by Sophie Jordan
Genre: Dragon, Fantasy, Romance, YA
Hardback: 336 pages
Description from the amazon:
A hidden truth.
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.
He squeezes me so hard air gusts from my lips. "I don't want you hurt. Ever."
- page 273, chapter 27
Vanished - coming September 6, 2011
A very YA romance story with a main character who happens to manifest into a dragon. In fact, the parts I liked were the shape shifting parts. The descriptions and feelings related were so vivid and beautiful. The visuals would be spectacular on screen.
As of January 2011, a movie adaptation of Firelight is in the making.
- per THR
The YA couple in this story, Jacinda and Will, just made it onto my Fave YA couples list.
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Author: Sophie Jordan
Release Date: Sept 6, 2011
* part of Fantasy Reading challenge