Wherever Nina Lies - Lynn Weingarten

Nina was beautiful, wild, and adored by her younger sister, Ellie. But one day, Nina disappeared. 2 years later, everyone has given up hope that Nina will return, but Ellie knows her sister is out there. If only Ellie had a clue where to look.Then she gets one, in the form of a mysterious drawing. Determined to find Nina, Ellie takes off on a crazy, sexy cross-country road trip with the only person who believes she's got a chance - her hot, adventurous new crush. Along the way, Ellie finds a few things she wasn't planning on. Like love. Lies. And the most shocking thing of all: the truth.


It took me until halfway through this book to really feel it, but then my heart was in my mouth for the rest of the story.


This was a fantastically constructed story. I'm always a little cynical about things that seem too crazy to happen in real life, but this was done so sweetly and with such emotion that it became believable.


I finished this book with an emotional hangover; I really went on a rollercoaster alongside Ellie in this book. In describing the book, it's not one that I would utterly adore; however, Ellie and Sean's friendship hooked me and from there, I was very emotionally invested.


The clues were all very well placed and arranged, so when I thought back I could make a lot of logical conclusions. I enjoyed how the events that took place revealed a little about both Ellie and Nina, and how their relationship as sisters changed.


I'm glad that Ellie's friends, Brad and Amanda, had different reactions to her up and leaving; I thought this really said something about friendship and the various forms it can take. Nina, too, was a very vibrant but almost ethereal character; it was almost a let down to meet her and find that she was a real person.


This wasn't really a romance, but more of an adventure, and is sure to keep you on your toes.