Release Date: September 6th, 2011
Source: ARC from Publisher
An impossible romance. Bitter rivalries. Deadly choices.
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?
Sophie Jordan does it again with the second installment in her young-adult trilogy. Though I wouldn’t call Vanish as good as Firelight, I thoroughly enjoyed the blood-pounding sequel.
Vanish takes off right where Firelight left off, making it seem like a larger book was divided into three. Which, of course, also means that the ending for Vanish is yet another sharp cliffhanger.
Jacinda, Tamra, and her Mom are back with the pride, now that she’s disclosed the draki’s most closely guarded secret to a group of hunters. There is no sympathy for Jacinda, who was once the pride’s most prized possession.
Cassian is still there though, still wants her, like he always has. But Jacinda’s heart lies somewhere else, as we all know.
A draki is captured, all because of Jacinda, a horrible punishment is inflicted on the most valuable part of her life, and her heart doesn’t know which way to go.
But there are always unexpected twists of fate in the fire-breather’s life. So unexpected, so filled with suspense, it will leave you breathless, all the way to the last page.
Compared to Firelight., Vanish is a little disappointing. I felt Sophie Jordan’s style faltered, along with the plot. However, Vanish is a satisfactory sequel, and I will most definitely be awaiting the final book in this suspenseful trilogy!