Firelight (Firelight #1)
by Sophie Jordan
A hidden truth.
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.
★★★★☆ : Great! I liked this book!
After reading a lot of contemporaries and New Adult fictions lately, I thought I won’t have time to read another book about mythical characters. But then, I saw Firelight standing out among other Fantasy books on the YA shelf of a famous bookstore. I’m a sucker for gorgeous book covers and Sophie Jordan’s book instantly caught my attention. It doesn’t matter if I’m no longer a young adult, as long as there are dragons, I’m going to read it 🙂
Firelight is such an interesting and thrilling read. I’ve learned a great deal about dragons and their descendants – the draki. In this book, we meet a one-of-a-kind firebreather, Jacinda, who was pursued by the Prince of Draki and envied by her twin sister who never had the chance to manifest. Jacinda struggled to live the human life when it was decided that her “wings be clipped” by her fellow draki.
Just when she thought she was safe from them, she fell in love with someone who belongs to a pack of dragon hunters. Will is a hunter. He is trained to kill Jacinda’s kind. Her best defense is shifting to human form, but it presents a whole new set of problems.
This story is one of a forbidden love, one with an impossible ending. Definitely one of the better Dragon stories I’ve read and the ending surely left me on a cliffhanger and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.
A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature – teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years teaching high school students to love Antigone, Sophie resigned with the birth of her first child and decided it was time to pursue the long-held dream of writing.
In less than three years, her first book, Once Upon A Wedding Night, a 2006 Romantic Times Reviewers’ Choice Nominee for Best First Historical, hit book shelves. Her second novel, Too Wicked To Tame, released in March 2007 with a bang, landing on the USA Today Bestseller’s List.