Review of Firelight by Sophie Jordan
To Be Released: September 7, 2010
5 out of 5 smirks
Synopsis: “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.”
Firelight is a beautifully written story about a girl, Jacinda, who struggles to fit into human existence after being ripped away from everything she knows as home. I cannot even begin to describe how this story captures you and makes you feel invested in the characters themselves. I would normally love to gush paragraph after paragraph about how truly wonderful this book is, but I would much prefer doing a list of what I loved about the book.
Things I loved about Firelight by Sophie Jordan:
The mythical creature of choice Draki or Dragon
A weird love triangle
Stereotypically portrayed cheerleaders
Amazing descriptions of Draki in true form
Jacinda in general
Jacinda’s ignorance of High School and who not to piss off
Will, a gorgeous Hunter who doesn’t want to hunt
A connection between Will and Jacinda that screams off the pages
And Breath taking Cover Art
I gave 5 smirks to Firelight because as a reader you are instantly draw into the cover and once you start reading you are drawn into the words and how they effortlessly flow off the pages and paint a stunning story for you to read. I am also really impressed and frustrated that Sophie Jordan Like Suzanne Collins has a knack for leaving readers in the middle of a scene. The cliff-hanger was something that I did not expect from this book but I was proven otherwise. I can’t wait until the next installment, which is a long time from now in my eyes. Firelight by Sophie Jordan is a book that needs to be on your bookshelves, it is one of the greats and you will not regret purchasing it.