Monday, August 13, 2012

Review: Vanish

    Vanish by Sophie Jordan

    Publisher: HarperTeen
    Publication Date: September 6th 2011
    Pages: 294
    Source: Library
    Genre: Paranormal, Romance

    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?

    If you have not read the first book in this series there may  be some minor spoilers.
    After I finished Firelight I was very, very excited to get my hands on it's sequel,  Vanish because I really really liked Firelight and it's amazing story. After reading Vanish I was a little bit disappointed in how it continued the story and I really wish I could have just skipped over it. Vanish continues the story of Jacinda and her troubles in her family, love life, and her difficulties being a Draki, a decedent of dragons.

    I really liked how the story jumped right into where the plot left off in the story. Firelight left us off on a bit of a cliff hanger- almost literally, and Vanish jumped right back into the action. It was a bit hard to get into the book again because it was a little bit dry and emotional right off the bat, but after a few chapters I got into it again.

    The biggest problem I had with this book was that it has a lot of the typical Second-Book-in-Series issues that a lot of books have and that really annoyed me. In Firelight Jacinda gets in a relationship with a boy named Will, and in the end Jacinda is taken back to the Darki pride (village) where her family has recently run away from. In this book there is a lot of trust issues that happen between Will and Jacinda and a lot of emotional internal-conflict that is really common among second books in series. I really wish that this book hadn't had those problems because the first one had so much potential.

    Overall I really didn't like how this book turned out in the end. By the end of the book things did work out but it was really hard to get to that point.

    1 comment:

    1. I downloaded this book on my Kindle awhile ago and haven't gotten around to reading it! Hopefully with your warning I'll be able to enjoy it.