It has been a seriously long time since I have done a TBR Monday post! Oops. Better get on this, haha. For everyone who is new to my blog, TBR Monday is a post where I share a book from my infinitely long TBR list that I’m excited to read (one day). It’s also a good way for me to look through my TBR list and find out what’s really worth reading on there (and what I just added because I saw a pretty cover). This week I picked out a new addition to my TBR that I saw on Goodreads just the other day: The Disappearances by Emily Bain Murphy.
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.
I’m kicking myself because I think I saw this on Netgalley at one point but I didn’t check it out because I already had a couple books to read and was in school at the time so I didn’t think I could handle any more.
First of all, I really like this cover. The colors just mesh so well and it’s simple but also kinda creepy/eerie and I love how well it fits with the story. Then there’s the actual story itself! In a way, it makes me think of The Forgetting by Sharon Cameron (which I still need to read because it’s equally awesome sounding).
I feel like there’s a weird twilight zone feeling to this book. I’m really intrigued by the aspect of things just disappearing like clockwork. I think my drive to find out what the heck is going on would be enough to get me through the end of the book. It does with American Horror Story every time, haha. And of course, I want to know what part Aila and her mother have to play in all this.