Vanish by Sophie Jordan
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Release Date: September 6, 2011
Format: Hardcover (294 pages)
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.Vanish is a fantastic sequel to Firelight, with new elements and dimensions introduced, but also some of the same things that pulled you in the first time around.
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.
In Vanish, we have Jacinda and her family back amongst the pride. Things are far different from how they used to be, and Jacinda is being treated with animosity from all angles (well... maybe not all...). There was a perfect balance for me in that even when Jacinda was doing a bit of moping, I wasn't annoyed because of how sorry I felt for her. It just felt like a very accurate portrayal of what she would be going through.
I think a lot of people are going to be surprised with the transformations we see in this novel. Quite a few of the characters are revealed to have more to them than what first meets the eye, something that was very well done. Now, personally, I was always pro-Cassian, but it was definitely nice to see that my thoughts of what may be true weren't completely ridiculous. Cassian is such a fantastic character in this book! He really looks out for Jacinda, even when she's not exactly cooperating.
Now, while this novel does definitely have a different feel than the previous one of the series, I liked it even more! The action heats up by the end and some truly shocking events come to pass. I am already thinking about when I can get my hands on Book 3, which I'm sure will be even better than this one!
I really recommend this series if you haven't started it yet. There is action, romance and fascinating mythology. What's not to love?
Cover Comments: I love it! It's so similar to the Firelight cover yet so different at the same time. The contrast is great and both of the covers tie in so well to their respective stories. I have no idea what Book 3 will feature, but I'm excited to find out!