Tuesday, December 4, 2012

[Book Review] Breathless by Sophie Jordan

Summary (from Goodreads): 
Sophie Jordan's breathtaking digital original novella set in the world of Firelight.
For Az, it's supposed to be a fun summer vacation with her family. Nothing complicated. Just a quick trip to test the waters as she prepares for a year on her own. That all changes when she rescues a drowning girl and meets Tate—the most gorgeous human boy she's ever seen. Tate throws her heart, her plans, and her life into upheaval, but the closer she gets to him, the harder it is to hide the secret of what she is. With no hope for a future together, the last thing that can ever happen . . . is love.
This stand-alone digital original is perfect for those new to the Firelight series as well as veteran fans.

As a huge fan of the Firelight trilogy, there was no doubt in my mind that no matter who the main character was, if there was going to be a novella, spinoff, etc. I would be reading it. Lucky for me, I happen to really like Az’s character and now because of this novella, I now absolutely love the character. 

Here’s to hoping great reviews help Sophie Jordan to consider writing another Firelight novella. 

Plot: Darn you, Sophie Jordan for making it hard on fans to figure out when your novella is supposed to take place according to the Firelight timeline. I had fun trying to guess but gave up. With that being said, there was never a scene in the novella that I felt was unnecessary. With it being a short story, there really wasn‘t time for that and I loved it. Right away there’s action going on that leads to the main plot.  

Characters: I really felt like this story allowed readers to get to know Az and her family life a lot more. Of course, we’re introduced to the character in Firelight, but it’s a different take now that it’s from her point of view. 

Relationships: I feel like there’s a bigger story there with Az’s family and also with Tate and his family. I’d love to see it develop in the future. 

Romance: I loved the kidding around between Az and Tate. It reminded me a lot of Jacinda & Will from Firelight, but of course with there own take on it. I really, really, REALLY, hope Sophie Jordan considers writing more to this world. There were characters introduced (such as Anna & Troy) that I’d love to read more about.

Writing: Having read all three of the books in the Firelight trilogy, I safely say I am in love with Sophie Jordan’s writing. She has a way of (for lack of better words) not beating around the bush. She gets to the point right away and makes sure that not a single scene is placed in her writing in vain. Plus, she’s freaking Sophie Jordan.. enough said.

So, now reading over my review, I realized this just comes off as a huge plead with Sophie to ask her to write another novella. Just when I thought I was ready to let go of the series, she has to go and write a novella. I think she likes messing with her readers’ emotions. So, Mrs. Jordan, what do you say? Make your fans happy and write another story in the draki universe? Pretty please...

5 out of 5 stars for Breathless by Sophie Jordan