Book: Firelight

Firelight (Firelight, #1)Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Publisher: Harper Teen
Publish Date: September 7, 2010
Series: Firelight #1
ISBN: 0061935085

Synopsis: 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.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Edit: A review while I’m fully awake.

Without reading the synopsis of the story, one can assume that based on the cover the story is about dragons. The only book I have read about dragons is the Eragon series. I didn’t have many expectations when I started the book, none of my friends really talked about it.

The first chapter grabbed me. The author didn’t start with a wordy, detailed introduction, she started with an action packed adventure. This always gets me reading. She described the main character based on her emotions, actions, and thoughts. After the first chapter, I was instantly hooked.

This story has the main character being pulled away from the only thing that she knows. She goes through the book struggling with who her family wants her to be and who she really is. Haven’t we all lived through this? And of course, what wouldn’t complete a story except a little Romeo and Juliet-esque love triangle?

Great story, great plot, great twist. I couldn’t put it down and ended up reading it all in one night.

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