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10.10.2011

Review: Vanish {Firelight #2} by Sophie Jordan



PJ's QUICKIE POV:

For a second in series, VANISH was handled fantastically. Sophie Jordan had my anxiety levels up and I really felt for these characters. Heartache for Jacinda, pity and disgust for the mom and a sort of fear and happiness for Tamra -- along with a slew of other emotions for the secondary characters that were introduced or brought back in the second novel. Intense elicited emotions is what I live for in a book - the plot might have a few holes but if the book creeps in and forces unique emotional responses from me, I'm in love. Top this with a good plot, great character building and on-your-toes twists and turns…well I'm smitten with Sophie Jordan and her fire-breathing creations.


REVIEW:


Jacinda has sacrificed herself again. Back to the pride they go with Cassian as their guide and the newly manifested Tamra. Yet, all she can think of is Will. Her love for him is so intense but she must protect him, her family and herself at all costs. And that means the pride, Cassian and the rules they will inflict on her - just hopefully, with her willful return her wings will not be clipped.


If her young adult books are this good I must go out and buy her adult novels, because I'm now a big fan girl of Sophie Jordan. To carry a second book this well takes talent - as I've noticed after a few badly digested second novels that I've recently read. This is a series that you don't want to pass up, but it is highly suggested that you read book one.

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Recommended for paranormal romance fans and young adult. Go back and read the first one if you haven't yet, this is not a stand-alone. This is also recommended for more mature teens because some items might be a bit harder for a younger teen to process, yet, nothing at all explicit or out of order.



 
 

Young Adult Novel

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17 comments:

Anna said...

I'm glad to hear this is a good one, because I had some issues with Firelight, so I was skeptical about reading Vanish. I'll definitely be checking it out now though :)

Truly Bookish said...

Great review. Love these books but the cliffhangers are killing me! After reading Firelight and Vanish, I am now a Sophie Jordan fan too.
NC
Truly Bookish

Christa @ Hooked on Books said...

I've never read this series but I've been hearing a lot of great things about Vanish. Maybe it's time I start it.

ParaJunkee said...

@Anna - Now, I really liked Firelight, so I don't know if you'll be all over this one if you didn't like Firelight...

@Truly - Yes, killing definitely.

@Christa - Must read.

Julie@My5monkeys said...

Great review and since reading Firelight I have also read her adult books too. Now I need to read this book too.

Book Crook Liza said...

I read the first book and liked it enough, but haven't gotten around to reading the second, but now I really want to!

Liza @ Book Crook Liza

Little_Dhampir91 said...

I loved Vanish! Normally sequels suck but thankfully this one didn't. I'm looking forward to reading the third book considering the killer cliffhanger.

Megan Swicegood said...

I'm picking this one up today and looking forward to it, though I must say I don't fully remember the first book so I'm a little worried that this isn't stand-alone - I hope it's enough stand alone that it's okay I haven't read Firelight in awhile. I love the heightened emotions that you talked about, definitely what makes a good YA stand out for me.

Melliane said...

It sounds like a nice book. I didn't read this series mais perhaps I will pick the first one. thanks for the review

Lily Child said...

Oh yay! I tend to get a little nervous about the second book in the series...they have a tendency to not live up their predecessor. Really looking forward to reading this one! :)

Amy J said...

I really need to start this series! LOL
Great review. Now I am even more curious about it!

Mari - Escape In A Book said...

I'm beginning to wonder what's wrong with me. I LOVED Firelight but unfortunately Vanish let me down. I seem to be pretty much the only one with that opinion :)

Rain Maiden said...

It's nice to read about dragons. I read the first book, but have yet to get Vanish. I enjoy Sophie's adult series too. Thanks for the review.

Dead Trees and Silver Screens said...

I loved this book. Actually liked it better than the first one. I really cheered for Cassian. He became a very fascinating character.

http://deadtreesandsilverscreens.blogspot.com

J.J. Bonds said...

Ugh! Another cliffhanger? Loved Firelight and can't wait to get my hands on Vanish... cliffhanger and all.

Espana said...

I got the uncorrected proof from a book convention, and it was a great book. A lot happens from the very beginning where it starts exactly where it left off with Jacinda leaving her home. I wont give any spoilers, but ill say i never expected the outcome of this book. If you like the first book, you'll Love the second.

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