Vanish by Sophie JordanVanish (Firelight #2by Sophie Jordan,
read by Therese Plummer

Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Release Date: December 13, 2011
Format: Audiobook (7 hrs, 38 min)
Source: Publisher
Genre: YA, Fantasy
Buy: Amazon | Audible | B&N | Indiebound | iTunes

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? (Goodreads)

Vanish is the second book in Sophie Jordan‘s Firelight series, and in my opinion, it’s better than the first! There’s more romance, more action, and the characters are much more fleshed out in this book. I really enjoyed getting to know the characters better, and being back in their world.

When I read Firelight, I had a hard time envisioning the Draki. I think I was in the minority with this, but it took me a while to mentally picture what Jacinda looked like in Draki form. So I spent a large chunk of the beginning hung up on this, and eventually settled on the Draki looking similar to Avatars. I’m still not sure if that’s right, but that’s what they look to me! With Vanish, I was much more comfortable with the Draki and their world, and I was able to enjoy the storyline more.

I’m weary of love triangles these days, but in this series it works for me. I think I’ll be happy with whichever guy Jacinda chooses because I have a soft spot for both Will and Cassian. In Firelight I was definitely Team Will, but after Vanish, I’m leaning toward Team Cassian, he’s just so unexpectedly awesome.

The teen angst was definitely cranked up in this installment, and at times I found Jacinda a bit annoying. But then the story would move along and I was swept up along with it. Really, the pacing is perfect, and holy crow that ending! Vanish definitely ends with a major cliffhanger, and I was grateful to already have the final book, Hidden, so I could start it right away.

I listened to the audiobook of Vanish, and was completely captured by the story, and didn’t want to stop listening. Therese Plummer is a great narrator, in the way that she compliments the story without distracting from it. Meaning, I’m not conscious of her narration while listening, just the great characters and their story. I definitely recommend this series in print or audio!

4.5 beans

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6 Responses to Audiobook Review: Vanish by Sophie Jordan

  1. Jenea @ Books Live Forever
    Twitter: jeneaw0716

    I am glad you enjoyed this, I did too. Can’t wait to read Hidden… Great review.

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  2. Dorothy says:

    the book cover looks awesome! I really really like it. Your website is awesome as well. I would love to read that book if I can in the future. Thank you for sharing.
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  3. fakesteph
    Twitter: fakesteph

    Ohhh… I’m always looking for a good audiobook and I’ve been curious about this series for a while.
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  4. Katja says:

    I’m looking forward to reading this, just got it out of the library on the weekend. For some reason the series isn’t easy to pick up in the UK, Amazon UK had it and then it was all out of stock for ages. You’d think it would be on kindle but when I last looked in November last year it was there…and then without searching I came across it at my local library. Funny how things work.
    I’m so glad this is even better than the first book. I had trouble picturing the Draki too and sort of gave up trying to imagine the how’s of a transformation into and from dragon form. Great review!
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