The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy

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Read The Disappearances Online Free - What if the ordinary things in life suddenly…disappeared?

Aila Quinn’s mother, Juliet, has always been a mystery: vibrant yet guarded, she keeps her secrets beyond Aila’s reach. When Juliet dies, Aila and her younger brother Miles are sent to live in Sterling, a rural town far from home--and the place where Juliet grew up.

Sterling is a place with mysteries of its own. A place where the experiences that weave life together--scents of flowers and food, reflections from mirrors and lakes, even the ability to dream--vanish every seven years.

No one knows what caused these “Disappearances,” or what will slip away next. But Sterling always suspected that Juliet Quinn was somehow responsible--and Aila must bear the brunt of their blame while she follows the chain of literary clues her mother left behind.

As the next Disappearance nears, Aila begins to unravel the dual mystery of why the Disappearances happen and who her mother truly was. One thing is clear: Sterling isn’t going to hold on to anyone's secrets for long before it starts giving them up.

Title : The Disappearances
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ISBN : 0544879368
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 400 pages


Luke rated it ★★★★★

July 04, 2017

So what is The Disappearances? A cryptic carousel of entendre and experience, mystery and memory, love and loss, hatred and hope, chance and choice, science and a summons of the sublime, where secrets have been left to grow fetid in their dusky shadows and familial wounds have woven a spell around...

Danielle (The Blonde Likes Books) rated it ★★★★☆

August 31, 2017

When Aila's mother Juliet dies and her father is drafted for the war, she and her brother Miles pack up and move to the city of Sterling to stay with her mother's best friend. Sterling is also the city her mother grew up in, and it's full of mysteries.  Not long after arriving, Aila and Miles find...

Chelsea rated it ★★★★★

June 08, 2016

If I would have read THE DISAPPEARANCES as a teenager, I would have been obsessed. I would have gathered herbs to mix Variants. I would have drawn hearts on my arm and read every bit of Shakespeare I could get my hands on. I would have pretended I lived in Sterling and ignored the rational part o...

Warda rated it ★★★☆☆

August 26, 2017

Not too sure how to review this book. I don't even know whether the rating reflects me just feeling shitty or that I didn't connect with this book as much as I hoped I would. I didn't hate it, or love it. When I first began reading, I thought it was exactly what I needed. Something light and YA....

Jasmine rated it ★★★★★

June 22, 2017

About: The Disappearances is a magical realism novel written by Emily Bain Murphy. It will be published on 7/4/17 by HMH Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 400 pages. The genres are young adult, fiction, magical realism, and fantasy. This book is the author’s debut...

Eve Recinella (Between The Bookends) rated it ★★★★★

June 28, 2017

Great cover on this book. It is simple, but a great representation of the story and it has some unique title work. I am not sure, but it appears as if this book is the author's debut. Perhaps she writes under a different pen name? In any case, I was beyond impressed with this story. When I request...

Bmquiram rated it ★★★★★

August 25, 2017

This wasn't what I expected; it was so much more. When Aila's mother died and her father is shipped off to war she ends up back in the town where her mother grew up. That is when things go from bad to worse. Everyone is acting very strange and most of the people in town seem to hate her. Where ar...

Stacee rated it ★★★★☆

June 02, 2017

I was instantly interested in this premise and was quite eager to get to it. I really liked Aila. She's heartbroken and kind of feisty and I was really intrigued by what was going on. I fully enjoyed being in her head. There are several other characters and a few definitely stood out, but I don't...

bookaholic_kim rated it ★★★★★

October 02, 2017

How on earth can this book be a debut novel? Wow! Just wow! This book is amazing. It is written in a perspective of 2 people in different places but there is a connection which adds to the mysterious vibe. So in this book we follow the characters, Aila and Miles who moved to live with their mother...

Anna rated it ★★★★★

July 05, 2017

I loved this book to pieces! Loved loved loved it! I coveted this book from the moment I first read the description, and I was over the moon when I got it early--but also a bit nervous because I knew my expectations were set excessively high and it'd be hard to meet them. I needn't have worried. T...

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