Author: Sophie Jordan
Publication Date: September 7th 2010
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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.-Goodreads.com
I finally managed to get a hold of Firelight from our public library. I’m so glad I did!
Firelight was definitely different than the other books I’ve been reading lately. No vampires, no werewolves… In this story, we have dragons! (Draki’s, to be exact.) The mythical world that Sophie Jordan created in this book was absolutely fascinating. The descriptions and the writing were wonderful.
The characters were great. I could relate to Jacinda’s struggle. She went from being the popular girl, living the life that she loved, to being taken away from that life and having nothing. She resented her mom and sister for making her live this life she hated. But she also wanted them to be happy, and she knew they were both happy living their new life. I felt bad for her. I resented her mom and sister. But I also understood her mom wanting to keep her safe.
I really liked Will’s character. He really hated what his family did, and he did whatever he had to do to keep people from getting close to his family. His relationship with Jacinda was really intense. He really surprised me in more ways than one.
The only hard part I had with this book, was actually picturing what a Draki would look like. They sound fascinating though!
All in all, this was a really good read! If you haven’t read it yet, you should definitely give it a read! I’m really looking forward to reading Vanished, which will be released on September 6th 2011!!
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