Thursday, February 9, 2012

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Released: August 29th, 2011
Pages: 352
Publisher: HarperTeen
Rating: 5/5

A hidden truth. 
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.
With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda’s rebelliousness forces her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is the gorgeous, elusive Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can’t resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she’s risking not only her life but the draki’s most closely guarded secret.
Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.

I'm in love with this novel. I had been pushing it off for a while and I completely regret it. I finished this book in just a day; it was so hard to put down because of all the suspense and yes, romance too.

I loved all the character's, every single one of them, even the bad ones. Jordan, described each character so well it was hard not to fall in love with them. Especially Will. Will just captured my heart and I had no problem in understanding why Jacinda, the protagonist couldn't resist him even though they were enemies. I completely understood Jacinda's situation. Being the only draki (descendants of dragons) in about four thousand years to breath fire came with its advantages and disadvantages. She had her entire life already laid out for her, forced to being with a boy to have children just for the sake of the pack. Don't get me wrong I loved Cassian, but I felt as if he was forcing himself on Jacinda. Jacinda was a great protagonist, the way Jordan narrated her was great, you felt for her and wished her only the best.

Now moving on to the romance between Jacinda and Will. Oh, Will, I wish you were real. Will was just amazing, although being a draki hunter, I never even once hated him; his personality had such depth I couldn't help but to fall head over heels for him. Jacinda's mother and sister annoyed me bit, they were so not understanding, I mean they both did have their reasons but never once did they hear Jacinda out. The ending left me off at such a cliffhanger I have to go out and pickup Vanish, ASAP! Firelight kept you on your toes till the very end and I highly recommend this book to every YA reader.


  1. So glad you're back Areej and I'm even more glad that you enjoyed this book as I did. I loved Will too!

    1. Thanks! I was so busy with school, I couldn't keep up, but now I'm glad to back.