Thursday, 11 August 2011

Review: Vanish [Firelight #2] by Sophie Jordan

Title: Vanish
Author: Sophie Jordan
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Genre: Fantasy, Young Adult, Paranormal
Series: Firelight #2
Source: NetGalley
Publisher: HarperCollins
Publication Date: 6th September 2011
Rating: 4 stars

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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 started this book with a bit of hesitation, while I liked Firelight I wasn't too impressed with it and thought it was a bit slow.  In the first chapter of Vanish I was hooked.  I have read it in one sitting (which is hard as it's on my PC and hurts my eyes if I am on too long) that's how hooked I was with it, only stopping to refuel with coffee.

Without saying too much to give it away, we watch as Jacinda goes back to the pride, the last place she wants to be, and tries to blend back in with society and follow their rules to make them back off from her.

She is demoted from her job and gets assigned a new one, possibly the worst one available, and has to keep herself "meek and mild" and not cause too much upset.  She has to live with her Mum and watch her as she struggles to cope with what has happened, not only to Jacinda but also Tamra.

I thought Vanish was a much better paced book with something always going on to keep my attention.  The writing is more fluid and actually makes me believe I am really there and part of the action, not only with the pride hostility but also the conflicting emotions Jacinda feels about Cassian and Will, and also her damaged friendship with Azure.

This book is a must read for all fans of Sophie Jordan, I for one will be adding this to my bookshelf.

[Book courtesy of Netgalley for an honest review]

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