Thursday, August 23, 2012

Review: Firelight




Title: Firelight
Firelight #1
Author: Sophie Jordan
Pages: 326
Release Date: September 7, 2012




Goodreads Description:


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.

My Thoughts:


I had heard so many great things about the Firelight series by Sophie Jordan. I even had a close friend that had read the story and really enjoyed it. I wasn’t sure about it but I received a copy of the final book, Hidden at the Romantic Times convention so I thought I should at least give it a shot.

While I did like the book, I didn’t love it. There were several things about the book that made me feel this way but the thing that drove me crazy was the back and forth between Will and Jacinda. It was constantly; I can’t stay away from Will. No, I have to stay away from Will. And this back and forth wasn’t just with Jacinda. Will did the same way. Oh, Jacinda we can’t be together it’s too dangerous. My family is too dangerous. Then the next day, I’ve decided we can’t stay apart. I can’t live without seeing you. It was exhausting. I mean seriously make a choice and stand by it!

That being said I did read this book fairly quickly. It had a fast paced story and kept me reading (always hoping it would get better). There were some interesting elements. I liked the idea of the draki and the hunters. I also liked that the guy that saves Jacinda in the beginning turns up at the school she moves to. However, I felt that was a little unbelievable. Later, an explanation is given but still I didn’t buy it.

Most of the characters were just kind of blah to me in this book. I didn’t make strong connections to any of them. I hope that Jacinda grows into a stronger character in upcoming books and makes a choice and stands by it!

In the end, I thought this book was just okay. I think this book would appeal to fans of the Nightshade series by Andrea Creamer. I started this book but didn’t love it so I put in down. I got about halfway through it though and these two books have the same feel to them. I will pick up the next two books and I’m hoping that I will like them more!


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