This novel is a mix of great scenes, dialogues you wonder how they were created and figures that show that there is more to life than only the wishes of the elder. But on the other hand, this book shows things that are very close to the edge of being a bit too detailed for a book in that genre. Only my opinion. Read it and see how you find it yourself.

by Sophie Jordan
Firelight Trilogy #3
Publisher Harper Teen on September 11, 2012
Genre Fantasy
Pages 272
Format Hardcover
If Jacinda were to follow the wishes of her community, she´d happily settle down with Cassian, the prince of the pride. But she just can´t. She´s in love with Will, a human boy who comes from a family of hunters. Their relationship breaks the most sacred rule and endangers everyone she cares about. Now Jacinda, Will, and Cassian fight back against the hunters and their shadowy allies who would destroy them all … 
Jacinda puts an almost insane plan into action – she lets Will and Cassian bring her into the Enkros´ lab as a trapped Draki, only to free Cassian´s sister Miram from there. Jacinda realizes too late that some things have happened in the lab that put not only her but also the pack, in great danger. A danger that one has to pay for with life at the end, and that offers a completely new future for all. 

From the first-person perspective of Jacinda, the reader experiences the action particularly intensely, even if the word and speech style is rather thoughtful and very discreet. Violent dialogues and disturbing scenes add momentum to the rather solid story, but that does not change the fact that I disagree with a part of the end. I also found it irritating, that at the beginning of the book the author does not find any real balance in her plot. The events drag on and the reading pace is more than comfortable, which stands in strange contrast to the events. Fortunately, that changes after a few chapters and there is momentum in the novel.    

Sophie Jordan demands a lot from her main- and secondary characters, pulling out all the stops in the emotional palette. Which makes them convincing and amazingly real. It comes to so many hot scenes between Jacinda and Will, I felt for a youth book already almost too detailed. It was delicious, however, when she finally drops the penny and realizes, that not only does she feel Cassian´s feelings close, but also vice versa. When she realizes that, she practically comes straight from a very passionate hug with Will and the realization hits her in the truest sense like a hammer blow. 

Melancholic and extremely bloody. The last part of Sophie Jordan´s Firelight trilogy is in some places almost too bloody. A violent and very disturbing conclusion of a trilogy, which left me very shocked behind. What I expected was not there – it was a lot more destructive. If you want to read the end of the Firelight trilogy, you should be prepared for a lot of pain, suffering, and hate. On the whole, though, it pays to read this book, but in the end, it comes out as the perfect harmony.

Happy reading

Sophie Jordan
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Sophie Jordan grew up on a pecan farm in the Texas hill country, where she wove fantasies of dragons, warriors, and princesses. A former high school English teacher, she´s also the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of Avon historical romances and the Firelight series. She now lives in Houston with her family. When she´s not writing, she spends her time overloading on caffeine (lattes and Diet cherry Coke preferred), talking plotlines with anyone who will listen (including her kids), and cramming her DVR with true-crime and reality-TV shows. Sophie also writes paranormal romances under the name Sharie Kohler.



  1. I'm glad the book picked up momentum for you. I do love a good romance with some hot scenes, but agree with you that they shouldn't be in a YA book. Having said that, I might pick this one up. It sounds pretty good.

    1. It was pretty good. Happy reading and thank you for stopping by.


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