Author: Sophie Jordan
Pub Date:September 6th 2011
Format: eBook ARC
Rating 2.5 - 3 Birds
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.
Vanish picks up immediately where Firelight ends. Considering the cliff hanger (no pun intended) way Firelight wraps up, I was especially happy about this little gift from the author. The extreme feeling of happiness, sadly was not experienced again through out the book.
The story was still interesting enough to keep me engaged, but unfortunately it was just like the first book in so many ways, or at least this is how I felt. It seems the same issues are dealt with, the “love triangle on steroids” is still there and full frontal for everyone to see.Tamra Loves Cassian. Cassian loves Jasinca. Jacinda loves Will. And a round and around we go.
We have the same highly indecisive Jacinda who’s love life “decisions” can only be compared to watching a tennis tournament. It was down right infuriating to read most of the time. She would fight, scrape and sacrifice to be with one boy, then no mre then 5 minutes after getting to him she’s changing her mind to wanting the one she left behind. And this doesn’t happen just once or twice in the book, but half a dozen or so times!
We’re still fighting to leave the Pride, which was the basis of the whole first book. I just felt like the plot of Vanish was recycled from Firelight a little.
The text itself made me feel like I had déjà vu on more then one occasion. The distinct feeling of “didn’t I just read that?” would wash over me and then I would realize that it was simply that the text was a little repetitive. Exact sentences were never reused but rewordings to say the same thing definitely happened on several occasions.
I am so disappointed with Vanish. I expected so much more and I just really felt through out the story that the author wrote herself in circles. The ending is maddening, just when things start to really get good and you realize you’re going to be finally delivered outside of the repetitiveness of the book – it’s done. Literally you turn the page and there’s nothing.
I’m giving the book a 2.5 – 3 bird rating. I was annoyed with things through out, I really can’t stand Jacinda anymore but the plot has left me curious enough that I willprobably read book 3. I will suffer a writing style I don’t particularly enjoy to find the story beneath it…and I’m also dying to see what Draki look like, maybe one will grace the cover of book 3
Find Sophie Jordan and The Firelight Series
2.5- 3 Bird Rating