Firelight by Sophie Jordan
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
A hidden truth.
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.
WHAT I THINK:
I was really surprised at myself that I LOVE this book. After finishing the 1st book of the series, my line was “well, that was something. I need the next one.!” haha.
Firelight brought a different LIGHT to my reading genre. I mean, seriously. This book was definitely SOMETHING. The flow of the story: unique girl meets guy, prey & predator, realization they love each other, rivalries, complications, problem, decisions,END. This book basically was that, however the “Draki” (dragon) side made it unique. A new history of species created. What amuses me with these kinds of novels is when I learn a lot about world geography and history because authors base their stories with real facts too. They create something new and creative from historical facts (most of which are unknown really, UNTIL made significant in the story, so we now know them,hehe).
I love the characters, because Sophie Jordan (the author) didn’t make impossible ‘perfect’ characters, and the flaws of each of the characters are evident in the story. How each of them contributes to the problem that leads to the complication in the end (you’ll know when you read the book). It was interesting to know Will (the guy) liked Jacinda from the start and felt a connection (don’t they all? hha) with Jacinda however after his first and second rejection and being ignored, he didn’t pursue her everyday, I was shocked that he waited a lot of days before bravely making the decision to REALLY and seriously pursuing her. My point: If he really liked her (and can’t seem to stop thinking about her, bec she’s really different), he should have proved his whatever incessantly! Well, that’s just me though. haha.
I really really liked the story though. Challenged my imagination to think how the draki looks like. LOTS of SECRETS. Lots of intrigues and mysteries. Jealousy. sister issues. mother issues. really cute at the same time serious love story with an unexpected ending.Two thumbs up!
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