Friday, November 5, 2010

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Author Sophie Jordan
Authors Website
Reading Level YA

Book description from 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.

My Review:

Jacinda is a human who can turn into a Draki Firebreather, there hasn't been a firebreather in her Pride for as long as they can remember. The Pride has a Alpha, Cassians Father. Cassian is next to be the Alpha and they had decided that Jacinda and him will become a mated pare since Firebreathers are so rare. Jacinda and her friend decide to run off one afternoon away from the Pride to fly. But, Hunters spot them... The Pride finds Jacinda and take her home, but she has no idea this is her last few seconds at home.


When Jacinda and her friend ran off to fly the hunters spotted them, her friend is a Water Draki so she hide under the Lake but Jacinda didn't, she hide inside a cave. One of the Hunters jumps in the water to find her and he spots her in the cave he then swims to the cave and climbs in it. The Hunters are yelling for him asking if he found the Draki, instead Will says no.

Jacinda is a very selfish and confused. Her mom makes them run away to the dessert to kill Jacinda's Draki, but she loves that part of her too much. Later they are put in public school, which is her sisters dream, since she never manifested she had no care for being in the Pride. Jacinda hates school, until she looks up and sees Will. She starts to manifest right there, in the school hall, if her sister never caught her attention she would have.

Really, that's all of the good parts of this book. After this Will and Jacinda start talking a little but she runs away and they get back together and she runs again and it just keeps on going.. I felt like she just used Will because he stired her Draki alive (which to me that sounds like something that should be in an Adult book, but of course there is alot of scenes that shouldn't have been in this book. The Author is a Romance author...) I couldn't finish the last 50 pages. It felt like I was reading a twisted book about Twilight and that the characters where just totally clueless.

I did not enjoy this book at all, I was so looking foward to it too. But, you may like it where I didn't.

My Rating 1 out of 5

There is some language. Theres also quite afew kissing scenes in it and one part where he has his hand pressed against her thigh


  1. I really didn't enjoy this one either. The romance was not romance-she just liked him because he was hot! There was never anything developed which really frustrated me.

  2. That's kind of dissapointing. I was really looking foward to read this too, but then I keep seeing all of the reveiws where people say they didn't like it. I think I'll still give it a chance though.

  3. I've seen alot of people like it, so you might. Who knows. I love the dragon concept though!

  4. This is literally where Vanish picks back up! No, seriously... they had almost made it out of town, when the hunters surround their car! Will is nowhere to be seen, but his family is relentless. The hunters beat Cassian to the ground, as the air around them begins to shift and change...