Firelight, I was chomping at the bit to read Vanish. I know others didn't enjoy Vanish as much as Firelight but I loved Vanish!
Vanish picks up right were Firelight left off. Jacinda is forced to return to the pride and leave Will behind. Jacinda's twin sister, Tamra (who didn't get much love in Firelight) had a bigger role in Vanish. Things change a lot for both Tamra and Jacinda. Jacinda is a lot less whiny in Vanish. I felt her character matured a little bit and when she did rebel, I could clearly see her reasons.
The love triangle get complicated in Vanish. Cassian still has designs on Jacinda, but his cousin, Corbin, expresses his interest. I get that Jacinda is a rare fire-breathing draki, but seriously. This isn't a love triangle, it's a pentagon! Plus I felt Corbin was thrown in there just mess with Cassian. Corbin was stalkerish and kind of creepy. I could have done without him.
But the pacing was fantastic. Jordan had a clear goal to get to and I felt that everything moved along really well. Vanish was a wonderful ride but what an ending! Now when does Hidden come out?
Others who shared their thoughts on Vanish: A Room With Books, The Book Scout, Read. Breathe, Relax, Hopelessly Devoted Bibliophile, and Makeshift Bookmark.