Saturday, September 3, 2011

Book Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan @SoVerySophie

Vanish by Sophie Jordan
Publish Date: September 6, 2011
Hardcover, 304 pages 
Fiction, Young Adult, Paranormal
 ISBN: 978-0061935107
Firelight #2

My Review:
Overview: I have been eagerly awaiting the second installment in the Firelight series and I was not disappointed.  More Will, more Cassian, more Jacinda confused and trying to figure out what her place is.  And the ending, I can't wait for installment number 3!

Minor Spoilers ahead for those who have not read Firelight . . .

My thoughts:  Firelight left me gasping and wanting for more.  I was intrigued by this different world of the draki that Ms. Jordan had built and I could not wait until Vanish was released.  As I mentioned in the overview Vanish did not disappoint.  As Vanish begins we find the group heading back to the pride.  Of course Jacinda is conflicted and it's this conflict that makes the book for me.  Jacinda doesn't want to leave Will but she knows she needs to go back to her pride.

But life isn't easy when she gets back to the pride.  But I don't want to give away too much.  Just suffice to say this book will fly by when you read it.  There is so much packed into this book.  Jacinda grows and changes in this book.  We get more of a look into Cassian and into Tamra.  We also get more of a look into pride life.  There is also Will.  Vanish is just amazing.  I thought Firelight was good but Vanish has topped it and the only problem I have is that I have to wait another year to find out what happens next! **whine**

So if you haven't picked up this series and would like to try out something different in the paranormal genre, then try out the Firelight series.  If you read Firelight then run, don't walk and get Vanish when it comes out Tuesday.  It's that good!  Great characters, great action and a plot that will have you turning page after page and probably wanting Ms. Jordan's address after it's done so you can make sure she's finishing the next book (I'm picking Ms. Jordan).  Seriously, Vanish is a very enjoyable read that takes you to another world that is a part of our world for the afternoon and while it does leave you hanging waiting for the next book, it leaves you satisfied too.

My Rating: 5.0/5.0

About the Book:
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.

About the Author: 
Sophie Jordan grew up on a pecan farm in the Texas hill country, where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she’s also the New York Times bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she’s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.


FTC Information: I received this book through Netgalley from the publisher for an honest review.  I have Amazon links on my review pages but I do not make any money from these because of NC laws.  I put them solely for people to check out the books on a retail site.