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Audiobook Review: Firelight by: Sophie Jordan

Title: Firelight
Series: Firelight #1
Author: Sophie Jordan
Narrator: Therese Plummer
Overall Goodreads Rating: 3.91
Length of Audiobook: 9 HRS 36 MINS
Published: September 7th 2010 by HarperTeen
My Rating: 3/5 Stars

In A Nutshell
This was a fun read with angst teenage love, drama, and draki's. I enjoyed this book and feel like it would be a good read to read or listen to on a summer day, during a reading marathon, or on vacation. The narrator was fantastic and she did well when it came to changing her voice for different characters and keeping my attention. This book wasn't mind blowing (it liked a little depth) but it was a book that I looked forward to listening to when I had some free time.
Your main character Jacinda is a draki who is taken from her draki life and thrown into high school where there are cute boys, mean girls, and all the angst that comes with it. Jacinda misses her old life and has to decide which life she wants to live. Does she take the chance of going back to her pride after leaving with her mother and sister, or try to live the life that her mother and sister want for her...a normal teenage life? What Jacinda needs to remember is that everyone has secrets and there are always people looking for drakis, she is never truly safe.

"A hidden truth.
Mortal enemies.
Doomed love.
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."
I liked this book and it was fun, but it didn't blow my mind. Firelight has all the angst love that goes hand in hand with YA. I was annoyed at times with the relationships in this book but found to really like them in the end. Jacinda is a fun lead character who has all the normally emotions a teenage girl has. Insecurities, thinking she knows best, rebellious, and I found her character enjoyable. I loved the details of the Draki world, and really wish that we got to see more of it instead of the normal world we are use to. I wanted to see more of how these worlds blend and how they coexist without many humans knowing. I also wanted to know more about the hunters, and how they actually hunt and find drake. I believe that the next book will go into more detail and I look forward to learning more about this world. I will read the next book, but I am in no rush to get to it. I do believe that this book was setting up for a crazy ride of a series if done right so I will not be stopping at the first book, there was  potential for a great series.

What did you guys think of this book, does the series get better like I believe it will? Let me know your thoughts in the comments. As always if you are a new subscriber please let me know so you can make my day =)
Happy reading y'all


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