Rules for Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher! Thanks! All opinions are my own.

Author: Kate Alice Marshall

Book Series: Standalone

Rating: 5/5

Publication Date: September 24, 2019

Recommended Age: 16+ (cursing, gore, suicide jokes and imagery, blood, violence)

Genre: YA Horror

Publisher: Viking Books for Young Readers

Synopsis: In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister–at all costs.

Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her–and who won’t make it out of the woods?

It’s been exactly one year since Sara’s sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn’t know whether her former friends no longer like her…or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together. When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to “play the game” and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca–before she’s lost forever. And even though she’s hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends–and their cameras–following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side.

Review: Holy crap guys this book had me reading until the early hours of the morning and having nightmares within the hour! It was so scary and I loved every second of it! The world building was amazing, the characters were well developed and that format?? Stupendous.

My only… ONLY issues were that I saw the twist coming (but I’m good at that) and I felt that the book got a bit chaotic in a few spots, so you had to go back and re-read it (but honestly that just adds to the horror of it). Also, you gotta pay attention to the book. There are many little details that help add to the horror of the book as long as you pay attention. That’s not a bad thing, but I know some readers don’t pay attention to the details as much, so I just wanted to point it out as a possible negative of you’re that type of reader.

Verdict: The Spooks be real in this one.