Monday, February 13, 2012

{Review} Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Firelight (Firelight #1)
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publish Date: September 7, 2010
Source: Bought
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 320

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. {Goodreads}

 Firelight is very unique. Like Miss Jordan has said "There aren't too many dragon books out there and I thought I could right a pretty good one." Point 1: Yes, there really aren't too many dragon books! I have only read one other series besides Firelight and Vanish (it was a great series!) Point 2: HECK YES YOU COULD!!! Sophie Jordan did just what she thought she could do and succeeded beyond expectations! It's so cool to read something different and out of my usual genre!

Not only is the writing great but the world Sophie gives us. The life in the pride, the way of the people, the dragon tales and history. The only thing I had a hard time of in the writing was the description of the draki. Maybe it was just me and I had accidentally skimmed over it or something but......I didn't get a great descriptive image in my head on what they looked like...were they full dragon like we see all the time in movies and posters? Were they more of the elongated Japanese dragons that you always saw "swimming" in the sky? Or were they in human form but with little details masking heir secret? Ya that's the only probably I had.

The character were also great! At times they were infuriating and you wanted to slap each one but what's a book without a little frustrating moments right? Again...the world of the pride amazed me! This book was magical from beginning to end! It will surely leave you breathless! OH YA!!!.....THE ENDING!!!! WOAHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!! Ya, that was amazing! Blew my mind! SO did not see that coming! Crazy you guys! Absolutely INSANE!!! (Notice all the caps? Ya, that's how intense it was!) :b

As for the boys.....Man, those boys! I adore Will! He is so different and cute and lovable and incredibly swoon worthy! Although....after reading the second book Vanish I think I'm Team Cassian right now! Yupp! I said it! Honestly this surprised me....normally I fall for the Will's of each story....with exceptions of course! ;D...But so totally #TeamCassian right now guys! 

So because I read Vanish already too....I will just say I'm saving my review for the last book of the series....I don't do second book reviews too often. They have to be outstanding for me to do so. Not that Vanish wasn't outstanding it's just second book reviews are too hard....there are WAY too many teasers tempting me lol I will say that sadly, Vanish had second book syndrome. I hate to say so but it just did. BUT don't get to judgmental about that is SO worth the read! Especialy when things heat up...between both boys!!! *gasps* See? WAY TO HARD!!!! :b But no joke..really steamy! Gave ME goosebumps! *wiggles eyebrows*
~~~~~~~*My Rating*~~~~~~~
 4/5 stars!! I love this world of the draki!! :D

~~~~~~~*Final Say-So*~~~~~~~
 All in all....yes so worth the read! You want to read these books! They blew my mind! Gorgeous in every way! Breathtaking, magical, and always full of suspense! You do not want to miss the chance of reading these books! Take a step into the draki world and prepare to be blown away! :)
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