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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Book Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Vanish (Firelight, #2)

Synopsis (from Goodreads):  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.

My Thoughts:  Well, this one wasn't my favorite book but it wasn't horrible.  I read it quickly and thought the ending was full of action and it kept me on the edge of my seat. 

Really though, besides the action-packed ending, the whole book focused on Jacinda, Will and Cassian.  It was SO annoying!  Jacinda spent the whole book thinking about Will and then when Will came back, she decided she didn't want Will.  Yet, she will risk her Draki Pride to meet Will.  Then, Cassian is in love with Jacinda and she plays with his emotions as well.  It just annoyed me and made me want to smack Jacinda. 

I loved Tamra.  She came into her own and had some serious spunk and was just awesome.  I wished there was more about Tamra in the book and am hoping there will be more about her in the next book. She is very strong and I feel bad for her at first with the Cassian/Jacinda situation but I think she deserves better than Cassian.

Jacinda and Tamra's mom was a disappointment.  She came back to the Pride and then she ended up just working and drinking.  She didn't perk up until Jacinda was in jeopardy of losing her wings.  I was just hoping she would have been a stronger character.

I did like the ending of this book!  It had some twists that I hadn't predicted and was filled with action.  I can't wait to see how Cassian, Will, Jacinda and Tamra get Miriam out of this mess but look forward to a much more action filled story in the next book! 

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