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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Firelight by Sophie Jordan: Mini Book Review

Firelight
by Sophie Jordan
HarperTeen
ISBN: 978-0-06-193508-4
Suggested Ages: 13 + nothing too sexual  or violent
Buy From Indigo

Description:  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.

Mini Book Review:  Really love the premise on this one, but was a wee bit disappointed in the execution of the story. The writing is good and the storyline is interesting and fast paced, its just the story is definitely more suitable for a teen audience.  There is way too much angst for my enjoyment and I wanted to slap the heroine for being so wishy washy and self involved.  If you are a teen or enjoy this sort of angsty stuff than this is a fabulous story for you.  No offense to the author on my lower rating (but hey 3 still signifies a good book by me) nothing to do with her talents, the rating is just based on my enjoyment of the story.  Of course I am still going to read the rest of the books in the series because it interested me enough to want to know what happens and hopefully the character will become more likeable.

3 Dewey's

My kids babysitter lent it to me

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