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Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Released: September 6, 2011
Publisher: HarperCollins
Rated: YA, Paranormal Romance
Series: Firelight, Book 1
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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.

What I thought

I've had this sitting on my shelf forever. I bought it just after the release because the cover really caught my attention. But I let it just sit there until I had gone through most of the other books on my shelf. I picked this up and almost immediately, I was kicking myself for waiting so long. It had me from the start and I sailed right on through it.

I wasn't sure what to make of the pride. We don't see them too much in this one, we see Jacinda struggling to adapt to a completely different life. I felt her loss almost as keenly as she did herself. Her draki withering in her new surroundings. I'm not going to lie, I didn't care for her mom for some of this. I get she was protecting Jacinda, but I didn't like she was forcing a huge decision onto her daughter.

I really did like this but I'm a little wary of how things will go in the coming books. I'm not usually a fan of Romeo and Juliet story lines or love triangles. And this has both. I like Will, but I like Cassian a bit more. I tend to latch onto the guy that most likely won't come out on top. This would have been a 5 star book if the romance in it wasn't so complicated.

I really liked the dragon aspect of this. It really stands out with all the other paranormal young adult books out there and it was very entertaining. I'm glad I finally picked it up and I'm definitely looking forward to reading the next. ASAP.

My Rating

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4 comments:

Giselle said...

Great review. I also bought this a long time ago and haven't read it yet (and also bought it mainly because of the cover haha). It sounds great though I'll be getting to it soon.

Giselle
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Jules said...

Great review, I've been meaning to get this one for ages now, I think it just sounds awesome.

How are you? I've not been around that much lately and I'm missing keeping up with everyone's news.

I really love the new Halloween makeover! It's a holiday that isn't really celebrated that much here in the UK, but still I love all the creepy films that make their way onto TV.

x

Candace said...

Glad you loved it! I liked it a lot as well and can't wait until the day I'm able to get Vanish. I definitely like the Vanish cover more then the Firelight cover, but they both are awesome!

Aimee said...

I'm doing good Jules! How are things with you?

I was definitely glad that Vanish was out when I read Firelight, but maybe I should have waited for the third? Ugh! Those cliffhangers are killers!

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