Firelight (Firelight #1)
A hidden truth.
Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki, a des...more
There aren’t any glaring spoilers in this review, at least nothing that couldn’t be gleaned from the dust jacket, but I do discuss most of the book here, so you’re forewarned!
Shape-shifters are nothing new.
How cool is that? OR NOT!
I loved the idea, but unfortunately, I struggled a lot with Firelight and story fell short.
There were such high expectations for this book, but it sucked .......BIG TIME!!!!
The tagline for this book is:
→A hidden truth.
→Doomed love. <----- See, this part was what intrigued me the most!
But after a few chapters, this unique story about draki's turned into a "new girl in town meets hot distant bo...more
** Warning: This Review Contains Spoilers **
So after finishing Firelight late last night I’m left with mixed feelings. I, being a HUGE fan of dragons ever since I was really young, was very excited to get my hands on this book. Because I mean...dragons. DRAGONS!!! Or excuse me, draki, since apparently in this book the word dragon is not politically correct.
(Just so you know beforehand, I did like Firelight, though based on my review you might not think so. I did, I swear, I’m just main...more
I was going to review this, but I'm having the same problem as my good friend Jess: I honestly don't know what to say about this book. It could be because of the circumstances. I'll give you a few examples when you should not be reading a book.
Yes, there are certain places/cases/events where you shouldn't be reading, quit scowling at me, you silly person.
- While driving a car
- While doing open heart surgery on somebod...more
The writing. Fairly good. Although maybe a little too easy for my taste (I think the biggest word she used was confidante), it had a nice flow that made it easy to flip pages at rapid-fire speed. Also, I thought that the world she created was slightly more original than other paranormal worlds out there right now. I liked the whole "draki" idea, it made for a fresh plot that was more engrossing than most copycat (*cough*vampires*coug...more
Where make-believe is reality, and reality is make-believe.
Where people are half-dragon and half-human. They call themselves the draki.
Jacinda is an asset to the pride, being as she's the first fire-breather for centuries: a rarity that means she's forced to be with Cassian,the leader's son for reproduction.
However, her tight confinements and rules that she's forced to follow only make her want to spread her wings.
When she rebels...more
I feel so... immoral to give this one two stars. However, it doesn't entirely deserve one star either. I was contemplating quite hard before giving this book two stars. Yeah...
First of all, Firelight? It's a good thing that doesn't sound like Twilight because that would have been really stupid...
Firelight was about... *tries to think up words* Ummm... uh... eeeh... ohh... Really. What was it about? *ding* Oh, yeah! Firelight was about a monotonous, pessimistic, idiotic, depres...more
Wow, what a stunning book! Firelight was a beautiful tale of forbidden love, danger and mythical abilities. I had high hopes for this book and it didn’t disappoint.
You can tell Jordan is an experienced writer. The way it flowed, the way it captivated me from the first page, it was just magical. I have so many quotes that I love f...more
I love the concept of draki, the descendants of dragons, morphing into human, and their custom...more
Jacinda is a Draki, who can shape-shift from human to Dragon. Uniquely gifted she is favored and adored amongst her Pride, but inside she's trapped and hates that she has to follow everyone's rules, not having the luxury of wanting anything for herself.
One morning, Jacinda breaks a rule and almost gets caught, almost revealing her people to hunters who seek there skin and bodies for there own gain and the Pride isn't happy about this.
Her mother fears for her...more
The problem is that everybody in the novel is stupid. Let me i...more
Will not be reading the rest of the trilogy.
I really enjoyed this book. Like...a lot. I was hoping to find/read a YA book that's about dragons. Or in this book's case, draki. Definitely a whole new original unique story. It caught my attention from the first chapter; that's what I like. ;)
The scenery in this has been definitely used in other books. School, then woods. So it wasn't much to call amazing. But it was totally cool, considering it was dealing with dragons descendants. :3
There's only a few characters in this ar...more
Overall, you know, it wasn't bad. I've read much worse (Fallen series, anyone? Anyone?) The premise of the story is different, which I definitely liked-- I mean, a book about a girl who descends from dragons? That's cool.
I don't know, try as I did, there were just things about this book that left me frustrated. It's not that I didn't like it-- more that I think it had the potential to be a lot bett...more
Not only did it turn into Evernight with Jacinda inexplicably falling for her hunter but her mother and sister were unbelievably harsh....more
Firelight introduces a whole new character in the par...more
This story is one I immediately fell in love with. Jacinda is such a strong and spirited person, and someone you immediately want to be connected to. The struggles and challenges she deals with, being watched all the time because of a gift she didn't...more
But then the book just fell flat for me. It was sort of like all the other paranormal hunter/hunted forbidden romances. Jacinda ended up b...more
Full Review at Bewitched Bookworms
A unique plot and A unique world
Just read the synopsis and you immediately get that this is indeed something unique. Supernatural- Yes, but no Vampires, no Angels but Draki's! Awesome! Ms. Jordan created supernatural creatures that are descended from Dragons and that have the ability to change into human form. There are different kind of Draki's, each with a special ability and each in a...more
ANYWAY, sooo this book. My friend recommended it to me, so I read it. And I liked it, for the most part.
First of all, I liked the premise. Yes, there have been many paranormal romances lately, but at least this one wasn't about vampires and werewolves and faeries and whatnot. It's about a girl...more
Jacinda is a draki - part of a race that decends from dragons. They have the ability to shift in human form, which is one of their greatest secrets, one that those who hunt them are unaware of. After nearly exposing this secret to hunters, Jacinda's family make a run for it before the pride can lay down the harsh punishment on their most prized draki. Even amongst those in her own Pride, she is rare for her ability to breathe-fire. A trait believed to have died out amongst the draki. Wh...more
The tagline for this book is:
A hidden truth.
Throw in some Dragon mythology and it's pretty much my perfect book!
"Firelight" has a new type of paranormal creature, the Draki which are evolved from dragons. They can shift between dragon and human form and keep their powers a very guarded secret since their race is often hunted. Jacinda is a rare form of Draki, having the power to breath fire and this makes her MVP (or should that be MVD...more
This book was amazing. the story is a wonderful idea, your so use to reading books on vampires/werewolves/angels..well what about people that transform into dragons? Jacinda would seem to look like a normal teen, but she is a draki, descendant from humans and dragons. not only is she a draki she is a fire breather...which the pr...more
|Firelight: Lake||389||10||Dec 02, 2013 02:10PM|
|Firelight: Home||127||7||Oct 15, 2013 07:30PM|
|Firelight: Pride Leader Quarters||191||7||Oct 10, 2013 06:16PM|
|Life in the pride; money, etc||5||23||Sep 24, 2013 01:36PM|
|What do draki look like?||36||367||Sep 24, 2013 01:29PM|
|Will or Cassian?||63||222||Aug 23, 2013 07:13PM|
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...more