Saturday, August 21, 2010

Firelight Review & GIVEAWAY!

With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki—the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda’s rebelliousness leads her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can’t resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she’s risking not only her life but the draki’s most closely guarded secret

I've never been a big fan of dragon stories, but I really enjoyed this book! It was a fresh take on dragons from anything (that I've at least read) involving them. I read it all in one sitting and I really can't wait until I can get my hands on the next one.

I really liked the writing style that Sophie Jordan uses. It's clean, descriptive, and flowing. The story kept me intrigued the whole time and I enjoyed the character interaction.

I especially liked the relationship between Jacinda and her twin sister, Tamra. I'm a twin myself (along with having 5 more sisters and honestly the relationship b/w a twin and another sister really is a little different) Anyway, I felt as if Sophie really captured the relationship between the twins sisters-who are both vying to be their own person and to be accepted as such. They didn't always get along--especially since they both felt trapped in who they were because of something, at one point or another, to do with the other--yet there was still always that underlying love between them. Perfect.

The relationship between Will and Jacinda was strained, confusing, and magnetic. They couldn't seem to stay away from each other even though they knew they should have. I loved a lot of the interaction between them. I also liked how it wasn't just that Jacinda swooned at the first cute boy she saw, but that part of why she was drawn to him had been b/c he saved her even when he didn't know it was her.

All in all, the book was terrific. There were parts that had me feeling all gooey and heartwarming, parts that had me laughing, and parts that had me trying not to skip my eyes ahead b/c I couldn't read it fast enough! I'd recommend this book to anyone that loves YA paranormal. Also, I defy anyone to not love this cover! It's beautiful. I would have picked this book up based on the cover alone.

*Contest is closed now. Thank you to all who entered!*
AND NOW! because I loved this book so much I want to share it!! I'm going to be hosting my very first giveaway! On September 7, when Firelight comes out, I will go out and buy a brand new shiny wonderful copy and mail it to the winner! All you have to do to get this awesome book for free is post a comment below! (*points down ethusiastically!*)
Also, if you tell your friends via blogger, twitter, facebook, ect. ect. and so on, then I will add an extra entry for you! Just leave a link to your comment and I'll add the extra entry! I will randomly pick a winner on August 31-one week before the book is released. And if you feel inclined to follow my blog then I will, of course, love you forever, but it won't effect your chance of winning if you choose not to follow me. When you comment make sure you add your email [like this so you don't get spammed= thisisme(at)email(dot)awesome ]

*EDIT*-this is going to be a U.S. giveaway only. Sorry for those of you out of the country. Maybe another time I will be able to do an international giveaway.***

So, comment below and best of luck to you all!



  1. I don't know what you're talking about with the dynamic between the twins in the story, with that whole unlying love thing....I don't get along with you at all. ;) (also, since I'm your twin and all, please don't include this comment as an entry to your drawing...)

  2. Ha, I'm a twin too! My sister and I almost have our own language where we don't have to say anything and we still know what we're talking about.

    Great review of Firelight. Makes me want to read Firelight for more than just the romance.

  3. OMG you rock my world! FIRELIGHT looks so good and I love the front cover. Dragonshifters + twins = AWESOMENESS!!!! I'm so looking forward to reading this book. I haven't read a good dragon book since Dragonlance. (retweet of your commect)


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  5. omg!! i've been wanting to read firelight so bad!! thanks for this awesome giveaway!!


  6. Awesome giveaway! I can't wait for this one to come out!! :)


  7. I know what you mean by "both vying to be their own person and to be accepted as such" I'm a twin and we're always doing the same stuff, and we always have everything in common. It is almost as if we're the same person.

    A great review. I really want to read Firelight.


  8. I also tweeted about the contest and review:


  9. I've read great reviews of this book. I'd love to read it :)

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  10. What a great contest! I can't wait for this book!!!


  11. Great giveaway!




    ~Jen Bigheart

  12. Ah ! I love your review ! I've been wanting to read this book for such a long time, but I know it hasn't been released yet! Lucky you for getting an early copy! Haha! But I found out about your blog through twitter and I'm now a follower! I like your blog and I can't wait to see more from you!

    Also, thank you a ton for giving this book away!


  13. Oh haha, it's Alison again. I forgot to add my tweet:

    Thanks again !


  14. Realized I wrote my email wrong. I'm an idiot.

    Oh I also tweeted.


  15. I met Sophie at a conference and I'm so excited about this book. What a great contest! Thanks for sharing the book love.



  16. Great contest! Thanks!

  17. I'm so excited to read this book! Thanks for doing this giveaway.

  18. Excited about this book!


  19. Firelight is going to be so awesome. Its been on my list forever!! I love the plot, and I heart the cover.
    *I'm crossing my fingers*
    Thanks for the giveaway.

  20. I'm waiting on pins and needles for Firelight and can't wait to read it!

    I retweeted your original tweet (@LisaMBasso)

    -Lisa B.
    angel28140 (at) yahoo (dot) com

  21. Great review. I've been wanting to get my hands on this book ever since I first heard about it. Thanks for the contest.


    Tweeted also

  22. The summary for this book looks really intriguing, and I loved your review.

    alaskasbluecitrus (at) gmail (dot) com

    Tweeted also

  23. I've been looking forward to this book for months. Thanks for the giveaway!

    Sara M

  24. Thanks so much for doing this give away! I keep staring at the pretty pretty cover and am dying to read it!


  25. Thanks for sharing your review! I am looking forward to reading Firelight! Thank you for hosting this giveaway! :)

    I blogged about it here and posted a link on my sidebar. :)