March 23, 2012
Book #33 - Firelight (Firelight #1)
Firelight (Firelight #1), Sophie Jordan
Paranormal romance, urban fantasy
This book was a wonderful change of pace for me. There are no vampires, werewolves, fairies, or angels in sight. Finally - something DIFFERENT!
Jacinda is a draki - a being decended from dragons. Humans by day, dragons by night, they can change form at will. However, they only change at night because of the hunters. The hunters are people who, well, hunt the draki. Draki skins and blood are prized and there are people that will pay lots of money for them. Jacinda is a bit of a rebel, though, and during an early morning fly-by, hunters spy her and chase her into a cave. One of the hunters, Will, finds her, but he lets her go.
Jacinda, along with her mom and sister, decide to run away to a desert town. While there, she runs into Will and they fall in love. It's totally a Romeo and Juliet romance, though. She's a draki and he's a hunter - they're meant to kill each other, not love each other. Eventually others find out and they're forced to part.
First off, I loved this book because it was different. I loved the concept of the draki - dragons that can also be human is something that hasn't been done before. I like to be surprised from time to time. This fit the bill. I loved the characters, the world-building, and the romance. I cried and laughed and raged in all the right places. Sophie Jordan has a winning series right here. I absolutely loved it.