A hidden truth.Review:
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.
I've been dying to read Firelight for what seems like forever, since the cover was stunning with a capital S and the premise seemed to be nothing but intriguing and unique. I mean dragons? I'm there for sure. Thankfully, Firelight proved to be one book that was basically the definition of un-put-a-down-able!
Firelight goes far and beyond to please readers with several different aspects, varying from a sweet romance to actions scenes that were always able to pack a punch to interesting dragon lore to likable and strong characters.
Jacinda, Firelight's main character, is a girl who's facing quite a decent amount of dilemmas. She's leaving the place she's called home her whole life to go to a desert, a place that is the exact opposite of what a draki like her should live in; she's learning disturbing and scary secrets about her parents and the people she always considered to be her family; and she's falling for Will, a guy who's no good for her but still makes her feel alive in ways she hasn't felt in a long time. This all left for Jacinda's life to be a complicated mess yet an addicting blast to read about. I'm sure it's a given to say I liked Jacinda from the start, since that's how it usually is between me and main characters. Jacinda was spunky, strong, and just all around great person, even though she did tend to make some idiotic yet understandable decisions at times. I loved reading about her about her relationship with Will, (who was yet another hot and sweet addition to the great male characters of YA) because it had the Romeo and Juliet type feel I adore.
Further more, the plot of this made the story addicting as implied before. I enjoyed the dragon/draki aspect since it was something not only fresh and new but wonderfully executed. Lastly, Jordan's writing was also a key point, though it did feel a bit awkward at the beginning.
In all, Firelight is a great beginning to a series that I'm sure will be a favorite of mine given more books and time, and a book that you should definitely be adding to your must-reads list for Fall 2010, since I'm sure you'll love it! Though, word of warning, the ending of it will have you eager to read the next addition ASAP!
Firelight will be relesased September 7, 2010!
Source: Around The World Tour