Monday, September 12, 2011

Book review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Vanish is the second novel in Sophie Jordan's Firelight trilogy. May I suggest reading my review of Firelight for those of you who haven't started this trilogy yet? It's hard to avoid spoilers when reviewing a sequel.

Jacinda, Tamra, Zara(the girls mother) and Cassian are on their way back to the pride. Their actions will be punished...

My thoughts:
I loved Firelight and I believe it might even make it to my top 10 reads of 2011-list. I'm sorry to say that this second installment in the Firelight trilogy struggled to maintain my interest. I had such high hopes for Vanish but somehow I just lost the connection with the main character, Jacinda, almost from the first page. For me, and I'm willing to bet on it that this is important for all booklovers out there, character connection is SO important, so that kind ruined my reading experience.

When I had about 30 pages left of the book something changed and I felt more invested in the story again, Sophie Jordan seemed to rein me back in again. So much so that I feel the urge to read the conclusion of this trilogy, I hope it will be back on the same level as Firelight.

I almost forgot to tell you that I think I might have changed what team I'm on... So are you team Will or team Cassian?

I do think it's pretty in a way but not nearly as beautiful as the Firelight cover.

My rating:
- Okish, but the first one was so much better.

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  1. I think I need to read Firelight first!

  2. I am sorry this was not as good as the 1st book. I do want to read Firelight.

  3. Aw, I've been hearing the same thoughts about Vanish and it does have me worried. I'm really, really hoping that I'll be in the camp that loves in since I too, ADORED Firelight. Amazing novel! So it's sad to hear this one was a disappointment for you. But... wait.... you changed teams?! Which were you on before? I'm Team Will - a little nervous that Cassian may win me over now!

  4. I am on team, oh wait I have no team, I gotta read book 1 first :) Who knows maybe I will like it even though it is pnr

  5. At the moment? I'm definitely Team Will! But I haven't read Vanish yet so I have no clue whether or not that will change! :) I'm so excited to read it!

    Awesome review, Mari!

  6. Vivienne:I think that is a wise decision ;)

    Veens:You should check out Firelight, I lovedi it :)

    Brodie:Team Will, was anything else a possibility in Firelight? ;) I guess it was for some but not many..

    Blodeuedd:Ha ha, you crack me up, B :D

    Mimi Valentine:Thank you so much :)

  7. I loved Firelight but was totally let down by Vanish :( I found Jacinda irritating in this one. Right now I lean towards Cassian but maybe just because we don't see much of Will in this one.

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