Saturday, November 27, 2010

Firelight by Sophie Jordan





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 for.

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to like. 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 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.

Number of Pages: 323


Dragons are something completely new to me, but from what I’ve read from Firelight I find them awesome. Ok, so from the beginning: a draki colony, who are descendants of dragons, have a rare draki in their midst. Jacinda is the only fire-breathing draki. Now I know that when people think “dragon” they automatically think of fire, but apparently in this story the fire-breathers are not common at all. Jacinda of course has to break one of their biggest rules, which eventually leads her mother to make the decision to take her and her twin sister away from the others and fling them in the real world in a whirlwind. You think that what her mother was trying to do was good, but at the cost of killing Jacindas draki spirit? Seems kind of harsh to me. Still, Jacinda starts to learn that the other drakis aren’t what she always thought they were, and her family doesn’t understand her at all. So when handsome and extremely off limits, Will, comes into the picture she discovers that he is the only thing in that godforsaken desert that can keep her draki alive, but at the cost of revealing the ultimate secret of drakis everywhere. Or will her love for Will overcome the fact that she is a draki and he and his family hunts them? Oh did I forget to mention that? Well yeah, he is a draki hunter. Go figure right. But of course he is a good guy so not to worry!

I found this book to be interesting, and captivating. I find it very entertaining that instead of blushing when her crush comes in like other girls, she starts to breathe fire. Honestly I can’t wait for the next book. The characters were nicely created, and the setting was very descriptive. I could feel when the heat of that desert drained the moisture from Jacinda’s skin trying to kill her draki. The romance was touched on nicely, and unlike most books where the girl flings herself at the guys, Jacinda tries to keep him away. Even though that technique doesn’t exactly work out it is still and interesting twist. So from 1-10? I give this book an 8! Not bad, eh?

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