Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Publication Date: September 7th, 2010
Published by: HarperTeen
Hardcover, 336 Pages
Source: ARC from friend
Summary from Goodreads:
"With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda’s rebelliousness leads her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can’t resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she’s risking not only her life but the draki’s most closely guarded secret."
My Review: *****+ = 5+ Stars
I love, love, LOVE this book. One, shapeshifting is awesome. Two, dragons are awesome. Put them together and what do you get?
A one of a kind, action packed story, full of danger and a romance that you can't get enough of.
I have always loved dragons, I mean I even have a dragon tribal tattoo on my arm.. soo yea. To read a book like this, it was just amazing. Sophie has a way with descriptions that had me imagining at times I was turning into a dragon. I WISH!
Jacinda is different. Different from the other draki in her pride, and different from her mother and sister. She fits in nowhere and is wanted everywhere. Will is quite the same. Different from his family but stuck with them. When these two interact, its like magic. From their first meeting to their later ones, it's as if no one else matters and they are the only two that exist.
It was almost as if they were destined to be together and destined to be apart. The romance between them is fiery and full of heat. As much as they wanted more, so did I because they are perfect for one another. They are now one of my new favorite YA couples.
Not only was the romance phenomenal, but the story was exciting and full of energy. There were many times when I had to tell myself to slow down so I didn't miss anything, and near the end I know I skipped many sentences because I JUST had to know what was going on and what was happening. I should go reread it so I don't miss anything.
This is an upcoming release that you don't want to miss. Hitting shelves early next month, be sure to get your copy so you can enjoy this story too!
There's no news on the release date of the second book in the Draki series but I can only hope that its Spring of next year, is that too wishful thinking?? :P I can't wait to continue on this journey with Jacinda and Will.