Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Vanish Review

304 pages

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? 

Review (ARC):
I was soooo excited to read the second book in the Firelight series and extremely excited that I was able to gain an ARC of this novel to review. With that being said, Vanish picks up where Firelight left off with Jacinda having to deal with life after revealing herself to hunters. A lot has changed within her family and within her pride because of the decisions she has made. It seemed to me while reading this that Jacinda had a hard time dealing with these situations. She was ready to run away from her problems instead of facing them head on. That definitely made me more than a little frustrated with her. I was also frustrated with the triangle between Cassian, Jacinda, and Will. I have to admit I was rooting for the relationship between Jacinda and Cassian, especially after more about his feelings was revealed. This novel was an extremely quick read for me and I felt like there should have been more to the story especially after the cliffhanger ending. All in all I enjoyed reading this novel and I can't wait to read the next one in the series when it comes out.


  1. This sequel was just as good as the first book, which had a lot of original ideas dealing with dragons. The characters are interesting and so is the story, even if it is a bit cliche. If you liked other books such as "Nightshade" by Andrea Cremer, "Matched" by Ally Condie, and "Graceling" by Kristin Cashore, you will definitely like this series.