Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Review: A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

A Beautiful Dark
By: Jocelyn Davies
Pub. Date: September 27, 2011
Publisher: Harper Teen
Pages: 320
Source: Netgalley
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.

A Beautiful Dark is the first book in a captivating trilogy by debut author Jocelyn Davies.
I’m not really a fan of books about angels. Except for anything written by Becca Fitzpatrick, I try to stay away from them. With that said, I am glad that I gave A Beautiful Dark a chance. It was well-written and kept my attention throughout the story.

At Skye’s 17th birthday party, she meets two mysterious boys and has no idea how much her life is about to change. The boys, Asher and Devin claim to be cousins and transfer to her school. She knows that something is up with them, but can’t figure out what it is. One minute the boys seem interested in her, the next, there not. Very hot and cold.

Asher was a lot of fun! He was definitely my favorite of the three. Devin had some cute moments as well, and I really loved the snowball fight between him and Skye.

The main issue I had with this story was how long it took for us to finally find out what was going on. I wanted to know all already! Once I did, the book flew by and I kept wanting to know more!

I thought the storyline was very original. Many stories about angels kind of have the same theme-the fallen angel who wants redemption, but A Beautiful Dark was completely different from that, and it was one of the best things about this book!

I know this review is very general. It is hard for me to write something without giving anything away. A Beautiful Dark is definitely one of those books that you need to read for yourself to understand what is being said about it.

I would recommend A Beautiful Dark  to anyone who is a fan of angels because of its completely different spin on it. Even if you are like me, and don’t enjoy books about angels, I think you will enjoy this book too!  

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed unearthly, but I haven't read many "Angel" books. I have this one, and I can't wait to read it.


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