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A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.

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 ...

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Overview

A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.

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.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
"magine loving someone... so much that you would give up all you ever wanted for yourself." It's one of the more insidious myths girls face: the need to lose one's very self to love. It's also the goal of Jacinda, the dragon-human "draki" for whom it's love at first sight when "bad boy" draki-hunter Will calls her beautiful. While the notion that women find their highest calling in self-sacrifice is common in romances, paranormal or otherwise, it's distressing to see it presented so plainly. Jacinda does have one other option: she can allow herself to become a flightless "broodmare" with the son of the draki pack alpha instead. The rest of the plot--the usual high school posturing, human/draki tensions, a mother who doesn't understand, a bratty sister--comes down to this choice of one romantic obliteration or the other. The prose in adult romance author Jordan's YA debut is solid, and there's no reason these star-crossed, cross-species lovers should be any less popular than their vampire and werewolf counterparts, which makes Jacinda's lack of independence all the more disappointing. Ages 12–up. (Sept.)
Starred Review - Romantic Times
"Jordan executes a refreshing and exciting tale of forbidden supernatural love and desire. Jacinda is strong and spunky, just like her story. Readers won’t be able to put down this remarkable YA debut. An ethereal series start, Firelight should not be missed."
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
"Jacinda and Will’s intensely sexy scenes together will leave romance readers fired up for the planned sequel."
Booklist
“Jordan’s compelling addition to the supernatural star–crossed lovers theme is equal parts taut suspense and sensuous romance.”
Booklist
“Jordan’s compelling addition to the supernatural star-crossed lovers theme is equal parts taut suspense and sensuous romance.”
Children's Literature - Lois Rubin Gross
In the world of the draki, human-appearing creatures that can manifest as dragons, Jacinda is unique. She is the first fire-breathing draki in generations and, as such, is valued by her pride as a breeder and marked to marry a future alpha male, Cassian. Her non-draki mother and sister are treated scornfully by the pride and decide to leave, taking Jacinda with them, to a desert town where the arid climate will suppress dragon tendencies. Jacinda turns into a sulky teen who rebels when her mother forbids her to have a relationship with Will, dark, broody, and the scion of a family of dragon hunters. Opposites attract, and who could be more opposite than a hunter and his prey? Still, something about Will calls to Jacinda and ignites her inner fire, in the most literal sense. Also, the pride has not given up on Jacinda as the mother of fire-breathers, and Cassian pursues her into the mortal world to win her back to his mountain lair. The triangulation on love and brawny young men who easily profess their love with no adolescent awkwardness, closely mimics the Twilight books, so there will be a ready audience for Firelight and its inevitable sequels. Author Jordan is a writer of historical romances, and this book is full of the heavy breathing and dark secrets of that genre. However, there is no actual bodice-ripping, so it will be appropriate to recommend this copycat novel to teen girls looking for equal parts of romance and fantasy. Reviewer: Lois Rubin Gross
School Library Journal
Gr 7 Up—Jacinda is extraordinary—even for a draki (descendants of dragons who can shift into human form): she is a fire-breather. Unique and invaluable to her "pride," the 16-year-old is kept on a short leash, and it has already been ordained that she will mate with the alpha male, Cassian. Jacinda's determination to do things her own way finds her nearly captured by dragon hunters, but a surprisingly kind young hunter named Will allows her to escape. Rather than suffer the pride's punishment for her daughter's risky behavior, Jacinda's mother decides the family should flee to live among regular humans. Masquerading as a typical high school student would bury Jacinda's draki nature until it died out. When Will turns out to be a classmate, Jacinda finds that her inexplicable attraction to him keeps her feel of fire and flight alive. Being near a hunter is the most dangerous choice Jacinda can make, yet her desire for him—and need to preserve her inner dragon—cannot be ignored. This distinctive twist on the popular supernatural romance theme will appeal to fans of the genre, even if a lack of resolution at this story's culmination may frustrate some readers. "Twilight" fans ready to move beyond vampires will jump right in.—Tara Kehoe, Plainsboro Public Library, NJ
Kirkus Reviews

Dragon shapeshifters steam more than sparkle in this romantic fantasy. High schooler Jacinda is the treasure of her "draki" pride, the first firebreather in centuries. But after flouting the rules once too often, she is forced to flee to a "normal" human life that leaves her dragon-self withering--until she meets Will. Although his family hunts her kind, she can't resist the immediate attraction. But any involvement with Will endangers all dragonkind, and her intended draki mate isn't ready to let her go. The first-person, present-tense narration fires up the intensity with short choppy sentences and vivid sensual descriptions. Jacinda's self-centered viewpoint scarcely acknowledges any other character--even Will displays little personality beyond being Beautiful, Tortured and Desperately in Love. Some might cavil at the instantaneous passionate bond between lovers who keep so many secrets and wonder at the implausible logistics of draki society. But this isn't a story for skeptics; it's all about swooning at the tragic star-crossed love, savoring the brooding jealousy of the obligatory triangle and agonizing over the abrupt cliffhanger ending. Just surrender to the sizzle. (Paranormal romance. YA)

Booklist
“Jordan’s compelling addition to the supernatural star–crossed lovers theme is equal parts taut suspense and sensuous romance.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Jacinda and Will’s intensely sexy scenes together will leave romance readers fired up for the planned sequel.”
Romantic Times Starred Review
“Jordan executes a refreshing and exciting tale of forbidden supernatural love and desire. Jacinda is strong and spunky, just like her story. Readers won’t be able to put down this remarkable YA debut. An ethereal series start, Firelight should not be missed.”
The Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books
“Jacinda and Will’s intensely sexy scenes together will leave romance readers fired up for the planned sequel.”
Kerrelyn Sparks
“Magnificent and masterful! A world so captivating, you’ll never want to leave!”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
“Jacinda and Will’s intensely sexy scenes together will leave romance readers fired up for the planned sequel.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780061935084
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 9/7/2010
  • Series: Firelight Series
  • Pages: 326
  • Sales rank: 151,009
  • Age range: 14 - 17 Years
  • Lexile: HL560L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 8.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Sophie Jordan

Sophie Jordan grew up on a pecan farm in the Texas hill country, where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she's also the New York Times bestselling author of Avon historical romances. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she's not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.

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  • Posted August 6, 2010

    Reading Teen Review of Firelight

    Firelight was just what I needed! I flew through this book in one sitting. I feel like any time I mentioned that I was reading a book about dragons, that people gave me a weird look. Like Vampires and Werewolves are ok, but Dragons are just silly. Well, this book would put that view to rest. Honestly, it reminded me a lot of werewolf books, with the shape-shifting and the hierarchy of the pride/pack. But instead of people turning into wolves, they turned into dragons, or draki, which are evolved, smaller version of dragons that seem to have some human characteristics. Except that I said it kind of backwards, because Jacinda isn't a human that can turn into a draki, she is a draki that can turn into a human. Did I confuse you?

    Firelight swept me away from page one. I was completely immersed in the story and dragons became real to me, if only for a day! The draki's fight for survival in a world of either unbelievers....or savage hunters was a thrilling story. Jacinda was such an entertaining character to read. I really felt her pain in trying to do what was best for everyone else, while still holding on to the thing that made her who she was, being a draki. The forbidden romance between Jacinda and Will, a hunter that mysteriously saved her from death, was perfectly written. I love it when a romance takes time to build....it just makes it that much more exciting when/if they do get together. The mystery of why they are so drawn to each other will keep you turning the pages in anticipation, and the effect that being close to Will has on Jacinda makes you wonder if they'll ever be able to be together.

    I'm sure there will be many out there that say that this book is just another cookie-cutter paranormal romance that follows the recent trends, and that may be true to a point. But, I think that Sophie Jordan takes that werewolf cookie-cutter and twisted it around until she made her own draki shape, and it is fiery and delicious! Ok, that was really cheesy!

    I loved this book! I can't wait for the next one, A Hidden Truth, to come out.

    ~Andye (http://ReadingTeen.net)

    31 out of 32 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 24, 2010

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    Gorgeous writing, hard-to-like heroine

    Jacinda is a draki, a dragon-shifter, and that's not even the limit of her specialness. All draki have different powers and she's the first known fire-breather in 400 years. The other draki in her pride consider her to be a sort of golden child because of this ability, and it's an open secret that Jacinda is eventually going to be bonded with the alpha's son so she can raise a family of little fire-breathers. But as stifling as this sounds, Jacinda doesn't specifically rebel against her assigned future--her big rule infraction is flying during the daylight when she's only allowed to fly at night.

    Flying during the day is a major no-no, and the reasons why are soon evident when Jacinda is sighted by draki hunters in a helicopter, chased through the woods, injured and nearly killed. She crawls into a cave and one of the young hunters, a handsome guy named Will, discovers her but chooses not to betray her location. When she finally crawls back home, it's clear that some sort of unholy punishment is being planned for her, but Jacinda's mom takes Jacinda and her twin sister Tamra and leaves the hidden draki settlement in the middle of the night. Time to start a new life and move on! I thought Jacinda would be thrilled to escape a harsh punishment and leave the stifling rules she's resented for so long, but I was much mistaken.

    Okay, so we have a delightful mythology, internal and external conflicts for our MC, an epic star-crossed romance in the making, and some lushly descriptive prose. All of this is "A+" material, but Jacinda's behavior lowered the entire book in my estimation. While living with the other draki, it seemed she had three options. A.) Accept the rules, as well as her assigned future, and learn to love them. B.) Stay smart and suspicious and keep chafing at the restrictions, but still follow them. C.) Leave for good and be done with the whole business. Instead, she wants to stay right where she is with the other draki, but wants them to just forget about having her marry the alpha's son Cassian. Jacinda complains fiercely about the rules of her draki society, then protests just as violently that she can't live without them. It's like she wants to have her cake, eat it too, and borrow somebody else's cake to eat. She never really seems to understand that draki life isn't compatible with total freedom.

    I'm also bothered by Jacinda disrespect for her mom. Jacinda's mother is an absolute pillar of strength. Her husband was killed by hunters and she's raised the girls on her own for several years; Jacinda, who the other draki treat like a prize egg, and Tamra, who never manifested into her dragon form and was treated like she had a contagious disease. By leaving the draki township, Mom is trying to protect Tamra from being trampled on, and also protect Jacinda from becoming a baby factory but Jacinda still maintains, "Mom doesn't even care what she's doing to me" (pg 175). At the height of Jacinda's ire she thinks of herself as "a prisoner of [her] mother's whims" (pg 203). It's no whim. Her mom made a well-informed, thoroughly planned-out decision to remove her daughters from a society that saw one of them as worthless and the other as a community resource.

    Again, there are many great elements in Firelight. It's a book that most YA readers will embrace, but I had such problems with Jacinda's me-first attitude, I can't see myself picking up the sequel.

    16 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 8, 2010

    Loved the dragons, but too cheesy of a romance

    FIRELIGHT, by Sophie Jordan, introduced me to a supernatural creature that I have never read about before, dragons. Or in this case draki. I was immediately drawn to this book by the cover, isn't it gorgeous? The subtle changes in the human form make the cover intriguing and when I heard about it, I just had to read it.

    I read this book a couple of weeks ago and I have been going back and forth about the review. I wanted to love the book but I couldn't. I did like the book but there were times when I wanted to close it and be done with it.

    I really liked the creativity Jordan put into her creation of the draki. Since I have never read a dragon book I can't compare it to anything else but I thought the history and way of life was stellar. I wanted Jacinda to let her draki come out more often because I enjoyed experiencing the natural freedom it gave her. I did enjoy the suspense of the story and the cliffhanger ending did leave me wanting more.

    I did not like how easily the romance blossomed between Jacinda and Will. It seemed to happen too quickly and Jacinda would be hot and cold about the relationship at the drop of a hat. It went back and forth too often and it seemed to me that the relationship was there, just to be there. I don't want to spoil too much, that is why it was tough for me to write the review. I have an idea about why the connection is so strong between these two and it might negate what I just said, but it was not explained in this book so I am actually excited for the next book to answer more questions.

    Overall, this was a good book. The draki culture really make it stick out to me, but in the relationship department I found myself being taken out of the story too often

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 21, 2010

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    Freaking Amazing!!!

    I cant even believe how much I loved this book. I have not had a book keep me up until dawn for a while but this book did it! I just loved it. Everything about it. Sophie Jordan has written a young adult book that is exciting, empowering, and enticing! The reader cant help but fall head over heals for Will (the sexy hunter) and empathize with Jacinda's situation.

    Jacinda is Draki. She is the descendant of dragons. The Draki can shift between human and dragon form. Her pride has lived in the mountains, hidden by the mist. Jacinda is a fire-breather, the first one in hundreds of years. This makes her a precious commodity to her pride. Property. Jacinda is tired of being told what to do and having her path chosen for her (including her future mate, Cassian).

    When Jacinda, in an act of rebellion, sneaks out to fly at dawn (they are forbidden to fly unless under the cover of nightfall) and is almost caught by hunters. Her mother forces her to flee the pride with her sister in tow before her punishment can be carried out. Adapting to the human world is difficult for Jacinda, she hates that her her draki spirit is fading. Then she sees a familiar face at school. The hunter who let her go. She knows that he is dangerous but he is the only thing that awakes the draki inside her. But dating a hunter is impossible. How can she ever let down her guard when it could not only cost her her own life but risk the only secret that has protected her kind.

    This book is so amazing. The whole time Jacinda is torn between giving her mother and sister the normal human life they both crave and refusing to let her inner draki die. I think it is great to read about such a strong character. Jacinda is determined not to lose the only part of her that truly makes her happy. And on a lighter note could Sophie have written Will any hotter? I think NOT! He is probably the best male love interest I have read in a while. Oh and just to give those of you who have not read it yet another teaser. Will has a few secrets of his own....

    Read it ASAP I promise you will love it. Warning it is a series so be prepared for a gut wrenching cliffhanger!!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2012

    Im 12 would i like?

    Im 12 would i like this book?

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 22, 2011

    Fire pretty. Tree tall. Beer bad.

    I've hit a dry-spell in books lately.

    FIRELIGHT by Sophia Jordan. The title alone is lame. I feel like beating on my chest and going: "Fire pretty. Tree tall. Beer bad." (Sorry, had to give an ode to Buffy!) Short, clipped sentences, repeated phrases, almost no world building, and a romance that makes you scratch your head. And let's not forget the endless back and forth of "he's bad for me, I should forget him" to "I love him" that goes on for 95% of the novel. This equals FIRELIGHT perfectly. How many times can you say "in my core" (something or the other) before it gets old? After the 100th time . . . Trust me, pick up another novel like DIVERGENT by Veronica Roth to read. You'll thank me later.

    5 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 31, 2010

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    Loved it!

    Being a teenager is tough. But for Jacinda, a dragon trapped in a girl's body, it's a nightmare. Even among her own kind - descendants of dragons, or draki as they're now known - Jacinda is special, for she's the first fire-breather in her pride in over four hundred years.

    Hidden in the misty mountains, safe from hunters, her pride knows her talent is too precious to waste and has plans for her future. and their own.

    Her mother, aware of the barbaric fate in store for Jacinda, moves the family from the cool, lush mountains to the squelching desert where she thinks they'll be safe. And where she hopes the dangerous part of Jacinda - her draki - will wither and die.

    Like most kids her age, Jacinda struggles with a new school, new friends and coming to terms with whom she is while surrounded by people trying to make her into who they want her to be. There's only one person she can count on to keep her drake alive, but being with Will brings more than desire for her heart and rejuvenation for her soul. With Will comes danger. danger of falling in love with the one person who could destroy her. Will is from a family of hunters who kill draki for profit. If Jacinda manifests in front of him she'll reveal the draki's most guarded secret. And that could do them all in.

    NYT Bestselling author Sophie Jordan weaves an impressive paranormal tale. The conflict. The drama. The ENDING!! Her vivid descriptions place you firmly in the midst of Jacinda's world. Readers young and old will feel the delicate gossamer webbing of the dragons' wings and crave the cool mist on their faces. You'll hold your breath when Will is near and savor the memory of your own first kiss. The scene in the stairwell was just... cool. FIRELIGHT grabbed me from the very first chapter. I could not put this book down. And when I reached the end I was screaming for more.

    Yes. It's that good.

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 13, 2011

    Loved it!!!!

    The book was totally amazing. A definate must read, i couldnt stop. Can not wait for the next book!

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 13, 2012

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    Love it!

    I love the firelight series! This short novella is about Az (Jacinda's bestie). Even though it was short, it did not lack in details and story. I really did love this. Hoping the author will continue the series with Az and Tate. Hint, hint.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 9, 2012

    Awesome

    Read it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 11, 2012

    Disappointed

    The book trailer for this looked really good, because there really are not many books on dragons out there in YA books...and the first two chapters were promising. They made me want to know more about the draki community. But then, it turned into your typical twilight-angsty book. If you like twilight you will like this book. But i found jacinda annoying and will boring. I feel like the only interesting character was jacinda's twin sister, and i would've liked to know more about her...but she is only a secondary character. I really expected more out of this book.

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted September 8, 2010

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    Smokin'!!!!!!

    Jacinda lives in a world where the descendants of dragons have evolved the ability to transform into human shape as a protection from the very humans that would hunt them down and kill them. But hunters aren't the only things Jacinda has to worry about. Jacinda is the first fire-breathing Draki in centuries; her pride is not only very proud of her, but very interested in making sure Jacinda has lots of little Draki to carry on the tradition. Jacinda feels trapped the limitations of the pride, the fear of hunters, and she certainly isn't ready to settle down and have kids-She rebels, but when Jacinda is almost caught by hunters, this just makes the pride put more pressure on her. When Jacinda's family flees to try and save her, Jacinda only feels more trapped, trying to fit in at a normal high school, with normal people. And Will, the one guy who could make it all worthwhile for Jacinda, might be the most dangerous guy of all.

    Firelight was absolutely stunning-From the first page I was breathless. Firelight is such a vivid book-The colors and characters seem to pop right off the page and take you for a ride right along with them. Jacinda and Will were my favorites, but I couldn't help being surprisingly mesmerized by Jacinda's sister Tamra. I kept wanting to love Tamra, and alternately throw things at her (not unlike my own sister). There were just so many good things about this book. And the only bad thing is that we have to wait for the sequel. But I'm not complaining (much)-I'm just so glad that there will be a sequel-These are definitely characters that I can't get enough of!!!!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted December 31, 2012

    Breathless by Sophie Jordan (A Firelight Novella)

    Breathless by Sophie Jordan

    (A Firelight Novella)

    100 pages


    GoodReads Synopsis

    Sophie Jordan's breathtaking digital original novella set in the world of Firelight.

    For Az, it's supposed to be a fun summer vacation with her family. Nothing complicated. Just a quick trip to test the waters as she prepares for a year on her own. That all changes when she rescues a drowning girl and meets Tate—the most gorgeous human boy she's ever seen. Tate throws her heart, her plans, and her life into upheaval, but the closer she gets to him, the harder it is to hide the secret of what she is. With no hope for a future together, the last thing that can ever happen . . . is love.

    This stand-alone digital original is perfect for those new to the Firelight series as well as veteran fans


    my Thoughts

    If your an avid reader of the Firelight Series then I know you are equally as excited about the first novella to appear for the series!! This release was so under the radar that I found out about its release randomly a few days after it came out on goodreads. Again, thank you GoodReads for being a girl's best friend! Only downside for those non-ereader's, Breathless is only available as an ebook.


    Novella's are one of my favorite forms of stories because it gives you a chance to view different characters in different lights or situations you wouldn't normally see in the standard series.

    So, I'm not sure if my level of excitement for this novella was too high that it set the standards for this story unrealistically high or what, but overall I was not too impressed by this story. Breathless follows a side character, Az, from the [book:Firelight|6448470] Series. Az is Jacinda's best friend in the series.

    Az's story takes her and her parents on a vacation to a lake house to prepare Az for her tour away from the pride coming up next year. Her parents basically want Az to become comfortable, but Az never expected to fall in love with a human!

    In general, this storyline would not bother me at all because I love the whole forbidden love thing, but Az's story sounds so similar to Jacinda's just on a smaller scale. Az even makes reference to Jacinda and how she would never let her hear the end of this if Jacinda had been the one fall in love with a human. From what I remember, in Firelight, Az does make a big deal about Jacinda falling in love with a human (Will).

    This novella left me with many unanswered questions. When did this happen in relation to the firelight story. From the context of dialog Az has, to me it seems this happens before Firelight, but i am unsure. The ending was a little abrupt, but hey it is a novella after all. As much as I was disappointed with this novella i am extremely curious to see if this will become a spin off story. The epilog to Breathless is very open and leaves a lot of chances to see Az's character grow.



    Happy reading!

    2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 5, 2011

    Great book!

    This was a great book. The worst part about it was the ending, and that was only because i can't wait for the sequal!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 18, 2010

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    A new twist on the teen supernatural star-crossed lovers genre

    What would you do if the guy you fell in love with came from a family that wanted to kill you? Sophie Jordan's Firelight explores this concept, bringing a new type of fantasy to the currently packed supernatural star-crossed romance tables. Instead of vampires or werewolves or fallen angels, we're introduced to draki, a being descended from the dragons who is able to take on a human form and live among us undetected.

    One of the best things about Firelight is the fact that it's the female main character, Jacinda, who is the mythical being. Lately, it's pretty much guaranteed that the supernatural being is male, while the female is mortal. In this case, however, even Will, the guy Jacinda falls in love with, is more than he appears. He comes from a family of hunters intent on killing the draki, though he has more of a conscious and hates what he is.

    The star-crossed duo find themselves falling in love at first sight once Jacinda moves away from her brethren and enrolls at the local high school. At first, our heroine tries to stay away from Will, knowing who and what he is, but finds the task impossible, especially since being near him means remaining in tune with the draki within. One of the reasons she had to move away was because of an incident that happened that nearly exposed the pride. They have a terrible future in store for her, and to protect her, Jacinda's mother moved everyone into the desert, hoping to kill the draki part of her daughter.

    I don't want to spoil much about the plot, but I will say that if you pick this up, expect to wait for a sequel. This book isn't a stand-alone, and ends on a note that had me pulling at my hair. Firelight sucked me in right from the start. The imagery and detail is vivid, especially when Jacinda manifests from human to draki. It was also interesting to read about the plight of Jacinda's twin sister, Tamra, who was never able to transform. In this new world of high school, it is she who is special and stands-out, not her sister, the last fire-breather in the pride.
    If you're sick of supernatural romances with the same over-used plot and cliché characters, Firelight is a refreshing change of pace. It's still full of fantasy, but manages to add a new type of character to the mix. It's a compelling read that will instantly have readers begging for more, and guaranteed to have knock-offs nipping at its heels if it takes off with readers looking for something a little bit different these days.

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  • Posted July 6, 2010

    Sophie Jordan is a Draki Genius!

    Sophie Jordan is a Draki Genius, this story will have you hooked from page one, an event right from the beginning sets the tone right from the beginning -and you won't be disappointed- Jacinda finds herself in prison -actually High School- the place where every teenager suffers at least once, but Jacinda finds herself trapped in a place she doesn't belong and she'll do anything to get back to the pride until she finds Will. Sophie Jordan did not disappoint in this amazing story with love, twists, turns, danger, you won't be able to put this book down and when you do you'll only be wishing for more!

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  • Posted June 30, 2010

    Firelight, the Next YA Phenomenon to Fly off Book Shelves

    A supernatural world fighting for survival, a teenage girl fleeing for her freedom and a forbidden romance that can easily rival Bella and Edwards, Firelight has everything to make it the next big young adult addiction. New York Times Bestselling author Sophie Jordan makes her young adult debut with fiery impact in the September release of book one in this riveting series.
    Welcome to the world of the draki, a world that seventeen-year-old Jacinda both embraces and flies from. Jacinda is special among her people because she's a fire-breather, a dragon trait that was believed to be extinct. Thanks to her gift she is guarded by her people, which for her translates to being smothered and kept from her true desire, flight.
    Meet Will, a teenage boy, raised by a family of hunters, dragon hunters. What should be the one boy Jacinda should run to the ends of the earth to avoid turns out to be the one that awakes feelings in her that she can't ignore. Feelings that she doesn't want to go away because he makes her feel alive in a world where everyone, including her mother wants her draki side to die and for her to be normal, human.
    Indulge in the supernatural world vividly painted. Fall in love with characters that are driven by desire but risk being torn apart by the reality of age-old hatred and misunderstandings. Will love be enough to save Jacinda or will what she can't avoid lead her to her greatest fear, a death like her father's, captured in a hunters trap?
    Don't miss Firelight when it debuts September 7, 2010. It's sure fly off the selves!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 29, 2013

    LOVE

    This book was so great! I totally loved! One of the best books ive ever read!

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  • Posted March 28, 2013

    Firelight

    Amazing book! Sorry, I had to say that first. This book is so creative. It was my first time reading anything about dragons. Every other book has stuff about vampires, werewolves, magic, ect. so it was definitely a new experience for me. I recommend to READ IT! :D

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 16, 2013

    I though it was really good. i just wish it would have been long

    I though it was really good. i just wish it would have been longer and more developed. i really want there to be a full length version :(

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