Saturday, February 19, 2011

Firelight (Firelight, #1) by Sophie Jordan

Okay, I'll start this off by saying I really enjoyed and liked the book, but it kind of reminded me a little too much of the cartoon The American Dragon where hunter (Rose) and prey (Jake Long) fall in love. That said, if I had to pick between watching the American Dragon or reading Firelight, Firelight totally wins. I stayed up late reading it. This is one of those love at first sight romances (at least that is the way it seems in the first book) and the two fight the attraction they have for each other.

Draki, Jacinda’s species, are the descendants of dragons. Their true form is that of a dragon. The job of the King of each pack is to ensure the continuation of their species. Jacinda is the only fire breather to be born in hundreds of years and they were thought to be extinct. The pact would like to try to breed more fire breathers. Pairing Cassian, the prince, and Jacinda together seems the best match for this to happen. When it becomes clear that the pack would like the wedding to take place sooner rather than later Jacinda and her family run away in the middle of the night. Her mother feels Jacinda is too young to wed doesn’t wish to live in the pack anymore. Jacinda is not happy about the move, but her sister is ecstatic. She will no longer need to live in her sister’s shadow.

Jacinda's sister, strangely enough is not a draki, she can’t change into a dragon as her identical twin sister can. I found that a little odd, but let it go. Perhaps her powers will manifest later in the series? Also, it appears her sister has a thing for Cassian, but the tribal would never allow the two to be together because she is not draki or has no draki (a little confused about the whole draki part). There is a love triangle (Maybe a love square? if you count Jacinda’s sister.) with 2 guys vying for her affections, one being a dragon hunter who could have captured her but let her go, the other, of course, being Cassian. Also, the book ends with a cliffhanger that makes you want to read the next book to see what happens.

I debated whether to give this book a rating of a 3 or a 4 because I'm unsure of so many things. I actually posted a message to the author and she assured me a lot of my questions will be answered in the next book so I've decided on a rating of 4 stars out of 5.

Side note: The movie rights to this book have already been sold to Mandalay Pictures.

1 comment:

  1. Love the mixture of humans, dragons, and a native american or nomad feel. A great start in a series, I can't wait to read the next one.
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