Aug 6, 2012

REVIEW: Vanish (Firelight, #2) by Sophie Jordan

Title: Vanish
Series: Firelight, #2
Author: Sophie Jordan
Format: Hardcover
Release Date: September 6, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen

"An impossible romance.
Bitter rivalries.
Deadly choices.

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?"

I was not a fan of this one. The story kind of bugged me but for some unknown reason I could not put this book down. I ended up reading it all in one sitting. In this installment Jacinda is back with the pride after she manifested in front of Xander and a bunch of other hunters. In a turn of events Xander and the other hunters are shaded and don't remember it ever happening. While Jacinda is back with her pride she is treated as a criminal because A: she ran away (even if her mother did force her) and B: She showed the draki's best kept secret to hunters. While Jacinda is being shunned she is trying to forget about Will and accept the idea of Cassian. I don't like Cassian and Jacinda together. I just don't, I like Will and Jacinda together.

In Vanish you meet a lot more draki characters, but sadly not in their draki form. Jacinda and Tamra get along better for the most part in this installment. Cassian really does care for Jacinda, even though she is in love with a hunter. He protects and helps her. The bad guy in this book is Cassian's dad, Severin. He sees Jacinda as no more but a trouble making, breeding tool. Cassian's family is full of horrible people. Like Will, Cassian has a horrid cousin. His name is Corbin and he is just creepy. The kind of creepy that when he looks at you, your skin crawls and you feel like you need to take a shower.

I really hated how everyone was so quick to judge Jacinda and her family but after she was forced into a certain event they acted like nothing was ever wrong and she was the golden child once more. The draki just are not pleasant people. I also hated that Cassian was always trying to worm his way into Jacinda's heart, but that's mainly because I am team Will. Even though I am not a fan of this series I still feel compelled to read the next book that comes out in a few months. It sounds promising and action filled so here's to hoping that its better than Vanish.