Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Vanish (Firelight #2) by Sophie Jordan
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.
Goodness me... Jacinda COULD NOT make up her mind in this one! This above all is what made me dislike her and the book. The sequel to Nightshade was Calla unable to sift through her feelings for Ren then Shay. There's a lot of the same in VANISH. One moment JACINDA's pining wishing for Will; in the next moment, she's lip locked with Cassian. I wonder what made her so special. Is it suffiicient that she be head strong and would buck authority time again? Really? What is it that she's got that has not one, not two... but get this, three boy after her?
I actually liked Firelight too because I got precisely what I was looking for when I read it~ star crossed lovers of a draki falling for her hunter. Then there was also a bonus of her being a different kind of shifter. But VANISH simply stretched my patience too much. Wait, it was Jacinda's indecision that stretched it... And despite the Tam being on the cover this time around, she has little time to shine in her new role because all VANISH was about JACINDA. (and her indecision)
So many things happen too.. and I do not mean that in a good way. A lot of drama that seemed overdone to me too. She's hunted (they all are really.) There's an escape (several n fact.) Her friends are pissed at her. She's no longer the golden girl. Her sister becomes... becomes.. well, read it! Even someone's mad crush on her or is it someone who's mad has a crush on her? "Dramatic follow-up," indeed!
Thanks NETGALLEY !!