Tuesday, September 7, 2010
Firelight Review + Giveaway
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.
I had never even heard of Firelight until BEA this past May, but from the moment I heard about this fiery new YA novel I knew I had to read it. Luckily for me, I was fortunate enough to get not one but two signed copies of Firelight at BEA, and I read it about a week after I got home. There were a lot of mixed reviews about this novel but I know one this is for sure...I LOVED it!
As great as vampire and werewolves are, let's face it, they're getting old. Fallen Angels seem to be the latest trend, perhaps with a mermaid, zombie, ghost whisperer or two thrown in there. But dragons? I have yet to see one book quite like this. Firelight brings a whole new paranormal creature to the table; draki. And they are positively fantastic!
From page one Sophie Jordan captivated me with this epic tale. Right from the get-go Jacinda is running - excuse me; flying - for her life, away from the hunters who seek to kill her kind. Little do they know that she can turn into a human and shed her dragon form. This secret keeps her tribe alive, and if it were ever to get out it could lead to the extinction of her species. A rarety of her own kind, Jacinda is used to living outside the norm - however normal can be,at least, when you live in a dragon community. But when she is forced to move after receiving startling news, Jacinda feels more unusual and alone than ever. And then she meets Will, he starts the fire in her the way the dry dessert she know calls home cannot. Being with him is the biggest risk she's ever taken...for herself, and her kind. But no one said love was easy.
With great writting, a fabulous plot, a hot romance, and a loveable main character; Firelight was a win for me! My only complaint is that the sequel doesn't come out sooner, and well, to be honest, at times the tug a war relationship between Will and Jacinda was a little tedious. None the less, Firelight was one of my favorite books of 2010 and I am now one of the soon to be many readers, anxiously awaiting the following book in this series.
Please write fast, Sophie Jordan!
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