When We Vanished: Print Edition


Escape into a great book with this beautifully designed paperback edition of When We Vanished, the first installment in the Call of the Crow Quartet.

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Winner of the Moonbeam Children’s Book Award (Young Adult Fiction Silver Medalist)

“An unflinching and absorbing thriller.” –School Library Journal

“Nothing is what it seems in this exciting young adult thriller by Alanna Peterson, who knows how to mix up a test tube full of mystery, adventure, and hard choices, set against the glorious mountains and forests of the Northwest.” -Perri O’Shaughnessy, author of the NYT bestselling Nina Reilly series


When Andi Lin overhears details about a harmful research study at the food corporation Nutrexo, she’s instantly worried that her dad is involved. He left home to participate in one of the company’s clinical trials, and was in frequent contact at first—but her recent attempts to reach him have been met with silence.

Fearing he may be in danger, Andi sets out to investigate. She finds an unlikely ally in her neighbor Cyrus, whose mother once worked for Nutrexo and is hiding secrets of her own. Their search for answers leads them to the head scientist at Nutrexo’s confidential research facility, where they learn that the truth is more complicated—and more devastating—than they ever could have imagined.

This captivating debut is at once a page-turning thriller, a contemporary coming-of-age story, and a thought-provoking look at the consequences of our desires for power, success, and control.


Alanna Peterson graduated from the University of Washington in Seattle with degrees in molecular biology and nutritional science. She has worked in a variety of settings throughout her career, including a microbiology lab, a research kitchen, an intensive care unit, a food justice nonprofit, and a shaved ice booth. She is the award-winning author of the Call of the Crow Quartet, a series of young adult thrillers. More information about her books can be found at

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Weight 17 oz
Dimensions 6 × 0.74 × 9 in

Call of the Crow Quartet, Book 1

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Content/trigger warnings

Violence, torture, blood, needles, abduction, forced captivity, disease outbreaks, severe respiratory illness, hospitalization, dying/death, racism, animal cruelty, implied sexual assault, profanity

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