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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
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ebook, 79 pages
Published December 4th 2012 by HarperTeen
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Tanja (Tanychy) St. Delphi
What? I don't get this...Will there be more books in Firelight series?

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Anybody??

Edit: 6/1
Now for sure I'll never forget Az.
Mateja
Oct 14, 2014 Mateja rated it it was amazing
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
Ferdy
Spoilers

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
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Marketa
Zbožňuju svět drakií! O to víc mě mrzí, že ze série i novely autorka s takovým talentem nedokázala vyždímat víc. :( Ale bylo fajn si její styl a její dílko připomenout. :)
Michelle Connolly
It wasn't bad, it was just average. A typical story of young summer love, with a hint of fantasy/paranormal and not much depth to it. Not my cuppa tbh.
It literally took me less than two hours to read, so if you're into this kind of book you should try it out. Won't take long to read.
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
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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
Jessica
Dec 21, 2012 Jessica rated it it was ok
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
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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
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A.D.
Aug 16, 2013 A.D. rated it it was ok
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
Sarah
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
Ivona
Sep 09, 2014 Ivona rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Příjemné chvilkové čtení, ovšem některé pasáže na mě byly až moc přeslazené. :-D
Evelin
Aug 16, 2014 Evelin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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Cynthia Wong
Jan 11, 2013 Cynthia Wong rated it it was amazing
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.
Tereza S.
Opět jedna z těch novelek, která kdyby vůbec nebyla, asi by se nic nestalo. Čím víc těch novelek čtu, tím víc mě to utvrzuje v tom, že to prostě nikdy můj styl nebude. A série Drakie mě zase nenadchla tolik, abych musela hltat úplně všechno, co ohledně toho vyjde.
Nicméně i téhle novelce nechybí jistá čtivost, kterou oplývá celá série. V jednu chvíli knihu otevřete, sotva se stačíte nadechnout a najednou je konec. Ohledně toho jsem byla spokojená. Taky hlavní hrdinka Azurka byla docela fajn, mno
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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
Mar 07, 2014 Lindsay Mead rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2014
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: http://bit.ly/RN2j5n

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
Plot
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Kathleen
I love Az. I love her parents. I love Az and Tate's relationship. I want to read more.
Adrián Biháry
Príbeh celkom fajn, oddychovka príjemná, ale ako novela trošku zbytočná :D
Lindsay Cummings
Dec 04, 2012 Lindsay Cummings rated it it was amazing
So cute and romantic! Fun read.
Ajita
May 20, 2015 Ajita rated it really liked it
Breathless is a Firelight-novella with Jacinda’s best friend Az as the main character. She and her parents have left the pride for a vacation among the humans. This is important, since Az will be going on tour in a year. She’s a water draki and after rescuing a girl from drowning she meets Tate, a human boy. Within just a few days she falls for him and vice versa, but how could anything between them work out?

I’ve read the Firelight-trilogy about two years ago. It is unclear to me whether Breathl
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Réka
Sep 03, 2016 Réka rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2015
Actual rating: 4.5
Milyen már, ha egy novella túlszárnyalja a sorozat első és utolsó részét? (A második egész jóra sikeredett, de talán a Breathless már majdnem azzal is vetekszik!) A történet középpontjában Azure áll, aki a családjával éppen nyaralni van. Mikor megmenti egy hihetetlen szexi srác nővérét a fulladástól, megváltozik minden. A srác fenekestül felforgatja az életét.
Ezelőtt Az csak egy átlagos mellékszereplő volt számomra, de itt nagyon örülök, hogy megismerhettem. Nem hiszem el, de
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Calzedonia
Cute :)
Angie
Jun 17, 2014 Angie rated it really liked it
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
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Reeses
Jan 27, 2013 Reeses rated it it was amazing
Shelves: ebooks
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
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Tiffany (About to Read)
Feb 08, 2013 Tiffany (About to Read) rated it it was amazing
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
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Bobbi Gutierrez
Dec 31, 2012 Bobbi Gutierrez rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, novella
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
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Cityrella
Apr 06, 2013 Cityrella rated it it was amazing
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
Dec 10, 2012 Jen at Reading Lark rated it liked it
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.
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Erick Fuentes
Aug 02, 2016 Erick Fuentes rated it really liked it
A pesar de Sophie Jordan nos pudo presentar un spin off de algún otro personaje mucho más interesante... que nos diera noticias de lo que sucedió con Jacinda y Will, u otro personaje, ya sea Cassian, Severin, Tamara... incluso Jabel... nos presenta este libro con una protagonista muy despejada a la de la trilogía Firelight, a pesar de eso... me gusto... creo que de una manera muy ligera logra atraparme y da como resultado una novela ligera con un poco más originalidad que la trilogía, aunque se ...more
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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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