Before I Disappear is Everything You Want in a Good YA Novel | Blog Tour + Giveaway: Before I Disappear by Danielle Stinson

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Before I Disappear is a book so mysterious, I wondered if I merely dreamed it up. Isn't that what we all want from literature? Here's what I have to say on Danielle Stinson's brilliant novel.


Before I Disappear

Publisher: Feiwel & Friends

Release Date: July 23, 2019

Genre: Young Adult, Sci-Fi, Fantasy

Rose Montgomery parks her family’s trailer in Fort Glory, Oregon with one goal: to carve out a new life for herself and her little brother, Charlie. They need a fresh start for their family, and she thinks she's finally found it in a town where nobody knows them. 

But Rose’s plans come crashing down when, in an instant, Fort Glory disappears and every person in town vanishes into thin air—including Charlie.

Rose and four other teens become trapped in the Fold, a patch of woods caught halfway between the real world and the lost town. In the Fold, a mysterious force suspends the laws of physics, and everyone’s inner darkness has the power to kill. 

To survive the Fold, Rose must unravel the clues Charlie sends her from the missing town. And Rose has to find Charlie soon—or he'll be gone forever. 

Before I Disappear by Danielle Stinson 
Rating:  ★★★★★
As always, a copy of this book was provided by the publisher or author in exchange for participating in the blog tour/my honest review. This does not effect my opinion in any way.  

Everything happens for a reason. But what happens when a mysterious force engulfs and entire town and most of the people living within it? Before I Disappear sets its bleak and chilling atmosphere straightaway. It's so captivating, readers all pulled in within a few pages and everything feels as though it is passing you in slow motion.

When I read the synopsis, I expected something that would resemble parts of The Leftovers (the book and HBO television series of the same name) and Stranger Things in tone but what Danielle Stinson has created is so much more than that. It is the very sort of riveting that will leave you feeling breathless and on the edge of your seat.

What makes Before I Disappear unforgettable is the way that each of the central mysteries unfold for the readers--the way that Stinson paces the novel and divides the POV makes reading it all the more tense. Where there is tension and mysterious forces, and events that will leave readers wondering, there is resolution. Within each page lays plotlines woven together so intricately, you can feel its energy crackling in the air.

You can expect to feel heartbreak and awe throughout the course of Before I Disappear. One thing is certain: it is an experience you'll never forget. This story will consume you. It is easily one of the best young adult novels of the year and, frankly, something you cannot miss.

No matter your age, this book will keep you reading until its final page. The rest of your week will be devoted to thoughts of Before I Disappear and its characters. It goes without saying, Danielle Stinson is a force to be reckoned with and the best debut author of 2019.

About Danielle Stinson 

Stories were a central part of Danielle Stinson's childhood. Growing up in a military family meant frequent moves across the US and abroad. She spent many summers in her room surrounded by unpacked boxes and stacks of library books. She currently lives with her husband and four boys in Virginia, where she writes fiction for young adults. Before I Disappear is her debut novel.

Connect With Danielle: Official Website | Goodreads | Twitter | Instagram

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