Monday, June 11, 2012
The Vanishing Game by Kate Kae Myers
Author: Kate Kae Myers
# of Pages: 353 (Hardcover)
Rating: 3.5-4 stars
Seventeen-year-old Jocelyn follows clues apparently from her dead twin, Jack, in and around Seale House, the terrifying foster home where they once lived. With help from childhood friend Noah she begins to uncover the truth about Jack's death and the company that employed him and Noah.
Jocelyn's twin brother Jack was the only family she had growing up in a world of foster homes-and now he's dead, and she has nothing. Then she gets a cryptic letter from "Jason December"-the code name her brother used to use when they were children at Seale House, a terrifying foster home that they believed had dark powers. Only one other person knows about Jason December: Noah, Jocelyn's childhood crush and their only real friend among the troubled children at Seale House.
But when Jocelyn returns to Seale House and the city where she last saw Noah, she gets more than she bargained for. Turns out the house's powers weren't just a figment of a childish imagination. And someone is following Jocelyn. Is Jack still alive? And if he is, what kind of trouble is he in? The answer is revealed in a shocking twist that turns this story on its head and will send readers straight back to page 1 to read the book in a whole new light.(
Jocelyn's twin brother Jack has died and she is devastated. One day she gets a letter in the mail from Jason December, her brother's code name from childhood. Seeing this gives Jocelyn new hope and she is determined to know if he is still alive. With the help of her friend, Noah, she follows the puzzles and clues that have been left for her.
The story moves back and forth from present to past as Jocelyn remembers her experience in the super creepy Seale House. The pacing was a little slow, and I could not really connect with Jocelyn. But, I liked how the different types of puzzles were incorporated into the story. I also really liked the ending.
Overall, The Vanishing Game was a pretty good read, and I would definitely read more of Myers's works.