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Breathless (Firelight #3.5)

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Sophie Jordan's breathtaking digital original novella set in the world of Firelight.

For Az, it's supposed to be a fun summer vacation with her family. Nothing complicated. Just a quick trip to test the waters as she prepares for a year on her own. That all changes when she rescues a drowning girl and meets Tate—the most gorgeous human boy she's ever seen. Tate throws her h
ebook, 79 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by Epic Reads Impulse
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
What? I don't get this...Will there be more books in Firelight series?



Edit: 6/1
Now for sure I'll never forget Az.
Az and her parents are on a month long vacation away from their pride. One day while Az is swimming in a secluded spot she saves a drowning girl which leads to her meeting Tate. A gorgeous boy, a swimmer like Az and definitely human. Despite knowing that her interactions with humans must always be superficial she can't deny the attraction and growing feeling for him. Resisting those is doubly hard when there is no doubt in Tate's mind about what he wants, and that is to be with Az. This vacation ...more

Not good. The heroine (Az) was a bland, insecure, loner Mary Sue who'd never had a boyfriend or done anything memorable or exciting — just the usual boring bitch. Anyway the 'plot' was her going on holiday and meeting the most beautiful boy that ever was, and you know the rest. There's insta-wuv, a bitchy 'slutty' ex and just all around general lameness. The heroine was like every YA heroine that ever was and the hero was like every YA hero that ever was. There was no real story unless o
Michele (Reading Lark/CanadianTwiMom)

Sometimes, I don't look forward to novellas that involve side-characters from a much loved book series. In most cases, I've grown to love those main characters so much that it seems that a short story centered around the protagonist's best friend--I can usually count on it being a bit underwhelming. Well...I had so little faith with this novella in particular. Breathless was just as awesome and a wonderful compliment to the Firelight trilogy and I want MORE!!

Once I got started into this short st
Mundie Moms & Mundie Kids
There are a few authors whom I feel can write both adult (romance) books, and YA books flawlessly. As in these few authors are ones I feel like they know how to write hot scenes without them being adult romance kind of scenes. There's nothing wrong with a good adult romance, I just don't enjoy reading those scenes in YA books. You can have an ultra hot YA scene without making it adult, and Sophie Jordan is an author who does that perfectly! Wow can she write HOT! Let me just say, Breathless did ...more
This was ok, I guess. Everyone else seems to love it. I liked Az, she seems different enough from Jacinda that I didn't feel like I was reading about the same person, which is generally how I feel when I read these spin offs. Usually there is no difference between the characters and it seems pointless.

I was surprised that this takes place before Firelight, and since that is not explicitly pointed out in the beginning, I was kind of confused. And really, if this takes place before Firelight, it
Amanda Masters
This was a amazing book I really liked getting to know Az, (Jacinda's best friend from the Firelight trilogy). Az didn't have a huge role in the other books but I quickly got the feeling that she might have an interesting story. I found her voice refreshingly real and honest. She was a little naive when it came to human interaction but her inner confidence held up ok. Az is very loyal to her parents and her pride, which also adds to her integrity.

This story deals with Az on vacation among humans
I liked seeing another character's POV. Problem was that, and maybe I'm wrong, but this seems to take place BEFORE Firelight, not after it, which ruins all the continuity because in the original series, Az hasn't met and fallen for a human boy. If this does in fact take place AFTER, then it still is weird because wouldn't they not be as afraid of humans after meeting Will and everything? So that really ruined this for me. Also, I just didn't feel like they really like each other enough to be tha ...more
I've never really picked these books up, though they get recommended to me constantly because everyone who knows me knows that dragons are my thing. But these books just seemed like any other generic YA setup but this time, there's dragons! And I'm not here for that. But after reading this, I see I may have been a little too quick to judge. The unabashed insta-love in this was laughable but most books I've read as of late that haven't been able to make me care about the characters in over 400 pa ...more
Dosť zbytočná novela. Doslova z toho kvapká sladký med. Žiadny hlbší význam, nič, len stokrát obohraná láska na prvý pohľad a blablabla.
Příjemné chvilkové čtení, ovšem některé pasáže na mě byly až moc přeslazené. :-D
Táto krátka novelka nám ukazuje letné prázdniny vodnej Draki Az (Azurka), ktorá je najlepšou priateľkou Jacindy - ohnivej Draki, hl. postavy v pôvodnej trilógii. Tu je však hlavná Az a okrem nej a jej rodičov sa tu iní Draki a ani lovci nevyskytujú.
Bolo veľmi potešujúce viac spoznať Az, pretože pri Jacinde mi prišla vždy taká slabšia a utiahnutejšia. Jej povaha sa síce veľmi nezmenila, lebo bola stále vystrašená z porušovania pravidiel či odhalenia, no to jej nebránilo ísť vyvetrať do jazera svo
Cynthia Wong
This novella took my breath away. I believe it takes place before the Firelight series. The writing draws me right in and I was taken by Az, her water Draki and Tate. If you can keep in mind that this story has nothing to do with Jacinda, takes place somewhere else, with a different set of characters, I believe you will thoroughly enjoy this book.
Laura W
This is actually a 2.5 for one reason only. INSTA-LOVE. I hate hate hate it! UGH! This is a novella. Limiting amount of pages. And somehow, the main character decides she's madly in love with this guy! I mean, basically everything else was awesome but I just can't get past the insta-love!
Lindsay Mead
I should probably stop reading Novellas. I don't think they ever leave a lasting impression. This one was no different. It was well written. The romance was nice. The story was ok. Nothing exceptional. I talk about this book and others on my YouTube channel, here:

Recommended *If you love the series enough to read it.

Yes/No Checklist
Sex: No
Gore: No
Rape: No
Magic: No
Drugs: Presence of alcohol

Star Categories
Romance: 4 Stars
Action: 2 Stars
Pacing: 4 Stars
Writing: 4 Stars
Lindsay Cummings
So cute and romantic! Fun read.
Synopsis: "Sophie Jordan's breathtaking digital original novella set in the world of Firelight.

For Az, it's supposed to be a fun summer vacation with her family. Nothing complicated. Just a quick trip to test the waters as she prepares for a year on her own. That all changes when she rescues a drowning girl and meets Tate—the most gorgeous human boy she's ever seen. Tate throws her heart, her plans, and her life into upheaval, but the closer she gets to him, the harder it is to hide the secret o
Wow!! I completely fell in love with Breathless and the Firelight series all over again. I really hope this isn't the last mini story I ever see from this awesome trilogy but even if it is, so amazing.

Az who we were introduced to in the Firelight Trilogy as Jacinda's best friend is now the main character in this amazing short story. Az and her family are on a family vacation to prepare Az for her year length tour she will be experiencing the following year. While her family is wary about Az's ad
Tiffany (About to Read)
It is typically hard for me to get into short stories because they’re, well, short. It’s hard to connect to the characters and get into the plot in only a few short pages. The exception is when I read a short story that takes place in a world I am already familiar with—which is why I loved “Breathless” so much—and I have to say, it was just a fabulous story.

“Breathless” is told from the perspective of Az, one of the supporting characters in the Firelight trilogy. Since we didn’t know Az that wel
Bobbi Kyle
If your an avid reader of the Firelight Series then I know you are equally as excited about the first novella to appear for the series!! This release was so under the radar that I found out about its release randomly a few days after it came out on goodreads. Again, thank you GoodReads for being a girl's best friend! Only downside for those non-ereader's, Breathless is only available as an ebook.

Novella's are one of my favorite forms of stories because it gives you a chance to view different cha
Für Az ist dieser Urlaub mit ihrer Familie eine ganz wichtige Erfahrung. Denn unter Menschen zu leben ist für Drakis nicht ganz ungefährlich und genau darauf soll Az vorbereitet werden, bevor sie nächsten Sommer alleine reisen wird. Ihr Reiseziel ist der Ozean. Denn als Wasserdraki ist das Wasser die Umgebung, in der sie sich sicher und geborgen fühlt. Deshalb kann sie es schon an den ersten Tag kaum erwarten schwimmen zu gehen. Doch da tauchen auf einmal vier Jugendliche auf und Az muss sich v ...more
Jen at Reading Lark
I was looking forward to Breathless, although I had not really looked that much at the synopsis beforehand; with Sophie Jordan and the Firelight series, I don’t really need to look because I know I’ll love her writing. Once again, I was sucked into the world of the Draki – Dragons who can shapeshift and assume a human facade.

This time it was Azure, Az, who we followed – she is Jacinda’s best friend. Breathless is set before many of the events of the Firelight series, so far as I could work out.
Short and sweet and VERY teen-angsty. I love the world building, but the constant self-doubt and tormented love of the heroine were a little off-putting as an adult reader. I am sure I was the same way at that age, if not worse. I just don't want to read about it anymore.

In contrast, the heroine of Firelight (Jacinda) is much more mature and self-aware/self-possessed, even as she experiences those teenage hormonal surges. Maybe it's unrealistic for her age, but I don't think so. There are teens
Co na tohle říct... ze začátku Malá mořská víla, ale spíš logicky (jsme v žánru YA) ta od Disneyho a konec... no, kdyby to alespoň zůstalo třeba otevřený nebo asi tak dvacet stránek před koncem, dalo by se. Tohle bylo fakt... zbytečný.

na druhou stranu autorka píše čtivě, takže bych se nebránila čtení Drakie
Vane B. Ascanio
Que chucha! Casual conoce al chico perfecto, casual huye de sus sentimientos y casual deciden quedarse juntos. Y no decirle Ahhh Tate... soy algo así como un dragón. ¿Te imaginas a nuestros hijos amor ? Van a tener alitas y podrán tener alguna clase de poder, quizá exhalen fuego o sean amantes del agua como yo...
Oct 31, 2014 Jia rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: faves
This is a really cute and fluffy read. Again it's funny since their draki and are supposed to be all magical and stuff but they have such teenagery problems.

Typical story. Girl meets boy- the usual. Except it's not! Just read
Logan (~Daeris the Shadow Elf Queen~)
Jacinda may be a bad-ass fire-breather, but I loved diving into Az’s experiences as a water draki. (That’s right. I made a swimming pun.) This story takes place during Az’s family vacation, where she meets a cute boy and struggles with whether to pursue things with him given her draki nature.

At around 100 pages, it’s a short and sweet visit to the Firelight world. I loved Az – her shy personality was an interesting counterpoint to Jacinda’s bold character. It was also nice to see the draki tryin
Rebecca Veight
Absolutely loved this. This novella shows that there is so much more to do for the Firelight series. Sophie Jordan needs to write another trilogy, & we need more Azure & Tate
Summer ♥ (Reina)
This was soooooo cute. I can't even.
I need more of the Firelight series, Az and Tate's love story in particular. PLEASEEEE
Short, super cute read written in Az, Jacinda's best friend's perspective. Az is a sweet likeable character looking to find herself and experience a little human life. These things fall on her in an unexpected way with a sweet boy that sees more in her than anyone else in her life has.

I would actually love to see this as a full book, or follow Az into her own series (probably New Adult because of where the timeline eventually leads us). But it's a nice journey back into Draki life, even if it i
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Sharie Kohler

Sophie Jordan took her adolescent daydreaming one step further and penned her first historical romance in the back of her high school Spanish class. This passion led her to pursue a degree in English and History.

A brief stint in law school taught her that case law was not nearly as interesting as literature - teaching English seemed the natural recourse. After several years
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“I stare into the distance, where Tate´s Jeep turns off the road and fades from sight. All of a sudden, my chest feels so tight it hurts-I imagine this is the sensation someone gets when they're underwater for too long and out of breath.” 0 likes
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