Friday, November 5, 2010
Book Review: Firelight
Firelight (Firelight, book 1) by Sophie Jordan.
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.
Who knew young love could be so hot...and so dangerous? Jacinda is a draki, a shapeshifter descended from dragons, and unique among her pride. Jacinda is a fire breather, a powerful draki thought to be extinct, which makes her prized by the ruler of her pride. When Jacinda makes a near fatal mistake she begins to learn just how sheltered she has been and discovers the dark truth behind her pride's intentions for her. Torn from the world she has always known, a life where her draki abilities were treasured, and plunged into a human high school where she must hide her draki side is torture for Jacinda, but discovery would mean death...or worse. Unfortunately her ability to control her human form evaporates like steam whenever she is near her classmate Will. As if her uncontrollable manifesting were not enough reason to avoid Will she also discovers that he is a Hunter, the mortal enemy of the draki. Can Jacinda resist the heat of temptation or will she risk her life and the safety of her family to follow her draki heart? Firelight is a suspenseful read that will leave young adult paranormal romance fans gasping for more.
I highly recommend Firelight (Firelight, book 1) to readers of paranormal suspense, young adult, fantasy, shapeshifter fiction, urban fantasy, and especially to fans of paranormal romance.
**I recently read Claire de Lune by Christine Johnson and found many similarities between these two novels. Readers who enjoyed reading Claire de Lune (my review here) will likely also enjoy Firelight.**
Source: This book was provided by the author or publisher for honest review.
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Labels: book review, draki, firelight, Paranormal Romance, shapshifters, sophie jordan, urban fantasy, young adult
E.J. Stevens is the bestselling, award-winning author of the IVY GRANGER, PSYCHIC DETECTIVE urban fantasy series, the SPIRIT GUIDE young adult series, the HUNTERS' GUILD urban fantasy series, and the WHITECHAPEL PARANORMAL SOCIETY Victorian Gothic horror series. She is known for filling pages with quirky characters, bloodsucking vampires, psychotic faeries, and snarky, kick-butt heroines. Her novels are available worldwide in multiple languages.