I *loved* this book and it hits shelves today.
–Description from GoodReads
And even when I was finished, I couldn’t stop thinking about it.
From the first page, I was sucked in.
There’s action — A ton of it! Right from the beginning. And it doesn’t slack off. There’s a sense of urgency throughout the book that really moved the story forward.
There’s romance — The attraction between Will and Jacinda is so *real.* Right from the beginning, you want them to be able to be together. And there’s an actual reason behind it. I don’t want to spoil anything, but I really appreciated how the chemistry between them was not fabricated and that there was a rhyme and a reason to it all.
There’s rebellion — Jacinda’s pride treasures her as the first draki fire-breather in centuries. But they don’t treasure *her.* She fights the destiny the pride has chosen for her and tries to find a way to be herself.
There’s jealousy — I really liked her twin sister, Tamra. The inclusion of a character who was not draki really added depth to the story. I could relate to Tamra just wanting to be *normal*, but to Jacinda who just wanted to be herself.
The character I couldn’t really connect with was Jacinda’s mother. How could she put her daughter through what she does? Ugh. It was maddening! But I think that was the point and I really liked how her character was portrayed.
There are all of the components you see in paranormal YA stories nowadays. BUT – the elements are there for a *reason* and add to the plot of the story. It wasn’t just like — BAM! Jacinda loves Will because he’s *hot* and *special* and *out of reach.* There’s a reason she’s drawn to him.
I really, really, really loved this story.