Book Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

 Book Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Firelight (Firelight #1)
by Sophie Jordan

Published: 9/7/2010 by HarperTeen 
From Goodreads:
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.

Published September 7th 2010 by HarperTeen

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The Bookish Brunette thought:
In YA paranormal fiction, all too often we have vamps, werewolves and the like thrown in our faces over and over and over again until I the thought of reading another one makes me want to gouge my eyes out to spare myself the torture and for me this can get a tad repetitive. icon wink Book Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan In Firelight, one of the things that instantly drew me into Jacinda’s world was that she was a draki… (a dragon) AWESOME right?

And come on- the inside flap had me dying to read this… dragons or not,

“A HIDDEN TRUTH.
MORTAL ENEMIES.
DOOMED LOVE.”

Jacinda is the first fire-breather born to her pride in over 400 years, which makes her quite the sought after commodity. Cassian, the future alpha is determined to have Jacinda as his mate… but at what cost to herself? Jacinda condemns her fire-breathing and her great speed because they make her stand out…

Until the day the hunter’s unkknowingly break up her already forbidden DAYLIGHT flight, then she is extremely grateful for both of her unusual qualities. Her attempt to escape the hunters does not go as she had hoped… Injured, she jumps into freezing water to take shelter in a cave and a hunter jumps in after her!

Too frightened to change from her draki form, she is still very much a dragon as the hunter… Will… approaches her, slowly taking in the amazing sight before him. He reaches out and says one word, “Beautiful.” Then he is gone and tells the hunters that he couldn’t find her!

Cassian is furious when she returns and for Jacinda’s non-compliance his father now demands that she is to become Cassian’s mate immediately! Her mother will NOT have it, she takes Jacinda and her sister Tamra away in the middle of the night to a city outside Vegas. The dry air and desert heat will supposedly aide in killing the draki inside her.

Letting her draki die is the last thing that Jacinda wants, she has decided to keep it alive within her- no matter what the cost! At school, she senses something that makes the hair on the back of her neck stand on end… A hunter… WILL! At once her draki comes alive and she knows what she has to do. She has to be around Will for her draki, so what if his kisses leave her weak in the knees?

Above all, she must remember that Will and his entire family have hunted the draki for centuries… it was out of pure terror that she manifested in front of his entire family, and her sister… and Cassian, who had come to take her home to the pride.

I read Firelight in the span of a day! Jacinda is a freaking awesome heroine, her and Will completely set the pages on FIRE! (get it?) Sophie Jordan’s world of the draki life was depicted gorgeously and was utterly unique to me in every way! Complete perfection!

My only complaint was their, “I want you- Get away from me.” back and forth, over and over. I get why they BOTH needed to stay away from the other, but I can’t tell you how happy I was when Will finally said,

“I want to be with you Jacinda.” he shakes his head. “I’m done fighting it.”

4.5 Stilettos!

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September 6, 2011 

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26 Responses to Book Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

  1. Natalie says:

    Totally agree on finding the whole "stay away…I want you" back and forth completely annoying…..but other then that I really enjoyed this book as well!

  2. Bungle says:

    I have this On My Wishlist!Great review :)

  3. I have this on my Kindle, but have not had time to read it yet. Thanks for the review, Ashley!

  4. Lea says:

    Ahhh great review! I just finished reading and reviewing this one myself, and even though I didn't give it as high of a rating, I also read it in about a day and thought that the main premise of the story was so unique. Also, I loved Will because of the opening scene where he whispers "Beautiful" in the cave– really?? How romantic is that?! ;)I was a bit disappointed that most of the story took place in an everyday school instead of in the draki world, but I understand why it had to… I am definitely looking forward to reading Vanish ASAP!! Lea @ LC's Adventures in Libraryland

  5. Shelagh says:

    On my wishlist already. I think dragons are amazing mythological creatures, so I was really interested when I saw that an author had decided to use them rather than the more usual vampires and werewolves *cough*.Glad it lived up to your interest Ash!ShelaghThe Word Fiend

  6. Andra says:

    I've seen such mixed reviews! I've got a copy on my kindle that I'm dying to start! Hopefully I'll like it as much as you!

  7. vvb32 reads says:

    yesssssss, loved this one to and it's world of draki!

  8. Jenny says:

    Yay! I really enjoy this series, and while Will and Jacinda's back and forth relationship bothered me a bit in this one, I still loved them together overall. I was not a big fan of Cassian and all his alpha-male behavior in this one, but sweet heaven Ashley, I'm completely in love with him after Vanish. Will who?

  9. Kristina says:

    Great review! I can't wait to read this one. I've had it on my nook forever! Definitely putting it on the top of my to-read pile!

  10. This series is SO good! I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Can't wait to see what you think of Vanish. :)

  11. Kathy says:

    I am going to have to read this because I've heard nothing but awesome things about it. Jacinda sounds like a kick ass main character, and Will sounds very swoon worthy. Great review!

  12. Liz. R says:

    I've been wanting to read this for absolutely ages, it sounds so good! I agree that dragons are a nice change from the usual creatures in paranormal fiction. Great review, thanks!

  13. I WOULD have read Vanish but those darn publishers pulled it before I could download it at netgalley. :PSo, I'll be looking forward to that review. I'm so glad you enjoyed this one! WIN!

  14. I'm so glad you started this series! It's awesome, right!Great Review, Chica!

  15. Totally sounds amazing. Gotta get this soon!

  16. melissa says:

    gosh this sounds freaking amazing i want to read it so bad!

  17. StephanieD says:

    I hear you on the repetetive storylines in YA; I LOVE it when I find one that stands out and breaks the mold.

  18. Missie says:

    AAAAK! The whole "I want you- Get away from me" stuff drives me bananas. No seriously, I'm craving a banana right now. LOLI can't believe I own this book and haven't read it yet. Me…full of fail. Nice. Love the "Beautiful" part. Swoons!

  19. Book Sake says:

    Oh yeah, it's totally on my TBR list!

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