Thursday, June 14, 2012

A Beautiful Dark ~ Jocelyn Davies

Title: A Beautiful Dark
Author: Jocelyn Davies
Pub Date: September 2011
Publisher: HarperTEEN
390 pages
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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.

Son of a.....cliffhanger?!
What mean!
Seriously though, I thoroughly enjoyed this book and now I am eagerly waiting for September. So many good books coming out in September!

What did this book have that made it stand out to me?

  • A love triangle/quadrangle that did not make me want to puke
  • Non-ridiculous names for angelic/demonic/new guys (I am also a huge fan of the name Ash/Asher)
  • A lead female who didn't piss me off
  • Lead female who when faced with the possibility that she is 'different' doesn't go in to a total meltdown-only a mild one
  • She stands up for herself

These are just a few of the things that made me fall for A Beautiful Dark. I enjoyed that strange things happen around Skye, but she chalks it up to freak occurrences. But yet on the same hand she tries to make it happen again. And on top of that, I adore her best friend Cassie. She is just too cute!

With so many explosive discoveries what will happen with Skye?

"You don't have a heartbeat," I realized
"Does that bother you?" he asked.
"No," I thought for a minute. "As long as you can feel things and care about things."
"It's a misconception that you need a heart to love," he whispered into my hair.

Oh how I love that last line.

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