Title: Firelight
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: HarperTeen
Release Date: September 2010
Pages: 326
Series: Firelight #1
Source: library
5 Stars: I LOVED IT!

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.

My Thoughts:
I love this cover! The fire red hair, eye scales makeup, and slit pupil make the cover amazing. This book had me hooked by page one. I loved the idea that dragon like Draki could be in human form. What an exciting story idea!

The plot was great, the characters likeable. The plot felt like reading a story from Edward’s perspective (Twilight). The main character wasn’t the innocent human this time but a powerful Draki trying to stay in human form with all her volatile emotions. Intense.

The only thing that annoyed me about this book was the insta-love. There was a reason for it, but it still bothered me that their relationship was at a certain level before they decided to spend some time talking. Oh well, it was still enjoyable to read.

Firelight was an intense, exciting, and deeply romantic book. I can’t wait to read the rest of the series!

Content Ratings: highlight between ( ) to view details
Sexual Content: moderate ( kissing with guy shirtless, kissing on couch while guy’s hand touches girl’s back up her shirt, more kissing )
Language: mild ( God-5, d***-1, s***-1, h***-4 )
Violence: mild/moderate ( draki injured from arrow, fist fights, bullying )

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Reviewed by Kathryn Cooper
Creator of Clean Teen Fiction

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5 thoughts on “Book Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

  1. I really liked this one, too. As for the insta-love, at least it has a reason, unlike in EVERY OTHER YA book these days! Just got an ARC of HIDDEN and can't wait to read it!

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