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The first book in an addictive, romantic trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan is perfect for fans of Laini Taylor, Tahereh Mafi, and Claudia Gray.
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, from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan.
“Jordan’s compelling addition to the supernatural star–crossed lovers theme is equal parts taut suspense and sensuous romance.” (Booklist )
“Just surrender to the sizzle.” (Kirkus Reviews )
“Jordan executes a refreshing and exciting tale of forbidden supernatural love and desire. Jacinda is strong and spunky, just like her story. Readers won’t be able to put down this remarkable YA debut. An ethereal series start, Firelight should not be missed.” (Romantic Times Starred Review )
“Jacinda and Will’s intensely sexy scenes together will leave romance readers fired up for the planned sequel.” (Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books ) --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
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A hidden truth.
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.--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B003TLN1CG
- Publisher : HarperCollins (7 September 2010)
- Language : English
- File size : 651 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Not Enabled
- Print length : 340 pages
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I absolutely loved this story! I loved the way Sophie Jordan has created a world where a dragon could transform into a human. Usually, it's a human that transforms. This, in my eyes, makes this book stand out from the crowd.
Jacinda is an interesting character. She is a teenage draki, who is one of the rarest of their kind. She is the only fire-breathing dragon to be born for centuries. Unfortunately, she also has a stubborn streak. When she defies the law, her mother flees with Jacinda and her twin sister, Tamra, to a city called Chaparral in the desert. When she meets Will and her draki spirit wakes up, she finds she is unable to stay away from him.
Will is gorgeous! Unfortunately, his family is very dangerous to all draki - they are dragon hunters. Will feels drawn to Jacinda, but does't know why.
I was totally enthralled with this book! The idea that dragons evolved into people was novel to me, but with all the myths and legends in history, I'm surprised I didn't think of this before! Sophie Jordan has taken a "what if" and turned it into a fantastic tale that has captured my imagination. I'm looking forward to reading the other two books in the Trilogy. Vanish is out in hard copy now, but the paperback is only due for release in September this year. I highly recommend this YA Paranormal Romance if you love a fantastic story that leaves you begging for more.
One morning, Jacinda breaks a rule and almost gets caught, almost revealing her people to hunters who seek there skin and bodies for there own gain and the Pride isn't happy about this.
Her mother fears for her safety and takes Jacinda and her twin sister Tamra and flee before anything could happen.
The day she walks the halls of her brand new high school, there she sees a boy with honey brown hair, a boy she remembers deep in a cave.... Will is a hunter, a hunter that saved her life. She know what he have done and who he is, but will that keep her away? Will that be enough to stop her from betraying the pride, and her family? The only thing she knows is that she can't help falling for him. Falling for the predator.
I absolutely loved this book! Thanks so much to anyone who recommended it to me.
' MY HEART POUNDS IN MY CHEST AS HE DRAWS CLOSER. I KNOW THE PRECISE MOMENT HE SEES ME. HE FREEZES, STILLS IN THE WATER, SINKING LAW, HIS LIPS BRUSHING THE WATERLINE. WE STARE AT EACH OTHER. IT WILL HAPPEN NOW. HE WILL CALL THE OTHERS. THEY WILL SWARM ON ME LIKE HUNGRY PREDATORS. THEN HE MOVES, SWIMS CLOSER IN AN EASY GLIDE, A MUSCLE FEATHERS THE FLESH OF HIS JAW, AND SOMETHING FLUTTERS IN MY BELLY. HE DOESN'T LOOK HARD, AS I'D IMAGINED. HE DOESN'T LOOK EVIL. HE LOOKS... CURIOUS.'
The story plot was fantastic. Firelight was actually my first book ever about dragons/drakis and things like that. I have never actually read anything like this. Dragons and Drakis rock!
The beginning was really entertaining, from the very start we get to see what Drakis actually are and what they do.
The characters were well described, but they could be more developed.
Jucinda - she was a likable character. But i didn't really love her, because i felt like she wasn't a very strong character. She didn't really stand up for herself, like i think anyone in her shoes would. But she was realistic enough.
Will - he was a likable character as well. He is kinda mysterious and very different from his family. There's something a bit strange about him. Will was very sweet and caring. I really liked that.
Cassian - Cassian is the character that i loved the most. He is so interesting , it's really hard to figure this dude out. He has so many different sides to his personality. Sometimes he is a caring cutee, sometimes he is very protective, but sometimes he can be a bit selfish and untrustworthy.
I hated Jucinda's mum and sister, they didn't love her for who she was, they were more like strangers than real family.
Will's and Jucinda's relationship, in my opinion, wasn't rushed and fake. There was like this special connection between them that pulled them together. And they were both liked not for who they truly are, but for their abilities. The scenes between them were sometimes hot, and sometimes sweet and romantic. I loved how caring and understanding Will was towards Jucinda.
' HE LEANS OVER ME, HIS FACE INTENT AND HARSHLY BEAUTIFUL. HIS HAZEL EYES GLITTER, WILD WITH AN EMOTION I CAN'T IDENTIFY. HE MUTTERS THICKLY BENEATH HIS BREATH, THEN CLENCHES HIS JAW, SAYING NO MORE. HIS HAND GLIDES DOWN MY ARM, FOLD OVER MY HAND. HIS FINGERS LACE WITH MINE, PALMS KISSING. I CAN FEEL THE FAST THUD OF HIS HEART THROUGH THIS SINGLE TOUCH. THIS, THE STEADY PULSE IN THE CUP OF HIS HAND, REVIVES ME.'
There were scenes and moments in Firelight that made you gasping and turning the pages really quick. It surely had twists that i didn't see coming.
The ending was just WOW! It hooked me really fast. One think i know for sure is that i was not expecting an ending like this one.
Overall, Firelight is a unique book with twists that you won't see coming. Entertaining and very well written.
The main character Jacinda, a fire-breathing draki was a great voice to carry the book. Her background at the pride was described well and I really felt for her and how the pride were going to use her for breading more fire-breathers (as she is the first with that ability in generations). When her mother escapes the pride with Jacinda and her twin Tamra, she really does have mixed feelings. She doesn't want to be forced to mate with Cassian and be controlled but she also doesn't want to live in the human world where her draki starts to slowly wither away inside her. I really did feel sorry for her and felt her conflicting feelings myself.
Of course that all changes when she meets Will, a boy at the school her mother has enrolled her and Tamra at and she starts to discover her and Will have a connection that she can't explain. For some reason when she's around him her draki feels alive again. And so poor Jacinda is conflicted again when she starts to really fall for Will but also wants to stay away from him because she knows what his family business is and trust me, its not good!
The relationship between Will and Jacinda is written beautifully. It wasn't love at first sight so much as a connection at first sight that neither can understand at first. But as they spend more time together their relationship grows into something real and I loved reading about it.
There are some good nemeses for Jacinda in this story too. As if having to hide from the pride that would control her and steal her back wasn't bad enough, she also has to keep her identity a secret from draki hunters who capture and kill draki for their skin and blood. Add that to a twin with a massive chip on her shoulder and your typical high school head cheer leader bullying and Jacinda really does have a lot to contend with. It made for "edge of your seat" reading.
The ending was very emotional and the kind of cliff hanger that makes me shout at the book for more and definitely left me extremely eager for the sequel "Vanish" which is out next month.
Overall I would really recommend this book to any fantasy/paranormal fans out there. It isn't one to miss.
I liked the concept of the draki, a dragon type soul kept hidden and restrained within a human form and the cult like pride like a chillingly overprotective family that were so desperate they would do anything to keep Jacinda. The fear of losing her draki, being mastered by the pride or being hunted and killed meant that Jacinda had a lot to fear. The elements of fear were carried through the book and help to shape Jacinda's actions.
The idea of Jacinda's struggle to accept losing such an important part of herself, her draki was understandable and I felt for her yet you also get such a good impression of the sacrifices her mother and sister have had to make before so it was good that each character's viewpoints were so easily understood. The hesitant relationship between Will and Jacinda was well written although there was lots of dithering from either side, understandable considering their positions of natural enemies.
Overall I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to the sequel. I paid less than a pound for this but it's definitely worth more!
I liked almost everything about it; the description of being a dragon, the characters--though I thought it was a little selfish of her mum and sister to want to do what they were doing to Jacinda, the romance and connection between Jacinda and Will...
That ending has definitely got me wanting to find out what happens next and considering the books are only 99p each currently I think I'm going to go buy them all!