Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls

Vanishing Girls by Lisa Regan

4.25 gritty stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟.25


She was close enough to see that the girl had written a word on the wall in bright, warm red blood. Not a word, actually. A name…

Everyone in the small American town of Denton is searching for Isabelle Coleman, a missing seventeen-year-old girl. All they’ve found so far is her phone and another girl they didn’t even know was missing.

Mute and completely unresponsive to the world around her, it’s clear this mysterious girl has been damaged beyond repair. All Detective Josie Quinn can get from her is a name: Ramona.

Currently suspended from the force for misconduct, Josie takes matters into her own hands as the name leads her to evidence linking the two girls. She knows the race is on to find Isabelle alive, and she fears there may be others…

The trail leads Josie to another victim, a girl who escaped but whose case was labelled a hoax by authorities. To catch this monster, Josie must confront her own nightmares and follow her instinct to the darkest of places. But can she make it out alive?


This is the first book in this new series from Lisa Regan and it was definitely a fabulous start to the series….

Josie is a detective (currently on suspension) in a small rural town in Pennsylvania… Josie is a likable character with some demons of her own…. you can definitely see the potential for some major growth in this character throughout the series, as well as her relationship with Luke…. Luke I don’t really have a handle on quite yet, although he seems quite handy around the house and that is a true bonus in my book!

This is a police procedural with some grit… some of the subject matter was quite dark, but well handled…. there was some violence, but nothing very explicit…. if this were a movie it would probably be rated PG-13….

Girls are vanishing and even though Josie is currently suspended from duty, she cannot stop herself from trying to find these girls….. The more she digs deeper into the girls disappearances, the more secrets get revealed, and the more danger Josie and those around her are in….

The mystery was really good and as more and more twists were revealed it got more and more twisted…. not going to give any of this away, you definitely need to read this for yourself! But I do want to say Go Grandma!!!

Definitely would recommend this to fans of mysteries with a little grit, a little bit of a darker tone, and some wonderful characters!

*** i’d like to thank Net Galley and the publisher for a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ***



The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds

The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken



When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.

Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.


Next on my list of favourites was a re-read for me, this has since become one of my favourite series ever!

Here is my original review.

WHAT !!!! No Wait?!?! That’s it ????? I’m sorry but it can’t just finish like that…… come on !!!!!!!!

Holy crap bags Batman this book is sooo good.
I mean this is actually a bump into someone on purpose, just to be able to talk to someone about it good.

So this is a normal little girls story. We shall call her Ruby.

Now Ruby is just about to have her 10th birthday and dang it, she manages to wipe her parents memories just by giving them a kiss on their cheeks as they are sleeping.

Ruby is an Orange!!!

Kids are basically dropping dead around about 10yrs old and up, not all of them do though and they develop these powers that range from electricity to mind control.

So, after they report a stranger ( but not really ) in their kitchen, Rubys parents ship her off to a camp to “help” her to get better.

The camps are supposed to be a good thing and parents willingly send their children however the kids are treated like cattle.
Depending on the power they are put into groups green, yellow, orange blue and red.

After escaping from the camp Ruby meets up with Chubs, Zu and Liam (swoon).
These guys are amazing and their friendship blooms before our eyes.

This book is filled with everything, friendship, love, loss and betrayal.