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September 20, 2010

Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Hardcover, 336 pages
Published September 7th 2010 by Harper Teen 
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 started reading Firelight and finished reading it in FIVE hours! I just could not put the book down. I loved everything about it!

Jacinda is draki and the only one who can breathe fire. This makes her very special to her kind and very important. They pretty much rule her life and have everything all planned out for her. Jacinda decides to have a little fun one day, but things go terribly wrong. She and her friend decided to go have some fun flying around only to be seen by Hunters. As they try to survive and get away, she meets Will. Now, I would keep going on their first meeting, but I feel I will be giving away something important. 

Because of Jacinda's mistake, her mother decides that it would be safer for Jacinda and her sister if she took them and ran away. They leave their home and attempt to start a new life someplace else. Of course  Jacinda is not very happy with her mother’s decision. She loves being a draki and is upset with her mother for taking her away. That is until she meets Will again. Things slowly begin to change and as she falls in love with Will, things get even more complicated. Especially when she finds out Will feels the same way about her. He is the one person she should fear most, since he does hunt her kind, but for some reason he is the one she feels the most comfortable with.

Sophie is an amazing story teller. While reading Firelight, it was almost like I was there in the pages. There was never a boring moment. The way Jacinda and Will fall in love and all their emotions for each other, just felt so real. It was almost like their emotions were coming off the pages and into me. It was PERFECT! It was so easy to like the characters and even relate to some. 

Firelight is an original story with a very beautiful intense love between two characters. It's unpredictable and a definite page turner. If you have not picked up a copy of Firelight by Sophie Jordan, I recommend you do. You will not be disappointed. I read it in five hours!! I was trapped inside the book and did not want to come out. Five Stars!



58 comments:

  1. I honestly only read the last paragraph because I haven't read this yet, but it is on my TBR pile here! I'm even more excited to read it now! :)

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  2. Awesome!! I'm 50 pages into it and hoping to finish by tomorrow night's chat. Eeeek. That's me always rushing!

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  3. Hey katarinas mama , Sophie will be chatting live tomorrow? I want to be there! :0) What time?

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  4. I loved your review. I was kinda interested in reading this book but after reading your review of Firelight it is so going on my to be read pile A.S.A.P.....^_^.

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  5. After reading your review i just want to read it now. I will probably buy it sonner or later. Thanks for the review

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  6. Here, here. I posted a review of Firelight on my blog today too, gushing about how wonderful the book it. My fav of the year so far. Highly recommended.

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  7. I've wanted to try Sophie Jordan's YA :)

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  8. Wow, you read this already?
    It must be very awesome!I need to check it out!

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  9. Great review! I'm looking forward to reading this one... it's on my Wish List

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  10. Great review! This book sounds soo amazing and unique! I need to move it up my TBR list!

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  11. Glad to hear that you liked Firelight so much! I love reading books that are impossible to put down. :)

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  12. I've read some great reviews for this book,glad to read someone else liked it. I look forward to reading it.

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  13. I've seen a lot of buzz about this book. I must put it on my wishlist.

    Valerie
    in Germany
    valb0302@yahoo.com

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  14. This book sounds so odd, I'm not really sure what to make of it. However, I've been reading so many great reviews, I can't help but be interested. A fire-breathing girl? Definitely unique :)

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  15. I have read her historical romances, so i can see how you liked jacinda and will's love story :) Awesome review!

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  16. Loved the review u posted ;) its in my to read pile now !! SOmething very differnt but I really like the sound of it !!
    Thanks for sharing and making the comp international
    Kat :)

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  17. I love this review and it's like most I've read. I just haven't been able to go out and buy it (stupid school)! I can't wait to read it,this book sounds SO amazing!

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  18. I can't wait to read this :D thanks for the giveaway!

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  19. I do love a good old fashioned love story with two lovers who shouldn't be together; the twist here seems especially good!

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  20. I have been hearing loads of great things about this book... I'm dying to get my hands on a copy! Thanks for the awesome review!
    Put it on Paper

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  21. I wanna read this book soooooo bad!!! :D
    I read the first 7 chapters online a while back, and just reading that far in I was hooked! And at that point the book wasn't even out yet so I couldn't even look for it. Now I've got school to distract me from my need to read it...at least for a bit :P
    Awesome review, glad to hear that this book will live up to my expectations :D
    You should sign up for Team Draki that Sophie has on her website, then you can give out bookmarks and other swag and pimp out this awesome book even more! :D

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  22. I love your review. I have read Sophie's romance books before and I knew this one wouldn't disappoint.
    Such a great story, and a great review!

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  23. Awesome review! So unique! I want to read this!

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  24. Hm... Sounds like a perfect love story! :) Thanks for the lovely review!

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  25. Honestly, your review made me add this book in my wish-list. Plus, I also like the idea of draki.

    Can't wait to read it!

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  26. I've been hearing about this book and I'd love to read it. Thanks for the great review. I love books you can't put down.

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  27. Whoa. Can't wait to get my hands on a copy!

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  28. I read so many good reviews about this book that I'm frothing at the mouth trying to get a copy! But I can't find them anyway!!! Great Review!

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  29. Thanks for the review! I'm glad you enjoyed it so much.

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  30. I am sooo looking forward to reading this! The story sounds awesome. Thanks for the review.

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  31. Great review.
    I love that you are so enthusiastic about this book. Makes me want to read it right now.

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  32. I can't wait to read this book!!! It looks so awesome!!!

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  33. Thanks so much for this review. I haven't read any YA's in a long time but I'm adding this to my TRL due to your review and the fact that I love Sophie's writing and have read all her other books.
    Carol L.
    Lucky4750@aol.com

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  34. I've already put this book on my wishlist:) Thanks for the review.

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  35. Great review. My sister and i have been debating getting this book or not.

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  36. After this review, Firelight it's the number one on my wish list!!
    I really want to read it!!

    Thanks for the awesome review!

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  37. I have been dieing to read this book. I have heard so many great reviews. I liked your review. I'm jealous you already read it. :)

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  38. The book sounds amazing, there are barely any YA books about dragons, so im excited to read this one!(:

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  39. I've seen this book around the blogosphere and really liked the cover art... but when I read the synopsis... I thought that this might be about a brat I couldn't care less... but your review sure changed my mind about that! Thanks for sharing!!

    Cherry Mischievous
    cherrymischif-warrior [at] yahoo [dot] com

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  40. I love the premise of this story and it seems very unique to me. I'm not normally a dragon reading kinda girl but this one certainly caught my eye. I've been anticipating it's release for months!

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  41. Thanks for the review. I love the book cover. Now I really want to read it.
    Sue B

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  42. This book sounds great, I love that you put the time period of how long it took you to read the book, I never see this in reviews and it tells a lot about how well someone likes the book. Four and half hours might be a record.
    Heather H.

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  43. Ah! I've been hearing a looot about this book! I haven't gotten the chance to pick it up yet but it's at the top of my TBR list! Sounds like an awesome fun read! Thanks for the review :)

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  44. Wow this book sounds so interesting!! I haven't gotten a chance to read it yet, but it's waiting on my to-read list :) Thanks for the review ^.^

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  45. OMG This sounds so good I cant wait to read it. Adding it to my TBR list!!

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  46. Great review! I agree that it is an excellent book! I can't wait for the second one!

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  47. I really want to read this book. Great review. Makes me really want to read it even more. I have heard great things about and you just confirmed it! Thanks!!

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  48. Love the review!! I've been wanting to read this book, and now I want it even more! Lol

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  49. amazing review, can't wait to read :)
    june111@att.net

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  50. A friend told me about this book and I've been wanting to read it ever since! The cover is so unusual as well and I love that about it. Plus I heard the were going to make a movie out of it... I wonder if it's true, hopefully it is, it sounds interesting.

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  51. With so many vampire, werewolf, and zombie books out there, it is kind of refreshing to see a nice throw back with dragons. :) Sounds like a good read!!

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  52. I love the cover to this book! I've seen this book around and you have made me want to read it even more. Thanks for the review and the giveaway.

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  53. I can't wait to read this book. i love the cover and I love the draki concept and Will! Thanks for the review!

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  54. It's been awhile since I've read about a character that could breathe fire. Much less a main character! This sounds like such a cool book and I can't wait to read it!

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  55. I read other reviews about this book, and now I really wanna read this book.
    Here come the dragons again! :D

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  56. I read an excerpt of this novel and was instantly hooked! I've read a lot of stories with dragons, but this one is pretty unique, and freshly written. Great review.

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  57. I love the take on this book and cannot wait to read it!
    great review!

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  58. i loved this book and the second one Vanished can't wait until a third book comes out

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