Hello, everyone! Today, I'm really excited for our guest reviewer's post. Let's welcome Kristel and see what she thinks about Ashley Elston's The Rules for Disappearing.
Title: The Rules for Disappearing
Author: Ashley Elston
Can I just begin this review by saying that I did not expect the book to end like it did? Not that it’s a bad thing because I always appreciate it when the author leaves me with something to ponder on after I finish the book (like how I want the story to end and stuff), but to be honest, I want a second book - the ending happened a little too fast for me. But story-wise, it is fresh and amazing. In all my years of reading, I have not encountered a storyline such as this so I just did not expect the ending! Cus you know those thoughts you have when you read where you’re trying to guess who has done what and what happens next? Yes, that! If you are like me, I’m pretty sure that you’re going to like the twist.
Also, what I love about this book is that it does not just gives you the feel-good romance where troubled girl meets Prince Charming – it also gives emphasis on the love that exists in the family. I love how Anna’s character was put together in the story. She was strong and courageous but she still has her fears; it’s realistic.
Anna’s father is a very admirable man. His whole character etched just this one word in my mind: sacrifice. He took the blame and wanted to keep it like that because of his drive to protect his family. How he was able to keep his family together in spite of the circumstances remains a mystery to me. I am glad that he has turned out to be a really good father because I had my doubts in the beginning.
My fingers are itching to type some spoilers but thought it would be unfair so I deleted them. But can I just say how much I think the sacrifices of Anna’s family remained unjustified? Just like “poof!” and “bye bye” and the end. But all in all, I would definitely recommend that you, dear reader, read this book.