Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Title: Vanish Vanish by Sophie Jordan
Author: Sophie Jordan
Genre: Young Adult
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: September 6, 2011
Hardcover: 304 pages
Where’d I Get It: For Review from the Publisher

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? 

My Thoughts: Vanish picks up where Firelight left us and takes us on a journey into the heart of Draki society.  Ms. Jordan shows us more of the mythology behind the dragons in this sequel, which is nice, but it seems that this book just doesn’t quite have the pep and zing that the first in the series had. I think this book suffers a bit from being the middle child.  That said, Vanish is definitely not a bad book and is most certainly worth the read.

What I really liked: The introduction of more info about the mythology, the way pack dynamics are portrayed, and the attention to detail on both main and supporting characters. Oh, and there’s dragons, of course…I totally love that.
What I didn’t like:  The pacing was a lot slower, the plot seemed to suffer from disorganization, the love triangle (must there always be one?) isn’t believable, and there’s absolutely no feeling of urgency in the story. I just didn’t get pulled in like I did with Firelight.

Despite my lack of total love, I’ll still be reading the final book in the Firelight series.

Rating: 3 of 5

Bella Factor: Not really.

My review of the first book in this series, Firelight, is here.

Comments

  1. I downloaded Firelight not too long ago, but I don’t know when I’ll get to it. I hear such mixed reviews of these books.

    Christy @ Love of Books