Firelight by Sophie Jordan : Book Review

Storyline Rating : 4/5 stars

Series : Book 1 in Firelight

Brief Summary from Goodreads :

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 descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.

Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will’s dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away;if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She’ll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.

My Point of View :

I’ve never read any story that has a person transform and un-transform themselves as a dragon (actually I think its more of half human, half dragon – however you imagined the character, really) or termed draki in this book.

I don’t find the story REALLY amazing but it’s still a nice story. It’s about a girl-draki, Jacinda, whose father is dead because some draki-hunters killed him. All this which wass caused by Jacinda’s stunt with her best friend, Azure, where Jacinda was almost killed by hunters but there was one hunter who let her escape. Then, Jacinda is forced to leave her “pride” (like a pack or something like that) by her mother. Ironically, this hunter is Will, who’s one of the student in the school she is enrolled in, where she and her family (minus her father) escaped to. And Will is also the person Jacinda fell in love with.

There is still more to the story – Jacinda’s mother forces her to “kill” the draki part of her, and there’s always a love triangle. This story is quite predictable at times. So hopefully the next book isn’t as predictable as this one because sometimes a little surprise makes a book more interesting.

Favorite Quote : None from this book.



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