The Vanishing Girl by Laura Thalassa

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‘The Prometheus Project began over two decades ago when a group of scientists were hired by the U.S. government to mutate human genes. These scientists discovered that by manipulating the genetic code, they could alter a person’s appearance and intelligence. They could even create abilities never before seen. One of these was seeing if the human body could teleport.’ She fell silent, letting me take this in. I felt my throat work, but no words came out. They made me a freak. On purpose. It was unforgivable-I wouldn’t wish this ability on anyone.

Ember is different than other girls, she can teleport. Cool right? No, she has no control over her ability and it’s getting harder to hide…

Caden can teleport too. The difference is he’s been living at a government facility with other teleporters, he gets what he’s supposed to do and relishes the feeling of a successfully completed mission.

When Ember is discovered and brought to the teleporter facility she is made to be Caden’s pair(partner, mission buddy… whatever) and her questioning into the running of the facility is sure to turn Caden’s world onto its head.

Beneath my hand Caden stilled. ‘You have a secret that I want to know,’ he said, he voice low. ‘A secret that you now owe me.’ I eyed him warily. I was about to feel naked in a whole new way. Strange enough, it seemed worse exposing a secret than it did exposing my skin. He watched me for a long time. ‘Could you love me?’ he finally asked. What? That was the secret he wanted to know? ‘What kind of question is that?’ I asked. ‘A simple one.’

I gave this book a 4.5 out of 5 stars. I have to say that my favorite character is Ember. She is strong, resourceful and level-headed. She doesn’t always have the answers (she’s 18, no one has answers at 18) but she is a fighter and she learns quickly (especially from her mistakes). I really liked this book in that it was really unique and relatively believable. I do feel that the romance between Caden and Ember is a bit strange though, just the way it happened seemed a bit forced to me. Otherwise it’s a great storyline with action, mystery and a bit of suspense. WARNING this is NOT a standalone and it does end on a cliffhanger (the second books out but I’m not sure how it ends… you were warned)!

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