Thursday, September 23, 2010

Firelight Sophie Jordan

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.

Imagine a world where dragons aren’t quite extinct. A world where evolution granted these mystical creatures a talent to appear human. It’s the world Jacinda lives in. Not quite dragon, human in appearance half the time, her race is called Draki. She’s not your average Draki though (is there such a thing anyway?), she’s a fire-breather. The only one born in her pride for multiple generations. The moment she pulls an act of rebellion and ends up face-to-face with a crew of draki-hunters is the moment her life will change forever.

First up, two thumbs-up to Sophie Jordan for creating such an amazing and original lore. I won’t give you any specifics as I don’t want to ruin the fun for you but you need to know I’ve never read anything else like this before. Truly fabulous.

The characters were amazing, Jacinda is a 16 years old girl with a wild spirit but she’s stuck between a rock and a hard place because of her unique ability. She will be forced to leave all she’s ever known and will have to fight with all her might to not be broken. She also have a twin sister who always lived in Jace’s shadow because she is so ordinary compared to her. Both girls are so different it’s sometimes hard to think of them as twins but in the end they both have this desire of freedom.

Will, now that boy is so special. He is Jacinda’s lighthouse in moments of despair but he also has the power to be her demise. He is beautiful and strong and hides even more secrets than we think. He will surprise you in many ways.

The story was great, always a struggle between life & death, love & pain, trust & treason. The end unfolded very quickly and I had a vague idea of what might happen and it didn’t quite play-out like I imagined it. Firelight doesn’t exactly ends into a cliffhanger but emotions were running so high I honestly have no idea how I am going to wait for the second installment. I want to read it now!

Sophie Jordan treated us with a marvelous world I couldn’t get enough of. Fabulous creatures brought to life in a modern setting to please all the paranormal lovers out there.

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Book Stats:

  • Reading level: Young Adult
  • Hardcover: 336 pages
  • Publisher: HarperCollins; 1 edition (September 7, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0061935085
  • ISBN-13: 978-0061935084The Book Depository

     

    Book Source: Review copy sent by Harper Collins Canada

  • Tynga is a 28 years old mom from Montreal, working as a lab technician in an hospital specialized in heart disease. In her free time, she enjoys reading all things Paranormal and blogging about them. You might also catch her watching an hockey game. Make sure to say hi on twitter!

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    1. Brilliant review! I hear the most amazing things about Firelight, so I'm definitely looking forward to finally reading this! :)

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    2. Loved your review! Can't wait to read this :)

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    4. LOVED your review! I've been thinking about getting this one and now I'm officially adding it to my wishlist!

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    5. Fun Fun Fun. Great review. I can't wait to read this one. Dying dying dying. I'm repeating myself a lot today, obviously too much coffee.

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    6. I just got my copy of Firelight yesterday. I can't wait to start it...unless Rachel Vincent's Stray shows up first :)

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    7. Lovely review. My sister and i have been debating on whether to buy this one or not.

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    8. I wish my daughter was old enough to read this. She's a dragon fanatic, but still a little young for most YA.

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    9. It is sitting on my desk waiting to be read.. I can not wait until I get the time! thanks for the review :)

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    10. Loved your review. I actually bought this book about two weeks ago and now I really want to take it down and read it.

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    11. Great review. I'm currently about half way through this book. Trying to get it finished before a book signing with Sophie Jordan tomorrow night.

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    12. Great review. My mom just gave me this book and now I can't wait to read it.

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