Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Title: Vanish
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: Firelight, #2
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: September 6, 2011
Pages: 304

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 VANISH was going to succeed the previous book in the Firelight series, but apparently I was wrong. One thing about VANISH was that I felt like I was reading the first book, Firelight all over again, like there were no changes.

One thing in the first book I could not stand was the Pride that Jacinda belonged to. They were too controlling and now that Jacinda returns to the Pride in this book it brings up my hate level up so much more. We are constantly surrounded by the Pride and I am disgusted by the Pride so much I just wanted to skim the book a lot. I just can't stand their controlling attitude like Jacinda is a piece of property.

I was unsure about Cassian in the first book, how I felt about him, but now I am sure that I most definitely do not like him. I felt like he pushed Jacinda too much to be with him and try and forget about Will. And it is not that easy. She cared about him and that will not just go away that quickly. I wish that Will showed up more in the book. But when we did see him, he was as wonderful as ever. I missed him and fell in love with Will all over again.

I Love that this book is fast-paced and the cover is quite lovely. But I was quite disappointed in VANISH. I didn't see any changes really except a very depressed Jacinda. Since there is one book left I will continue with it and hopefully it will not disappoint. And again I am curious how the series will end after the ending of VANISH.


  1. Darn I was hoping that the series would improve with the addition of Vanish. Oh well I will just get this one from the library instead of purchasing it. Thanks for an honest review.

  2. Vanish was amazing. I couldnt beileve how much Jacinda and Tamra both grew, even Cassian and Will I noticed a big change in them. The romance in this book has left me in a stuck, I still think I am leaning towards the romantic Will, but you can't help, but feel for Cassian, and even though it's almost for sure that Jacinda will probably be with Will in the end, I am hoping Cassian at least gets a happy ending. Sophie has put together such an amazing love triangle in this book, it is deffiently one of my favorites, both of the guys are so caring and protective of Jacinda, you can't help but fall for both of them.