Firelight (Firelight Book 1)
by Sophie Jordan
Hardcover, 323 pages
Published September 7th 2010
Details from Goodreads:
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.
A hidden truth. Not so.
Mortal enemies. Big check!
I found the concept of the dragons - uhm I mean draki interesting. Plus the opening of the book hooked me instantly. Nice start right? It gives me hope that this will be deferent in some ways but halfway through the book, just fell flat.
There is nothing special about the Firelight. If you're expecting an action pack fantasy (hello? dragons and dragon-hunters? where’s the kick off kung fu action?) you’re going to be disappointed. The story line is so good that I expecting more, I kept waiting for something big to happen but unfortunately it didn’t. It focuses more on the star-cross lurve. Again - like any other YA "pararomance" fantasy.
There are also tons of things in this book that didn’t worked for me or I just didn’t liked. Like the Jacinda and her twin relationship, the lack of world-building, the characters are not pretty solidly written as well and like I said it focuses on Jacinda and Will's star-crossed relationship, plus the cliffhanger.
Despite that however, that’s not to say it’s not good – it is good; easy to read. The plot was pretty simplistic, as all paranormal romances tend to be.
Sophie Jordan writing is good for romance story.
Overall, Firelight is an average romance story with a little bit of fantasy. Maybe for sparkle.