Thursday, December 1, 2011

Vanish- Sophie Jordan

Name: Vanish
Author: Sophie Jordan
Format: Hardcover
Source: Borrowed from the library
Rating: 3/5

Goodreads Summary:
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.
I thought I would absolutely fall in love with Vanish like I did with Firelight but unfortunately I was not as blow away as I thought I would be. I finished Firelight and could not wait to read Vanish so I picked it up a short while later and devoured it. It started where Firelight left off, fast paced and action paced. Tamara’s character comes out of the shadows in this novel and Cassin shows he does have another, softer side to him. I was not impressed with Jacinda. She was not the character she was in Firelight. I felt that she was selfish and rude towards everyone around her. She made herself sound selfless but she continued to hurt Tamara and everyone else around her.  I hope that Jacinda improves in the next novel and that Tamara’s character becomes more prominent. I still feel like Tamara is getting the short end of the stick, I want her to finally have her chance and get everything she ever wanted. I have completely switched sides, I was team Jacinda in Firelight but now I am totally team Tamara. I would not have enjoyed Vanish at all if Tamara was not in it which is unfortunate. 
The first part of the book was my favourite then it started to cool down and Jacinda started to irritate me.  She was so back and forth between Will and Cassin.  She said she loved Will and wanted to be with him but then she was thinking about Cassin but she could not be with Cassin because of Tamara but it did not stop her from hurting her. Again and again.  So frustrating .
Cassin moved up in the ranks in this novel, he showed his more compassionate side.  I think Tamara putting him in his place helped a lot.  He seemed to understand that if he wanted to see Miriam again he was going to have to selfless.  I am quite impressed with him and I hope to see more of this side in book 3. I do want him and Tamara together. I think he owes her a lot before he can even being to think there is a chance but I think Tamara deserves the chance to work her feelings for him out.
The cover was gorgeous; she kept the same theme which is always nice. The subtle scales and the colors are amazing.  The cover provided such an amazing visual to the Draki’s.
I want to read the third book but I am not dying to read it. I will most likely wait until I can borrow it before I decide to read it. I hope the story improves and there are more books to come.

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