Friday, March 30, 2012

7/40: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

FirelightFirelight by Sophie Jordan
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

From Goodreads:
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.
Quick read. I haven't read a book about Dragons (Draki) before so this was fun! Didn't take me long to get through this one.  Definitely pulled me in and I couldn't stop. I love books that make me think about doing nothing else but reading it. Getting halfway through the book I knew right away it was going to end with a cliffhanger and lead to a sequel. There was still so much to happen. I did like how it sort of ended, but with enough lingering questions to make you want to pick up the next one.

Jacinda is the first Fire-breather in generations to be born into a Pride. She's special but also not free to run her own life. She longs to do what she wants with her life, regardless of what other want. Her mother hates the pride and moves Jacinda and her sister to the dessert. Without the mountains and nature she thrives on, the dessert slowly starts to kill the Draki in Jacinda. Until she meets Will.

Oh Will. Every time an author describes the male characters eyes and focuses on how they look through his emotions I'm usually hooked. I'm a sucker for eyes and Will is no exception. He's the boy Jacinda should stay away from, but you're rooting for them to make it even though he's her enemy. Sophie Jordan did a great job at making you fall for him and trust him.

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