Firelight by Sophie Jordan

by Sophie Jordan

Pages: 272
Release Date: March 3rd 2011
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Buy the Book: Amazon UK | Amazon US

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.

My Thoughts
I was really looking forward to reading Firelight. The cover, and the synopsis both had me hooked. So when I finally read Firelight, I wasn't disappointed. It was a very enjoyable read.

Will's and Jacinda's first encounter was weirdly nice. Will is a hunter hunting it's prey- the draki, a mythical dragon, that just happened to be Jacinda. In that meeting, Will studied Jacinda gazing at her and just thinking how beautiful she is. Jacinda was left confused. I really connected with Will right there and them. It simply has to be because he didn't kill her and obviously his kind heart and loving nature. Who needs bad boys?

Jacinda and Will encounter many problems, but struggle through them all the same. There is a hell of a lot of action and suspense finely lined with that touch of romance. Like the time when Will discovered Jacinda's true form but he still continued to love her the same, was sweet but very weird for me personally... I just can't picture it!

I guess that's what Jordan wanted to show, a sense of acceptance whatever you are. With Jordan's fine writing, Firelight had me craving for more! Can't wait for Vanish!


  1. I still haven't read Firelight yet but glad to see you enjoyed it! I can't wait to meet Will and Jacinda, they sound like great characters. Thanks for the review!

  2. I read this one and thought it was just ok-good range. Nothing about it really blew me away. The dragons were cool but I thought Jacinda went back and forth on her decisions too much.
    I'm still going to read Vanish but its not at the top of my list.

  3. I want to read this one badly!!!

  4. "Who needs bad boys?" I love that. Totally sums up Will. Great review!

  5. I REALLY want to read this book and your review has definitely confirmed that for me! It sounds like just the kind of book I would read! :) But DIFFERENT still, not your typical YA book....who would have thunk it! :)

  6. I fell in love with this book just from the cover. I've never read a story about dragons but I will start to read more of them now I'll tell you. This is an amazing brillaint book!! Everyone MUST read this!!

  7. I just got this one for $1.99 for my Kindle. Wasn't sure about it but I definitely need to read since I read this review.

  8. I really want to read this book! Thanks for the review!

  9. I recently read this after getting it for review and I felt the same, wasn't disappointed and can't wait for Vanish! :)

  10. This one has been on my wish list for a long time, I really need to read it.

  11. I really need to read this book! I'm going to a book signing soon, and everyone keeps talking about how amazing the second book is!


  12. I love dragons and this book was AAAMMAZING. Cannot wait for Vanished

  13. I loved this book. Loved Vanish too!!!! So glad you enjoyed it!

  14. But Sophie Jordan takes “love triangle” to another level by opening up Jacinda’s sister’s character - Tamra. All of a sudden, she’s vulnerable and loveable. I love the sisters’ relationship and their lasting bond of trust and commitment. And she loves Cassian forever. Uh-huh. So, now it’s clear why Jacinda should just choose Cassian, but she never can… and Cassian ought to just choose Tamra, but apparently he can’t.


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