Sophie JordanPublished by OUP Oxford
"A hidden truth.
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.
Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide." Goodreads
Firelight is amazing, I really loved this book.
The plot is original, and I was impressed with the idea of the draki. Descendants of the dragon. Jacinda is feisty, and pragmatic. I found her to be a very interesting and such a sweet main character. She was willing to give everything up for her mum and sisters happiness, even if she did moan about it. A lot.
I really didn't like the love interest Will, and was hoping for his demise. I don't think it's possible to forgive a hunter, just seems a little unrealistic. Even though Jacinda completely adores him I much prefer Cassian the dark yet lovely Draki who would give her anything. Although I suppose that would end the whole angst drama thing.
Jacinda's discovery of the human world was also done really well. You could imagine Tamara's relief to be somewhere she actually fits in. Although i did quite savour the twist at the end, but i won't spoil that.
I have just finished reading the sequel Vanish...and can say i loved it even more. It's a nice change to enjoy a sequel these days. You should definitely get Firelight, it's a great first novel in what is starting to be a great series.
Due for release September 6th 2011 Harper teen
I give Firelight five bags of milky way magic stars