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Firelight Hardcover – September 7, 2010
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The bits we got about the pride, I loved, and I really wish that had been the main focus of the book. But we barely even get to see them or find out much about them which I found disappointing. Jacinda is the narrator and her story mainly revolves around Will, how she's attracted to him but shouldn't be, and how she doesn't want to lose her draki. She's a pretty whiny character throughout and she waffles back and forth in her decision making which is frustrating for the reader.
I didn't find any of the characters well rounded and I felt we never got to know anyone-even Jacinda. Her twin sister Tamra and her mom felt like she was just there for Jacinda to whine about. There were several characters that were mentioned, talked about a bit or even talked to in one scene but never did much. It felt like they were just there as an idea in the first draft but then forgotten about and never full developed. I would have liked to see more from Xander, Will's cousin-we're told to be afraid of him, but never really are shown why. And I thought there was potential to develop a great relationship between Jacinda and her elderly neighbor, but that's only hinted at and not delved into any further.Read more ›
Jacinda has lived her entire life inside the walls of her compound, never interacting with humans, and barely experiencing any shred of freedom. As the only fire-breather in centuries, Jacinda has been watched over, controlled, and scrutinized ever since she manifested. And as any strong-willed 16-year-old-girl, she finds ways of rebelling. Firelight starts off when Jacinda and her best friend Az sneak off the compound during the day to fly. That's a big no-no for the leaders of Jacinda's clan. Even though the mists and mountains help camouflage them, the draki are still in danger of being killed by hunters. And of course, Jacinda manages to catch their eye. Dumm, dumm dumm...
That's where the story really takes off. Jacinda barely manages to survive and all because of the help of a young, peculiar hunter. She can't stop thinking about him and if what he said in that cave was real. Beautiful. It haunts her and at the same time, makes her feel alive. When Jacinda's mother realizes what their clan leaders have in store for her daughter, she flees with both Jacinda and her sister Tamra to the middle of the dessert. The family dynamics in Firelight are real, despite this being a fantasy novel. Not everything is happy-go-lucky with Jacinda's family--her father's dead, her mother chose to let her draki die off and her sister never manifested, making her a "weirdo" in the clan.Read more ›
Jacinda is the only fire-breathing dragon in generations. Her future has been mapped out for her from now until the end. In an act of rebellion and defiance, she flies during the day and is spotted by hunters. In her attempt to flee from them, she ends up trapped but meets Will for the first time. A series of events unfold and soon she and her mother and sister are on the run from the pride. She feels entirely out of place at the new school, until she crosses paths with Will again. For some unknown reason he both calms and excites her, putting herself, her family, and Will in danger.
Jacinda was an interesting character. She had good and bad traits, which I liked. I like when characters come across as real people. The dynamic between her and her family was really fascinated me. I think the entire family could benefit from sitting down and just hashing things out. There's a lot of frustration and disappointment that stems from a lack of understanding from everyone. Jacinda can't understand why her mother turned away from her draki side, why her sister can't understand how hard it is for her living away from the pride. But on the flip side, Jacinda doesn't try to understand their points of view very well.
There were a few issues I had with the book. I wish the dragon world was set up a bit more, maybe a little more background given or have the pride fleshed out a little. It didn't really take away from the story; I just wish it had been included.Read more ›
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