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(Firelight #2)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  30,565 ratings  ·  2,174 reviews
An impossible romance.
Bitter rivalries.
Deadly choices.

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 t
Hardcover, 294 pages
Published September 6th 2011 by HarperTeen
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The love-triangle RUINED it for me. I don't even care who Jacinda ends up with at this point. I really don't. I liked Will in Firelight, but I didn't care for him in this book (honestly, didn't even give him a second thought, which might be because he was barely in it). I was neutral towards Cassian in Firelight, and I ended up disliking him in this book.

I just don't understand why everyone is in love with Jacinda. It was worse because she kept going back and forth with this: 'I want Will. No, I
Sophie Jordan
Mar 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Um, yes ... I wrote ... I love ... ;)
CAUTION: RANTING AHEAD. (Not the whole thing, but I had a lot to get off my chest lol)

First I need to say just how much I love the covers for these books so far-- I really liked Firelight's, but I think I like Vanish's even more-- and when you put the two side-by-side, it's just like, **wow.** Love them! So now we know what Jacinda and Tamra look like, I wonder who we will be seeing on the third cover?!

Alright, so now onto the actual story.

The number one reason that I enjoyed Vanish so much mor
**Spoiler alert: After the first two paragraphs of my review, there are a few spoilers, so please don't continue reading if you want to avoid them.**

Whenever I think of Jacinda in this book, I think of myself as a teenager, lying on my bed in the dark (in the afternoon, no less), repeatedly listening to The Cure and Pearl Jam, writing depressing songs lyrics and poems on my Converse in marker; writing stories in which I am hit by a car and everyone feels so sorry they weren’t nicer to me before
Feb 14, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arcs, ya, 2011, fantasy, meh
I wanted so much more from this follow up to Firelight, which was a lush and refreshing take on YA fantasy. Unfortunately, Vanish suffers from what I hope is merely Second Book Slump and not an indication of the way the third book will go.

Vanish picks up immediately where Firelight left off--as though Jordan wrote them as one big book and split them in half--with Cassian taking Jacinda, Tamra and their mother back to the pride. What follows is three hundred pages of prettily written teenage ang
Jan 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Nov 09, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Fans of Firelight and those who like their paranormal romance heavy on the romance
Sophie Jordan knows how to write one steamy kiss.

I admit: as soon as I opened Vanish, I skipped ahead to read a highly anticipated reunion scene. (I mean, I have been looking forward to this moment for almost 365 least, that's how I justified it.) Once I was satiated, I decided to behave myself and read the book in order from page 1...and I kept burning through the pages until I'd read Vanish in one sitting. Sophie Jordan's writing flows like a seasoned pro's. It's easy to lose yoursel
Diane ϟ [ Lestrange ]

I was really excited for this book because Firelight leaves us in such promising ending. But again nothing worthy happens. There’s the Tamar’s thing and Jacinda back and forth feelings that really annoys me and ... that’s all! I kept waiting for something to develop, and about halfway through the book, the story got really promising. Again! Talks about the consistency of the author.
Great start.
and then boring.
more boring.
until the last page gets exciting again.
then bam! Cliffhanger!

there are too
Jan 13, 2011 rated it really liked it
Holy crap. That cover is EPIC.

Freaking loved it! And Cassian, of course. ;) Can't wait for the next book!
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
*spoiler FREE*

Dear Vanish, let me count all the things I love about you.... This is a fantastic sequel! I really liked what Sophie did with the story line and the direction it goes. Not only did she introduce more of her Draki world, she included a few great kissy scenes, added a lot more action (no I don't mean that kind), and she ends Vanish with the perfect set up for the next book. I literally could not put this book down once I started it.

I loved how much more in-depth the characters are i
Odette Brethouwer
Oct 03, 2016 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016
I Liked the first book of this series because I like the dragon idea of this series, but this book has a severe case of second book syndrome. Nothing happens, just a lot of blabla.

And when something happens, it does not live up to my expectations of the storyline, which are based on the first book. There are some unexpected things in it, (view spoiler), but that did not made the book enjoyable enough.

The ending is a real cliffhanger but it is so
Colleen Houck
Vanish is just as awesome as Firelight! First I think the cover is beautiful. I was hoping to learn more about the Draki and I wasn't disappointed. I love that the story is so layered that I keep uncovering new things about this world as I read on. My favorite part was when we were able to see a draki manifest for the first time. Won't give anything away but its a really cool thing. There are some twists in here too that I didn't see coming. Absolutely can't wait until the next book!
Damaris (GoodChoiceReading)
Feb 24, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I am so in love! I never thought I can love a series so much as I do this one. Sophie Jordan has an amazing imagination! Just like with Firelight, I read Vanish in FOUR HOURS! It's so fast paced and an easy read, that I quickly got lost inside. I loved every minute of it! I want to share so much about Vanish, but I feel I would ruin it for those who have not read Firelight, the first in the series. I will try my best not to ruin it for anyone.

Vanish begins right where Firelight left off. They fi
Oct 04, 2010 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Hey now, I actually liked this one!

I was a bit nervous getting back into the draki world, the first book Firelight was enjoyable, but there were a few things that annoyed me so I wasn't to keen jumping into it's sequel right away. Funny enough, I actually enjoyed Vanish more.

I was so happy that we've passed the high school setting. Not that I minded it, but I read a ton of books within that world, and I'm more interested in seeing the Dragon world. I was hoping for more lush detail, but
Annie Brewer

4.5 I-love-Will stars

Finished in 12 hours.

WOW!! This was...frustrating...nail-bitingly nervewracking....intense...heartbreakingly beautiful. It was a perfect continuation of Jacinda's fight for freedom. From the pride where her life is laid before her. Where she's hunted upon the Draki hunters who killed her dad and those of her kind.

Since returning to the Pride, her home where she's able to be her glorious dragon-self, her heart is still broken, yearning for Will. The hunt
Dec 17, 2012 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I really want to support a local author, but unfortunately, I just couldn't honestly say that I liked this book.

This book is SO heavily emotionally bogged down. The first eight chapters of the book was about her whining and wallowing in self pity. (view spoiler) On and on. It was just too much.

There were times I was just dying to
Apr 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
"It's a feathery kiss, lips brushing, grazing, tasting, almost as if we were afraid of startling each other. And we are."

Could.Not.Put.It.Down! I was soooo excited when NetGalley approved me to review Vanish. I loved Firelight, and I was hoping that Vanish wouldn't disappoint; because I know how some sequels can be a let down if the first was incredible. But lucky for me, Vanish was brilliant. Actually better than Firelight. Yeah, I know.

Sophie Jordan, has an incredible imagination, and her wor
This book better amaze! After the shockingly bad ending of the previous one, I'm about ready to give up with this series. The plot, characters and premise of the story I all found AMAZING. The excecution? Not so much. Let's hope this book redeems the ending of the last, or I'm going to go crazy...
Apr 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks
I was loving both Will and Cassian but actually I think I like Cassian better but it has been obvious from the start she will be with Will. They should have dragged Miriam from that van kicking and screaming. I can't believe she just stayed.
Dec 13, 2010 rated it did not like it
When you get to the second book in a series there is a sharp drop off in quality, which is why it’s a commonly held belief that the second book is usually the worst. Now, excuse me for a moment.


Jacinda, I want to throw you off a cliff, then toss you into the Arctic, and, finally, bury you underneath a glacier! Her dithering of feelings for Will and Cassian drove me crazy. She’s all, “I can’t live without Will. I have to forget him but oh I can’t!
Dec 07, 2013 rated it liked it
I like Cassian more than Will because he's just a little bit more original. I'm sick of every character being petty and self centered. I'm sick of blame being placed on the wrong people. And I'm sick of predictability.
It wasn't a bad book. It was just very meh. There were certain parts that were exciting, but there were also a lot of slower parts
Oct 17, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The Short Version:
Kicking up the overall emotional intensity, Vanish picks up quickly after the close of Firelight and doesn’t bother recapping previous events. With the same strong writing and bold storytelling, but building both the world and characters in surprising ways, this one raises the bar from the first book while still playing on the great elements of Firelight. Tying things up with a great plot and stunning writing, Vanish will lure the reader in and not let go.

The Extended Version:
Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)

Sophie Jordan does it again with Vanish. And true to form, the beginning of the story starts off with a bang and continues at a decent clip. There is angst, drama, action, intrigue and sizzling romance all wrapped around Jacinda's continuing story in figuring out who she is, what she wants in life and how she can achieve that without hurting those she cares about.

Mild spoilers will be part of this review -- particularly from Firelight -- so be forewarned...

Vanish picks up minutes after Firelig
Carmel (Rabid Reads)
Reviewed by: Rabid Reads

I've been looking forward to reading this one all summer and maybe it's my own fault for getting too hyped up in advance but I'm not going to lie, I was disappointed by Vanish. That's not to say that this book doesn't have some strong points; it does, but it's very different from the first book. There's a lot more draki content which I really enjoyed compared to Firelight which revolved primarily around Jacinda's experiences in the human world. I was happily coasting thro
Kayleigh {K-Books}
Feb 10, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Vanish Review on K-Books

Wow, I don't really know what to say about this book. I really liked it and it's fair to say that I love this series. I have never read a series about Dragons before so I find this series really original and I love the storyline.

Jacinda is back with her pride and she has to try to make them trust her again. But how can she move on like normal back into pride life when she left her heart, and Will, behind. Will she be able to forget the love that she found with Will and ge
Christina (Confessions of a Book Addict)
If you've read Firelight, you know that Jacinda is a draki, which means she is a descendent of dragons. Firelight left us with an epic cliffhanger and Vanish picks up there. Jacinda returns to her pride which is much to her chagrin as she has to leave Will behind. Before she heads back with her pride, a series of crazy events occurred and now Will has been shaded, which means he won't remember her. Meanwhile, Jacinda doesn't have it easy back with her pride. Not only is she mourning the loss of ...more
Jan 17, 2011 rated it really liked it
Shelves: bookers, 2011, arc
I was very excited to be able to get a chance to read Vanish right after I had read Firelight(Thank You Crystal). Vanish was a delightful addition to the Firelight series. This is such an original in my opinion. We see tons of books on ghosts, vampires, shapshifters, fairies etc. So when you pick up the Firelight series, we are welcomed to a fresh new genre that has not been written and re-written time and time again. Sophie Jordan invites us into the draki world with a new spin on fantasy.

Denae Christine
Well, there were dragons in it. That's probably the book's only redeeming quality. No kidding.
Love triangle? Seriously? I don't care that Jacinda really wants Will; she kisses Cassian passionately and thinks about him all the time. I disliked Jacinda. She was whiny, arrogant, and foolish. She didn't seem to really understand what was going on, or that a one-month crush was NOT true love. Brat.
The boys. Why did they like Jacinda? Especially when she tells them she isn't interested. Cassian is so
Slight spoilery.

Is it just me, or like....hardly anything happened in this book? I mean, yeah a few things happen. But it's like, well there should be more to that situation. :/

Although, I did like the book, I really did. It's like this book and Firelight could have been one book. It would've been more interesting the first time around. But ya know how authors and publishers are.

ANYWAY. before I start sounding more like an idiot... I liked this book because there's an original species in there.
Mimi Valentine
A warning before you start this book: You won't be able to put it down! I made the mistake of starting it before I went to bed and ended up staying awake all night just to finish it. I've always loved dragons and this series only makes me love them more!

Vanish picks up right where Firelight left off — the gap isn't even a day! — with Jacinda and her family going back to the pride. The plot is so fast-paced and full of twists that I stayed on the edge of my seat, and there are a bunch of revelat
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Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

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