Saturday, October 9, 2010

Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Synopsis (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.

Book Details:
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pub. Date: 9/7/10
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 336

My Review:

Firelight is the first book I have ever read that has dragons or in this case Draki. Instead of only the well known fire-breathing dragons there are different kinds of dragons with a certain talent. Which I like Mrs. Jordan's twist on the dragon stereotype. Jacinda, the main character, is a fire-breathing Draki. In this world fire-breathers are a rarity. Her pride treats her like property, and so Jacinda's mother takes her and her sister, Tamra, to a desert town. Jacinda refuses to believe that her pride just sees her as property. So she does rebel against her mom in a way. Jacinda hates living in this town. The town is slowly draining her Draki out of her with the dry atmosphere. The only thing that she likes in this town is Will, who just so happens to be her hero.

The chemistry between Jacinda and Will was mesmerizing. Whenever they are together you can tell that they have the same feelings for one another. Only both hold back their feelings. Jacinda is in a constant battle to keep Will close, and at the same time keep him far away from her. She considers him a danger to her and her family, because he is associated with people who are out to kill her family and pride. She fears his family will find out who and what she really is. While struggling with her feelings for Will she is also thinking of the boy back at home whom she is supposed to mate with for life. Does she really want to leave her pride?

Jacinda's family is a normal everyday family, even if they are related to the Draki world. Mrs. Jordan has written a great story of sisterly relationships. Jacinda and her sister are just like every other pair of sisters out there. There is rivalry and jealousy between Tamra and Jacinda. I like how Jacinda, Tamra, and their mom have each other's best interests at heart. Even if they not always agree on things.

I really enjoyed reading this book. There was only one thing that is keeping me from giving it five stars, and that would be Jacinda and Will's relationship. Why you ask? Well I just really disliked how Sophie Jordan kept me constantly screaming "Man, Jacinda and Will get together ALREADY!!!" It was tiresome if you ask me. There comes a time where enough is enough and Jacinda and Will should not have held back for that long. I know that the author only put us through this to keep us in suspense and fly through the book. Which did work, but still I really would kept on reading even if they got together in the middle of the book. All in all I would recommend this wonderful book. Now I can't wait to read the next book, Vanished, coming to stores next year.

4.5 Stars!

1 comment:

Monica said...

Great review! I totally agree with everything you said! Happy you enjoyed this book!