Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Book Review ---> Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Firelight (Firelight, #1)Firelight
   (Firelight #1) 
By:  Sophie Jordan
Published By:   HarperTeen
Published Date:  September 7th 2010
Pages:   Hardcover 323
Read:  September 2011
Book Cover Rating:  5
Tags:  Young Adult, Paranormal Romance, Mythology Urban Fantasy, Supernatural, Dragons, Fantasy Fiction
Why the Mad Scientist read this book:  Mad Cover Love!!!  Purchased all on my own.

First Lines:   Gazing out at the quiet lake, I know the risk is worth it.
Concoction of a Review:
Firelight is built around the idea of beings that are decedent of dragons known as Draki. What an intriguing idea... supernatural Dragon Shifters!!  There secret needs to be kept otherwise dire consequences will result.  *gasps*

Draki's can shift into human form, however, depending on what type of Draki you are you may have other powers.  Like creating mist.  Jacinda is the first Fire Breather to be born in centuries.  She has no control of her life.  The pride has plans for her.  Jacinda is young woman, Draki, who is stuck between who she is and who she should be.

Chapter one does its job.  I was drawn in and could not let go.  Jacinda was being hunted after risking the exposure of the Draki's secret.  Which leads up to her mother panics and take her and her twin Tamra and moves them to the desert.  Her Draki starts to wither, she risks more to keep that from happening. 
Here is how I picture Jacinda:  As Elena Satine...

Not another love triangle... 

Except I sort of liked this one.  Cassian, also a Draki is the prince of the pride. With the exception of the pride's plan of her mating with Cassian to make more fire breathers, I do believe that there is a small flame of lust between them. 

The other match, Will, hunts & kills Draki's with his extended family. Forbidden love just makes it that much more interesting.  *grin*  Smoldering at best Will awakens Jacinda's Draki which is dangerous.  She needs to learn how to control herself around him.

That is one wild range but I love both sides!  The Mad Scientist is beyond curious about who will be chosen. *waggles eyebrow*
After running for my life from hunters, a girl with too much lip gloss doesn't register on my fear radar. 
I can hardly smirk at the idea of Dragons any longer.  I thought the world Sophie Jordan created was diverse.  The ending was grand and the descriptions were vivid.  

Not for everyone but the internal conflict of personal identity and purpose is something all young adults go through.

*Purchased this book for myself which did not impede on my Mad Review.  It is completely honest and full of my thoughts on the book. *

Welcome to a fun fantastic world of Dragons, ah, decedents of dragons, Draki.

Originally Posted at Steampunkery & Book Reviews.


Reading Revels said...

Great review! I really enjoyed this book and love to hear about the parts others liked and didn't like. I've written a review of Firelight - love to have you stop by. Looking forward to your next review!

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