Quick question: What does the title make you think of?
If you answered, "Sean Kingston's Fire Burning song," then you think like me. If you answered anything else, well, you're slightly more original. Now go listen to that song.
The book captured me right away with the original concept of a dragon in a girl's body. Not only that, but Jacinda is a fire-breathing dragon, the last of her kind. Not only THAT, but there are hunters searching for the dragons and trying to kill them.
And as if that weren't enough...guess who the love interest is. I mean, really. Can it get any more twisted? It's a doomed love story. And I love it. The best kind of love story, in my opinion, like that of a soldier falling in love with his prisoner. So much drama and emotion! Way exciting.
And it's got a sequel. Probably going to be a trilogy, if Sophie follows the normal YA trend. It ended exactly the way I like, with nothing wrapped up and so much anticipation and you simply HAVE TO GET THE NEXT ONE, which is good because it comes out in September!
This is the first book this year that I could hardly put down. Every five minutes, I was reading it. Name a YA bestseller, and I've probably read it. This one is my favorite.
My only hang up? It's written in present tense. So was Hunger Games and I could kind of see why. It's an action-packed in-the-now story. This one I think would have been better in past tense. It didn't feel right, and even the author slipped up (okay, only one time) and reverted back to the past tense. Of course it's just my opinion, but for general story telling, we use the past tense, and that would have made the book a more natural read for me.
But that didn't stop me from loving it!
If you like romance and dragons and high school, you'll love it to. Read it, if you haven't!