Author: Sophie Jordan
Other books by Author: FIRELIGHT, VANISH
Publication Date: 09/11/2012
My Rating: 4.5/5--Really good! Worth your time!
Plot in One Word: Dragons
Good if...you want something magical and action packed
HIDDEN is book #3 and the final installment in Sophie Jordan's FIRELIGHT series--books about shape-shifting draki (dragons) who in their demanifested state look like humans. They live in their own 'prides' separate from the regular world. In book #1 Jacinda and her family leave the pride to live among humans where she falls for a hunter (one who hunts and kills her kind for their pretty skins and the magical properties of their blood). In book #2 her family is forced the return to the pride where dynamics change and more of the draki nature is revealed to the reader. I gave both books #1 and #2 five star ratings. Loved them both! And book #3 is pretty close to being equally as great!
All these novels are all fast paced, exciting, action-packed reads. The characters are likable, the supernatural element unique and oh-so interesting, the twists and turns unexpected and plentiful, and the romance an added bonus. Book #3 reveals more about the hunters and the enkros (the ones the hunters sell the draki to) as Jacinda poses as a prisoner to save Miram who was captured in book #2.
I'm sad this series is ending here. Yes, I really enjoyed this novel, book #3, and as I said before it was pretty close to being equally as great as the first two novels. It was on par... I'm just can't give it a full five star rating because I don't feel like the series is 100% finished. This novel wasn't the full conclusion I was looking for. There's still so much more to learn about the draki, about Tamara and her future, about the new character 'the grey one', about the future of the pride, about Cassian!, about other prides, about Will's family, about Jacinda's mom, about... (I could keep going on and on with this list.) SO as great as this novel was it left me still wanting so much more. I do hope Sophie Jordan writes more stories perhaps from other characters' perspectives. Tamara's story or Cassian's story would be awesome! That being said, I still loved this novel! A must read! (But be sure to read #1 and #2 first!)
Overall recommendation: Read it!