Vanish- Sophie Jordan

Written By: Kellie - Mar• 21•12

Synopsis: 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?
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Review: Love, love, love this series! This is one of the few YA series right now where I really can’t think of any other books quite like these ones which makes for a really refreshing read while still managing to be engaging and an overall, great story! Vanish is the second book in the Firelight trilogy and I enjoyed it just as much as book one, Firelight. These books follow Jacinda,who is a Draki (basically… capable of being in both human and dragon form) and while she loves what she is, she has all kinds of issues with the culture that comes with it especially once her love life gets involved. Eep! Anyways, the dragon concept alone sold me on these books and now I’m hooked!

One element I really appreciated is that the relationship between Jacinda and her twin sister didn’t follow an overly stereo typical path which was something I was worried about. In book one Jacinda and Tamra aren’t close and don’t see eye to eye on most issues so as the story progresses their relationship obviously needs to grow and change as well. The direction Sophie Jordan is taking the two of them together is great so far and I can’t wait to see where their little family stands at the end of this trilogy.

My biggest complaint about book two is that not much actually seemed to happen. With the exception of one big “everything is going horribly wrong” scenario, most of the book focuses more on the social aspects of Jacinda’s life, which on it’s own isn’t a bad thing but it just felt like the story could have used some more progression and a bit of growth from it’s characters.

On sort of that same note, Vanish offers a more in depth look into Draki society and gets you really rooting for some big changes so I’m excited to see how everything comes together for the final book in this series which is coming out in September of this year.

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