Hardcover, 336 pagesPublished 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!