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- Print Length: 319 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Keys Publishing House (October 27, 2013)
- Publication Date: October 27, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00GAS0RF4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #520,474 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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So, as you may assume, I thought I would really like this book. It sounded great. I have learned about Roanoke previously, in school and in documentaries, but I am no expert on it. Even still, some of what was presented as previously known facts (to which the main character is trying to disprove) did not sound right to me. Neither did some of the flashbacks. It just seemed like the effort to research in depth was lacking. The generalities seemed okay at most times, but the details were off.
I also found Avery to be an annoying and intolerable character. She paid little to no attention to what was going on around her, and endangered the life of her best friend without even a thought. Then gave barely any thought to her best friend that was fighting for her life, she just went on to the next part of her hunch.
The mystery was pretty interesting, though a lot of the mysteries brought up in the book (Besides the 'what happened to the colony', which did get solved), were not solved. They were left open for the next book, which I have no intention of reading.
So, I found it rather disappointing to say the least.
Avery Lane is a die hard grad student and very passionate about lost colony of Roanoke as she prepares to present her theories to her favorite professor, Jonas Allen. Except Jonas doesn't want her investigating further into Roanoke. He's very insistent about it, in fact. But it's not a "nice" insistence, he's harsh and surprises Avery. It's a side of the man she revered that she has never seen before. Then strange things start to happen. Avery is followed by a car going home and someone breaks into her house and paints a strange symbol as a warning. Things aren't right but it doesn't stop Avery from researching her new theories on Roanoke, theories that rebuke Jonas's theories. With help of her best friend Jen, Avery uncovers more and more that someone doesn't want known which is a dangerous thing.
Roanoke Vanishing is told from two perspectives in two different time periods, Avery and Elinor Dare's. Elinor Dare is one of the first settlers in Roanoke and her daughter is the first born on the new settlement, the famous baby Virginia Dare. I had no problem switching between POVs and in different time frames. I likes that Auburn Seal could write both time periods well.Read more ›
The descriptions of the heroine's graduate studies are not consistent with a typical graduate school: one does not typically present one's thesis proposal in the last semester before one graduates, and then write the thesis between receiving approval for the topic, and graduation at the end of the semester. And while I've never heard of someone being promised a place in a doctoral program before they apply for it, that wasn't the mind-boggling part: no, that was the promise of open-ended funding for the heroine's future research! Not the typical funding of research assistant or teaching assistant, but a blank check so she can do whatever she wants.
There are copious 'waitaminute' moments. Someone breaks into the heroine's house and spray-paints a mysterious symbol on her shower curtain. The symbol is shown in the book, and it's an extremely detailed one: could a person actually spray-paint that much detail into an area smaller than the side of a barn, much less a shower curtain?Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The history subject had interested me. The characters and dialogue I wanted to take red pen just edit as I would my son's homework. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Aunt Bea
Really keeps you guessing. Mixes fantasy with facts very well. It's not a cliff hanger exactly, but it is a continuing story. Cant wait for the next one.Published 1 month ago by Somebodyelse
Roanoke Vanishing is book one of the Vanishing Series by Auburn Seal. I have always been fascinated by the story and theories of the Roanoke Colony. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Ann Bresnan
I love the mystery surrounding Roanoke and The Lost Colony, so I was very excited about this book. The premise is intriguing, but the execution is disappointing. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Tamara J Lawson
I really enjoyed this book.....a great read. Well developed story line and great characters.Published 9 months ago by Dee A. Ogden
It was a worthy ready. Won't be ordering next book - didn't hold my attention that much.Published 10 months ago by Heather J. Hernandez
I almost didn't finish this book, and I have to say it did get a little better but I had some serious problems. First off, the book needs a better editor. Read morePublished 10 months ago by Sandra K. Lee
A ghost story with lost information and mystery to solve. The idea behind the story is interesting. Enjoyed the searchPublished 10 months ago by Linda Cole
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