A Beautiful Dark (Hardback)
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Short Description for A Beautiful Dark When Skye, who lives with her aunt in Boulder, Colorado, turns seventeen and is suddenly pursued by two boys who are polar opposites, secrets of her true identity--and destiny--begin to emerge.
- Published: 03 November 2011
- Format: Hardback 400 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780061990656 ISBN 10: 0061990655
- Sales rank: 92,820
Reviews for A Beautiful Dark
Simply amazing is what I thought. I knew I wanted to read this right away after reading the summary. It did not disappoint at all.
It's about this girl Skye, she's smart, pretty and a great friend. The one thing she doesn't know is that she has supernatural powers. She thinks she is just celebrating her birthday with her friends at her favorite coffee shop. Strange things happen right from the start and you start to wonder where is the story going to take you next.
Jocelyn Davies, I am now a fan of your writing. What a story she has written. I was so into the story and the characters I did not want to stop reading. It's such a smooth and well written story. The characters are so genuine it's like they become your friends within the first chapter. Then there's the two mysterious guys who show up in town. I loved Asher, while the author was giving Skye the choice of each of them. With their distinct personalities and the way they each feel about Skye brought the romance to a new level. I read so much paranormal romance and urban fantasy that sometimes it feels as though you know what is going to happen next. This time I didn't. Skye is very independent and doesn't just trust or believe anyone right away. It takes some convincing for her to truly come to terms with her powers.
There is mystery, suspense, action and just enough romance. I loved the entire book and was left with a cliffhanger ending. I can't wait to see where the story goes next. I hope there is a sequel because I need more of this story. by Jamie Johnsonunder review
From the beautiful, prophetic cover to the prologue, A Beautiful Dark is a promising book. The book is set in the snowy mountains of Colorado, providing a nice change in climate from a genre predominantly set in sunny, beach spots or the rainy, dreary Northwest. Every time Skye ventures outside for a break from the drama, the wintry blasts seemed to re-invigorate me, as well.
In addition to the change in scenery, I also liked main character, Skye. She is a girl with a good head on her shoulders. She's smart and responsible, but is not so uptight that she becomes someone that you can not relate to. She takes the revelations that are furiously thrown in her direction with the incredulity that is to be expected. And, she doesn't become overly infatuated with the two new guys in her life, Devin and Asher. Skye subjects them to the scrutiny they deserve and is quick to call them out on their games.
I also liked Skye's core group of friends, Cassie, Dan, and Ian. They were funny, kind, and always had her back. They also were just mischievous enough to make them realistic. Their scenes provided a nice contrast to the drama surrounding Skye's love life.
And speaking of love life, I'm not even sure that's the right way to phrase it. Let me start with the two "guys" in question. Skye meets Asher first. Asher is wild, unpredictable, a rule breaker. That appeals to the side of Skye that longs to break free. Devin is calm, peaceful, a loner. He adheres rigidly to the rules, believes in order. He appeals to the part of Skye that longs for peace and logic.
I was never sure which guy was the supposed good guy/bad guy. First I thought Asher was bad, then Devin. Then I thought both, but possibly neither. I thought I knew who I wanted Skye to be with. But I wasn't sure that he was the right one, the good guy. But then I wasn't sure that I cared if he was the good guy, because I liked him. Are you getting a sense of my general confusion? Well played, Davies. Because I felt like I knew where the whole story was going, but she certainly kept me on my toes.
The ending of A Beautiful Dark is filled with tons of revelations and HUGE cliffhanger. But, in a way, I felt unsatisfied. I can't quite explain why. It just felt... lacking. But I plan to read the next book in the series, hoping to get some answers.
" With Asher, I'd begun to feel like conversation was a game, a skill, and I couldn't show my hand. I had to hide my smile, make him work for it. With Devin, things just seemed so easy."
"Devin was more of a dove. Asher was a hawk."
*I received this book from Harper Teen, in exchange for an honest review.* by Andrea Thompson
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Skye never questioned the story of her life. Her Aunt Jo adopted her after the death of her parents when she was just a child, and together they flip through memories the way some people flip through photo albums.
She never questioned if the stories were true.
Until the night of her 17th birthday, when the arrival of two strangers intrudes on her cozy life. Polar opposites, like fire and ice, Asher is dark and wild, while Devin is fair, cold, and aloof. Skye has no idea what they want-only that their presence coincides with the beginning of some shockingly strange events. Events that Skye, if she dares to think it, might be responsible for causing.
High up in the mountains of Boulder, Colorado, Skye finds herself caught in the middle of an ancient battle, one that began untold millennia ago. Torn between unpredictable Asher, whom she loves, and the infuriating Devin, who she can't stay away from, her fate is murky as a starless night. And as the secrets of her true identity are revealed, Skye realizes that her destiny may reside in the Heavens-or somewhere darker. by Tracey Moss