Vanish (Firelight Series)

Vanish (Firelight Series)

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by Sophie Jordan
     
 

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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

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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?

In bestselling author Sophie Jordan’s dramatic follow-up to Firelight, forbidden love burns brighter than ever.

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Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
Gr 8–11—Jacinda is a draki—she can shift from human to dragon form on command. She's done the unthinkable—shown her true form to a human, and a hunter at that. But she did so to save his life, because she happens to be in love with him. Jacinda is rescued by her sister, who suddenly manifests her draki form for the first time, and by Cassian, son of the draki pride leader. Jacinda and her sister both have powers that have not been seen in the pride in several generations, and so they stand out—yet Jacinda repeatedly risks her life and the secrecy of the pride to be with Will. Resting on touches of a "Twilight" story line and the shape-shifting many-powered beings does not help this supernatural romance stand out of the pack. A sequel to Firelight (HarperCollins, 2010), it opens mid-action, leaving first-time readers feeling a bit left out. There is not enough character depth to believe Jacinda's obsessive school-girl love, and the setting is only lightly developed. The draki world may have been formed in the first book, but does not carry through to the second. The ending leaves no doubt that there is more to come. Purchase where there is a following for the first book.—Angela J. Reynolds, Annapolis Valley Regional Library, Bridgetown, NS, Canada
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Jacinda and Will’s intensely sexy scenes together will leave romance readers fired up for the planned sequel."
Starred Review - Romantic Times
"Jordan executes a refreshing and exciting tale of forbidden supernatural love and desire. Jacinda is strong and spunky, just like her story. Readers won’t be able to put down this remarkable YA debut. An ethereal series start, Firelight should not be missed."
The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books

“Jacinda and Will’s intensely sexy scenes together will leave romance readers fired up for the planned sequel.”

Booklist
“Jordan’s compelling addition to the supernatural star–crossed lovers theme is equal parts taut suspense and sensuous romance.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Jacinda and Will’s intensely sexy scenes together will leave romance readers fired up for the planned sequel.”
Romantic Times Starred Review
“Jordan executes a refreshing and exciting tale of forbidden supernatural love and desire. Jacinda is strong and spunky, just like her story. Readers won’t be able to put down this remarkable YA debut. An ethereal series start, Firelight should not be missed.”
Kerrelyn Sparks
“Magnificent and masterful! A world so captivating, you’ll never want to leave!”
Kiersten White
Praise for Firelight:“Firelight soars to dizzying heights, combining forbidden love, scorching romance, and thrilling danger.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Jacinda and Will’s intensely sexy scenes together will leave romance readers fired up for the planned sequel.”
VOYA - Ava Ehde
Although Jacinda is aware that leaving Chaparrel and her human form is the only viable option to free her family from Will and his kin of draki hunters, she cannot stop herself from thinking about him. The one bonus in the horrible dash back to their home pride is the closeness the sisters regain through the surprising discovery of Tamra's talent as a shader; when they are captured by Will's cousin, Xander, she is able to make them forget by effectively shading their memories. Even though Will's memory is shaded by Tamra's rare dragon talent, Jacinda continues to hope that he will somehow remember her. Her return to the draki pride is greeted with only hostility and distrust from all except the heir apparent Cassian and his creepy cousin, Corbin. She is no longer the prized fire-breathing dragon scheduled to breed with the heir apparent. Quite the opposite, Tamra flowers as she begins to take her first flights and enjoys the tutelage of Nidia and attention of Cassian. Jacinda longs for Will and plots to risk it all to be with him once again. This rich romantic fantasy is Jordan's second in her new series, chock-full of forbidden romance, teen angst, unique abilities, mythical creatures, and hot males of both the human and dragon form. The characters are more fully developed, and the imaginative and intense story leaves you wanting more. The cover once again hints at Jacinda's alternative nonhuman form. Reviewer: Ava Ehde
Kirkus Reviews

What's a dragon-girl to do when she's in love with a boy who hunts dragons?

In this first sequel to Jordon's Firelight (2010), Jacinda and her family return to the hidden mountain home of the draki "pride." Her twin sister, Tamra, finally manifests into a draki that can cloud humans' minds, making her as valuable to the pride as Jacinda with her fire-breathing ability. However, their mother and, especially, Jacinda face punishment for the infractions they've committed. Jacinda decides to take her lumps, try to fit in again and forget her heartthrob Will—until Will shows up in town (you knew they'd meet again somehow). Meanwhile, Jacinda also finds herself reluctantly attracted to Cassian, the young draki prince Tamra loves. Although the romantic entanglements fit the usual romance-novel pattern, the author manages to keep suspense high with thrilling fights and several escapes. Additionally, she touches on a theme of freedom versus authoritarianism within the essentially dictatorial draki society. Despite the fact that it's the second in a series, this installment stands on its own quite well. The author manages to explain the essentials from the previous plot without taking up too much space. Staple genre plot points abound, such as the impossibly handsome love interest and star-crossing impediments to love. Characterizations work well despite this.

Overall, predictable but still imaginative, formulaic but still suspenseful. (Paranormal romance. 12 & up)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062093493
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/06/2011
Series:
Firelight Series , #2
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
29,223
File size:
8 MB
Age Range:
14 - 17 Years

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