*claps hands You know when you finish a good book and you’re just pouring back through to re-read favorite parts, but running around to get the next book in the series because you HAVE to find out what happens next? …uh huh. This book. Yup. *sigh I REALLY liked this book…did the clapping give that away?
Author: Sophie Jordan
A hidden truth.
Marked as special at an early age, Jacinda knows her every move is watched. But she longs for freedom to make her own choices. When she breaks the most sacred tenet among her kind, she nearly pays with her life. Until a beautiful stranger saves her. A stranger who was sent to hunt those like her. For Jacinda is a draki—a descendant of dragons whose greatest defense is her secret ability to shift into human form.
Forced to flee into the mortal world with her family, Jacinda struggles to adapt to her new surroundings. The only bright light is Will. Gorgeous, elusive Will who stirs her inner draki to life. Although she is irresistibly drawn to him, Jacinda knows Will’s dark secret: He and his family are hunters. She should avoid him at all costs. But her inner draki is slowly slipping away—if it dies she will be left as a human forever. She’ll do anything to prevent that. Even if it means getting closer to her most dangerous enemy.
My take on it:
So Jacinda is a draki, a dragon who can manifest into a human…how cool is that? Not ONLY that (like being a dragon isn’t cool enough), but she’s a fire breather…the last one that anyone knows about! So she’s been “paired” up with the Alpha (King)’s son Cassian, to make sure more fire breathers are born (if you catch my drift).
Jacinda is stubborn, hard headed, and likes to defy the rules. She’s got an “f you” mentality towards her family and the pride and it costs her just about everything. Her mom takes both her and her twin sister and run away into the Nevada desert to escape the draki pride.
Jacinda soon falls for a guy at school (who just so happens to be a dragon hunter) and there she goes on a hot and cold relationship. A lot of people have hang ups on this book because of this reason, so if you’re not a “I love him” “I love him not” “I love him” “I love him not” etc etc. type person…theeeeeeen you might not like this book.
I like Will. He’s cute, quirky, doesn’t give up, always puts the right mindset back into Jacinda, and puts up with her crap. So I root for him from the start.
Oh, just so you know…I started reading the second book and this author was awesome enough to start RIGHT where she ended the last one. Loooooove that when authors do that!!
Anywho’s, I’ve read a lot of mixed reviews…it’s apparently the type of book that you either love or hate. I personally loved this book and will hopefully finish the second to give you the juicy review on that one as well!