Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Book Review--Firelight, by Sophie Jordan

From the siteWith 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.

I really, really liked this book.  Will was a great love interest with his deep, dark secrets and killer good looks and Jacinda was an all-around fun MC to read.  The tension was tight and the stakes were high in just the right amount.  Jacinda's indecisive nature did irritate me for a few pages, but she redeemed herself in the end.

I kind of like the idea of dragon shapeshifters.  I've seen it a few times and it continues to intrigue me.  Sophie Jordan did a good job of taking this idea and putting her own little twists into it.  The fact that Jacinda is the first fire breather in generations plays well into the idea that the Draki are slowly losing themselves.  They were once true dragons who developed the ability to shift into human form and years later, now they're mostly humans who can shift into dragon form.

I highly recommend this book to anyone who hasn't read it yet.  It will definitely keep you turning pages, looking for more.  

~Emily White

By the way, don't forget about Christi Goddard's goober post tomorrow!


  1. I've heard a lot about this book, and it seems like a good read! Thanks for the review!

  2. I'll be getting to this one soon I hope. It looks great.

  3. i've been hearing really good things about this one! thanks for the review!

  4. Oh, I loved this book too! I reviewed it a few weeks ago, and I highly recommend it!

  5. Oh man I need this one badly! This sound so awesome and I hear nothing but great things about it.

  6. I think this one may already be on my list from another review I read... Thanks for reminding me, Emily! I love dragons and the idea of dragon shapeshifters is cool! I'm definitely into it.



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