Thursday, July 19, 2012

Review: Firelight

Firelight By Sophie Jordan

Publisher: HarperTeen
Publication Date: September 7th 2010
Pages: 323
Source: Gifted
Genre: Paranormal/Fantasy, Romance

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.
Firelight it a beautiful, enchanting Paranormal/Fantasy story about a Draki, a descendent of dragons. Her kind can shift between human and dragon forms and often have special talents. But the Draki are often hunted, and when Jacinda is hunted down by a group of hunters she knows it could very well be the death of her. But when a boy follows her into a cave during the search he doesn't kill her and leads his group away from her to saver her life. And then her mother takes her and her sister away from their safe Draki home and into the mortal world to keep her form the harsh Draki life that she would have had to endure there. In the mortal world she runs into lots of difficulty including keeping her dragon half alive, but then she runs into the boy that saved her life. And she falls for him. Hard.

I really, really loved this book. Right from the beginning the books starts off with a very magical feel that I absolutely adored to no end. The characters and creatures created in this book seem so beautiful and wonderful in this book I absolutely love them. Jacinda is an amazing character with a rebellious but innocent personality and I adore how courageous that she is throughout the book. Will, the boy Jacinda falls for is absolutely beyond words. Will comes from a family of Draki hunters who kill for money and skins. After Will sees Jacinda in dragon form, he refuses to lead his family to the Draki, and once he realizes that Jacinda is the one he saved, he doesn't even hesitate. I absolutly love Will and Jacinda, their romance is just so absolutely perfect!

This was a completely amazing book that I absolutely loved the whole way through. I can't wait for Vanish!


  1. Thanks for the review! I picked this book up at a used bookstore recently so I can't wait to sit down and read it!

  2. So glad to hear you loved this book too! I thought it was really unique and I can't wait to get around to reading Vanish!