Ricardo Lima Lima itibaren Sazanovka, Kurskaya oblast', Rusya
Firelight by Sophie Jordan was one of those books that had been sitting on my bookshelf for months and months, one that I'd always been meaning to read, but that I'd never gotten to. Now that I've finally read it, I feel like I should be banging my head against the wall demanding to myself why the heck I didn't read it before! I really loved this book, once I picked it up I could hardly put it down! I've never really read many books about dragons, so reading Firelight was something refreshing, exciting and new! I've always found dragons to be fascinating creatures and Sophie Jordan's unique spin on them made this book different and unique in the best way possible! In Firelight, the draki, descendants of ancient dragons, are able to shift between a dragon and human form, as well as each possessing a special talent, magic or power. They live in large groups together called prides, secluded and hidden from humans as well as hunters. I found the dynamics of life in Jacinda's pride to be quite interesting for many reasons and look forward to delving deeper into the way life works and what goes on in the pride in future books in this series! I also really liked Jacinda, I found her to be quite fierce and spunky. She is so proud of her draki blood and it is such a huge part of her life and who she is. I liked the fact that she wasn't willing to give up such a huge part of who she was even under the constant pressure from her family to give it up and under other harsh circumstances. She did everything she could to fight to keep such a vital part of herself alive and I really respect her for that. Will, our main love interest, who just so happens to be a draki hunter, was also a really great, complex character. I feel like he and Jacinda both suffered from having to deal with their families forcing them to be something they're not. Although there were so many factors that brought these two together, I think that learning about one another, realizing that both of their families were forcing them into lives that they didn't want (lives that would also force them apart), as well as discovering the truth about what each other was and accepting it were the most important points in their relationship. Overall, I really loved everything about this book! The plot was gripping, the characters were intriguing, the love story was enthralling, and the whole dragon aspect was pretty darn awesome! Not to mention the fact that Sophie Jordan's writing was fantastic! I would definitely recommend this book to anyone, without a doubt :)
I really really really loved the character of the little kid, Oskar so very much. I didn't like the characters of the grandparents at all. So the book had its good moments, and its not so good moments.
I love the concept of this book. The poems are short and lyrical.
the epilogue was the most effective part, but many interesting influences and ties of drinks to world history.