Saturday, April 16, 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.

I really loved this book! I thought Jacinda was a great Main Character, she was obviously sad about having to leave behind her Draki community but she wasn't overly whiny about it, I was so glad (I hate overly whiny characters). I thought her relationship with Will was great, at times their interactions were overly cheesy but that was okay with me. The only thing I didn't like about their relationship was the back and forth Jacinda went through, I mean either talk to him or don't!

One of my favorite interactions that Jacinda had though was with her sister, their relationship is so love/hate, and it really brought the more human aspect in early on for me. Speaking of  Jacindas family.... I did not like her mom AT ALL! She just seemed so cold-hearted to me, I understand that she thought she was doing what was best for her daughter but come one!

The plot of this novel was great, I loved the "dragons can turn into humans" plotline, although Jacindas descriptions of herself when she was a dragon confused me, why did she still have hair? I also loved that each Draki had a special gift, and that Jacindas gift was so unique, even though it's the power most commonly linked to dragons. I'm hoping the next book gives us more insight into the Draki culture and history.

A great fantasy/love story, I can't wait to see what happens next with Will and Jacinda!

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