Sunday, 4 September 2011

A Review for A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

Posted by Jess
Published Date: September 27th, 2011
Finished Date: September 2nd, 2011
Publishers: Harper Teen
Source: NetGalley
Format: Kindle
Pages: 320



The Blurb from Goodreads: On the night of Skye’s seventeenth birthday, she meets two enigmatic strangers. Complete opposites—like fire and ice—Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair and aloof. Their sudden appearance sends Skye’s life into a tailspin. She has no idea what they want, or why they seem to follow her every move—only that their presence coincides with a flurry of strange events. Soon she begins to doubt not just the identity of the two boys, but also the truth about her own past.

In the dead of a bitingly cold Colorado winter, Skye finds herself coming to terms with the impossible secret that threatens to shatter her world. Torn between Asher, who she can’t help falling for, and Devin, who she can’t stay away from, the consequences of Skye’s choice will reach further than the three of them could ever imagine.

The Review: "I'm so sorry, Skye. I had no choice," he said his voice rough with emotion. "And falling in love with you was one more thing I couldn't help."

What can I say about this book? I found myself slugging through this one a little. I did enjoy it don't get me wrong; I just thought it was a little slow for the first half of the book. Not much seemed to happen for a while. It was funny for the most part, and all the characters were nicely developed and I enjoyed reading about their everyday life at their school.

I liked Skye; she was one of the better heroines I liked; with everything she went through and goes through during the book she remains pretty strong without breaking down and crying. I loved her friends Cassie and Dan, they stuck with her through everything. Ian was a sweet guy, and his unrequited love for Skye was very obvious. He reminded me a lot of Simon in The Mortal Instruments. I'm not a huge fan of love triangles, but I can live with them because I always settle for one side right away, and this time it was no different...Asher, Asher, Asher!!! :) I loved Asher, but then again I have a habit of falling for bad boys. Devin was sweet but the ending shocked me! Really badly. So now I'm not sure what to make of him :|

Anyway, for most of the book I was thinking of giving it 3 stars, but once I came to the immense scene at the end and I was redeemed and decided to give it 4 stars. It was the end that I enjoyed the most and I definitely need to read the next one.

Jocelyn Davies, has created a great world building and I really loved the twist on the angel mythology.

I definitely think people should read this book just to make up your own mind. And I hope the next one is just as good.

Just like to thank Harper Teen and NetGalley for allowing me to review this :)


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