Mini-Reviews: The Vanishing Half & Ella Enchanted

The Vanishing Half

Title: The Vanishing Half

Author: Brit Bennett

Publisher: Riverhead Books

Published: June 2, 2020

Pages: 343

Format: Hardcover, BoTM

I bought this because so many people were raving about it. They were not wrong. This book is intense, heart breaking, sad, and hopeful. I actually love the brilliance of this title. Is the vanishing half: the vanishing half of twins, half of herself, or both?!?! I really did like all the different POV’s in this book but it was a really slow start. The paragraphs kind of jump around and it’s a big disjointed at times and made it for a slower read. There’s a lot in this book and I wish some things would have been flushed out a bit more. Overall, I really enjoyed it and it was thought provoking.

Ella Enchanted (Ella Enchanted #1)

Title: Ella Enchanted

Author: Gail Carson Levine

Publisher: Scholastic Books

Published: April 25, 1997

Pages: 232

Format: my paperback copy

This was sooo different than the movie, which I’m happy about. I really enjoyed this one and I wish I would have read it when I was younger. I really loved Ella and how she found ways to try and rebel. It would be such a terrible gift curse. I really loved how in the book the romance is drawn out. I mean… there is the initial attraction but they totally fall in love with each other. I really loved how the book did it 100% over the movie. I really enjoyed the letters too. Such a cute and lovely classic children’s book!

10 thoughts on “Mini-Reviews: The Vanishing Half & Ella Enchanted

  1. Great reviews! I have seen The Vanishing Half everywhere lately and I’ve had it on my TBR for a while already but it makes me feel like I need to bump it up my list now! Everyone is raving about it so I’m glad to hear you enjoyed it too πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you! Yeah, it’s such an interesting read and it’s got some great lessons too. It’s a bit intense and depressing at times, so keep that in mind! I hope that you like it when you get to it!! πŸ™‚


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