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Vanish by Sophie Jordan

The second book in the addictive, romantic Firelight trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan is perfect for fans of Laini Taylor, Tahereh Mafi, and Claudia Gray.

After revealing herself as a draki to hunters to save Will, the boy she loves, Jacinda and her family must return to the safety of the pride. But her fellow draki no longer trust Jacinda, so her sister, Tamra, and their prince, Cassian, are among the few who will even talk to her.

Jacinda longs for Will to keep his promise and come find her, even though she knows it is not only unlikely, it is dangerous. When, against all odds, he does track her down, Will’s reappearance sets in motion a deadly chain of events that nobody can stop.

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061935114
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 09/11/2012
Series: Firelight Series , #2
Pages: 294
Sales rank: 186,084
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.90(d)
Lexile: HL620L (what's this?)
Age Range: 14 - 17 Years

About the Author

Sophie Jordan grew up on a pecan farm in the Texas hill country, where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times bestselling author of Avon historical romances and the Firelight series. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows.

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Vanish 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 276 reviews.
twilight123256 More than 1 year ago
I got the uncorrected proof from a book convention, and it was a great book. A lot happens from the very beginning where it starts exactly where it left off with Jacinda leaving her home. I wont give any spoilers, but ill say i never expected the outcome of this book. If you like the first book, you'll Love the second.
theReader278 More than 1 year ago
I loved reading Firelight, so I couldn't wait to read Vanish and I wasn't disappointed. Love how Jacinda, Cassian, Tamra are trying to escape with their mother from the hunters and how Tamra saves them.
missmarisa More than 1 year ago
I would like to thank Harper Collins for generously allowing me to read an advanced copy on NetGalley. The second book in the Firelight trilogy does not disappoint! I was a little wary of where the first book left off and I thought that there was no believable way that Jacinda and Cassian would ever work as a couple, but I was pleasantly surprised. Usually I hate it when authors try and force a love triangle into their stories and separate the fans into different 'teams', however this dynamic seems to work in Vanished. There are plenty of twists to keep the pages turning; I devoured this book within hours. Jacinda's story is so unique compared to the majority of paranormal romances floating around these days and I am glad that this latest installments has taken us deeper into her world. Although most of the story takes place within the ground's of the pride, the ending promises that there is more to the world that is yet to be explored by the draki. Vanished is a perfect example of why I don't like to start trilogies until all of the books have been published. The last page of each story always leaves me wanting more! However, it is easier to get caught up in the excitement of a good book when you know that you have to wait to see what happens next; it makes the story seem more alive, feel real even. If you were a fan of Firelight, I urge you to pick up a copy of Vanished as soon as possible and experience the thrill of reentering the world of extraordinary draki and dangerous hunters and the enkros that haunt them.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really did! I was a little disapointed though..... I thought the story could have lasted longer. I read it in like three hours. Great cliff hanger though! And im loving Will! Hes vary yummy! :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Some of the twists were a bit predctable, but otherwise a great read. Kind of reminds me of some of my favorite anime. Lol, just referenced anime in a book review. Well anyway, a thrilling ride that had me reading past curfew, two thumbs up!
Book_Sniffers_Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read Firelight and really enjoyed the story. I was excited to jump back into Jacinda's life. Firelight left off with Jacinda showing her Draki form to hunters in an attempt to save Will, the human that she loves. Cassian, the prince of their pride, who is also Jacinda's betrothed, comes to take Jacinda, her mother and sister back to their pride. Which... is where Vanish starts off. My favorite character in this book was Cassian. He is so patient and understanding when it comes to Jacinda even though all she does is mope around over Will. Little things that he did really made me like him, like when they return to their pride Cassian promises to do what he can to protect them from being punished for escaping. I also thought it was sweet when they got into an altercation and Jacinda went running off and he followed her. Most guys would be fed up by that point and would just shrug it off and say "whatever". Jacinda even acknowledges how great Cassian is by thinking, "I know what my life would be like if I stayed here. It wouldn't be a bad life. Cassian would always be my friend, would always have my back, and he would help me gain acceptance among the pride." And yet she still pines over Will. I have to admit that her obsession with Will was a bit extreme. With everything that is happening to her, she just continues to sulk. Not even 60 pages in and I was rolling my eyes hoping that the story would pick up. Unfortunately for me... it didn't. The entire book focuses on Jacinda's mixed feelings about Will and whether or not she can say good-bye to him. As well as sorting out the feelings that she is developing for Cassian. I think my last straw for Jacinda was when she and Cassian's little sister Miram were captured by the hunters and Will comes to save the day. Jacinda leaves Miram and takes off with Will. She tries to get Miram to leave with them but Miram is scared and says that she doesn't trust Will or Jacinda. So she just up and runs off with Will. Right there was when I lost all respect for Jacinda. I really wanted to like this book. I really liked Firelight but for some reason Jacinda took a nose dive and instead of being the draki that I knew from Firelight, she wound up being this whiny, moping girl who couldn't even see that a great guy was in front of her the whole time waiting patiently. The cliffhanger of an ending couldn't even redeem itself and make me want to pick up the third book. Favorite quote I chose this quote because it is exactly how I felt through the entire book. "You want to hear some truth, Jacinda? How about this? I can't stand the sight of you. Not when you are moping around here like someone who needs to be on a suicide watch... all for a guy who's probably already forgotten you and moved on to the next hunt." -Well said Cassian... well said.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Open your freakin eyes Jacinda! Will is not the right one for you! Cassian is! TEAM CASSIAN!!!!!
Dragina More than 1 year ago
Again - Too short - But I can't really complain, it was a really good story again! Great twist with Jacinda's sister, Tamra!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A surprising yet exspected twist in this series. A little slow but as good as the first book
Evvie More than 1 year ago
At first I felt Firelight, book 1 had some similarities to Twilight, but quickly I was drawn in. Now, that I've finished Vanish, book 2 in the series, I'm quite happy with the story thus far. I love the unique drakis. Let me just say the reader gets great insight into the character and even each love interest. We get to see a different side of each character and I love how we got to delve into pride life. Things definitely reach a smoking hot point towards the ending. I can't wait for book 3. Nice job to Sophie Jordan.
Dazzlamb More than 1 year ago
Jacinda fell in love with the human Will and disclosed her biggest secret - of being a draki - in the first FIRELIGHT book. It didn't end well and Jacinda and her family had to return to the pride they had once escaped. Now, the second part of her story offers a deeper insight into the tribe culture of the draki pride. We see how the system of power and social acceptance in the group work as a mechanism of control, even over Jacinda's personal life. Her people - who would do everything to stay hidden in the mountains and protect their group - put high pressure on Jacinda's relationship with Will and try to keep the young lovers apart. While being back in the pride, she has to adept to her old life again and try to mend all the broken bonds of friendship and family she had left behind. We learn more about several pride members like Cassian's cousin Corbin and his sister Miram, who didn’t exactly make an impression on me with their friendliness. Tamra, Jacinda’s sister plays and important role, too. Some sequences felt rather sluggish, whereas scenes featuring Will managed to at least satisfy me in some way. He is definitely my favourite character in VANISH, because he is most likely and convinces with his steady character and strong believes. It were Jacinda's feelings and struggles that didn't quite convince me though. In FIRELIGHT I’d felt more connected to her as our protagonist. In VANISH she’s got to choose between Will and Cassian and between staying in the pride or escaping to the human world. THE VERDICT VANISH - Kisses here, struggles there and only slightly convincing. Most of the story is set in the boundaries of the pride and constantly circles around Jacinda’s previous decision so that VANISH felt kind monotonous after a few chapters. The writing was good, but the story didn’t completely suck me in.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The second book of the Firelight series was great. I recommend reading all three books. Easy read and enjoyable.
wordforteens More than 1 year ago
I feel like I would love this series so much more if Jacinda would just ditch the boys and run off and be badass with Az and Tamra. Don't get me wrong: I think Will and Cassian are very interesting characters. But we have Jacinda - this bloody brilliant dracon girl whose stubborn and fiery and smart and just wants to do what's right - and thrust her into a cliche love triangle. This is the worst thing you can do to a character like this. You're telling me that a girl who knows herself, who knows her mind, is going to let every action she does be dictated by whether or not she's going to run off with one guy or mate with another? No! I mean, if we took away the love triangle, the plot wouldn't be as dramatic. Insert candlelight and smoldering glances into any book, you're guaranteed dramatic. But it's not necessary! I want action! I want badassery! I want more about her best friend and her sister and less about the two boys who are trying to control Jacinda! Because let's face it - even if they both love her, they're just trying to stake a claim in her. It's just a pissing war between them now. Will pretty much demanded that Jacinda do as he says or she didn't love him and Cassian wrongfully manipulated his way into bonding with her. Gah. Boys. You are doing life wrong. I thought I'd be rooting for one of you at this point... ... but really, I think it would be MUCH better if you two were randomly murdered, Jacinda ran back and got Az, and together with Tamra they explored the world and freed trapped dracons and flirted with boys and did awesome stuff together. But since I can't have that, I suppose I'll have to settle for Tamra and Jacinda going to try to free another dracon and having to be stuck with these two stupid boys. Le sigh.
Rumor_Has_It More than 1 year ago
Man oh man… where do I begin? Ok. Ok. Ok. No, not there. Ok… How about… nope not there either. Yeah, I’m stumped. I’ll just start and see where this goes. I began this series with really high hopes. I honestly felt that the concept of the Draki was a pretty unique one because I for one have yet to read about dragons or descendants of dragons. You know this already because I mentioned it in my review of book one, Firelight. I walked away from Firelight not fully happy but happy enough to continue with the story. I walk away from Vanish just utterly disappointed. The Firelight series is definitely a teenage book. The teenager-ish feelings, the indecisiveness, the angst is all over this book. I was ok with that because Jacinda and Tamra are relatively still young, about 15/16. No biggie. I didn’t even mind the love triangle. I think the justification for the triangle is an ok one. I hate them but it works in this case. It’s like having your marriage arranged at the age of 5 and then actually falling in love with someone else but that arranged marriage is very much alive and in effect. No biggie. I can deal with all of this. What I couldn’t take anymore was the following: Jacinda has returned to her pride. She never wanted to leave the pride but did so because her mother took her away. While she was away she fell for hunter Will. She returns to the pride only to find out that she’s an outcast and no one treats her with the same respect or reverence that they once did. Why? Because she decided to manifest into her Draki form to save Will from a fall that Cassian (Draki prince) set in motion to begin with. Cassian knows this. Tamra knows this. Hell, everyone knows this and points out that Cassian kicked things off but yet still blame Jacinda for exposing the Draki and what’s worse is that Jacinda accepts fault for it. This is not the only time it happens. Something else happens in Vanish and although it is not Jacinda’s fault she not only keeps quiet about it but accepts fault and agrees that she is to blame for all that happened. Folks, Jacinda is a fire breathing Draki. The last one. She is FIRE! She should show some of that fire! She doesn’t and this irritates me. She doesn’t defend herself not once. Another pet peeve was that she was moping around mostly because her home no longer felt like home. The people had changed and she felt alone. Her mother checked out emotionally and mentally too. Instead of people recognizing this they turned things around and made it all about her pining for Will. Yes she was worried about Will but it wasn’t all about Will. Instead of Jacinda stating the facts and telling it how it is she decides to once again agree. She’s not accepting fault/accusations out of honor or to avoid conflict. No, she just accepts as if it were true. These books are told in the first person. We are in her head. We know what she is thinking even if it's not what comes out of her mouth. She fully accepted these things that happened as a direct result of her supposed actions. I think this is what people call a Mary Sue. I don’t know because I’m not too familiar with the concept. What I do know is that this girl had to be written to be a lot tougher than she really was. If she is meant to be some kick ass Draki then she needs a whole do over because this thing she has going on is not cutting it. Once again we don’t really get too much of the Draki lore which leads me to believe there really won’t be any in book three. I could be wrong but it’s not looking to be that kind of series. We find out about a few other Draki and what their strengths and weaknesses are but we don’t get actual history or much of anything else. There was a perfect opportunity to witness a Draki come into their “Draki” and hone in their power but we don’t even get a glimpse of it. UGH! I finished this book wanting a lot more. I expected a lot more. I expected this because I can see that the writer is a good one but the execution is falling short with me. I’ve already committed this much time to the series, so yes, I will read the final book of the trilogy this week and hope for the best. On the flip side: You might like this series a lot more than me. My son loves it and has been reading it with me. Try it and let me know what you think. On to the next one!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have read it 4 times since I bought it and every time I read it is just as good as the first time. Love this series can't wait for the next book
BookPortrait More than 1 year ago
Vanish was one of the books that I was eagerly awaiting this year, and I was beyond excited to not have to wait until September to read it. As good as Firelight was, Vanish was even better; all I could think when I finished this book was, "Wow...what a story." Vanish begins exactly where Firelight ended; there is just a brief reminder of what happened at the conclusion of Firelight before we are plunged back into the action. This action doesn't stop for the rest of the book, though Jacinda's internal conflict is prominent as well. While in Firelight she escapes the pride, in Vanish she finds herself back in the midst of it again, but all is not well. Not only do things begin to change with Tamra, but also the pride has lost their trust in her, and Severin (the pride leader) in particular seems determined to make things difficult for her. However, it was nice (or in some cases, not nice) to get to know Jacinda's extended family and learn more about Sophie's world of draki. As if readjusting to pride life isn't difficult enough, Jacinda also has to contend with her longing for Will and her inexplicable, growing desire for Cassian. The steamy scenes from Firelight are certainly rivaled here. Normally with books I have a definitive favorite, but I can't actually decide between these two guys. Both have their own good qualities, and I have to say that both of them surprise me in this book. Given certain events of this book, it will be interesting to see if Jacinda can still be with Will or if she will end up with Cassian. In Vanish, Sophie struck a great balance between suspense and respite, feelings and actions, pondering and decision. There were certainly twists that I did not expect as well as some very tender and touching moments. My only complaint is the ending: It's a major cliffhanger, and having to wait for another year will be cruel and unusual punishment...even though I'm sure it will be well worth it. Be prepared to be immersed in the world of the draki, to forget time and place until the last word on the page has been read. I needed the final book of the trilogy the minute after I finished Vanish; given the ending, especially, I will be eagerly but impatiently awaiting its release!
Anonymous 10 months ago
It was good but not even close to being as good as Dragonian series! Jecinda kinda got on my nerves. Always complaining. Even when her mom ran to keep her safe, she still threw a b*tch fit! Like, umm....hello, do you want your wings clipped off?? I think not, so get in the damn car already!! And she hated Cassien, which I didn't get because he just felt a little threatened by Will because he loves her!!! And Tamra, being a brat because she was jealous she didn't have what Jecinda had. (which Jecinda didn't want [well according to how much she complains]) But overall it kept me occupied and made my day not as boring as I thought it would be.
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Sophie Jordan did not disappoint with book #2 in the Firelight series. I was constantly on the edge of my seat wanting to know what happened next. It was one of those books that you just couldn't put down. I even stayed up until 2 am just to finish it! I can't wait to read book #3.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read. I enjoyed the trilogy.
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I really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Like the most amazing book should get a bluebell award