Have you ever thought what will happen if things we take for granted starts disappearing, what if all the little pleasures of your life are snatched away from you one day and you just keep wondering how to get them back and how to stop this? come and explore with this book..where Emily Bain Murphy will take us to the world of disappearances.
After the death of the mother, Aila and Miles moved to town called Sterling to live with Cliffton family . Mr. & Mrs. Cliffton who were friends with Aila’s mother took them in when her father left for the war. Soon both Aila and Miles realised there was something unsual about this town. There were no mirrors in houses and no fragrances in flowers. Soon they were informed that after every 7 years something disappears from this town mysteriously like reflections disappeared from mirror, smell, stars. Somehow these disappearances have something to do with Aila’s mother which is why she and her brother were not treated well sometimes.
I loved all the characters created by the author.
Aila she is regular teenager who lost her mother to disease and her father left for war without a certainty that if he will ever get back, she leaves her home, her town, her all the memories and her best friend Cass behind to live with Clifftons who were friends with her mother. Aila, is girl who gets emotional and furious when someone calls her mother reason of the curse, she is a girl with friends with whom she share food. She has crush on the guy with whom she lives under same roof….sounds like us??
Miles, a troubled 9 y/o who miss her mother and father, who have troubled relationship with his sister still he runs to her when scared. He gets bullied at school because of his mother’s past. He is hurt and scared and he finds comfort with Mrs. Cliffton. I liked the way author penned this character, I myself is feeling like a kid who goes through all these things early in life and then he gets blamed for disappearances of which he wasn’t even aware of. I Connected with this character.
William, he is a son of Clifftons and a friend to both Aila and Miles. With story he starts falling for Aila, he helps her, sometimes he avoid her, sometimes he gets jealous of Aila’s other male friend. But I ship their relationship and I feel its kinda adorable. Their relationship wasn’t cheesy and I liked how slowly and respectfully author created this relationship…there were small small moments of Aila and William that I loved reading.
Mrs. Cliffton, childhood best friend of Juliet Quinn and now mother figure for Aila and Miles. A compassionate lady who embraces both children and takes care of them like a mother. She takes them in , she sends them school and she love them like she loved William. I liked a scene where she tells Aila about troubles Miles is causing at school and warns her. She seems so sorted and sensitive lady.
George and Beas, friends of Aila, who were there with her throughout and never let her alone. Even when she was just an outsider they accepted her and extended their friendship to her. They motivated each other and were inseparable.
There was one dark character but to find about it go and read this book I am sure you will love this. one thing that I liked most was that protagonist of this book wasn’t exceptionally beautiful with slim waist and green eyes..
World building of this book is just amazing, I should say it is perfect. There was mystery, suspense, hope, betrayal,magic, science, history, fiction and creepy elements in book in just right amount. There was perfect reasoning for everything that happened in this book, each and every instance was backed up by the fact. I never felt like there was anything that was random and illogical. This shows how intelligent author is. every event was so intricately connected with each other . Author paid attention to minute details and made this world.
story was narrated from two point of views which was done with great intricacies. Before getting started with this book I wan’t aware of what kind of book this is going to be. I just picked this book when I saw its cover and then it was impossible for me to put it down. I finished this book in 3 sittings. I liked there was no bitchy character in book because they are very annoying
This is an amazing book and there is no way it was a debut novel, I would say thank you to Emily Bain Murphy for giving me pleasure to read this book,!!