By: Sophie Jordan
Series: first in the Firelight series
Source: Publisher for review. Thanks so much, HarperTeen!
Pages: 336 pages
Publishing info: September 7th 2010 by Harper Teen
Synopsis (via Goodreads):
With 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 absolutely loved, loved, loved Firelight! It was so cute, but so... not cute. Doest that make any sense? I don't know how to describe it. It wasn't hard or even edgy, but it was suspenseful yet sweet, but still exciting. Okay. I don't know where I'm going with this, so I'll just start on the details!
So, The concept was amazing. The idea of the Draki, how they can fly and manifest and how they live in a enclosed community, it was just amazing. They're lifestyle is interesting. I guess you could say it was a bit cultish. But the community, the pride, was very interesting to read about. I can't wait to see more of them in the next book!
Jacinda was a great character. She was (mostly) strong, and could almost always hold her own. At times, she did seem a bit over the top at times. She obsessed over Will and was a bit whiny at points, but only once or twice! She was very down to earth, and she really had great points when she was putting up an argument.
In all, I loved it. A truly unique story, with amazing writing!