Thursday, February 24, 2011
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
Dragons.... Draki.... huh.
They're definitely something I'm not used to reading about, and I have to say I was a little unsure of what to expect. Aside from the Hungarian Horntail and crew from Harry Potter, this was my first experience with Dragons (excuse me... Draki) and it was definitely intriguing.
First, I was immediately in love with Will. From the cave scene through the rest of the book, I simply adored him. The connection between him and Jacinda was a powerful one to read about and kept me hooked. When he could "sense" her.... *shiver*. Loved it.
Jacinda on the other hand? She got on my nerves a little. It felt like a good portion of the middle of the book was her flip flop from one extreme to the other about her feelings for Will, her desire for Pride life and her relationship with her family. I know that she was struggling to adjust, but it went on to the point of aggravating. This is the main cause of my not quite 4 star rating. I feel like this book was really just a build up for the rest of what could be a really goo series.
I'm still a little unsure of how I feel about Draki. When the book talked about Jacinda manifesting, I pictured her turning into some gigantic dragon, but then there was explanations about Cassian being larger in Darki form than he was in human, and I thought, "well.... yeah?!?!?". I think I need to adjust my mental image of before the next book. I'm not generally a fantasy reader, so I guess I just need some time to create the right world, characters and images in my head.
The end of the book is what really did me in. The final scene was heart wrenching to read and made me desperate for the next installment. I don't want to say too much because I don't want to spoil anything, but ugh... I seriously love Will.
In the end, Firelight was a fun read that kept my interested and wanting more. I really look forward to the sequel.