May 30, 2018

The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan by Gia Cribbs

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I've lamented my problem with YA thrillers many times on this blog...they're always too predictable. This one, however, completely surpassed my expectations and turned out to be one of the best books I've read so far this year. The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan by Gia Cribbs has everything you want in a YA thriller...it's realistic, the characters are relatable, the plot isn't too simple OR too confusing, and the twists and turns around every corner completely take you by surprise.

This story follows high school senior Sloane Sullivan. A member of the witness protection program, or WITSEC, Sloane is constantly having to change her identity and move all over the country accompanied by her assigned US Marshal, Mark. After witnessing a violent crime, Sloane had no choice but to enter WITSEC, but now as she approaches her eighteenth birthday, she is excited to finally get out and begin a life that truly belongs to her. But when Sloane lands at her final high school and an old friend from her past is now a student there, she has to fight even harder than ever to ensure her identity, and her chance at WITSEC freedom, aren't compromised.

I cannot sing this book's praises enough! Every time I thought I had something figured out, I was wrong and completely blown away by the actual reveal. Interspersed throughout are flashbacks to the event that landed Sloane in WITSEC in the first place, culminating in the final realization she thought she had forgotten all these years. The characters were all fantastic. I loved Sloane and really admire her for all that she had to go through as a child and a teen. Jason was an outstanding character, and I loved Mark as her protector. I love that Sloane picked her names from characters in books or movies (because this is totally something I would do). 

This story has mobsters and mystery, and some amazingly dirty and hilarious Harry Potter pick up lines! What's not to love?

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

Thanks so much to Gia Cribbs who reached out asking if I wanted to review her book and providing an advanced copy! This is Gia's first novel, so be sure to check it out! The Disappearance of Sloane Sullivan is out NOW, so go grab your copy to be completely immersed in this fantastic thriller!

12 comments:

Kiss Like a Girl Book Blog said...

Great review! This sounds like a fun read. I might have to read this for the Harry Potter pick up lines.

fizah saeed said...

Great Review :)

DJ Sakata said...

Well done, you've made me want it and I don't YA ;)

Bookworms Corner said...

Great review. This sounds like a really good story.

Nikki Saturday Nite Reader said...

You convinced me! Added to TBR & Amazon wish list!

Allie Bock said...

This sounds so good! Loved your review!

Heidi said...

Great review! Always love books that surprise you!

Terrie Arasin said...

Great review!! I wants it!!!!

Bentley BookBastion said...

Ooh this sounds so good. I love YA, and I love suspense/thrillers. Putting this one on my reading list! Great review :)

Veronica @ The Burgeoning Bookshelf said...

Love discovering a great debut author. Will have to keep this one on my radar.

Arden Belrose said...

You're quite convincing! Being in the WITSEC can be a trying life. This seems like a promising book 😄

Katiria Rodriguez said...

Ohh great review, I absolutely love a great YA thriller and this one looks and sounds totally and utterly fantastic and my kind of book. I really need to check this one out one day, thank you so much for sharing your awesome post and for putting this book on my radar.