Saturday, April 30, 2011

Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Firelight (Firelight, #1)Firelight (Firelight #1)
Author: Sophie Jordan
Publisher: HarperTeen
Pages: 323
Rating: 12/5 Stars!
Team: Ohmigosh! Def team Will Rutledge! Eeep! i want to marry this boy! *sighs* Doesn't Brooke Lynn Rutledge have a nice right to it?!

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.~Goodreads

Firelight is AMAZE. Pure brilliance!

I was really skeptical to read this book because A) I didn’t know anything about Dragons & B) I thought I would never have a taste for them. (I was like, “Dungeons & Dragons? thanks!”) But i picked up Firelight anyway, for two reasons:

       1) The cover! How freakin’ gorgeous is that! 
       & 2) The back excerpt…*dies,while swooning* I am such a fictional whore it’s not even funny. But go read the back of Firelight & tell me you don’t already love that boy, whoever he may be!

Anyway I can officially say Sophie Jordan converted me to Team Draki! 

The imagery all through-out the book was spectacular! Honestly nothing short of breathtaking! "Purple-bruised sky" is one of the most beautiful descriptions I’ve ever read! This book is a fast paced thrill that will have you frantically flipping pages & reading till all hours of the night!

I adored Jacinda, she was strong willed and true to herself. She practically begged to keep apart of herself alive, her Draki. She was willing to risk everything & follow her heart. But her mom wasn’t very supportive or accepting towards either idea. Granted I’m sure she had her reasons, moms always do right? But it still made me upset.

Jacinda and Tamra's relationship is so easy to relate to! The love/hate between sisters was played out perfectly! One minute they hate each other and can't even look at each other. But then, if the other one was down or in trouble they would risk anything to help one another. That’s what sisters are supposed to do!

Next comes Will Rutledge… cue fan-girl review: SQUEEEEEE!!!

*Sighs* Will, oh my hot-tight-wet shirt, Will Rutledge he is....ugh so freakin' sexy! *SWOONS!* Me wants! Will is so sweet and cute and hot and cute and sweet and i loved all the parts he was in!! You know from the very beginning that Will is just a good guy…ah! Such a good guy!  

He is absolutely adorable trying to flirt with Jace! But then he skips that & just asks if she wants to go out. A boy who knows what he wants! *dies…..again*

If you want to read like THE most angstiest kisses ever to be written in YA… read this book! Jacinda & Will’s relationship is so steamy!  And I like that Will verbalizes his feelings for Jacinda, it’s not just her that feels the strong connection. Will is needy & that's cute! (real boys, are you taking notes?) 

So i basically thought i couldn't be any more in love with Will and then comes Chapter 26 aka Chapter of Hotness! 
I have to share some of the best lines in fictional boy history!

  • Swoonage #1: "Tell me you thought about me. That you think about me now."
  • Swoonage #2: “And?” He looks up beneath heavy lids. “What else should I know about you?”                  “My Skin—” I stop, swallow.                            He leans down, presses his lips to my wrist in a feathery kiss. “What about your skin?”

Hot! How could you not be madly in love with this boy! For real. There is no other word to describe him but intense. So intense. Intensely intense. Gahh! He is perfect! <3

Wow…sorry about that,but i had to get it out! If you don’t pick this book up at some point in your life, you quite possibly are missing out on one of the sexiest fictional boys to ever exist! oh, sorry! & for the boy readers there is a lot of action! NO...umm...not that kind of action! Like flying & fighting & hunting & stuff....

but cute fictional boys aside- Firelight is about staying true to yourself & fighting for what you want! It will leave you stunned & will have you spazzing for Vanish! One of my absolute favorites!

1 comment:

  1. Awesome review Brooke :D I need to go back and do reviews for books I read before I started blogging :D