Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Firelight 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 (Source:Goodreads).

My Review:

I’m so thrilled I got a chance to read this thanks to Star Book Tours! I was hoping I’d get to review it early. This was a fantastic young adult debut from Sophie Jordan. I enjoyed reading it a lot, and will definitely continue with the series.

I wish it had had a complete story in and of itself…but unfortunately it pretty much just ends on a ‘to be continued’ note so we don’t get any real resolution. I understand that you need to give your readers a reason to come back, but I don’t think leaving them completely unfulfilled is the best way to do that. That being said, it works. Sure I complain about it, but does it stop me from picking up the next book? No.

Other than that, I don’t have any complaints. The characters were all engaging and the plot was original and constantly moving the book forward. There weren’t any slow points and I flew through the story not wanting to put it down.

Jacinda and Will redefine the term smoldering gaze. They lit the book on fire just by looking at each other. As a rule, I’m not a fan of characters coming together without any real build-up…but let me tell you. Sophie Jordan can really capture intensity in her writing. Great stuff!

So, don’t let my warning of a cliffhanger keep you from picking this up. It is definitely worth reading! Just be prepared for the long wait until the next book of the series is released.

{ 4 comments… add one }
  • Leilani @Leilani Loves Books September 7, 2010, 12:02 am

    Great book! Loved it!

  • Liz September 7, 2010, 12:21 am

    This one looks fantastic! I'm very excited to read it.

  • Susan September 7, 2010, 2:22 am

    I don't generally like cliffhanger endings, but I still really enjoyed this book. I can't wait for the sequel!

  • Blodeuedd September 10, 2010, 6:58 pm

    Nice blog 🙂

    Ohhh this one does sound good, and I love the cover


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