Saturday, May 11, 2013

Vanish By Sophie Jordan Review

What a gorgeous cover! 

"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 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?"
 Okay, Cassian and Tamra are really getting on my nerves in this book. SO IS THE AUTHOR. Let's talk about Cassian. He's like a lost puppy trying to find its old owner. Will he let Jacinda go? She found her boy, so Cassian really needs to stop pining for her. He really needs to stop using people too. For example: Jacinda's sister, Tamra. I like Cassian only when he and Will were bro bonding. I totally loved that part. They were amazing together, not in that romance way. It's in the bromance way. I love bromance. 

Tamra... Well, she is a freaking annoying character. Even though Jacinda and Tamra are twins, they don't talk a lot. Tamra keeps on getting in the way. Tamra seriously needs to stop minding other people's businesses. I started liking Tamra toward the end of the book. She was good and humorous unlike the bitchiness in the beginning. 

The author especially was pissing me off. In the first book, Firelight, the author created a masterful, beautiful, and blissful setting. Now, all we see is the ugliness of it. Where is the main character's delight of being a draki or flying? 

Second, Sophie Jordan keeps on cutting off in the best parts. It's like: Where is the conclusion? Hello, we need a conclusion! 

Third, the author cuts off and leaving us with dreadful cliffhangers. This book's cliffhanger was just...Ugh! Vanish needs a better cliffhanger.

The kidnapping... Hmm... In my opinion, the person who was kidnapped should stay kidnapped. I don't like the character. She is another brat in the story.

The writing was good. No complaints. The plus is that this was probably the bright side of the book, Vanish. One of the few bright lights.

Jace is a good character. She is still reckless and she doesn't really think about the consequences. She is amazing when there is danger around. She has compassion in a world where there is very little of that. She is slightly upbeat even though the Pride wants to clip her wings so she will never fly again. 

Will... I love Will. I love how he sees the things that Jacinda doesn't see. He can spot the blind spots in Jacinda's vision. He is still cute in this book. I am excited about the third book because Draki blood runs through Will's blood. I wonder how is that going to affect Will, the Pride, Jacinda, and everyone else. 

Spoilers (Skip this section if you just don't want to know)

1) Jace dodged two bullets. Figuratively. 
2) Miram is the one who got kidnapped.
3) Tamra is a rare Draki.
4) Will still remembers everything.
5) Will and Cassian may be on not-going-to-kill-on-sight relationship.

End Spoiler

This book's rating is a two out of five. Very disappointing. 

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