Vanishing Girls by Lauren Oliver

22465597 The Cover: Very simple and pretty. The main focus is on the title and Lauren Oliver’s name (as it should, because she’s amazing), but the blurred image of the girl in the background gives it a sense of mystery. Seeing only her mouth and not her eyes makes you wonder what she is seeing and thinking. I’m assuming the girl is Dara, because Nick’s hair is brown. Dara starts out with her hair dyed black but her natural color is never revealed in the story.

Back Blurb: Dara and Nick used to be inseparable, but that was before–before Dara kissed Parker, before Nick lost him as her best friend, before the accident that left Dara’s beautiful face scarred. Now the two sisters, who used to be so close, aren’t speaking. In an instant, Nick lost everything and is determined to use the summer to get it all back. Continue reading


Book Sighting: Lauren Oliver on The League

I was catching up on Season Five of one my favorite non-YA shows, The League, and happened to notice that Lauren Oliver is stocked on the shelves of one of Chicago’s free libraries! In Season 5, Episode 3, Chalupa vs. The Cutlet, Taco heads over to the library to meet his army buddy. In one shot you can see both Before I Fall and Delirium, and then in the next shot Delirium is missing. Pete clearly had his eye on it, but it must have either been checked out or Taco got to it first. I’ve never thought of him as a reader, but he probably read my post on Before I Fall and decided to check out Delirium. A man after my own heart. But Pete is obviously upset, so I hope he gets to read it next.

I wonder…is this a coincidence, or did HarperCollins intentionally pay for that subtle advertising? Either way, Taco is hot and Lauren Oliver is awesome. I love seeing cute boys and great books together! 

YA + cute boys + TV = happiness