Author: Sophie Jordan
Release: September 6, 2011
Length: 304 pages
Age Group: Young Adult
Recommend: If you are a fan of Firelight, you have to read Vanish!
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? ~ Goodreads
Review by Julie
Vanish has a lot of love angst, so be prepared for back and forth emotions. This book starts where Firelight left off: Jacinda, her mom, sister Tamra, and Cassian heading back to the pride after Jacinda shows her true self to Will and other hunters. Some pretty interesting things happen on the way there that changes the course of how things will play out in the future for Tamra and Will. Both of them have some pretty revealing “issues” that thickens the plot.
The majority of this story takes place with the pride and Jacinda being torn between both worlds. She knows she needs to forget Will but losing him is something she isn’t sure she can do. Granted, Cassian is there to help and the surprising change in his character was actually welcomed from me. However, this does make it harder to dislike him and sets up a Team Will or Team Cassian scenario. Throughout the book, Jacinda, Will, Cassian, and Tamra run the gamut of emotions but unite in the end for a very promising action scene. I appreciate how Jordan has villains on both sides of the story, the pride has their bad people and the hunters are seen as the enemy. Therefore, it’s no surprise Jacinda and Will don’t fit in either place anymore. But in order to be together and free, they still have to take on the hunters and the pride.
I enjoyed Vanish despite all the love angst. I’m a Sophie Jordan fan and get this type of tension in her historical romance books as well. If you liked Firelight, I recommend reading Vanish. Keep in mind though; the buildup won’t be resolved just yet.