120 – Firelight

Finished Firelight by Sophie Jordan. This was a review copy, sent to me by the publisher.

This is the first in a series.

Jacinda is a dragon (or, as her people call it, a draki).  Dragons are thought to be mythical (although there are some who know they exist, and who hunt and kill them) but there are still some left.  They live in prides and what most people don’t know is that dragons can manifest as humans.  Doing so for a long period of time can cause the draki part of themselves to wither and die; so can living in a desert climate.

After nearly getting killed by some hunters, Jacinda and her mom and sister flee the pride to live among humans.  Her family is excited for the change (her sister never became fully draki and her mom let that part of herself die after Jacinda’s father was killed) but Jacinda’s devastated.  She was a fire-breather, the first one in generations, so she was special to her clan.

And she hates living among humans.  Except there’s this boy…

I really liked Jacinda and this was a unique story.  I feel like I’ve read a lot about vampires and zombies and ghosts and werewolves, but this is the first book I’ve read in ages about dragons.  It makes for a very nice change.  I’m excited to read the next book in the series.

Sophie Jordan


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