A Beautiful Dark by Jocylen Davies Review

10429025[2]Goodreads Description: 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.

My Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars

My Thoughts:

This book was nothing like I expected. When I picked it up I thought “Oh, another cliché book about vampires and angels” but I gave it a chance anyway and what I found was a unique book that stands out from all the other YA paranormal type books. I cant really explain how this book stands out from all the others. I think how Jocelyn decided to write it, how we don’t really know what’s wrong with her, or what she is. In fact we don’t even know what Asher and Devin are until about one-third of the way through the book. Which I think is great! It was the perfect place to clear everything up. And the pace was awesome, it left you thinking about what could possibly happen next.
I was disappointed at how little we saw Ian in the book. But I loved the fact that for a while it was a love ‘square’. Skye had three guys after her at one point. And that is one of the reasons the book stands out. Most books have love triangles and major suspense. This one had a love square, which brings up even more tension. And it takes guts to do something like that when you’re writing. You have to know the boundaries. What would be too much? Or am I not writing enough? Too much is Skye being chased by a bunch of guys and the cliché is two guys.
I will definitely read the next book to this series called A Fractured Light.

Extras:

I have to say that I thought the name of the coffee place was weird. Love the Bean?? Haha but it caught on throughout the book! I also have a weird infatuation of reading books that take place in Colorado. Maybe because I live in Colorado, so it’s more special than anywhere else.

I felt like I understood what Skye was going through. I mean not with everything changing around her but with her always feeling lonely and not being able to talk to anyone about what’s going on. Even though I live in a family with 6 kids, I don’t have anyone to really talk to about my problems. Because of all the kids, I get no attention at all and in order to get attention you have to scream out what you want. Which I’m not the best at doing.

 

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15 Day Book Blogger Challenge: Day 1

Hey, trusty followers and browsers! Browsers I can see your little lost souls, I may be able to help you find the way to paradise if you put in your paradise key cards (email address) into the box on the right (;

Anyyyways, I was just drifting in the blogoverse  and I happened to spot this really rad challenge! This really cool woman with this really cool name is hosting this really cool challenge and I am happy to say that I jumped on board. Go check it out on April’s blog Good Books and Good Wine. Basically, you follow a different writing prompt each day for 15 days. And of coarse the prompts are totally book related.

15 Day Book Blogger Challenge | Good Books And Good Wine

Day 1: Make 15 Book Related Confessions

1. I always judge books by their covers. ALWAYS. If the book has a pretty sparkly cover then I’ll read the description and probably still get it, just so I can put it on my shelf and admire it. Before you start shaking your head in disapproval, know that I pick up the boring-looking books, too! I give all books a chance. It all comes down to if it’s interesting to me.

2. I’m an angel lover. Fallen angels, guardian angels, angels sent on missions. You name it, I’ve read it. Or either I’ve ben wanting to read it. Fallen by Lauren Kate, Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick, and I guess The Mortal Instruments series is supposed to have angels in it, too? I’m currently reading A Beautiful Dark by Jocelyn Davis that has to do with angels.

3. I always fall for the good guy. Most girls fall for the heartbreakers, and I don’t really get that. The fact that he’s a cocky womanizer doesn’t prove much. It just tells me that he’s a player and towards the middle of the book he’s going to break the poor girls heart somehow. The boy who follows the rules and has manners makes me like him. It actually makes me looove him. It’s very…swoon-worthy.

4.I take my fictional boyfriend(s) seriously. If you don’t like him, I’ll try my best to like you but it probably won’t happen. I treasure them too much to break up over some silly girl (:

5. Book to Movie. If I’ve read the book I have to watch the movie. And when I watch the movie I always look for parts they didn’t include from the book. If the movie sucked, I still get it just because I read the book.

6. I read the Twilight Saga. And I loved it. I read the books before it was a big deal. And I personally hated the movie. Kristen Steward is a very crappy actress, and I think the movie would’ve gone further if she would have just fallen off of a waterfall. But I still got all of the movies because I have all of the books!

7. I despise ebooks. I like to feel the book in my hand instead of a piece of metal. I like the smell of new books and the feeling when you open it up to the first page. I do have the kindle app, though. I know the time will come when I’ll have to get an actual Kindle because too man things require ebooks..

8. I feel guilty when I look at my TBR shelf on Goodreads. I have 1,497 books. I want to read every single one of them! There’s just not enough hours in the day..

9. I get agitated when anyone disturbs me from reading. Which is about 75% of the time. But still! It just makes me want to run them over with a bus full of bananas.

10. I have troubles remembering title names. I have no problem remembering what the book was about or what category it’s supposed to be in.

11. I can tell you what happened in every book I read from beginning to end. If I know what book you’re talking about, and if you know that I read it.

12. I force myself to only pick up about three books from the library, knowing that I have a bunch of books at home to read.

13. I sort my shelves from non prettiest covers to most prettiest covers. I put the ugly covers in the back and pull the interesting looking covers in the front so everyone can see them.

14. If I’m reading a book I don’t like,  I force myself to finish it. It just takes a very long time.

15. Reading and blogging are my hobbies. I have more followers than I do friends. And none of my friends know that I have a blog. It’s like a double identity

Well that’s it! And it took waaay longer than I thought it would. Come back later on today for what is supposed to be Day 2’s post. I have awful timing, I just knew that this post would be up yesterday. Anyways, I’d love to hear your book confessions in the comments!

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