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  1. Vanished, Private Justice Series #1 - eBookeBOOK
    Vanished, Private Justice Series #1 - eBook
    Irene Hannon
    Revell / 2013 / ePub
    $9.69 Retail: $14.99 Save 35% ($5.30)
    4.5 Stars Out Of 5 49 Reviews
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  1. Canada
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: Female
    2 Stars Out Of 5
    Unfortunately, this one's a 2 stars for me.
    April 30, 2013
    GC
    Canada
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: Female
    Meets Expectations: 1
    This review was written for Vanished, Private Justice Series #1.
    Pros:

    I decided to give this book a try after reading The Guardians of Justice series ―which I truly thoroughly enjoyed. What a winner! It has a good dose of humor (very good dose), wit, fun romance and suspense. Vanished's blurb - along with the title - is quite interesting... intriguing even. I found the beginning not too bad, since I didn't give up on the book.

    Cons:

    To be quite honest, I don't think this was Hannon's best. I even kept, while reading, a list of things I found could be WAY better and needless to say that it kept growing.

    Cal and Moira's character development is quite amiss. I found that I couldn't connect with them, that I couldn't engage myself into their world. They seem shallow, here-and-there, distanced ― instead of oozing of the sense of reality that most readers want in a book. Most of us just don't want to be reading about characters only, we want these characters to end up springing off the page and to come alive. It didn't happen in this one, in my opinion, and if the characters seemed shallow then so did their romance. Should we consider romance as being a process: attraction leading to friendship and bonding, leading to a deeper relationship, Cal and Moira's romance mostly stays at the attraction. I couldn't even bring myself to believe in their friendship, since they have their share of awkward moments when they spend time together, unlike the wit and fun that seems to flow comfortably in the relationships in the Guardian of Justice series. (ESPECIALLY Jake and Liz's, which makes them a memorable couple.) Not a very believable romance Vanished, unfortunately.

    The lack of romance and characterization is a product of the fast pace of the novel. Sentences are mostly kept short. We've heard readers complain about authors describing too much in their novel, in Vanished the description is not enough. The physical description of the characters is barely grazed, their surrounding and their stories, described lightly,― which I found created some awkward moments in what is suppose to be a good friendship between Cal, Dev and Connor. These are elements that help a reader truly dive deep into a story. Writing using short sentences enhances suspense though... but I even found that lacking in the story, compared to the Guardian of Justice Series. Moreover, the writing in style in general could have drawn a reader in if the author hadn't used many clichés, cliché expressions, cliché ending for most of the chapters, and lastly, mercy upon me, the criminal in this book is very, very, very strange. Saying more may give away some things.

    It wasn't too bad... I just kept looking for more. And I am understanding more and more that writing is not a very easy task. This review is not written to bash the author's work nor is it to say that this is my last read from Irene Hannon...
  2. OH
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    relaxing enjoyable read
    March 18, 2013
    touchdown
    OH
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    When I want to read some mystery, suspense and romance that is not nail biting intense, I can count on an Irene Hannon book. I have yet to be dissappointed. Her writing is easy to read and always has a nice flow. The characters in this story are likeable and I enjoyed the plot. I will preorder the next book in this series as I always do her books. Great read.
  3. Bentonville, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    ALL round great story
    March 14, 2013
    Avid Christian Reader
    Bentonville, AR
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 4
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 4
    Great story, included romance, virtue, suspense, keeping things in a Christian theme. A good read.
  4. Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    Nearly Perfect.
    March 1, 2013
    Army Mom
    Age: 45-54
    Gender: female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 4
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for Vanished, Private Justice Series #1.
    Once again Irene Hannon has written a nearly perfect book. Within the first few pages of this new series, she has a blam-in-your-face incident that captures your imagination and attention.

    Moria and Cal were a great pair and I loved the interaction, especially when they were quoting different philosophers and philosophies. I wish that they had quoted more scriptures though because Cal was written as a believer, and it was unclear if Moria was a believer or not. That annoyed me because it felt like a loose end.

    Their budding romance wasn't forced and I liked that fact that it was Moria who was the first to realize her feelings and was subtly trying to get Cal's attentions.

    The background characters of Dev and Cooper were good and I can see both of them having their own stories.

    This one is on my must have shelf.
  5. Canada
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    February 22, 2013
    christian girl
    Canada
    Age: 18-24
    Gender: female
    I always enjoy Irene Hannon's books, and this one was no exception. A bit of romance, a bit of intrigue, what else do you need?
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