Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Labels: Book Reviews, OUP, Paranormal, Sophie Jordan, Young Adult · Who posted this? Mina B at 18:19
by Sophie Jordan
Release Date: March 3rd 2011
Publisher: OUP Oxford
Buy the Book: Amazon UK | Amazon US
A hidden truth.
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.
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!