Jacinda is a draki - descended from dragons and able to shift between human and a dragon-like appearance.She and her family live in secret with the pride that has her future already planned out.She is special - the first fire-breather in recent history - and has been chosen to marry the future alpha.Then one day, Jacinda breaks an important rule that nearly causes devastating consequences, but she is saved by one of the hunters.To save her daughter from a barbaric punishment, Jacinda's mother secretly moves the family away to a dry, desert town where she hopes Jacinda's draki-side will die. However, Jacinda will do anything to keep that part of her alive while still keeping the secret of her people.If she falls in love with the enemy, will she still be able to keep her secret? 336 pages
Recommended by Brandy S. Huffman, Librarian.
and from the publisher, Scholastic,
With her rare ability to breathe fire, Jacinda is special even among the draki — the descendants of dragons who can shift between human and dragon forms. But when Jacinda’s rebelliousness forces her family to flee into the human world, she struggles to adapt, even as her draki spirit fades. The one thing that revives it is the gorgeous, elusive Will, whose family hunts her kind. Jacinda can’t resist getting closer to him, even though she knows she’s risking not only her life but the draki’s most closely guarded secret. Mythical powers and breathtaking romance ignite in this story of a girl who defies all expectations and whose love crosses an ancient divide.
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