Sunday, October 2, 2011

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

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.

Wow. Was I blown away. I mean I started out thinking the first chapter that the book really wasn't for me. (Yeah - its like five pages.) But I kept going because I am a huge fan of Sophie Jordan and was thinking that maybe YA wasn't for her. Um, boy was I wrong. After the scene when Will discovers Jacinda in the cave, and whispers that "word" I was hooked, hooked forever.

I am going to start with Mom though. Mom who has lost her husband (murdered), has a daughter that does not possess the draki gene, and a daughter who is basically a prize as she is so special. I admire her for protecting her daughter and not letting her fall victim to that barbaric custom, but I really get the feeling she wants Jace's draki to die. I am not sure if she doesn't care that it is killing Jace or she doesn't get it, though she should.

Tamara - definition of a teenage girl. She wants to be accepted, she wants to be friends with the Queen Bee, wants the perfect social life. A lot of the time I thought she was bratty. Then I needed to remember that for a while now, she was seen as unworthy in the draki pride. OF COURSE SHE WANTED A NORMAL LIFE - I need to know if she manifests in Vanish - When does that come out. Someone tell me it is out!

Cassian - Hello ultimate bad boy. Prediction - Jace is so going to break his heart. - million pieces.

Will - I am not sure what I want to say about him. He's fictionally super hott. He's got some secrets. He can't stay away from Jace even though he stayed away from every other girl before she came. I love his character but it is very reminiscent to Edward Cullen - No he is not a vampire - I am saying more the relationship preface. Don't get me wrong. I swoon when his name appears on the page. He's def. a new fictional boyfriend.

Jace - I really feel bad for her as she goes to her new home and her Draki starts to suffocate. You can tell she is torn about staying and leaving, about Will, about her sister, about her mother. School is extra hard for her and sadly, Will's attention to her does not increase her popularity at all. But Will ... she can't stay away from him and man am I happy she can't GREAT SMOOCHY SCENES. Two thumbs up.

Brooklyn - I like her as the bitch because she just isn't the Queen Bee who glares and starts rumors. She legitimately goes after Jace. She really is mean.

Xander - Dick - It's all I got.


  1. I have this on my TBR! I need to actually purchase it. I love the way you broke down the review and talked about the different characters. :)

  2. Vanish is out in the U.S. -- don't know about anywhere else.... It's great too!

    Awesome review!

  3. @ Molli - You'll love it
    @Annette - Thanks for letting me know!