Title- Firelight Author- Sophie Jordan Genre- YA Fantasy Format - Paperback Recieved - Bought Published September 7th 2010 by Harper Teen
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 awayif 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.
I had heard a lot of great things about this series and it was definitely well worth it. It was a super quick read for me I got so absorbed into right from the start. I think that definitely had to be from the difference in the theme of it. (By theme I mean the sub category of genre i.e Vampires, Faeries, Werewolves, Witches and so on.) This book contains a girl who can transform into a DRAGON! Say WHAT! I know crazy right and super creative. I just wanted to know more and understand the character of Jacinda better.
The actual description of the dragon inside Jacinda called a Draki what really cool and interesting at times I found it to be slightly corny about her dragon dying. But how else could you describe such a thing with out it becoming corny!
I liked Jacinda as a main character she was a little whiny but in the situation that her mother put her in it was understandable and didn't make me dislike her. Her mother and sister I just despised because they forced their opinions and beliefs on her which I didn't like. I loved that Jacinda still remained very independent and strong willed through out this book.
Now on to the romance in this story. I would say it is more of an insta- attraction/love but not really because both Will and Jacinda fight it. But it wasn't that frustrating. I liked the forbidden aspect of their relationship he being a Dragon Hunter and her a Dragon. But there was a lot more to it they had this weird connection and he was little bit more than human. I was definitely not expecting the ending of this story. I felt it was a little abrupt but the cliff hanger does make me want to go and buy the sequel. This book is worth the hype it gets and I am excited to see where this story can go and how it goes through the coming conflict that was being built up through out this book! I need some more Will time like STAT.
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