Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Review: Firelight ARC by Sophie Jordan

Title: Firelight
Author: Sophie Jordan
Hardcover: 336 pages
Reading Level: YA
Published: September 7, 2010
My Copy: Around the World Tours
My Rating: 5 out of 5 wicked hearts

Blurb from author's website:

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 of her kind, she nearly pays with her life, only to be spared by a beautiful stranger sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki--a descendant of dragons whose ability to shift into human form is her best defense.
Forced to flee into the mortal world, Jacinda struggles to adapt. The one bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irrestibly 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 a human forever. She'll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.
Mythical powers and irresistible passion ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide ...

My quick wicked thoughts...An engrossing YA debut book with romance, action and dragons!

Why I was tempted to read this...The blurb sounded good, I have read only one other book about dragons and loved it.

Cover thoughts...Really amazing.  Love the dragon eyes and scales!

Romance meter...Oh my...yes of course there was some romance as bad as the two lovers tried to deny it...it was something they couldn't control.

Characters and plot...I absolutely loved this book.  I devoured it and definitely lost some sleep getting to the end so I would know how it ended!  The characters were engaging and likable, the conflicts were believable, and I didn't want to punch anyone for being a whiny bag ha ha.  Sophie loves being a draki (descendant of dragons) and loves the freedom it sometimes affords her, even though her pride tried to keep ties on her.  When she breaks a rule and gets into trouble...it is a draki hunter that lets her go.  Little does she know as her mom shakes up her world and moves them away from the pride that she is destined to meet her hunter again...and then the sparks will fly. Sophie is not a wimpy character, she is a take-charge kind of girl and I love that. This book kept me completely enthralled until the very end and left me wanting more.  It just came out last week so definitely go out and get this one.

The ending...The ending was good, you have a partial feeling of happiness that things didn't get completely screwed up but you are also DYING to read the next in the series to see where Sophie takes you next. I didn't see on the author's website when the next in the series will be out, but I will be looking for it!
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