Monday, July 2, 2012

Firelight: Sophie Jordan

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.

Sophie Jordan


What did I think of this? Well the author has an amazing style, absolutely beautiful, and breath taking descriptions, a book full of first love and identity. A girl who's struggling to gain her mother and sisters acceptance, when they clearly wish a part of her wouldn’t exist, the book starts off fast, with Jacinda breaking the rules, and almost getting killed. And before she even has time to apologize, her and her family are running off in the night. 

I found that the romance between Will and Jacinda was a little too rushed, it didn’t bore me, it was just too focused on it. I probably should have read the whole description before buying it, and realized it was a romance book. But as soon as I seen dragons and their ancestors, the Draki, I was instantly hooked. 

It was not what I expected, but it was good. It was full of very well developed, very different characters. And the descriptions of flying were just as amazing, as the descriptions of the heat and mountains. 

The mythology and world that is always underneath the story, was believable. Jacinda and her family are forced into the seemingly ordinary world that the Draki normally stay away from, but there is a strong sense of longing from Jacinda as she ached for her home, the real world. The one that the Draki live in. 

The first thing you look for in a book like this, is if the world is believable and if it could possibly exist. I think that Jordan did a good job with creating this world, using natural phenomenon’s as a cover for the Draki's world. 

Aside from everything else, the family drama was always on high. You always feel that there is something more the mother is hiding from Jacinda, even when she tells her the real reason that they had to leave their home. I won't say more about that, but it was shocking. 

The romance between Will and Jacinda was very sweet, and never really slows down. 

It is a good book, even though I expected something different, I liked it. Found it really good, and I will be buying the second in the series, after the way it ended I want to know what happens next. 

Firelight (Firelight, #1)

I thought the cover are was very cool, the scales and colors very vibrant. 5/5 on that. Also the book's pages were very cool, they way they were decorated was beautiful, added to whole feeling of the book. 

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