Review: Hidden (Firelight #3) by Sophie Jordan

December 3, 2012 ARC, Book Review, Dragons, Draki, Epic Reads, Fantasy, Firelight, HarperTeen, Hidden, Romance, Sophie Jordan, Vanish, YA, Young Adult 8

From Goodreads:

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.

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Two summers ago, I was rummaging through the Young Adult section at the library and came across Firelight. I had never heard of it before and wasn’t sure what exactly to expect. I mean, a girl who is a part dragon? Not my normal cup of tea, that’s for sure. But I decided to give it a shot anyways. I’m so glad I stepped outside of my comfort zone and did! I discovered a series full of adventure, romance, and stellar characters.

What I love most about this series is absolutely the romance and the characters we meet throughout. Jacinda is a very strong character who embraces this unique part of her. She fights for what she believes in and for others as well. She has a strong sense of pride and family. In this last installment she puts everything on the line to help rescue a fellow draki. She never once staggers from her mission and that’s what I love about her. The relationship with Will, an ex-hunter, continues to sizzle and once again reminded me of why I fell in love with their story in Firelight. Will is so sweet and selfless and the both of them are willing to do anything for each other. I just adore these two so much.

In the second novel,Vanish, we are introduced to a sort of love triangle with Cassian, a fellow draki from Jacinda’s pride. Due to necessary circumstances, they were bonded in a way that Will cannot intercept. It’s funny how I didn’t like him at all in Firelight but as the series continues, he just kept surprising me over and over. The three of them had to join forces in Hidden since they wanted the same things, even from once different sides. It was an interesting dynamic and one I’m glad was included in these books.

Besides those main 3 characters, we get to meet a new draki who appears to be more dragon than human, Deghan. He is a bit mysterious but a great addition. I would love to know more about him and his past, if the author ever wanted to write it. 😉 Jacinda’s sister Tamra is super awesome and fierce, which is so different than the girl we are introduced to in Firelight. Her evolution throughout the series was extraordinary.

The plot was fast moving and the action non-stop, which is the exact ‘oomph’ I was missing in Vanish. I flew through this relatively short novel and couldn’t be happier will how it ended. Firelight remains to be my favorite of the series, for that is where the romance and swooning was most prominent, but I highly recommend these books.

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*Does anyone know of any Firelight fanart? I would love to have a better idea of what the draki look like. A lot of their movements, in their draki state, are described very human.

Sara @ Forever 17 Books

8 Responses to “Review: Hidden (Firelight #3) by Sophie Jordan”

  1. Joyous Reads

    Okay so I read Firelight and loved it as well. But I was wary of Vanished just because of the dreaded love triangle. But if you say Cassian somehow redeemed himself, I might just give this series another go. 🙂

    xoxo

  2. Megan Hand

    I agree, I really loved the first book, love the second, and the third was really good. I did want more between Will and Jacinda other than fleeting romantic moments. That’s my only real complain, though 🙂

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