Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan


 Title: Firelight 
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher:  HarperTeen
Publication Date: Sept 10, 2010
Pages: 323
Source: borrowed
Challenge: none

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 truly surprised me with it’s incredible story! I never really thought I’d be into the whole human’s-shifting-into-dragons thing but it was so cool to get out into a different world from werewolfs and fairies and any of the other million of things you want to name. Firelight definitely stands out among them and I’m craving more!

Firelight was a good take on the whole Romeo and Juliet concept. The hunter falls for the hunted. I say it was a “good take” on the whole impossible love concept because there are stories where they try to make it seem like it’d be impossible to be together but, really, there is a clear why around it. With Will and Jacinda I have no freaking clue how they are going to work things out and I wish them the best! The characters in the story were really awesome and well-described. I loved that Jacinda had the ability to breath fire (it made for some hilarious moments) and the whole mystery surrounding Will definitely pulled you through some loops and I loved how it all worked out (even though it ending in a pretty devastating way)!

Really if you’re looking for a new kind of paranormal story make sure to check out Firelight. If not for the fact that it’s an incredible story with great characters, do it for the fact that smoke comes out of Jacinda’s nose when Will’s around. xD







Cheree said...

thanks for a fantastic review. I've got this sitting on my bookshelf, just haven't gotten around to reading it. It sounds like a great read.

Danna (Friendly Reader) said...

I LOVE the covers to this series and if the book inside is just as good, I think I have to get it. Thanks for the review!

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