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Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan

Author: Sophie Jordan
Title: Vanish
Publication: September 6, 2011
Publisher: HarperTeen
Genre: Fantasy
Rating: 4 out 5
Source: Library

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?

I want Jacinda to be with Cassian, I'm not too thrilled with Will. When I think about this book not much really happened, they went back to the pride, she feels like an outcast, she runs off a couple times. In an effort to save her Cassian proposes a solution that she can't refuse. I felt anxious and sad the entire time that I was reading this. At one point I felt as if I would cry, not exactly sure why, I guess I was emotionally invested in the characters. Jacinda is confused, I get that she feels like she found the love her of life but the risk she is taking affects more than her life. At times, I felt she was selfish for coming and going exposing her pride to being found by hunters. Then her mother becomes a shell of her former self by drowning herself in alcohol. Basically, Jacinda feels alone.

Jacinda she sets out on a mission to save Cassian's sister, Miriam, and holding on to the hope that her father is still alive. This is the most of what goes on in this book, Jacinda tiptoes around Cassian as she pines for Will. Poor Cassian, that's a love triangle for you. However, at least she is working on patching up things up with her sister Tamra. The beginning was such a surprise and it was a good read. 


  1. Gotta love, love triangles! It sounds a little complicated but still an interesting read. Thanks for the review!

    1. Very complicated and quite frustrating

  2. The cover is pretty. It does sound like a book full of complicated situations with the characters though.

  3. Lovely review! I love the complexity and the concept:)

    Thank you:)

  4. I have wanted to read this series for forever because it sounds really good!!