Saturday, October 8, 2011

Book Review: Vanish


by Sophie Jordan
Series: Firelight #2
Release date: 6th September, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 294 (ARC)

Summary 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.

Review By Alaiel Kreuz:

Things have changed a lot for Jacinda. The last time we saw her she had revealed the biggest secret of her kind to save the live of her true love, Will. Now her family and her are going back to the Pride with Cassian who was the one that found them. But nothing is going to be the same now...

There was a time when Jacinda was the favorite of the Pride because she is the last fire-breather and that made her very special. Special enough to marry the heir of the throne, Cassian and "create" more fire-breathers with him. Sadly for her Tamra, her twin sister, is now in the spotlight. When Jacinda showed her draki form to the hunters in order to save Will's life Tamra, in some sort of trance, was the one who saved them all when she her power finally bloomed and became a shader. Now, as the future protector of the Pride she has become the favorite draki leaving Jacinda in a lower rank after what she did.

Looking at her future everything looks dark: after what Tamra did Will shouldn't be able to remember anything that happened that night, not even what she did to save him or why she left without a word so despite their promise their relationship is lost. She fears that her punishment for her actions are going to be the clipping of her wings -and that, besides from painful, is going to kill her- unless she agrees to pair with Cassian -but she doesn't love him...right?-. And her mother is trap, just like her in a place where nobody cares if she is okay or not.

Meaning? Her life is a living hell.

Now, what I liked about this book? Tamra, no doubt. Her development is really good and somehow I'm beginning to like her more than Jacinda. Why? Because Tamra knows what she wants and who she wants... nothing like Jacinda who is one page thinking in Will and in the next page flirting whit Cassian.
But their relationship as sisters also grows and I sure had a good time reading how they help and need each other, just like they need their mother.

The ending was predictable but really interesting nonetheless. Will I read the third book? Of course I will :D

Alaiel's Rating:

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1 comment:

  1. I liked Tamra more in this book too. In the first one she was so whinny, in this one she is strong.

    I also like Cassian a lot more too. He seems like a pretty great guy.


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