Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Pages: 323 Release Date: September 7th 2010 Publisher: HarperTeen Source: Library
A hidden truth.
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.
4.5 stars/5 stars.
There is nothing I like more than forbidden love.
Firelight was GREAT! This was the first book that I have read about dragons (well, draki in this case) as I was a bit unsure at first. However, I really enjoyed it!
The characters were well thought out and each had their own personalities, even though Jacinda annoyed me a bit at first when she kept pushing people away and taking them back, (you know who I mean if you've read it) I just wanted them to bump heads and realise! :) I liked Tamra, as I could understand her fustration with the situation.
I loved the passion between Will and Jacinda! It's hard to comment on them without giving too much away, but I really enjoyed it! Some relationships are all-consuming and Will and Jacinda emphasised this.
The storyline kept me turning the pages with all the dilemmas that occurred throughout, it kept me entertained. Cannot wait for Vanish!
Recommend to anyone who loves a bit of romance, suspense, drama, action! :)