Title: Vanish - Firelight #2
Author: Sophie Jordan
Release date: 6 September 2011
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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?
The last book, Firelight, ended with a cliff hanger that almost killed me. It was just so good. In Vanished, we follow Jacinda's life once she's back in the pride. Since she and her family ran away, the daily life of the pride has become more strict (curfews, patrols...) and everyone has their eyes set on them, ready to point out anything against them.
Jacinda, the only fire breather of their pride, ceases to be the center of attention she had been before - someone else (very surprisingly!) has taken that.
Will, before Jacinda left, promised her he would come back for her. But some circumstances leave her wondering wether he will be able to do as he said. Will's possible return plus the constant distrust of the pride end up in a situation where Jacinda almost has to suffer a wind clipping.
I enjoyed this book a lot. Of course, it ends with another cliff hanger that will leave you staring astonished at the 'The End' page. I would have liked more Jacinda and Will scenes, but on the other hand I really liked the scenes with Cassian. He ceases to be that stoic, all-for-the-pride Cassian and we are able to catch a glimpse of his feelings. Corbin, his cousin, was a nice addition (even though his creepy personality).
Vanish was as addicting as the first book. There will be situations when you'll want to hit someone, and there will be others that will touch your heart.