Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Firelight Review + Giveaway

by Sophie Jordan

# of pages: 336
Age Range: 13/14+
Rating: 4.5/5
From: BEA

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.

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!

If you liked this book be sure to check out:

Paranormalcy
Halo
Nightshade
Matched

The Replacement

Visit Sophie Jordan HERE and check out the awesome contest she is holding HERE

* CONTEST BELOW*

Ok so you want to win your own SIGNED Firelight arc? Plus some BEA swag perhaps?

Then fill out this form HERE

Contest will end September 30th!

Open INTERNATIONALLY!!!

-M.

23 comments:

Fi-chan (Bookish-Escape) said...

thank you! :D

Giada M said...

thank you for making this contest international! :D

Minamostaza said...

OMG, thank you!! :) Thank you so much for doing this international contest.

I wanna have Firelight, but my parent's won't give me the money because they think I've already spend too much in buying books. :(

I hope I can win this one. *fingers crossed*

Good luck everybody! :)

Mandarina said...

thank you!

anjohnston said...

Thanks for holding such a wonderful contest!

GABY said...

I'm dying to read this book! You're right....vampires, werewolves, and angels are getting old. Dragons are so cool!

Icedream said...

The book sounds fantastic and I agree, Dragons are an original twist. My fingers are crossed :)

Lu said...

Great Contest!
Thanks so much :D

The Bookish Type said...

I'm so excited for this book! It sounds amazing! Thank for the awesome contest!

Julie said...

Thanks for the contest!

shmyshmy said...

I'm getting curious about this book! Thanks for the contest!

TwilightsDance said...

Great giveaway Thanks

kynhaa said...

OHH Boy, thanks so much for making this contest. :)

Charis said...

Thanks! I'm excited!

Jen said...

I just saw Sophie on Saturday and loved her! She's amazing and I too am giving away a fabulous signed copy! She's the best and I loved getting to meet her!

Pink Panther said...

Thanks for making this international! :)

Cherry said...

Yay!! Thank you for the chance to win Firelight!!

Cherry Mischievous

Christa said...

Awesome!

Silentbookreader said...

Thanks for this awesome giveaway!!:D
im so excited for firelight i hope i win!!

Ladytink_534 said...

Thanks for the fantastic giveaway!

Jenilee Antonio said...

Yehey! Thanks much for this international giveaway! I love Sophie Jordan!

Aylee said...

Woah, I only just found your blog today. What timing! Anyways, thanks for the giveaway. I hope to read your blog on a regular basis now :)

♥s.shapeshift_ said...

Only just found your blog just now. I want to read this book! It's not avalible at my local yet, so I have to suck it up. But thanks for this contest, maybe I wont really have to? Lol.

Thanks for making this international!