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Review: Firelight by Sophie Jordan

Title: Firelight (Firelight #1)
Author: Sophie Jordan
Pub Date: September 2010
Pub Deets: Harper Teen
Source: Purchased on Kindle

In a sentence or so: Jacinda is caught in her dragon form by a group of hunters and has to go on the run with her mom and sister before the tribe can punish her.

So Jacinda and her friend are out cruising the sky in their dragon forms and they KNOW it’s not allowed but whatever, its super fun, so they do it anyway. A group of hunters catches sight of them and barely misses capturing them. It is kind of a big deal and the dragon leaders are all “We need to do something about her” which translates creepily into “Let’s clip her wings and marry her off to the son of the tribe leader”.

Fortunately, Jacinda’s mom helps their family escape. Unfortunately, they go to super duper dry Arizona where Jacinda’s inner dragon can barely survive. Which just might be her mom’s way of killing off her draki side so she can live a normal life. But what if Jacinda doesn’t want a normal life, okay?!

There are DRAGONS, I say! There are also cute boys, swoony times, self discovery, mean girls, and sweet family dynamics that are complicated and feel so very real. Most importantly though, DRAGONSSSS.

I zoomed through this book in no time, thanks to Sophie Jordan’s solid writing and fresh plot. It was one of those stories where the reader is plopped into the fantasy (which I strongly prefer), rather than a slow reveal of abilities or whatever.

Honestly, if you like YA romance and fantasy and quick reads that make you happy while making you think a little bit, read Firelight. It’s super fun! Oh yeah, and there are dragon things happening. In case you missed it.

Pairs well with: A misty mountain view. Since Jacinda’s real home is in the mountains where it’s humid and easy peasy for her draki form to come through, that’s where she’s happiest.

Fix er up: The insta-love. Give me some dramatic tension!

Lisa is a gamer, crafter, fangirl, mother, wife and unabashed nerd who is pretty ridiculous and it's best you know that up front. When she's not binge watching Netflix or crafting into the wee hours of the night, you can find her spending a lot of her time on Pinterest and Twitter.


  1. I was actually surprised by how much I liked this book! I read it for the April readathon and finished it pretty quickly. Glad you liked it too!

  2. I have been told this is an Asheley book. Opinion, please?
    Because: DRAGONS.

  3. I really liked this book - and it's because it's all about DRAGONS. I love a good dragon book ;) I really should read the next book in this series!!!

    1. Ditto to the series! Let's make this happen.

  4. I really enjoyed this book too-one of my favorite first books even if the other two weren't quite as good IMO. And I love Will, so very much!

    1. I'm stoked to read them, regardless! And Will is charming, it's true.

  5. I was a little meh about the insta love - but still, I thought the sexual tension was fabulous anyway! Sophie Jordan is pretty awesome at writing the swoons.

  6. Team Cassian. Will is such a snooze. But DRAGONS, Lisa. Dragons.

  7. *hands to head* This one has been sitting on my Nook shelf for a year. You have shamed me greatly.

  8. Boo instalove.


    I need to hurry up and read Hidden. Sigh.

  9. I like your review! I read fire light and was so angry about so many things about the book... It was my very first angry 1 star review and I wasn't nice about any of it either. Yes, I could edit it... but then, it wouldn't be my true feelings. Does that make sense?

    I'm glad you like the book though. :)


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