Becca Campbell writes some fantastic stories, of which Vanish is one of them.
I eat ’em up.
How would you feel, looking in a mirror and watching yourself slowly disappear…until you saw nothing…you Vanished? Is it a super power or a curse?
One bonus of Vanishing was Eva could go places, do things and no one knows, because she’s invisible. It could be considered pretty creepy, ya know, spying on people in their private moments, finding out their deepest thoughts.
The downside is…she couldn’t control it.
That was Eva’s problem, but first things first. She had a class reunion to attend and she planned on finding out why Kaden dumped her. She couldn’t move on.
Wouldn’t it be inevitable…eventually…that someone would discover her secret? But…
Eva has another secret. How bad can it be? She is a cutter. I knew a girl that was a cutter. This is a very sad and scary problem. I cannot imagine how bad someone must be hurting to find that cutting themselves is the only thing that makes them feel better.
Also, Eva had Vanished for ten years. Her life seemed to stop. She never aged. She still looked and felt like an eighteen year old girl. Where had she been and what had she been doing?
Becca Campbell is great at adding little bits and pieces that increase my enjoyment of her writing. Her characters come to life on the pages and her writing makes me feel like their situations are real…mostly.
There were a couple places where the story seemed slow and teen angsty, but, read on, because life is not a bowl of cherries and you never know what lurks around the corner.
***Since I read the story, Becca has done some edits. I already loved it, so I chose not to reread it. Too little time and too many books. ***
I voluntarily reviewed an ARC of Vanished by Becca Campbell.
Eva has two secrets. The second is that she periodically vanishes into thin air.
Usually, Eva’s spontaneous disappearances last only a few minutes, but on the day of her high school graduation, she vanished for nearly ten years. For a decade she was invisible and intangible—unable to be felt or seen or heard. She can’t imagine a worse torture than standing on the outside looking in.
Now she’s back, but it’s not enough to be tangible once again. Eva needs to find a way to stop vanishing permanently. Which is why she’s facing her ten-year class reunion—and her ex-boyfriend. The clue to stopping her disappearances must be tied to him, intertwined with their past. Unfortunately, approaching him is awkward-level five billion, considering he broke up with her ten years ago.
When Eva starts getting threatening texts from an unknown source, she realizes the reunion has just gotten even more complicated. Especially when she discovers that source has found out about her second, worse secret.
In order to find the key to stop her vanishing, Eva must battle grudge-wielding friends, relentless old crushes, and a classmate with a vendetta against her. And, in the meantime, hope she doesn’t vanish again. Because somebody wants her gone for another ten years.
ABOUT BECCA CAMPBELL
Becca J. Campbell writes New Adult (twenty-somethings) fiction that varies from Urban Fantasy to Thriller to Science Fiction. Her stories typically blend a taste of the fantastical with real-world settings and add a dash of romance for good measure.
She’s always looking for a great speculative fiction read, and she holds a special place in her heart for any story that involves superpowers or time travel. Her passion is defying the limits of her own creativity.
Becca is also the co-creator of JuNoWriMo.com, where you can join a vibrant community and write a novel during June.
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