Bookish Delight #19: Rules For Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall

Bookish Delight of the Month (Bookish Delight for short) is a monthly feature in which I’ll spotlight the number one book I’m most anticipating at the beginning of the month it releases. This could be a book I don’t have yet, or have an ARC of already – even a book I’m already reading (which is the case this month!) because it doesn’t matter whether I have it or not, or have read it or not – this is just all about me spotlighting the book I’m most excited for in a given month.

So, without further adieu, let’s get started!


So… Where did September go???? Like, it was JUST summer and now it’s almost October and idk what happened… I 100% forgot about Bookish Delight because I had pre-written and scheduled, like, three Bookish Delights at one point and didn’t have to worry about them for SO long that I forgot I had to do September.. Eeek! Also, September has a LOT of amazing releases, so it was REALLY hard to pick just one this time. I mean, I could list FOUR books in this post. But I can’t because of my own stupid rules and having to pick just one.. Sigh. So..

The book I’m most highly anticipating in September is… Rules For Vanishing by Kate Alice Marshall!!! This book is supposed to be like The Blair Witch Project in book form and YOU GUYS!!!!!

In the faux-documentary style of The Blair Witch Project comes the campfire story of a missing girl, a vengeful ghost, and the girl who is determined to find her sister–at all costs.

Once a year, the path appears in the forest and Lucy Gallows beckons. Who is brave enough to find her–and who won’t make it out of the woods?

It’s been exactly one year since Sara’s sister, Becca, disappeared, and high school life has far from settled back to normal. With her sister gone, Sara doesn’t know whether her former friends no longer like her…or are scared of her, and the days of eating alone at lunch have started to blend together. When a mysterious text message invites Sara and her estranged friends to “play the game” and find local ghost legend Lucy Gallows, Sara is sure this is the only way to find Becca–before she’s lost forever. And even though she’s hardly spoken with them for a year, Sara finds herself deep in the darkness of the forest, her friends–and their cameras–following her down the path. Together, they will have to draw on all of their strengths to survive. The road is rarely forgiving, and no one will be the same on the other side.


So… Okay, I’ve NEVER been good at following the rules, so I’m gonna share the other three books I’m beyond excited for, as well:

The Babysitters Coven by Kate Williams: This was described as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Adventures in Babysitting… Need I say more?!?!?

The Bone Houses by Emily Lloyd-Jones: Another Buffy comparison!! This one was described as Buffy the Vampire Slayer meets Sky in the Deep!!!!!

American Royals by by Katharine McGee: I mean.. It’s a book about royalty. Of COURSE I want to read it!


*Clears throat.* So, what is your most anticipated book of September (even though it’s almost over)? What books have you read and loved this month? Share it in the comments!

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