Thursday, June 23, 2011

Review: Firelight

This book counts towards the Shifter challenge.

Jacinda is special, even in her pride of draki (dragons who can shapeshift into a human form.)  She's the last and only fire-breather.  The pride has marked her as the future mate of their prince, Cassian, and they'll do anything to keep her safe.  Even clip her wings, taking away her ability to fly forever.

But Jacinda's mother escapes with her and her twin sister.  Hiding in a tiny desert town full of humans, Jacinda fights to keep her draki form alive.  The only thing that can keep her inner dragon alive is the handsome draki-hunter that once saved her life...


I finished it in a few hours and liked it well enough, although I don't foresee it becoming a lasting favorite or anything.


Although the romance was awkward, the plot was nicely paced, interesting, and entertaining.


Here Firelight loses some points.  Jacinda was whiny and refused to try to get along with anybody, in her pride or her human school.  She seemed to be deliberately trying to alienate everybody, including me.  Meanwhile, Will, the "hunter," came off as a little wimpy, even spineless.

But I did like some of the side characters.


Decently written.

End Result: three stars.  A decent book, but not amazingly excellent.


  1. Great review. We've seen so much praise for this book, and yet we felt more like you did. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't amazing. Very cool concept, though!

  2. Well there you go, you summed up my whole review and all my thoughts on the book in two sentences (: