Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Review - 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.


Let's start out by saying that I have heard so many mixed reviews about this book throughout the book blogging community.  It seems this is either a love it or hate it kinda book.  Personally, I loved it.  I love the characters, all except Jacinda's sister.  I hated her.  She was such a bitch to Jacinda for reasons beyond Jacinda's control.  And Will, oh Will.  He was just such a nice guy, and so sweet.  I loved the way Sophie Jordan wrote his pursuit of Jacinda.  One thing that did bother me was something alot of bloggers have complained about....Jacinda's back and forth, hot and cold attitude towards Will.  I just wanted to scream at her through the pages  "For the love of all things holy, just STOP being like that to him!  He knows something's up with you and still wants you!"  But to me, when I get that emotional, it just means that I care about the characters.  And  one last note, the ending.  Oh, the ending.  I loved it.  My first reaction was like, "WHAAAT?!?  How can it end like this?"  But in a good way.  I recently found out there is a sequel, so now I'm not so shocked.  By all means, go out of your way to pick up this book.  Hopefully you'll love it!

4 out of 5 stars

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