Contemporary · SERIES · She Said/She Said · YA · YA Series

The Rules for Disappearing by Ashley Elston

rulesShe’s been six different people in six different places: Madeline in Ohio, Isabelle in Missouri, Olivia in Kentucky . . . But now that she’s been transplanted to rural Louisiana, she has decided that this fake identity will be her last.

Witness Protection has taken nearly everything from her. But for now, they’ve given her a new name, Megan Rose Jones, and a horrible hair color. For the past eight months, Meg has begged her father to answer one question: What on earth did he do – or see – that landed them in this god-awful mess? Meg has just about had it with all the Suits’ rules — and her dad’s silence. If he won’t help, it’s time she got some answers for herself.

But Meg isn’t counting on Ethan Landry, an adorable Louisiana farm boy who’s too smart for his own good. He knows Meg is hiding something big. And it just might get both of them killed. As they embark on a perilous journey to free her family once and for all, Meg discovers that there’s only one rule that really matters — survival.

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Overall Thoughts:

There are lots of great elements in this book. Loved the heroine, “Meg” and her devotion to her little sister “Mary”. Loved the tone and mystery of the book and the love interest, Ethan Landry, is one fine piece of fiction. He’s moved to the top of my fictional boyfriend list. It takes place in Louisiana and the author herself is from Louisiana, and it lends to a genuine voice for her native characters. The ending was very interesting…  This is an author to watch.

**Previously posted to Goodreads**



Overall Thoughts:

Hands down my favorite part of this book is the setting.  Being born, raised, and still living in Louisiana I can 100% agree on the trusting and helping family and friends aspect to the story.  The best way to explain it is that it is the way we were raised.  I’m not knocking any other areas but things are just different here (in a good way).  It’s normal for us wave to strangers, call people sir or ma’am, hold doors open, offer rides, etc.  Most of us are willing to help someone out if we can.  I do have to say I didn’t expect the ending so I’m anxious to see how book two plays out!  For being someone who doesn’t normally read too much contemporary I throughly enjoyed this one.





Be sure to check out The Rules for Breaking, book two in The Rules series on our new feature “That’s What They Said” coming soon!!


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