ARC Review, Playlist, & Giveaway: The Rules For Disappearing

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Number of Pgs.: 320
Publication date: May 14, 2013
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion
Genre: Mystery, YA, Contemporary, Thriller
How I got the copy: Netgalley in exchange for an honest review
Rating:  4 Stars
From Goodreads:

She’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.
Plot: 7/10
Characters: 7/10
Setting: 8/10
Pacing: 7/10
Style: 6/10
Cover:  I don't know what it is about that cover, but I love it.  It's blurry and the girl is running away and barefoot so she must be leaving in a panic.  
35+50=85 (4 Stars)
The Rules For Disappearing had gotten some iffy reviews making me very wary going into it.  I'm so glad I decided to read it anyway because I really liked it.  I read it on my phone while waiting in line at Whole Foods because I needed to know the ending right then and there that's how good it was.
   I do, however, advise you to go into it accepting that it is a fictitious story and therefore not really realistic at times.  Because let's be honest...a teenage girl can not solve a crime better than the FBI or do half the stuff she did.  And most teenage girls would be more scared of the situation than Meg was.  But I put all of that aside and was able to enjoy the suspenseful thriller of a story that it was.  It was a tad predictable, but that didn't really make a difference to me since I haven't read many books in this genre and also it read more like a contemporary at times.
Ethan was so swoon-worthy.  At first he's described as wearing camo and caked in mud and I was like, "um no thanks".  But he really proves to be such a sweet guy...think Tucker from Unearthly.  I was rooting for him the whole time.  There are not many guys in YA like him that are just so sweet and realistic to an actual teenage boy.

  If you liked stories like One Moment or Ten then you should try this one.  They have similar elements.  Don't let the bad reviews discourage you.  Decide for yourself like I did!  You might be surprised.  Don't forget to check out my playlist and enter the rafflecopter below!
I just picked three songs to analyze, but there are more on the YouTube Playlist

1. What's It Feel Like to be a Ghost Taking Back Sunday

What's it feel like to be a ghost?
Meg is basically a ghost.  She disappears every time the FBI moves her family whiteout getting a chance to say goodbye to her friends.

Are you up for, are you up for this?
This is her forth move in a few months and this time she doesn't want to make friends or join clubs.  But it's harder than it sounds to do that.

I look so close but it's been months who knows if I
will get this right...
look so closely, there might be something you'd like
What was it like?
She's been trying to figure out why her family is in this predicament for awhile and she's having a hard time with her plan of not making friends.  Especially with Ethan, the swoon worthy guy at her school.

2. We Are Broken Paramore

I am outside

And I've been waiting for the sun
With my wide eyes
I've seen worlds that don't belong
My mouth is dry with words I cannot verbalize
Tell me why we live like this
Keep me safe inside
Your arms like towers
Tower over me
This is my pick for Teeny (Meg's sister) and Meg's relationship.  Meg tries to shelter her sister from what's going on, but her younger sister isn't stupid.  


'Cause we are broken
What must we do to restore
Our innocence
And oh, the promise we adored
Give us life again
'Cause we just wanna be whole
They both had to grow up really fast and mature.  They just want their old lives back though.

3. Arms Christina Perri

You put your arms around me

And I believe that it's easier for you to let me go
You put your arms around me and I'm home

Ethan makes Meg feel safe.  But there's always the chance that she'll have to be relocated and he'll never know where she went.  She'd never be able to get over that, but he'd eventually move on.

How many times will you let me change my mind and turn around?
I can't decide if I'll let you save my life or if I'll drown
She's very hot and cold to him because she doesn't want to get close to him, but can't help falling.  He lets her be hot and cold while she figures things out.

I hope that you see right through my walls

I hope that you catch me 'cause I'm already falling
I'll never let a love get so close
You put your arms around me and I'm home
But secretly she wants to tell him everything.  

The world is coming down on me and I can't find a reason to be loved

I never wanna leave you but I can't make you bleed if I'm alone

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