Friday, May 10, 2013

Firelight by Sophie Jordan Review

Many of you are unfamiliar with books like these. So I included the synopsis. 

"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."

Draki is like this internal dragon which "manifest" to show its true colors. The human body changes to become dragonlike. Or an actual dragon. It's sort of weird, but you'll understand it by the second book. Hopefully.

Jace is the narrator of Firelight. She is cherished by the Pride. (A group of draki also like Jacinda.) She is sometimes reckless, but she has a good heart. She is brave and smart in times of great danger. She knows how to fight and has trouble when she really needs to back down instead of fighting the enemies. She is going to be bonded to Cassian, who is kind of like the prince of the Pride. Jace is also a firebreather, a rare type of draki. Very rare and hasn't happen in generations.

Will is the love interest. He is associated with the opponents, Jace's enemies. His family, hunters of draki like Jace, may had something to do with Jace's father. Will, as said by other girl characters, is cute and an outcast. Unlike his cousins, Xander and I-can't-remember-the-other-one-but-he-is-as-mean-as-Xander-and-a-freaking-hunter-of-draki, Will is much nicer and has a thick shell to protect anyone from getting close to his heart. He doesn't want anyone to get hurt because of him.

Side Note: I wish this book has revolving POVs. I have a good feeling that everything would be much different. 

Anyway, this is a good book. I felt that it was rather interesting to read about Sophie Jordan's imagination.  

The writing was pretty good and smooth. No changes needed. 

The ending killed me. It killed me. I mean, after all this time, THIS HAS TO BE THE ENDING!!! Are you kidding me? WHY!?! JUST WHY IS IT LIKE THIS!?! 

This book's rating is a three out of five. Go WILL! GO WILL!

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