Well, it was a fun listen. I was in the mood for something simple and entertaining after finishing a long epic novel prior to this listen. I haven't listened to a YA book in a while either, so figured this would be a good bet. I agree with some of the other commentators that the repetition of Jacinda's inner dialogue about her conflicted emotions starts to get annoying. But overall, I was able to deal with it. Part of what kept me going through some of those tedious parts was reminding myself that this is written from the point of view of a teenager - and I remember how my mind worked at that age - overly dramatic realizations and declarations go with the territory. I felt that the narrator did a really good job with the material. Will I keep on with the series? No, probably not worth a credit, and I'm eager for some more substance again after this brief, but enjoyable YA adventure.
The only person that would enjoy this book is someone that likes to listen to the same 6 sentences over and over... and at half speed.
I could not recommend this book to anyone... It is 9 hours long but if the narrator had read it at full speed it probably would have only been 5 hours worth. I kept wanting to scream it was so frustrating. She has a nice voice but she talks so slow it is like fingernails on a chalkboard.
The story line isn't all that bad but the aurthor used the same lines in this book over and over. The main characters skin... All you hear is how her skin tingles, and is dry, and gets tight, and is pale, and glows and on and on and on.
I don't know other narrators well enough to make an informed recomendation.
She didn't. The unnecessary bad language did.
I didn't finish it. A book can be sensual without being trashy.
The story is good but I grow weary of books that do not bring some kind of conclusion to a story. This book does not serve as a stand alone. I bought the next book in hope of comming to a conclusion but the next book starts in the middle and ends in the middle.
Each book should be a story that can stand alone even if the characters have continuing adventures in the next book
Its seems a little try hard, like it's trying to get the same market as twilight and vampire academy, but it doesn't do as well. Also it's trying to hook the reader into a series but could definitely leave it.
Character development and different characters, less of the forbidden love
I felt she did a great job
The reader's voice! The story to!
It's very different from any other book I have read.
I suppose the main character.
This book was very new to me and very good. I couldn't stop listening.
Fresh subject and good story, but writing is too descriptive. Nothing is left to the imagination and your emotions are not allowed to formulate. I had to turn off sometimes and only listen for short time because of being too detailed. The words took over the story and became overwhelming.
Interested subject - very creative.
Much too detailed and descriptive - Too many words took away from the story and became distracting.
The Narrator did an excellent job. Offering a good distinction between the male and female voices.
No. Unless you like YA reads, I wouldn't get this.
No. As the first in the series, I thought it would improve as the story went along. It didn't.
She couldn't have done anything with the story to make it better. You read the words that are written.
I took a chance on the second book in the series ... I don't recommend you do that. I didn't bother to finish it because it dragged on and on. I guess I was inspired not to waste anymore time on it.
Some progress to maturity in the main character.
The voice of the main character.
First person narrative of a young girl ( and a very self-centered, and immature one at that) set against a faint magical background that is not well defined. No growth in the main character. No sign that any of the disastrous actions that she makes has any effect on her at all.
The reader did a nice job with the material she was given, the recording was well done, sound quality nice, and the small bits of Michael Whelan music were welcome.
wife,mother, hard worker... and lover of romance and wit
over all I found this a very good book.
The story was different enough to keep me guessing from start to finish, and with each new plot development it was like another piece of the story would unfold.
Firelight was written for the young adult readers and because of this it doesn't have the graphic content in either sex or language (which for me was a good thing (although there are some steamy kisses...wow)) even though this is a YA book adults will enjoy it also.
the story itself was compelling and thought provoking making me ask questions like
"is it right to try to fit into the "norm" just to please those we love?"
"what price do I pay or make my kids pay (or anyone really) when we can't except ourselves and others for who and what they are?" (does that mean I'm giving away pieces of MY soul?)
" just because someone is special or has unique gifts does that mean that person automatically has no say in the course their life must take... are they nothing more than their gifts... or should they be allowed to be themselves and choose their own path, even if its not what everyone else thinks they should do or become?"
while I enjoyed the story I felt that the narration dragged (or maybe there was just an unnecessary amount of words to tell the story) and that I could've read the book myself in half the time it took to listen to.
and last but not least... expect a cliffhanger end... but don't worry too much because there are 2 more book in the series (which I've not yet read but have great hopes for.)