Monday, October 21, 2013

Review: A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davies

A Beautiful Dark (A Beautiful Dark #1) by Jocelyn Davies
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.


Publishes in US: September 27th 2011 by HarperTeen
Genre: YA Paranormal
Source: Library
Series? Yes.

A Radiant Sky (A Beautiful Dark, #3)
Expected publication: September 24th 2013 by HarperTeen
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Indie Bound

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    I really enjoyed this one, but there wasn't anything that completely made it original. I mean, I connected with Skye, and I liked the tension with the triangle being Devin and Asher. I personally liked Asher a lot more because he is dark, handsome, and the banter and on the other hand the tender moments they have. Devin just never really seemed to get his chance to really shine, and though they have moments they seem to come too late after Skye and Asher connected.  
    But Skye is conflicted so there is still the triangle, but my personal choice has been made, and it would take a lot to change my mind in the next one. 
    I enjoyed Skye coming into her own and learning and mostly being really frustrated by her powers and learning about her history. Her parents died when she was little so of course there were things that she didn't know about them, but the two new boys, that are vying for her heart and her destiny shake everything in her life up and make her open her eyes to who her parents were and what that means for her. 
    I will def be continuing with this series. 

Bottom Line: With steamy romance(s) and a main character I felt for so I devoured even though the premise isnt the most original.

My question to you, my lovely readers:
Order or chaos?
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  1. I admit I dislike triangles far too much, but I'm drawn to this nevertheless. Your review and the gorgeous cover have a lot to do with that. :)

  2. I keep meaning to read this! I've heard good things, I just never got around to it....

    Kate @ Ex Libris

  3. It sounds good :D I am intrigued

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed this. I truly enjoyed the first two books in this series, and hope to eventually finish it out. Great review!

  5. The triangle things doesn't really bother me, and this is a series that I have been trying to get from my library for forever and still can't get. Hopefully soon. Great review.

  6. I'm glad you liked it, heard great things about this one but I hope the next one will be even better.

  7. I love the light and dark triangle! I would prefer the dark too, it's just too tempting to resist LO! This is one of those series I always say I'm going to start, but I never do. I'm glad that you're enjoying it so far! Great review, Brandi! I'm definitely Chaos!

  8. This story has been told several times in so many different ways, I think I'll skip this. But way to go as far as connecting with the heroine :)

  9. Huh, yeah this doesn't sound entirely original... but I think the important thing is that you enjoyed it overall!

  10. I agree with you, this isn't the most original series out there, and I certainly have had more than my fair share of love triangles, but something about it just sucked me in. And I vote for chaos! :-)

  11. I've wanted to read this series, but wasn't sure about the love triangle since they can be hit or miss for me. But definitely sounds worth checking out!

  12. A love triangle and no originality! Well I don't think this one is for me. I prefer order :)

  13. Great review, Brandi. This is a book I've been interested in reading for awhile. I don't mind a love triangle if it's done sounds like this one is questionable but I'm gonna give it a go. :)

  14. Great review :)
    After reading,looking forward to read this book :)

  15. I'm not a huge fan of love triangles but this one has been on my to-read list for years now. I just never seem to get around to reading it. Great review!
    -Kimberly @ Turning the Pages


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