Author: Sophie Jordan
Published: 7th September, 2010
Genre: Paranormal Romance
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I wanted to read this book because I’ve never read a book about dragons before and it sounded really interesting. I’m not sure what I expected but this was a little different to my expectations, whatever those were.
This story was interesting, it had so many cool elements that I liked. But I was disappointed that the plot line was practically the romance. I do find books a little bit boring when the romance takes the lead in the story. There was the story with the Draki and Jacinda trying to find a way of keeping her Draki alive without being selfish to her sister, Tamra, and her mother. But it wasn’t a strong enough plot line to drive the book in my opinion. The romance took over.
So I was pretty disappointed to find that this is only a love story, especially with all the cool Draki things going on.
I loved the whole idea of the Draki! I thought it was so interesting and so cool! The fact that they aren’t dragons themselves but are descended from dragons is how the whole idea works I think. They ‘manifest’ into their original forms whenever their emotions are heightened and whenever they are scared.
I love how specific their strengths and weaknesses were. Draki need living open space. Living earth, mountains, fresh air. They need this to survive, otherwise their draki dies and they become a normal human.
The Draki are hunted, the hunters are one of their enemies that hunt them for fun and for their hide’s.
The romance is practically insta-love! Man was I disappointed. Jacinda falls all over Will before she’s even had a proper conversation with him. He declares to her that he likes her and that she must be his before they’ve really spent any time with each other. I don’t think those feelings had enough time to develop to get to that point when this happens.
Yeah I get that they are drawn to each other but I found myself sighing and rolling my eyes in a bad way whenever Jacinda thought of Will. Then he became her every thought and the story suddenly got a little boring, up until the action picked up.
The writing was so detailed when it came to Jacinda manifesting, I loved that we got all of the information, it made me feel like I knew exactly what she was feeling and exactly what it felt like to manifest. I was never tripping over words or having to re-read to understand what was going on which is great.
Overall, I did enjoy reading this book. It was interesting and fun, even though I was disappointed for parts and I knew what was going to happen at the end, I will be picking up the next book to see what Jacinda ends up doing!
Firelight is an intriguing read that kept me wanting to read more when it came to the Draki. The Draki are such interesting creatures and Jordan has done a nice job of keeping my interest piqued.
If you liked Twilight then I think you could enjoy this book!