Author: Sophie Jordan
Publish Date: September 11th, 2012
Rating: 3/5 Draki Warriors
Jacinda was supposed to bond with Cassian, the “prince” of their pride. But she resisted long before she fell in love with Will—a human and, worse, a hunter. When she ran away with Will, it ended in disaster, with Cassian’s sister, Miram, captured. Weighed down by guilt, Jacinda knows she must rescue her to set things right. Yet to do so she will have to venture deep into the heart of enemy territory.
The only way Jacinda can reach Miram is by posing as a prisoner herself, though once she assumes that disguise, things quickly spiral out of her control. As she learns more about her captors, she realizes that even if Will and Cassian can carry out their part of the plan, there’s no guarantee they’ll all make it out alive. But what Jacinda never could have foreseen is that escaping would be only the beginning….
Loyalties are tested and sacrifices made in the explosive conclusion to Sophie Jordan’s Firelight trilogy. – Goodreads
Review: Ahh, I’m so sad this series is over. The Firelight series by Sophie Jordan is such a great YA reworking of Dragons that I really recommend Young Adult readers check this series out. Dragon people, plus epic twins… right up my alley and I’m really glad I found this series. To be fair, the final book probably had the least tension of the series for me and I found the ending a little lack luster, but I still really enjoyed it and am content with how the series concluded.
Like the tension, another area I found to be a little slow was the romance. Will and Jacinda are still together, and in the same predicament (kind of a Romeo and Juliet thing) as they were in the last book. Obviously, Jacinda has to make a choice in this series but what she would choose never really seemed to be up in the air. Her sister also finally gets some romantic redemption, and I was pretty invested in that relationship going well.
As usual, the strongest part of this book was the world building that goes along with the Draki, enkros, and the dragon hunters. There are so many different kinds of Draki abilities that I feel the series barely scratched the surface of the race Sophie Jordan created for this series. Unlike a lot of similar books, this really was Jacinda’s story and not the story of how Jacinda changed everything for the Draki race. The stakes were certainly high for the main character, but I would have liked to see the broad reaching results of what happened in this series. If there is going to be a second book in the series, you can sign me up right now.
This is the second trilogy in the last couple of months that hasn’t quite lived up to my final book expectations, but I would still guess I’ll be rereading this series in the next few years. I feel like maybe I’ve been a bit too harsh on this book, but if I have it’s just because of how much I enjoyed the first two books in the series.