- File Size: 3041 KB
- 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: #101,288 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Roanoke Vanishing (The Vanishing Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
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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? And why would these 'Descendants' go to so much trouble to alert the heroine to their secret symbol, considering that they're all tattooed with it? Wouldn't it be smarter to keep their secret identifier a secret? I was willing to accept Elinor Dare as a ghostly guide, but that she created a room in the library that didn't exist in either her own, or the heroine's, lifetime, as a meeting place for the two of them?
The author seems to prefer to tell, not show, and it gets tiresome, due to the repetitions. For example, in Elinor Dare's journal, she writes the same thing three times in one journal entry. People simply don't need to explain the facts, over and over again, in their own journals. There was one scene that was repeated, almost as if the author had forgotten she'd already told it in another form (flashback vs. journal entry).
This is the first of a series, but the heroine was such a Mary Sue, I don't think I'll seek out the rest of them.
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.
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