Series: Firelight #1
Published by Oxford University Press on September 7, 2010
Genres: YA, Fantasy
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A hidden truth.
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 drakia 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.
The first time I saw this book was last spring, but I couldn’t buy it and so I put it on my wishlist hoping in a possible gift . . . Then Christmas arrived and so Firelight! Dragons. Seriously, d-r-a-g-o-n-s! Is there someone who can honestly say is not fascinated by them? And these in particular are really special! In fact the creatures Sophie Jordan has created descended from Dragons but they’re called Draki and they have the capability to change into human form. But that’s not all, each of them has a unique ability and they have different colors. Fascinating, isn’t it?
The story is captivating and so are the characters. There are the ones you can not stand, the ones who intrigue you and of course the ones you totally love . . . Do I think it is hard not to fall for Will? He’s gorgeous, he gave me chills when he talked and he has secrets as well . . . So, the answer is no, I don’t think it’s hard falling for him, I’m sure it’s pretty impossible! But of all the characters the one I could feel very close was Jacinda. She desperately loves to be a draki, it’s the part of herself she loves the most and you can see that in the book from the very beginning. That’s why I couldn’t stand her mother. She insisted that Jacinda had to give up that part of herself, just like she did a long time ago, but problem is that she did it spontaneously because she really wanted to have a human life, while Jacinda doesn’t want that, but this particular is totally “irrelevant” for her. I couldn’t help it, I totally saw a cruelty so big that every time I was about to cry.
This book was an exciting, touching, intriguing reading and I really want to know how the story is going to develop so, I need the second book!