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The Rules for Disappearing

The Rules for Disappearing - Ashley Elston The Rules for Disappearing was one of my most anticipated reads of this year, and it's safe to say that it's definitely earned it's place on my piles of favourites list on Goodreads. This book has everything - a dark secret, thrilling action and a budding romance that will leave you weak at the knees.I've always been fascinated with the idea of how someone might feel being in the Witness Protection Program. I seriously watch way too much TV and read too many books. In all seriousness though, when I heard that this little gem was being released this year, my heart went WANT WANT WANT and my fingers said, "Gimme, gimme, gimme."What makes this book amazing is that it's full of action, right from the start. We as the reader are flung straight into Meg's head, and we see everything as it plays out from her perspective. I love that; the not knowing everything, learning the story as the MC learns it. It also means that the threads of plot aren't revealed to the reader in any way before the MC knows it herself. Basically, it's one big case of suspense-ness. Is that even a word? Well it is now.At first, Meg seemed like a bit of a spoiled, whiny character, but the more I read the book, the more I realized that hey, she was. She's not anymore - having to change your identity more times then the mother/daughter team from the movie Jawbreakers will change you. But the thing is, as much as a person can change, there still remains an old part of them. And this is definitely so in Meg's case. She's been forced to change herself, so of course she's not going to lose the old her that quickly. Meg's redeeming quality is in that in this new life in Louisiana she really starts to see the good in people - and how they bring out the good in her. At first she's reluctant to let anyone in, which is natural, because hey, there are people out there that want to kill her & her family. But she does slowly open up and lose her superficiality. Meg's character development was a worthy one.I felt like the romance, while butterfly inducing at times, was a bit rushed. I'm not a real big fan of the insta-love, so it did turn me off a bit, but when you think about it, the relationship between Meg & Ethan is pure instant attraction at first. And even though Meg is completely hush hush on her identity, Ethan still manages to get close to her. I won't spoil it for you, but given the circumstances, the romance was really well written.My only peeve - and something that I later realized later - was that the book ended really abruptly I thought it was a standalone book at first, which made me cross because there were loose ends not tied up. Lo and behold, I found out that there is indeed a book two, so if you plan on reading, just remember that! Overall, this was a thrilling book that I couldn't put down. This was a really compelling story, and if you are looking to spice up your contemporary reading list with something different, then definitely make sure you check this one out!