Hidden: A Firelight Novel

Hidden: A Firelight Novel

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by Sophie Jordan
     
 

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Fans of Maggie Stiefvater and Colleen Houck will love this epic tale of forbidden romance and nail-biting action from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan.

In the climactic finale to the steamy Firelight series, Jacinda must fight to save her life, her love, and all of her kind.

If Jacinda were to follow the wishes of her community, she'd

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Fans of Maggie Stiefvater and Colleen Houck will love this epic tale of forbidden romance and nail-biting action from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan.

In the climactic finale to the steamy Firelight series, Jacinda must fight to save her life, her love, and all of her kind.

If Jacinda were to follow the wishes of her community, she'd happily settle down with Cassian, the prince of her pride. But she just can't. She's in love with Will, a human boy who comes from a family of hunters. Their relationship breaks the most sacred rule and endangers everyone she cares about. Now Jacinda, Will, and Cassian fight back against the hunters and their shadowy allies who would destroy them all. . . .

Editorial Reviews

Kiersten White
Praise for Firelight:“Firelight soars to dizzying heights, combining forbidden love, scorching romance, and thrilling danger.”
Kerrelyn Sparks
“Magnificent and masterful! A world so captivating, you’ll never want to leave!”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Praise for FIRELIGHT “Jacinda and Will’s intensely sexy scenes together will leave romance readers fired up for the planned sequel.”
Booklist
Praise for FIRELIGHT “Jordan’s compelling addition to the supernatural star-crossed lovers theme is equal parts taut suspense and sensuous romance.”
Romantic Times Starred Review
Praise for FIRELIGHT “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
Praise for FIRELIGHT “Jacinda and Will’s intensely sexy scenes together will leave romance readers fired up for the planned sequel.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
Praise for FIRELIGHT “Jacinda and Will's intensely sexy scenes together will leave romance readers fired up for the planned sequel.”
Children's Literature - Allison Fetters
The energy of the book is instantly felt as protagonist Jacinda is faced with what seems to be a difficult task. She must allow herself to be captured by the enkros in order to rescue Cassian's sister, Miram. Once imprisoned, Jacinda begins to wonder if the others have failed in their part of the rescue mission, but just in time, they arrive. After escaping, Jacinda and her friends are on the run while constantly pursued by hunters. It soon becomes obvious they will all have to return to the pride for a resolution to even be possible. The love triangle between Will, Cassian, and Jacinda is present, but by the end, the characters arrive to a pleasing outcome. The energy of the book is maintained from beginning to end and keeps the reader engaged. Although this book is a part of a series, it can easily be read on its own without the reader feeling lost. The world of the draki, as presented here, is as exciting as it is mysterious. Reviewer: Allison Fetters
VOYA - Nancy K. Wallace
Third in the Firelight trilogy, this book opens as Jacinda fakes capture at the enkros stronghold in order to allow Cassian and Will to rescue Cassian's sister, Miram. Jacinda, Miram, and Cassian are draki—creatures that appear human but can also transform into dragons. They are hunted mercilessly by humans, who deliver them to the enkros for experimentation. In Firelight (HarperCollins, 2010/Voya October 2010), Jacinda falls in love with Will, a human, who is also part of a family of hunters. Jacinda has been promised to Cassian, a prominent draki male. Her ambivalent feelings toward Cassian and Will dominate the second the book, Vanish (HarperCollins, 2012/Voya February 2012). Their plan to rescue Miram results in the release of many other imprisoned draki and a final showdown with Will's family, who attempts their recapture. Not everyone survives, and startling secrets are revealed that change the draki hierarchy forever. A complicated plot precludes a concise synopsis. This third book definitely does not stand alone but provides a nail-biting climax for the series. The author neatly places the clandestine society of the draki in our world and time, lending authenticity to the story. The characters are clearly drawn and believable. Teens will identify with Jacinda's rivalry with her twin sister, Tamra, and her constant struggles against the restraints of her society. The tense love triangle between Jacinda, Cassian, and Will and the secret draki culture will appeal to Twilight fans. Fast paced, innovative, and exciting, these books sell themselves. This strong young adult series deserves a place in both public and high school libraries. Reviewer: Nancy K. Wallace
Kirkus Reviews
This conclusion to the Firelight trilogy continues the conflict between a dragon-girl and those who hunt her kind. Jacinda is a draki, a being that can morph from human form into a fire-breathing, flying dragonlike creature. She has her own society but wants to escape it with her human boyfriend, Will, who comes from a family that hunts the draki. This installment begins with Jacinda intentionally caught and imprisoned in an underground facility in which rather nasty scientists do research on draki. She plots with Will and her enforced mate, Cassian, to escape. Once the attack commences, exciting scenes ensue as the group fights their way out with a new, dangerous draki in tow. Jordan keeps the focus mostly on action even as she weaves in the forbidden-romance elements required by this genre, although the romantic conflict was mostly resolved in the previous installment. Plenty of rivalries among Jacinda and other draki spice things up. Two new characters, Deghan, the long-imprisoned draki, and little Lia appeal, although the story allows Lia's fate to dangle unresolved. Chase scenes, near-captures and a late-game betrayal or two keep the narrative moving. Except for the subplot regarding Lia, everything comes to an ending that will satisfy readers. New readers would best start with the beginning of the trilogy. Entertaining enough. (Paranormal suspense. 12 & up)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061935138
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/10/2013
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
112,412
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range:
14 Years

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Kerrelyn Sparks

“Magnificent and masterful! A world so captivating, you’ll never want to leave!”

Meet the Author

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 and the Firelight series. 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.

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Hidden: A Firelight Novel 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 63 reviews.
Cupcakegirly More than 1 year ago
Beautiful cover! It's nice to see that all of the covers in this series have been consistent. It would've been really cool to have both Jacinda and Tamra on this one but it's still fabulous! This is a heart pounding, chest clutching, action packed conclusion to the Firelight trilogy and I absolutely loved it! Hidden picks up right where Vanish leaves off with Will, Cassian and Tamra all preparing to send Jacinda into the enkros compound in an effort to rescue Miriam. The plan is a dangerous one with an unexpected outcome that left me breathless and crying ALL THE TEARS. Jacinda and Will are trying their best to be together but are met with resistance at every turn, whether it's the bonding with Cassian or her issues with the pride. But Will (who is just as perfect as ever IMHO) can only be patient for so long and Jacinda will have to decide what's more important, their future or her need for answers. (Correct answer is: WILL.Every.Time.) Jacinda is fearless in her efforts to protect those she loves and her selflessness is to be praised. It's her willingness to put others first all the time that could end up costing her what she wants the most though. She and Will have known from the start that their relationship is a complicated one and cherish whatever quiet moments they have together which are both heart-achingly tender and bittersweet, but is it enough? I spent the better part of Firelight and Vanish not a fan of Cassian. Regardless of his hotness, I felt he was overbearing, rude and presumptuous of what his relationship with Jacinda should be but all that changed in Hidden. He still tends towards the strong, silent type but in this book, we finally get to see the real Cassian, the whole man (or should I say, drakai?) and you know, I kinda fell in love with him. ;) Tamra comes into her own which was so refreshing. No longer is she lost in Jacinda's shadow but becomes a force to be reckoned with. Just like her sister though, Tamra will have decisions to make, ones that will have lasting effects on their relationship. Then there's Will. *sighs swoony sigh* Could there be another guy as perfect as he is? I think not! He's kind, compassionate, brave and his patience alone could earn him the Nobel Peace Prize. It also doesn't hurt that he's gorgeous and his love and concern for Jacinda are heart melting. But can their love really see them through or are their differences just too great to overcome long term? Will they even get the chance to find out? Along with the four main characters, some familiar faces from the two previous books reappear and we're introduced to some new ones too. (One really, really nice one. *winks*) Not all of these faces are Team Drakai, but one in particular will impact the girls in a way they never saw coming. When finishing a series, it's always important to tie up any loose ends and unanswered questions but a "And they lived happily ever after!" isn't always guaranteed and Hidden is no different. Answering questions concerning Will's drakai blood, where the girls' Mom went and what really happened to their Dad, can be a tall order to fill and Sophie Jordan has succeeded. I know that this is supposed to be the end, time to say "Goodbye" to these characters, but I couldn't help feeling like the story was left in a way that could provide for a spinoff if Sophie Jordan decided to go that route in the future. (I'd read that in a heartbeat! Just sayin')
laura24 More than 1 year ago
The was one of the better books I have read. I was instantly immersed into this well written story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's one of those books where u read a few pages and right away you're hooked. It was excellent. I wish i could read more than a free trial. U just want to know what happens to her.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is the third book in the series. If you like twilight, City of Bones and Matched then you will enjoy this series. Jacinda is a dragon in her pride. She has been bonded to another dragon but is in love with a human. This book is about her struggle to stay or leave the pride and do right or follow her heart.
terferj More than 1 year ago
I loved this series! A little bitter sweet that the series is done (but there is a novella coming out). Even though the book is not that long, it was action packed and didn't leave you with hanging questions. The romance between Jacinda and Will *Oh My* and an unexpected romance for her sister Tamra. I would definitely recommend this for anyone looking for something different.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So sad its over! Really great and original storyline! Highly recommend!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this series, its such a wonderful world that sophie jordan has created. I really just wish that it had been longer if a story, not just this book but the whole series felt a little rushed. But still loved it!
LovinLosLibros More than 1 year ago
3.5/5 stars Finishing this series has been a long time coming for me. Having read the first book in early 2013, I then reread it later in the year along with the second book. I have been keeping my eye out for this book to show up at one of my libraries ever since. Imagine my surprise (and delight!) to finally find it sitting on the shelf. As packed as my reading schedule is, I knew I wanted to make time to see how things concluded with Jacinda, Will, Cassian, Tamra, and Miram. While I enjoyed the final book in the series, I do feel it was a bit rushed and that we only skimmed the surface of some major events. I am a big fan of Sophie's writing and she definitely didn't disappoint in pulling me back into the story. I easily picked right back up where we left off and that was a huge weight lifted off my shoulders, as I was afraid too long had passed between books. The book takes off running with Jacinda and crew initiating a rescue mission to save Cassian's sister, Miram, from the dreaded enkros (scientists who capture draki for research and study). It is said that once captured, no draki has ever escaped the enkros.... Jacinda certainly has her work cut out for her, but she feels obligated to do this, as Miram is the one who got captured because of her and Will's plan to leave the pride for good. Jacinda's time in captivity, while short-lived, is one I would have liked to read more about. I wanted to know more about the enkros' plan, what they hope to accomplish with the draki, etc. We didn't quite get the depth I would have liked, especially being one of the most intense parts of the book. Jacinda has a lot going on in this book. She feels the guilt of Miram being captured, as well as being bonded to Cassian and his emotions when her heart belongs to Will. She is constantly afraid of how Will is feeling and doesn't want him to think she has changed her mind in regards to their plans of leaving. She is constantly reaffirming her feelings for him, which I thought to be a bit unnecessary, as I never saw there being a true love triangle between her, him, and Cassian. Aside from that, the stakes are now much higher than they ever were and feels she must follow through with everything before she can truly separate herself from the pride. I understood her need to do this, but it only served to frustrate Will, which in turn frustrated me. He feels as if she will never be able to leave like they planned and this really causes some tension between them. I felt he was acting a bit selfishly, especially with him knowing she would never be able to be free with him, until she made sure everything was taken care of. Don't get me wrong- I love Will. He's a good guy and has gone to great lengths to help Jacinda and her pride. I have been rooting for them from the beginning and we get plenty of tender moments with them in this book. I really liked seeing how close Tamra and Jacinda have become. Before, the sisters were at odds, Tamra jealous of her sister's ability to manifest and her coveted role as the pride's fire breather. Now that Tamra has found herself and her place in the pride, her and Jacinda's relationship is much stronger and I liked seeing these two together. I really like the direction Jordan went concerning Tamra, her love life, and her future with the pride. While this wasn't my favorite book in the series, I am grateful that Jordan tied up loose ends and concluded all major plot threads from the previous books. Some were done hastier than I would have liked, but I am thankful she didn't leave any unresolved. The end was a bit bittersweet for me, concerning one character in particular's storyline, but I understand that it was probably for the best given everything that had happened. I love that Jordan took a chance and created the draki race. It was something different and fresh and I enjoyed reading about their world and the dangers that came with being such a creature. I will miss these characters, but I'm glad to see their story has come full circle and I was satisfied with the way it all ended.
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SmalltownSR More than 1 year ago
Good story line, but still a little bit whiny for my taste.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. I had a hard time putting it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this series so much!!! the first 2 were so awesome, but this 3rd one was something to be desired.  Was a big let down sadly. I like to think of this series with just 2 books in it instead of 3 lol. 
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was expecting more. This was a waste of money.
MommYallup More than 1 year ago
I read many reviews before I decided to give this series a chance. I was ready to be disappointed. This book took me by surprise! I loved it. It was different from what I was use to reading. Give it a chance.
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This series is amazing! I love it!