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Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Published by OUP
Source: Purchased myself



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.


***
Firelight is one of those books which I really enjoyed because it was effortless to read, with a host of interesting characters, an engaging storyline and most importantly of all was that it had its own unique take on the YA paranormal romance genre.

Jacinda was really interesting character as she is forced into a situation which is both put on her to save her from something really horrible but also one that starts to tear her up from the inside out forcing her to be something that she isn't. I quite liked seeing how she struggled to come to terms with that she had to do to save safe and what she wanted and needed to do to stay sane.

I wasn't wholly convinced about the relationship between Will and Jacinda and I suppose that's because it was an attraction due to instinct rather than anything else which left me feeling that I didn't really know Will enough to feel a great deal about him either way. I am hoping future books remedy this so that I can love him a bit more.

The ending did annoy me quite a bit as it left me on a huge cliff hanger which was excruciating. I would have preferred the author to have written a few more pages just to round the whole thing off a little bit more leaving me with the feeling that I'd come to a bit more a satisfying ending.

Don't get me wrong this is a series that I am very interested to continue and I am hoping that it'll turn out to be awesome but at the moment I am very much left a lot of unfulfilled hopes and dozens of questions which I will need answering before I am fully convinced.

Comments

This series really intrigues me, but I have no overwhelming desire to read it. I think I just need to give it a shot!
Jesse Owen said…
I loved Firelight and I'm glad you mostly enjoyed it - I 100% agree about the writing!
Clover said…
I'm really curious about this book. Which is odd because when it first came out I had zero interest in it. Now I really want to read it!