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{The Vanished: Sarah Dalton}The Vanished by Sarah Dalton
Series: Blemished Series
Published by Amazon Digital Services on January 27, 2013
Genres: Dystopian, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Pages: 295
Format: Paperback
Source: Read for Review
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{Synopsis} –“The Compound bustled with action and anticipation, causing my stomach to do a flip. I stopped in my tracks, realizing something, something I hadn't thought of before. We were going to war, and people were going to die.”

The Vanished are the forgotten: those who live beyond law or society. Mina fought for freedom. She fought for a better life – a future. But even a free world can decay.

As Mina begins her new life in the Clans she meets people with surprising knowledge about her power, knowledge that could change everything – even her relationship with Daniel. But as she makes new friends, old friends turn against her in shocking betrayal.

Life in the Compound is tough; there are ways and traditions so strange that Mina begins to suspect foul play at the very heart of her new home. Instead of leaving corruption behind in Area 14, Mina is faced with the rotten core of human nature as a Clan warlord threatens to invade the Compound. The Clans are turning against each other and Mina is stuck in the middle.

The Vanished is the second installment in the Blemished series and follows Mina’s story as she continues to challenge those in power and seek out new dangers. With even more rebellion, romance and betrayal, The Vanished promises to take the reader on a roller-coaster ride of adventure and emotion.

Will freedom fall?

{My Thoughts} – This book picks up right after the first one ends. {Mina Hart} and her friends {Danial}, {Sebastian} and {Angela} go on an adventure to the {Clans}. It is a place within {Scottland} that her father wants her to flee for safety. This adventure is nothing short of {heroic}, {mind boggling} and {Torturous}. She sets out for her safety but in the end she truly finds who she is as an individual and where she honestly belongs. She and her friends are forced to go through {Self-Discovery} phases in their lives which only help to make them stronger and to bring them closer together. It helps to truly {Unite} them as family. I found this book to be well-written, the plot to be well thought out, and the conclusion to be shocking. I also have concluded that I really need the next book because my mind is always going to want to know what happened! It definitely leaves you with a thirst to desire more when more is not available.

Final Conclusion: 5 Star Rating.