by Sophie Jordan
Publication Date: September 6th, 2011
Source: Big Honcho Media / HarperTeen
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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. (Goodreads)
Vanish picks up right where Firelight leaves off. I was really looking forward to seeing what would happen to Jacinda and her family once they returned to the pride. Jacinda was a bit of a mess throughout the book. Very confused about what she wanted, and also about Who she wanted. One minute she wanted Will, the next, Cassian. I can definitely sympathize with what she’s going through, leaving behind someone you love is definitely heartbreaking. Will was still about the same as he was in Firelight. He really cares for Jacinda, and does some very brave things for her.
I like that Tamra got a bigger role in this book. I really didn’t care for her in Firelight, but she definitely grew on me in Vanish. We see a completely different side of her. I like the relationship between her and Jacinda much more. I have to say, I felt super bad for their mom as well.
The one character I absolutely fell in love with in this book, was Cassian. He is such an intense character. I hate the way he was treated by Jacinda. For whatever reason, he really adored her. I think he would do just about anything for her. I’m hoping we get to see a LOT more of him in the next book. I really, really, really like Cassian.
I have to say, I’m not a big fan of the love-triangle, especially when I really like the point of the triangle that probably won’t get picked in the end. But it definitely works in this story.
I love the pace and the storyline for the book. It was a very quick, very engrossing read. I had the book finished in just a few short hours.
Overall, I enjoyed reading Vanish just as much as I enjoyed reading Firelight. Now, I’m anxiously awaiting the next book in the series. I MUST know what is going to happen next!