Sunday, November 14, 2010

Review: Firelight

Firelight by Sophie Jordon
published by Harper Teen
Genre: YA paranormal
$16.99 (hardback)
323 pages

FTC: I will not be compensated for this review.

What it's about:
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.

My thoughts:
I had a lot of expectations going into this book. All the reviews I'd read for it (which were a lot of reviews) talked about how amazing it was. Then add in the fact that it sold movie rights a week after being published all said it was amazing. So this one didn't live all the way up to my expectations. To be fair about that, I did read it the day after I finished reading Paranormalcy and that's one of my all time favorite books now.

What I had a really hard time with for this book was that I couldn't picture the dragons. At all. They were this weird hairy bat like things from the way they were described, and I wanted to imagine them looking more like the dragon from Shrek. So this was all on me, but for some reason I took issue with it.

I really liked the relationship between Jacinda and Will. I felt the connection between them and was hoping they would have a chance to be together. The relationship that really annoyed me was the one between Jacinda and her mother. I absolutely couldn't stand the mother. She was horrible.

While this book didn't live up to my expectations (which were unrealistically high) it was still a good book. I finished it in one or two sittings. Is it going to go on my top 15 favorites of the year? No, probably not, but I still liked it.

My rating: 8.5/10


  1. I agree with you--sure it was a pretty good book but it wasn't as fantastic-fabulous as all the hype made it out to be. And I really didn't like the love triangle (not exactly sure why, just didn't like the two male characters).

    Thanks for a great review!

  2. I agree with you. I really hated a lot of the characters...Well, I hated her mother and her sister. I couldn't stand them. Her sister goes on and on about how selfish Jacinda is, but I think the real selfish one is her Sister. It was a great book but it couldv'e been better. I really liked Will and Jacinda though. Great Review =)

    Mariya @ Mystifying Paranormal Reviews


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