Friday, July 13, 2012

Review: Vanish

Title Vanish (Firelight 2)
By Sophie Jordan
Genre YA supernatural/paranormal romance
Pages 294
Recommended by Me

First sentence Sometimes I dream of falling.

Synopsis
Jacinda has returned to the pride. She thought being away from it was bad but being away from Will is worse. It doesn't help that she's having feelings for Cassian or that her mother has sunk into depression. Not to mention the punishment her and her family have received for trying to run away.


What it has going for it
Oh the pain! I read the first book in this series about a year ago and found it rather ridiculous and, yet, I ended up enjoying it. It's one of those books that are stupid but you love anyway. Then my sister read this one and had me convinced that it was good. I knew I shouldn't have trusted her. But, um I'm supposed to be talking about the good things....Hmmm, I really like the cover???

What's lacking
Gotta bullet point the faults.

  • Why the heck does every guy in the book LOVE Jacinda? Really? That's so unrealistic. Especially when she has a twin sister...an identical twin sister. Ugh! 
  • The writing...oh my gosh the author has  tons of paragraphs that have like five sentences that say the same thing with only slight differences. Kill me now! Sheesh, if the book didn't have all those repeat sentences it would be like 20 pages long.
  • Jacinda! Oh my heck! Seriously, girl, get a freaking life! You're way,WAY, to dependent on guys. First it's Will then it's Cassian. Good grief. Can you say daddy issues?! 
  • Oh, and, sweetie, you can breathe fire! Why are you just sitting there letting this "cult" control you. Burn them! Burn them all! 
  • The bad guys aren't even good bad buys. They're just there because, well, gee I guess there needs to be some opposition for our MC. Stupid pointless characters.
  • The romance...oh my gosh. All I could think of while reading this was...




Favorite moment
Ha Ha Ha! You didn't actually think I had one, did you? 

Yea or Nay?
Please, just do yourself a favor and don't read this one! 

19 comments:

  1. Two negative reviews in a row. You're starting to sound like me.

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    1. LOL! I'm not nearly as eloquent as you. Negative? Maybe. ;)

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  2. Um, yes. This is how I felt about BOTH of the books in this series.

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    1. The first one was bearable but this one? Ugh!

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  3. LOL! Totally funny review, Jenny! Don't worry--I won't read this book. It sounds pitiful...

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    1. Oh good. I've rescued someone. ;)

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  4. This is the second review I've seen this week that has not been good for Vanish. What a bummer. Hopefully your next one will be a great one so that you can put this book way in the past :)

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    1. Yes, I need something to wipe this one from my brain.

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  5. So, I haven't read Vanish, but after reading Firelight, I won't read this one. I found book 1 entirely disappointing, even though it could have been great. Excellent review!

    And thanks for commenting on mine!

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    1. Yes, they could have been so good. I love the idea behind them but the execution is horrible!

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  6. I read Firelight and there was no way anyone could have said anything to convince me to give this a try. There's teenage angst and then there's this book. For a girl with such cool powers, Jacinta managed to be a damsel in distress regardless. What's the point in trying to keep your so called draki alive if you're going to just be a wimp. Argh! I'm kinda glad you didn't enjoy this one!

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    1. Oh, I know! This is the type of book I knew would irritate you to no end! Seriously? She has all that power and is still THAT reliant on boys?

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  7. I haven't read this book or the first one and I doubt I will. Jacinda doesn't sound like a smart person; she can breathe fire and she doesn't use this power to fight back? Unless she's fighting against an army of people with superpowers she should be able to do something.

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    1. I know! I seriously couldn't stand her. She was bad enough in the first one.

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  8. Oh it's a shame this one was disappointing! I can see why you didn't like it though, I don't like it when every guy in the book is after the main character and she's really dependent on them. It's so annoying and gets really old, really quick. Thanks for the honest review! :)

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  9. ROFL!! Love the bullet points! You've definitely convinced me NOT to pick this one up, although a review has to be pretty killer for me to pick up a paranormal romance anyway.

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  10. You make me laugh... so much. I think I might read this one, just because I want to see what you're talking about. LOL.

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  11. Thanks for the honest review, I still haven't read the first one, and not sure if its my thing.
    Brandi from Blkosiner’s Book Blog

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