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Thursday, 11 April 2013

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Hi everyone,

So right now, I'm reading Vanish by Sophie Jordan, and for your benefit, I'm doing a review of Firelight, the first book, here:

Title: Firelight
Author: Sophie Jordan
Series: Firelight #1
Published: September 7th 2010
No. of Pages: 326
Rating: 4 stars

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.

My Thoughts:

I really enjoyed this book. I found the characters cool (I love Will) and the world of the Draki is absolutely awesome.

Jacinda has been in the pride ever since she was born. She is a fire-breather (if you haven't guessed by the name, yeah, she breathes fire) making her a prize, an object everyone wants to posses. Especially Cassian (don't get me started on him).
After flying without being supposed too, Jacinda is chased by hunters, forcing her to hide in a cave, where her life is saved by Will (an amazingly awesome hunter).
Unfortunately for her, Jacinda has just toed the line meaning, that a punishment is in store.
Her mum draws the line, she takes Jacinda and Tamra, Jacinda's twin who is a defunct draki, (a draki that has never manifested) and they leave the pride much to Jacinda's dismay.
You see, Jacinda's mum takes them to the desert with the hope that Jacinda will let her Draki go, which is what her Mum has done. Jacinda refuses, sneaking outside when she can to try and manifest. However, the more she's in the desert, the more she starts to lose her draki, until she finds her answer. Will.
Will is at the same school she's attending, and she's instantly drawn to him. Unfortunately(or is it a good thing since it helps Jacinda manifest?), every time they kiss, Jacinda nearly manifest, meaning she nearly burns Will and wings threaten to rip through her shirt.

After a bad incident with some annoying jealous girls from school, Jacinda manifests and Will sees, unveiling her kind's most protected secret. Oops.
But Will, being the awesome guy he is doesn't tell anyone or judge her and everything is  awesome until.. Well, your going to have to read the book to find out..

Now onto Will, the hunter, and Cassian, the onyx draki.
Will is hot. He is awesome. He is kind.. Awww. Do I have to say anymore? I absolutely love Will, I mean he saves Jacinda even though he belongs to a family of hunters and he would be willing to do anything to save her.
Now Cassian. Hmph. I am so team Will. Cassian is just so Possesive and urgh. He's not Will. I mean just as Jacinda has gone and started being happy with Will, Cassian comes along and starts being himself. I don't like Cassian. Also, he might actually like Jacinda for who she is and that just makes it worse because I hate it when you want to not like a character and then they start being nice...
Tamra is a character that grows on you, especially in the 2nd book but sometimes she can be a bit spiteful. I understand that you would be annoyed if your twin manifested and you didn't but couldn't she try to be more happy? Anyway, there is a nice surprise for Tamra at the end of Firelight/start of Vanish.

In conclusion, (This reminds me of when you have to write something in science..) I think this book was funny, enjoyable, and suspensive (is that a word? No it isn't sorry..) and I recommend it to anyone who like romance, fantasy, etc. So go read it...

Here's a quote:
“After running for my life from hunters, a girl with too much lip gloss doesn't register on my fear radar.”
― Sophie Jordan, Firelight 

Bye Bye!

rita xo

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