Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Vanish: A Firelight Novel (Firelight (Hardcover - Trilogy))
Hardcover, 304 pages

Released: September 6, 2011

Publisher: HarperTeen

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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?

In bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s dramatic follow-up to Firelight, forbidden love burns brighter than ever.

My Rating: 4.5 / 5

My Thoughts:
Vanish begins right where Firelight left off, with the aftermath of Jacinda showing what she was to the hunters. Jacinda, her mom and sister are brought back to the pride by Cassian and now must face the consequences for leaving. Life back 'home' is not the same, with curfews in place and flying restricted.  With her sister's power finally known, Jacinda is no longer the most popular.

Throughout Vanish, Jacinda pines over Will, the one she feels she truly belongs with.  Poor Cassian can't win over Jacinda despite being the hottie prince that any other Draki girl swoons over, especially her sister. She wants to live her life the way she wants, not how other people want her too and sadly Cassian falls into the later. It's Will that can give her that and he seems to love her too, risking everything time and time again. Yes this means a love triangle plays a huge role in the book, but really I only see Will as the symbol of freedom she is striving for and Cassian as the one who knows and loves her best (can you tell I'm on team Cassian?). This book covers Jacinda's struggle with what she wants versus what is expected.

For those who love a cute story, this one is made for you! Once you start, you won't put it down, Vanish is a quick, fun read. Now I shouldn't be too surprised, given that Sophie Jordan is also a romance writer, but wow there was some hotness in there! Clean for YA but steamy enough to make you blush :D

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  1. I want to get into this series one day. :) Thanks for the great review of the next book. Sounds wonderful.

  2. I haven't read Firelight yet but I always like some steam in my YA reads.