And it seemed that as often as not, I left the store empty handed. And even these days, it still seems like I’m racing through books—I have plenty to read, and never enough—Because as much as I’m reading, and enjoying the books I’m reading, my mind keeps wandering to the books that I don’t have. Yet. The ones that haven’t been released, the ones I can’t quite get my hands on.
Of course, now that I’ve moved and the bookstore is a (freaking) hour away, instead of pacing the isles, looking for early releases (hey, it’s happened), I’ve become dependent on my Nook. When something new is coming out, I start checking it daily…a couple times a day…And by the time midnight is approaching release day, I’m checking obsessively, just because you never know what time-zone it’ll be released in and let you download. And thank goodness for my Nook—Without it, I’d be waiting another eight hours or so to get a hardcover at the bookstore, plus another hour driving back home before I could actually read it.
So instead of lying in my bed last night, dreaming of Firelight, Sophie Jordan’s newest release—I was lying in bed, holding my Nook in a white-knuckled embrace, reading as fast as I could.
Jacinda lives in a world where the descendants of dragons have evolved the ability to transform into human shape as a protection from the very humans that would hunt them down and kill them. But hunters aren’t the only things Jacinda has to worry about. Jacinda is the first fire-breathing Draki in centuries; her pride is not only very proud of her, but very interested in making sure Jacinda has lots of little Draki to carry on the tradition. Jacinda feels trapped by the limitations of the pride, the fear of hunters, and she certainly isn’t ready to settle down and have kids—She rebels, but when Jacinda is almost caught by hunters, this just makes the pride put more pressure on her. When Jacinda’s family flees to try and save her, Jacinda only feels more trapped, trying to fit in at a normal high school, with normal people. And Will, the one guy who could make it all worthwhile for Jacinda, might be the most dangerous guy of all.
Firelight was absolutely consuming—From the first page I was breathless. Firelight is such a vivid book—The colors and characters seem to pop right off the page and take you for a ride right along with them. Jacinda and Will were my favorites, but I couldn’t help being surprisingly mesmerized by Jacinda’s sister Tamra. I kept wanting to love Tamra, and alternately throw things at her (not unlike my own sister). There were just so many good things about this book. And the only bad thing is that we have to wait for the sequel. But I’m not complaining (much)—I’m just so glad that there will be a sequel—These are definitely characters that I can’t get enough of!!!!