Book: Firelight (Draki #1)
Author: Sophie Jordan
Edition: 1st Hardcover; Kelsey Dickson
Pub. Date: September 7, 2010
"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."
Let's take a moment to ogle this cover. So. Freaking. Pretty. There are gorgeous covers on many books, but this one tops the list. The gold tones and the reds - beautiful!
From the very first page, you are sucked into the world of Draki and into the mind of Jacinda. You fall in love with every last word within those 336 pages. Countless amounts of times I found myself holding my breath.
Jacinda is a unique, one-of-a-kind girl, even though she is a twin, and it's not just because she is a fire Draki. She loves who she is and doesn't mind what others think of her. But when she has an idea and goes with it, she puts herself, and her Pride, in danger. Consequences must be suffered. Her family leaves the Pride before the worst of it can happen.
Where they move, though, smothers her Draki, and Jacinda isn't happy. Then she meets Will. Hot Will, whose family has a secret. They hunt Draki. Even though Jacinda should stay as far away from him as possible, she can't. There is an inexplicable pull toward him that awakens her Draki. And she likes it.
Remember, this is YA literature. There is a guaranteed web of secret, lies, loss, love, and every emotion you can think of. And it is fantastic! You want to stay tangled up in this web forever. This world is beautiful and dark and fast paced. You will cry the last page because you realize you just devoured this book too fast and now you have to wait for Book 2. Then you may or may not read it again.
All the characters hold their own. Each had their own personality. I felt like I either was them, knew them, or wanted to know them.
Beautiful cover. Beautiful storyline. Beautiful writing. Don't deprive yourself. Read Firelight.
Move aside vamps and weres. There's a new paranormal in town. Draki's are in.
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