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
His black T-shirt is a second skin, plastered to his lean chest. In our shadowed cave, his wet hair looks nearly black. It could be lighter when dry. Medium brown or even a dark blond. But it’s his eyes that hold me. Deeply set beneath thick brows, they drill into me with a stark intensity, scanning me, all of me.Oh, god save us all from insta-love.
In that single moment we connected. Somehow it happened.
The plot is dumb because the stupid little emo rhymes-with-itch main character, Jacinda, ...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!
Preemptive apology ...more
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 boy a ...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
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
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
Obviously, Firelight did disappoint me. With dragons/draki and all that shit, I thought this will be different, really different, but no. It was a freaking love story dressed in dragons. The romance overthrew the plot. *shakes my head*
This is my first book, if my memory isn't failing me, about dragons. And this concept of dragons/draki is unique and new to me (since it was my first dragon book lol) but the story is so, so cliché. It is like the typical shows cater by our local television when ...more
Firelight, one hell of cliched book it is, to a point that I want to make a cliches check list:
(1) A heroine who is so very special, she's also the only one of her kind? Check.
(2) A heroine who is tired of everyone paying extra attention to her, and wants nothing to be ordinary? Check.
(3) Said heroine encounters a hunter boy who's supposed to hunt and kill her, but somehow he doesn't? Check.
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
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
The problem of such books is just that sometimes the write style or the characters or the combination of both, take all the tension. And the book turns out to be fucking awful.
The idea behind the book is actually intriguing and it makes you long for more, but the execution of this idea leaves a lot to be desired...It could have been much better.
It was not. This is the reason why I gave only 2 stars. Sorry... I wish I could give more.
The write style was sometimes just too long-winded and unrea ...more
“What good is safety if you're dead inside?”
Yeah, this book wasn't really my thing, I kind of expected more from it.
I loved the whole draki concept but I wish Sophie Jordan executed it a little better. As you all know, I absolutely hate insta-love and that's exactly what happens here. They meet one minute, they have an instant connection and POOF, butterlies fly and they're madly in love. No, just no. ...more
I don’t know what it is with this book but I’m having an extremely hard time reviewing it.
Maybe I can’t come up with anything to say about it because it’s just like every other paranormal YA novel out there right now? Granted, the whole draki idea is new but they’re basically described to be just like werewolves. Living in a pack with hierarchic structure which is lead by an alpha, displaying an extremely territorial behavior...yada yada yada...Ring a bell? Anyhow, ...more
Firelight introduces a whole new character in the par ...more
When I say that I just finished this book, I want you to understand- it's been about three minutes.
This does not mean that this book is OMGZ amazing. This is a measure of how righteously OUTRAGED I was at the ending of it.
I cannot even believe that anyone would think to write a book that goes doo, doo, doo, story story story EXCITEMEN- FULL STOP, sorry guys, better pre-order the sequel now.
Eff you, Sophie Jordan. That wasn't even at a lull in the act ...more
Right from the start it kept my interest. Secrets will always come out but to try and protect those you love only to find out that there are more secrets. Jacinda has so much she wants but with the only family she has and the rules of her kind it's a tough thing for a young girl. Jacinda has a lot to learn and so much is about to begin for her.
I can't wait to see what is going to happen in the next book. So I'll be making sure I start it soon. ...more
The problem is that everybody in the novel is stupid. Let me i ...more
Jacinda is a dragon (or, as her people call it, a draki). Dragons are thought to be mythical (although there are some who know they exist, and who hunt and kill them) but there are still some left. They live in prides and what most people don't know is that dragons can manifest as humans. Doing so for a long period of time can cause the draki part of themselves to wither and die; so can living in a desert climate.
After nearly getting killed by some hunters, Jacinda ...more
So many clichés that I was about to cry. I read it when I was 16 (6 years ago) for the very first time, and I must admit that in that time, I loved it and I don't know why. Now, I reread it and I wanted to kick Jacinda. Will was nice to me in that then, now he's annoying too.
I don't remember if I read the other two books 6 years ago (my bff used to borrow me, lol), and perhaps I'll do it now, idk. Right now, I'm just sick and tired of these clichés. ...more
Other than that, most of the parts, I only see her mom, twin sister and her being selfish. I mean, I don't blame all of them but haisy! The only thing that keeps me going is because of one of the characters named Will. I love him so much! Not sure whether I will keep on ...more
We've all been sixteen, haven't we? We've all felt that unexplainable anger boiling inside of us, that resentment, the feeling that no one is the world understands, or cares. I know how it is to wake up in the morning only to fall back in bed, because you think no one is going to care whether you get up or not anyway. It's only natural. We all go through it.
But we grow up.
Page 45. That's precisely the page where I just stopped caring. I read on, of course, but I didn't truly care ...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
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
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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