Thursday, September 15, 2011

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Title: Firelight
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publication Date: September 7, 2010
Source: Bought

Summary:  A hidden truth.

Mortal enemies.

Doomed love.

Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will's dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.

Review: Firelight is an enjoyable tale filled with forbidden romance, and an awesome mythology we don't see to much in YA...draki or dragons.

Firelight starts with a bang and the action never stops. The plot is one of the best things about Firelight. There was always a twist, always a turn. I was kept hopping and I love that about books.

But then we have our insta-romance, which I actually didn't mind. Will, who is sooo swoon worthy, and Jacinda make a really cute forbidden love story. But there is, unfortunately, a love triangle of sorts that I know is explored more in the second book. I didn't have a problem with the romance, which was awesome. 

But I did have a teensy problem with Jacinda. She seemed so selfish sometimes which I can understand but I had a difficult time connecting with her and understanding her feelings.

Firelight was a really good book and while I didn't like some things there was tons of action and some great romance! I can't wait for the next one!



Anna said...

I definitely agree about Jacinda. I almost stopped reading a couple times because she gets kind of annoying. But I also didn't like how the mom reacts, I mean she tries to kill of Jacinda's Draki, but she could have moved them to the other side of the country to a remote foresty area and still protected her. I don't know, I think I only have this one 3 stars, but I'm excited to explore more and read Vanish :) Awesome review!

Christy @TheReaderBee said...

Oh I totally agree about Jacinda as well. I also had problems with the mom and sister. Gah! I think I enjoyed the second book much more. :)

Great review!

Lauren M said...

I was one of the very few people who wasn't fond of Firelight. I didn't dig the insta-love or Jacinda, really. But I'm glad you enjoyed it more than I did! :) Thanks for the review, Katie!

BookJunkie said...

I just picked this up the other day, mostly because everyone is talking about how anxious they are for Vanish! Great review, and I can't wait to read it!

Mary said...

Yeah, Jacinda was a bit of a navel-gazer, not thinking of her sister or anyone else but her own self. Still, I enjoyed the story and need to read Firelight!
Mary @ BookSwarm

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