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September 6, 2011

Book Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Title: Vanish
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: Firelight #2
Release Date: September 6th, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Age: Young Adult
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 loved Firelight, so it wasn't really a surprise for me to read Vanish in only a couple of hours!

Vanish follows Firelight from the exact point where Jacinda, Cassian, Tamra and their mother are in the car, escaping from hunters. It's almost impossible, but Tamra gives everybody a surprise and saves them.

It's obvious Jacinda isn't welcome in the pride, and her mother either. But Tamra is more welcome now, and everyone wants her.

Vanish is full of action. I thought it was going to be a dramatic book, thinking that Jacinda was going to probably be crying all the time. She cries, but she's such a strong character. That's why I like her so much.

In this book Cassian has the opportunity to shine. In Firelight he was always under the shadow of doubt, but he's actually very sweet, mature, and I can see he is one of those characters who always get hurt in love triangles.

Will is also in the story, but I, as Jacinda, kind of feel in between Cassian and Will. Obviously Jacinda loves Will, but Cassian is also very sweet to yes, love triangle.

I was glad Tamra had her moment to shine, but still as with the first book, I'm not a fan of her or Jacinda's mother.

Overall, Vanish is the perfect continuation for Firelight. I got the feeling Firelight is actually one book split in three parts. Of course, the ending is another cliffhanger, even worse than the one at the first I can't wait to read the next book!


  1. I liked this book, though I thought she should just choose already! (between her two hotties)

  2. I have been intrigued by this book and following the tour. It sounds so good, but I do not know about these cliffhanger endings, they tend to annoy me,as we have to wait so long to find out what is going to happen :) Thanks for sharing your thoughts.

  3. I loved Firelight and I still need to get Vanish! It'll be interesting to see more of Cassian in this book since he's not painted in a favorable light in the first book.

    I never liked her sister and her mom in the first book b/c they didn't really understand Jacinda's feelings about this sudden change in environment. But at least she got to fall in love with Will b/c of this change in environment!

  4. You know I have heard so many good things about this series. I have had it on my TBR list for some time but maybe I need to push it to the top - as you gave it 5 stars and everyone else does too. Great review!

  5. I've been looking forward to reading the series. I just need to get my hands on them and I think I'll really like them. I've liked what I've read from reviews about the books and yours just one more proof that the books are worth reading. Great review!

  6. I really need to find me copy of this book! I loved the first one!