Title: Julia Vanishes
Author: Catherine Egan
Series: Witch's Child #1
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: June 7, 2016
Guys! Guys! Guys! This book! OMG!
Julia Vanishes is about...well...Julia. She is a teenage girl who is a criminal. She just one criminal of a larger network of criminals. She finds the money is good and is much better than what she could earn doing an "honest" days work, so she has no plans on changing her direction in life.
This story takes place while she is working as a spy in a well to do household. She is undercover as a housemaid and is to report any and all things that happen in the house. And things definitely happen in the house. Weird things.
She has no orders beyond that, so she doesn't know what shes looking for specifically, she's going at it blind until they tell her that the job is done.
Oh and Julia has this cool thing that she can do. She can vanish. She is still there, but people (most any ways) cannot tell that she is there.
I will say this though, the beginning is slowish. It takes awhile for this world to get built up. Then the story really takes off and WOAH!
Now...the characters! I LOVED quite a few of them. However, some of them, were pretty rough to read (especially in the beginning). There are only so many times you want to hear how a specific characters face always looked before you want to yell at the book and say "I GET IT ALREADY STOP TELLING ME!" And a few other characters felt a little under developed and almost awkward at some points (specifically the character Wyn)
Guys! This book was a book that I was very iffy about in the beginning. I thought it was a bit rough and slow, but I kept going. Then slowly it all started to make sense. It also felt like Catherine Egan found her flow with the story. By the time I hit the half way point I was totally hooked. Then, by the end, I was visibly cringing and making other facial expressions to go along with what was going on in the story. I WAS THAT INTO IT!
I loved Julia Vanishes. I cannot wait until the next book in the series comes out. I just hate that I am going to have to wait FOREVER for it to be out. Maybe I will get lucky and Catherine Egan will get it out faster than expected. I can only hope.
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