Reading level: Young AdultI have to admit, when I first read Firelight, I was a little embarrassed by the fact that I fell in love with a dragon (draki) book. It just seemed weird. But, no more! After reading Vanish, I am prepared to fully embrace my draki-ness! This series is AWESOME!!! Sophie Jordan is such a gifted writer. I can't think of many series where I was just as happy (if not more so) with the second book as I was with the first, but I loved Vanish.
Hardcover: 304 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins (September 6, 2011)
Buy the book: Amazon
An Impossible Romance.
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?
There are so many things I loved about this book. The world building, the mystery, the suspense, the fighting, the discovery, and OMG the romantic tension!!! Before reading this book, I was fully on board with Team Will, but after reading Vanish? CASSIAN.....I heart you!! I completely fell in love with Cassian. Will? Will who? I guess I'm an out-of-sight, out-of-mind kinda girl, because my allegiance changed faster than a politician with a hand-full of money! Yes, I feel slightly guilty about this, but....hey, what's a girl to do in the face of such smokin' hottery?
Ok, ok...there was more in this than just Cassian (as if he wasn't enough). I really liked getting a glimpse into life in the Draki village that Jacinda grew up in. Even though she wasn't treated very kindly much of the time, it was still really interesting to see the Draki world. And there were some very interesting happenings, and twists that I can't reveal, but they are sure to put a big fat wrench in all the plans that Will and Jacinda have tried to make. I can't wait to see how it all pans out. Especially since, like Firelight, Vanish ends in a Whopping Cliffhanger. This usually makes me incredibly angry, but there's something about Sophie's writing that just completely sucks me in, and I can't be mad at anything she does. I suspect magic.
If you haven't read this series, GET ON IT! It really is one of my favorites!
Sexual Content: Mild