I received this book for free from Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Also by this author: Hidden, Reign of Shadows
Series: Firelight #1
Also in this series: Hidden
Published by Harper Collins on September 6th 2011
Genres: Young Adult, Love & Romance, Social Issues, Adolescence, Fantasy & Magic
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A hidden truth. Mortal enemies. Doomed love.
With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda’s rebelliousness forces her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is the gorgeous, elusive Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can’t resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she’s risking not only her life but the draki’s most closely guarded secret.
Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.
Immediately, the reader is engaged in Firelight by Sophie Jordan. The book starts with a bang, Jacinda our lady of draki is doing some illegal flying with her BFF when suddenly, they wind up in the middle of a hunt. BT-dubs, draki are dragons who have evolved to become people who turn into dragons. Makes the animorphs look like amateurs. I mean why evolve into a bird when you could be a dragon? (Actually I would turn into a unicorn if I had a choice). Adrenaline, it pumps. Of course, this book isn’t about a dead dragon, so we know what the outcome is. What ensues is essentially Romeo and Juliet with a dragon, cuz you know dragon hunters aren’t supposed to date dragons. Something about predator and prey…
I felt I was able to empathize with each of the characters in Firelight by Sophie Jordan and understood their perceptions. Life’s complicated, you have to make tough choices. So rarely is there an easy choice that is also the right choice. I liked that there was ambiguity. This is definitely another read where I clamor for a sequel.
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