Monday, December 19, 2011

Review: Vanish (Firelight #2) by Sophie Jordan

Vanish (Firelight #2) by Sophie Jordan

Published: September 6th 2011
Publisher: Harper Teen
Page Count: Hardcover, 294

Source: Library
Genre: Young Adult, Paranormal, Romance
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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. 

I liked Firelight enough, but was a little disappointed with the love story. I wasn't feeling it as much as I felt I should, but the ending had a good cliffhanger and I knew I'd have to read Vanish. 

In Vanish we find Sophie back in the pride with some major problems. Everyone basically hates her and there are plenty of people out to get her. Sophie's attitude in this installment irritated me a lot and I felt hope that the love story might turn in a good direction, but ended up sorely disappointed. This series has a major love triangle and unfortunately, as usual, it looks like the heroine is taking the turn in the wrong direction. I felt Sophie was ignoring all the right signals and using her rebellious nature to make her romantic decisions rather than her heart. Unfortunately I think that if the author goes in the direction I'd want her to go it would somewhat go against what she worked for in this first book, which didn't exactly work for me anyway... 

I am curious to see what happens in the next book --- I need more Cassian! 

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  1. I wasn't a huge fan of all the angst in the first one so I've stayed clear of reading this one. Your review makes me glad I did. Although I do agree that there should have been way more Cassian in the first book because the tiny bits that he was in had so much more impact than Will.

  2. I was so Team Cassian in this book as well, I didn't really care for him much in the first book, he was kind of pushy and abrasive, but in this one? LOVED. I kind of want her to end up with him as well, but your right about it going against what she set up with Will in book one:)

  3. Ugh! I hate it when they do that! I haven't read this series I keep putting it off & kinda glad now that I've read this.

  4. I'm yet to read Firelight and I don't know if I will read it now as the series doesn't look like it's turning out to be a very successful one, thank you for the insight and the great review!

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  5. :( It's a shame that you didn't enjoy Vanish, I liked Firelight, but there was just some things that I didn't like, so when I got Vanish, I haven't been exactly eager to pick it up yet, I will eventually, but it probably will be a while!

    Once again its a shame that you didn't enjoy it :( I hope that It doesn't make me rage! haha

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