Saturday, September 3, 2011

Vanish by Sophie Jordan [Review]

5 out of 5 Robots!
Vanish by Sophie Jordan
Series: Firelight, #2
Genre: Young Adult Fantasy
Release: September 6, 2011
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins
My Copy: NetGalley
Reviewer: Rex
Buy the Book: Amazon

About the Book:
To save the life of the boy she loves, Jacinda did the unthinkable: She betrayed the most closely-guarded secret of her kind. Now she must return to the protection of her pride knowing she might never see Will again—and worse, that because his mind has been shaded, Will’s memories of that fateful night and why she had to flee are gone.

Back home, Jacinda is greeted with hostility and must work to prove her loyalty for both her sake and her family’s. Among the few who will even talk to her are Cassian, the pride’s heir apparent who has always wanted her, and her sister, Tamra, who has been forever changed by a twist of fate. Jacinda knows that she should forget Will and move on—that if he managed to remember and keep his promise to find her, it would only endanger them both. Yet she clings to the hope that someday they will be together again. When the chance arrives to follow her heart, will she risk everything for love?

My Thoughts: 
Vanish is the compelling second installment in Sophie Jordan's wonderful Firelight series. The story begins immediately after Firelight ends. Jacinda is living with the Pride for the majority of this novel and I loved that. The Draki are fascinating creatures and so is their culture. I absolutely loved this book and could not put it down- flew right through it. It has everything I need in my Young Adult books. Forbidden love, action, adventure- One of the most unbearable love triangles I have ever read!  Fans of Firelight, book one, will not be disappointed.

I love the characters in this book. Jacinda, Tamra, Cassian, Will, Severin, Corbin... I love hating the villains and adored the good guys. I felt a little annoyed with Jacinda and her mother's decisions pretty consistently throughout the book, but I enjoyed that. This is like a modern, Draki version of Romeo and Juliet. I think that is why Jacinda's decisions and actions bothered me- I don't want to dive into her decisions as they could be considered spoilers. Cassian's character really unravels in this novel and it is great finally getting to know him. Major book crush on Cassian. It very much reminded me of Ren and Shay from the Nightshade series by Andrea Cremer. 

Vanish is an extremely riveting, satisfying sequel to Firelight. The ending isn't quite a cliff hanger, yet I'm dieing to know what happens to the characters next. They have a major adventure ahead of them, and I'm hoping it is as intense and fast-paced as Vanish. Sophie Jordan is an amazing story teller and I can't wait to pick up more of her work!


  1. So happy to hear this loved the first book! Didn't realize book 2 was out this week -thanks xoxo



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