Thursday, March 7, 2013

The Rules for Disappearing (The Rules for Disappearing #1) by Ashley Elston

The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

Four/ five stars

**Massive thanks to Disney-Hyperion and NetGalley for allowing me to read this book!**

When I saw the cover, title and blurb for this book on NetGalley, I knew I needed to have this book. The Rules for Disappearing was a fabulous book. It was full of suspense, a different but well thought out plot and just the right amount of family drama and romance. This book was an interesting insight into witness protection.

Megan Rose Jones isn’t actually Megan Rose Jones. She’s over five different people. For eight months, Meg has been in witness protection. She doesn’t know how or why. All she knows is that she is sick of the Suits’ rules and her lack of knowledge. Now in Louisiana, Meg decides that this will be her last move. When Meg meets Ethan, she keeps her distance; who knows how long she’ll be here for? She has no time for boyfriends, or friends for that matter. What she doesn’t count on is Ethan’s persistence. He knows something is up, and won’t leave her alone. When Meg realises the big secret, she, along with her ever loyal Ethan, embarks on a journey away from her family and rules. But does Meg realise how tricky and dangerous this trip could be?

This book was pretty much your average contemporary book, just a whole lot better, with a bit of a twist. I loved the plot and I liked the characters.

Meg was a pretty good character. She was smart, although she made stupid decisions, she cared for her little sister and her family and she was just an overall good girl. Discovering the truth, though, went straight to her head, and she made some very silly choices. Being with Ethan also clouded her judgment, but she didn’t let him get in the way. She was her own person and she was determined and I like that.

Ethan was pretty adorable. He was a bit too curious at times, but he generally cared for Meg. He had his suspicions and he pushed Meg to tell him her secrets and to trust him, but he was pretty good, dealing with all of her secrets. Ethan was a good character and I liked him, a lot!

Overall, I thought this was a bloody good book. I CANNOT wait for the sequel!