read in a while.

 Noah on the other hand took a while for me to like . . . well actually I didn’t really like at all. It wasn’t as if he was badly written because that was far from it. I just didn’t like him.

Another thing that threw me off a bit was Noah and Jocelyn was  17/18 years old. Neither of them acted like it. Noah had his own place; Jocelyn had her own car and didn’t even think about her foster parents.

What I loved about this book was

1: There were no love triangles. What Noah and Jocelyn wanted was each other. Although they did date other people, the love they had, was for each other.

2: THE ENDING WAS AMAZING! I had a” what the freak” moment and it was perfect and completely unexpected. There were things that hinted at something odd but I was still shocked and thrown off.


This book gets 9 out of 10. Wonderful book; highly recommended.

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