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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (850 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Hubbard, Joyce Bean Narrator: Joyce Bean Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Ethical Vampire Series Release Date:
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In the sequel to her acclaimed debut novel, The Society of S, Susan Hubbard continues the adventures of Ariella Montero, who, in the midst of the ongoing presidential campaign, discovers that a leading contender for America’s top political office just happens to be a vampire surrounded by the demons of lying, cheating, and murder. 

The Year of Disappearances traces Ariella Montero’s fourteenth year, during which she is accused of lying, cheating, and murder (twice). Her education continues, but instead of literature, science, and math, she learns folklore, the art and craft of journalism, and most important, the nature of personal demons. The book’s themes involve masks and the duality of the self, the evil of hypocrisy, and the perpetual conflict between the desires of the flesh and those of the spirit. As Ari comes to question her own authenticity, listeners may begin to question her. Could the accusations against her be justified? Is she a reliable narrator? Or is someone else at work, telling us her story?

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marciealana | 1/27/2014

    " This is the sequel to "The Society of S," and was just as enjoyable. I'm really not sure how to classify it. Yes, it's a vampire novel, but it's not really about vampires, and the vampires are not like any that you might have run into before. Mostly they're nice people who don't drink blood. The protagonist is a 14 year old girl, so it might be classed as "young adult," but it doesn't read that way. Mostly I think it's about looking at people and society through a different set of eyes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Holly | 1/21/2014

    " After reading the first book I was really excited to continue with this one but I thought it seemed a little superficial and rushed past what I thought were some pretty important situations. I have to read the last one to make my final decision about this series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Dale | 12/4/2013

    " The book wasn't as good as the first book. I thought the author was just grasping for a story that wsnn't all that great. After dragging on the story it gets good at the end and when it could continue on to a decent story the book just ends. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Melonie Morningstar | 12/4/2013

    " Was ok, it started out really well but the ending was kind of annoying because the book could be continued but at the same time she also tied up a lot of it. I would love to see more in this series. "

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About the Author
Author Susan Hubbard

Susan Hubbard is the author of Blue Money, winner of the Janet Heidinger Kakfa Prize, and Walking on Ice, winner of the Associated Writing Programs’ Short Fiction Prize. A professor of English at the University of Central Florida, her fiction has appeared in Triquarterly, Ploughshares, The Mississippi Review, and other journals.