Thursday, 18 November 2010

Firelight review

Sophie Jordan
August 31st
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 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 was great! I really enjoyed it, though I don't know why it took me so long to finish it. it wasn't anything to do with the book. it was just that I was reading it, and then a new book came and I was like ohh, shiny new book. Have to read it... So yeah, Firelight, sorry about that. It's not your fault that I have book ADHD.

I was so excited to start this book for two reasons, A) I am in love with that cover. It is so pretty in real life! I just sort of stared at it for a week before I even started the book and B) DRAGONS. Because Dragons are Awesome.

I really like Jacinda, though she did get on my nerves at times. But at least she acknowledged she was being selfish whenever she was. And I felt quite bad for her. I wouldn't want to be stuck in a desert while an important part of me slowly died unless  I was in the presence of a certain man. Oh, and living in a Draki hunter hotspot, when you are Draki, and still trying to hide the Draki's secret. Not exactly a great predicament to find yourself stuck in.

Sophie Jordan's writing style definitely reflects her Adult writing background, and it sometimes felt like the scenes between Jacinda and Will were gonna get a bit too steamy, but they didn't, which was good, because it's a YA novel y'know. But I really enjoyed all of the vivid descriptions, I got a really great image of Jacinda's life and her world in my head.

Firelight was really good, and definitely lived up to the hype, and while I don't agree on some peoples opinion that it was one of the best books I've ever read, it was still pretty amazing. And the ending! I will definitely get Vanish as soon as it comes out. I have to know what's going to happen next! 5 stars :D


  1. I haven't read this one yet...absurd, eh? I'm so glad to see another raving review for it. Great review, Cicely! :)

  2. I'm glad you liked Firelight. I've heard good and bad things about it, but I'm very interested in it. I like the dragon subject matter - it's something I haven't read much in YA.


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