By Sophie Jordan
Firelight – Book 3
Available September 2012
This description contains spoilers. Don’t read if you haven’t read the first two books in the Firelight series.
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.
This Blonde’s Review:
What better way to get inside than to pose as bait? Jacinda knows it’s the best option, even while it terrifies her. What if something goes wrong? Nothing can happen before the guys can get in to rescue them, can it? Jacinda has to trust Will and Cassian to save her and Miram before anything terrible can happen to either of them. Getting in was the easy part. What she doesn’t count on is what she’ll find once she’s there.
In the conclusion to the Firelight trilogy we’ll discover who is willing to kill to protect their vision for the pride, how the pride will react to Will’s powers, and what really happened to Jacinda’s father.
Sophie Jordan gave us answers to so many of our questions in this one. We may not like all the answers and we may not get as much detail as we’d like, but we finally have answers. The author didn’t tie every thread neatly for us, because the world Jacinda lives in isn’t really over, even if our chance to see it is. There were some things that seemed to fall together a little too easily for me and seemed to almost be swept away. Instead of it being written like we shouldn’t care about it, it was written more like it was something Jacinda had to accept would never be completed.
Something I loved is that this story wasn’t given the perfect ending that so many people hoped for. I believe it was as perfect as it could have been to still be a great ending. Jacinda doesn’t get a sad ending, but it isn’t completed happy either. Those endings are the best endings in my opinion.
I’m going to keep this review short in hopes of not ruining anything for you. If you’ve been pulled into Jacinda’s world the way I have then I know you won’t want to miss the end of this part of her story. It’s disappointing knowing this is the last book, but I think you’ll agree that there was no better way for this one to end.
If you enjoyed the first two books in the Firelight series you’ll want to pick this one up as soon as it comes out in September. If you haven’t read the first two books and enjoy the idea dragons who are people and seeing the way one girl struggles to be draki while loving a human whose family hunts her kind, then you’ll love this series. I know I’ve enjoyed it and look forward to adding the series to my keeper shelf with the rest of my Sophie Jordan collection.