Firelight by Sophie Jordan

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Title: Firelight
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: Harper Teen
Release: September 7, 2010
Rating: 5/5
Pages: 323
Series: Firelight Series #1
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.

When this book arrived, I was up to my eyeballs in my TBR pile, so naturally this book got swiftly bumped to the end of that pile. So eventually I got to it, and now I wish I had of read it way sooner!

The cover of this book is gorgeous as you can see above. The fire-y color of her hair to the slight dragon scale impression on her face. I also just adore the way her eyes are like a dragons with the slitted pupil but it still resembles a human eye in the blue color. I also love the font of the title and how swirly the gold lettering is. And how the dots on the 'i's look like fire as well. The whole cover came together extremely well with the fire theme.

The characters in this book are really great. They are really fun but can be serious at the same time. They also have many traits that I admire. For example, Jacinda was strong in her beliefs and she didn't change to meet other peoples expectations of her. She stayed true to herself and never wavered. Another example of character amazing traits was in Will. He went against his families traditions to save Jacinda even though he didn't even know her at that point. I think that Sophie just wrote amazing characters that one can really look up to.

The best part of this book was the writing and the storyline. The writing was phenomenal YA material. I never found the writing to be boring or the story to drag at all. The story was great but the ending was such a cliff- hanger. The rest of the story was just as good as the ending. The way the story was told was great and you didn't ever feel that you had missed part of the story or a key detail.

All in all, Firelight was a great read that I think everyone in the YA age group or even if you're not in the age group, should get a chance to read this book and if you get the chance, you just have to jump on it and read this book.

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  1. Great review! The premise sounds so interesting and unique. I've never read a YA romance novel about dragons before! Good to know about the writing; bad writing can really turn me off of a book.

  2. thanks! yes, i reallly enjoyed her writing a lot.


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