The first book in an addictive, romantic trilogy from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan is perfect for fans of Laini Taylor, Tahereh Mafi, and Claudia Gray.
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 forces 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 the gorgeous, elusive 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.
Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide, from New York Times bestselling author Sophie Jordan.
"magine loving someone... so much that you would give up all you ever wanted for yourself." It's one of the more insidious myths girls face: the need to lose one's very self to love. It's also the goal of Jacinda, the dragon-human "draki" for whom it's love at first sight when "bad boy" draki-hunter Will calls her beautiful. While the notion that women find their highest calling in self-sacrifice is common in romances, paranormal or otherwise, it's distressing to see it presented so plainly. Jacinda does have one other option: she can allow herself to become a flightless "broodmare" with the son of the draki pack alpha instead. The rest of the plot the usual high school posturing, human/draki tensions, a mother who doesn't understand, a bratty sister comes down to this choice of one romantic obliteration or the other. The prose in adult romance author Jordan's YA debut is solid, and there's no reason these star-crossed, cross-species lovers should be any less popular than their vampire and werewolf counterparts, which makes Jacinda's lack of independence all the more disappointing. Ages 12 up.
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Super awesome! An intriguing tale of what it means to be different, to hide who you really are, and the sacrifice for others while trying to remain true to yourself. Can't wait for the next one!
Really good for a dragon novel
First off, I'm not one for books about dragons or mermaids or anything in that kind of category....but this changed my opinion. The plot is so different from others that I have read that you really get into the characters and the world that has been created.( just so your not confused, mermaids don't appear in this book:) my sister told me about this book and I'm glad she did! But I hate books that end like this, where your like " what the bleep just happened?! I need the next one!" Stupid cliffhangers, but I guess that's what makes you keep buying the books. Definitely worth getting ;).
This idea was so neat! It's been awhile since a concept intrigued me so much. But the book falls kind of flat. Don't get me wrong it wasn't bad; It just didn't live up to my expectations.