Friday, July 29, 2011

Review: Firelight

Summary: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.

Review: Firelight is a book I had heard of A LOT from other bloggers. Always ranting and raving about how good it was and how much they couldn't wait for the sequel to come out: Vanish. I was a little weary about reading this book because I didn't see how one could make dragons into a romantic love YA story, however; ...Sophie Jordan did. I really loved this book, and was sure I was going to straight from the first few pages. I can honestly say I generally have a feeling for how the rest of the book will go just by the first chapter, if not the few few pages. I was hooked right from the beginning in this one, and just like Jacinda I instantly fell in love with Will. One of the things I loved about Will, and I know this is gonna seem crazy, but here it is: was his name. He had such a plain, not in your face name. A lot of books try to come up with heart throb names or strange names to make them memorable, bit Will Rutledge is such a common yet memorable name for me. On to the things or people rather, that I didn't like. Tamra! and the mother! I understand the feeling Tamra must have had never having come into her Draki, and resenting Jacinda for getting the guy she was in love with, but God she was a spoiled and selfish witch with a capital B! When she said she had a date and she wouldn't tell Jacinda who it was, I knew it was one of the cousins, Tamra is stupid, and selfish enough to pull a stunt like that. And what about her mother?! Trying to kill the one thing that Jacinda loves most, her Draki. I felt like she was taking Tamra's side a lot and never even thinking of Jacinda and what this was doing to her. I'm hoping in the second book we find out she never really sold the family Ruby, cuz that really made me pissed! I can't wait for book two and I regret waiting this long to read book one! A defnite must read! 5/5 stars! Totally recommend! And I love the cover SO much! It's so pretty, such an eye catcher!

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